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Cherry Bekaert Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Much more so than big 4 accounting firms (in 10 reviews)

  • This company promotes a work-life balance so it is fairly easy to adjust your schedule to fit your life (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Mandatory saturdays in busy season whether you have work to do or not (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours, which is to be expected during tax time (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "HR and CPA's are top notch."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR and Partners are top notch and helpful in South Florida. I have never encountered an Hr dept that I felt this comfortable communicating with.

    Cons

    Some managers are in positions they are not qualified for and that leads to confusion.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Growing firm underpaying their employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure job since there is so much turnaround they won't fire anyone. Located in Coral Gables. Plenty of room for new hires.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to same size firms. Seniors have left because the offers have been so much higher at different firms. Clients are charged very little which puts pressure on employees to meet unrealistic budgets. Health insurance is outrageous. They make you pay for parking. Annual training is not worth it. They don't give allowance to all staff for dinners (audit department).

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as you are currently treated. Improve benefits and compensation. It is not in line with other firms. No matter how many times you say it's within range it doesn't make it accurate.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Feb 8, 2016 – Executive Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your input and suggestions. Cherry Bekaert is committed to rewarding talent and we continuously monitor market compensation, utilizing peer firm compensation ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly partners, great administrative staff.

    Cons

    Long hours, which is to be expected during tax time.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Dec 7, 2015 – Executive Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your view!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job path projection. On track for a partnership. The firm has revamped the leadership program and leaders are now identified at all levels. If you work hard and excel, you will be recognized. The Atlanta office has a great work environment and the office is the nicest one in the firm. It is open and bright and set up well for collaboration.

    Cons

    Leadership continues to improve to show a united front but it still needs work. When actions need to be taken, sometimes leadership tends to drag their feet which can hurt their image with the newer staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to some of the issues in certain offices. Make a plan and stick to it so all offices are more consistent so the One Firm concept continues to become a reality.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Oct 29, 2015 – Executive Recruiter

    Thanks for sharing your experience at the firm! Cherry Bekaert is absolutely committed to providing the technical and industry training so important to our profession and leadership development ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant/Auditor
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant/Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, flex friday in summertime

    Cons

    Terrible management, bad comp, bad culture

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Oct 28, 2015 – Executive Recruiter

    I'm disappointed to hear that you disapprove of management and that you had negative views of compensation and culture. I'm surprised since Howard Kies has an 81% favorability rating. We participate ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Some exposure to clients.

    Cons

    Very slow days. Not much going on in the workplace.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Oct 28, 2015 – Executive Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! Taking advantage of an internship is a great way to learn more about a firm, its culture and values, and its people. We’re so glad that you felt ... More


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall it's a pleasant atmosphere. The office is pretty new and has a very bright and open feel.

    Cons

    Interned the entire summer semester and got absolutely no feedback. The evaluation process is almost non-existent.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Oct 28, 2015 – Executive Recruiter

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review! Internships can provide the opportunity to learn new skills as well as become familiar with a firm’s culture and people so we appreciate your fresh ... More


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Tax Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience is the only reason

    Cons

    Will work you without giving any appreciation - has layoffs after each tax season

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is the reason the work gets done


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great entry level position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CPA exam materials are provided for. Laid back management. Reimbursed expenses including CPA exams. Flexible schedules. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    No training. Long hours. Management cultivates favorites over hard workers. Management fails to give constructive feedback until it's too late.

    Advice to Management

    Train new employees and retain good workers but showing and rewarding those workers.


  11. "Nice people to work with in most offices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wealth of resources and opportunities with over 20 offices from DC to Miami

    Cons

    Same as other large professional organizations - not necessarily a negative - it's what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Management could focus a more on its people and quality of its training programs.



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