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David L. Cotton
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cotton & Company Is A Great Place To Work!!"

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    Current Employee - Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Cotton & Company has very competitive pay, strong benefits, and offers flexible work schedules where engagements allow. One of the best things at Cotton & Company is that you are in charge of your success. If you are doing a great job, you will be recognized and promoted now, rather than having to wait a predetermined number of years like so many other firms do. Cotton & Company is genuinely interested...

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    Cons

    I don't have any negative things to share.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is a fast-track alternative to the largest CPA firms"

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    Current Employee - Partner in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The firm believes in rapid, performance-based advancement rather than seniority-based promotions. The work is challenging, diverse, and rewarding. The company does its best to adhere to its core values and principles, including work-life balance, The firm's commitment to quality and professionalism is evidenced by the fact that it voluntarily undergoes a peer review every year, rather than the minimal every three years.

    Cons

    The highly technical nature of the services the firm provides can be overly challenging to the wrong candidates or those not fully committed to this type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue stressing core values and welcoming employee feedback.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for a Career"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Senior in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Cotton and Company is an excellent public accounting firm who specializes in government consulting. - Promotion Opportunity – Cotton and Company does not follow a ridge promotion path based on years of experience. They promote whenever you are ready. Some people get promoted quickly. - Training – They offer training that means many people’s needs. I particularly like when they bring subject matter experts in for...

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    Cons

    - The office is not metro accessible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep engaging employees in the bid and proposal work. By doing bid and proposal employees develop a greater understanding of engagement and increased commitment.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard and Get Rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Senior in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Cotton for two and a half years and was hired as an experienced staff. I have advanced three times and am now in a supervisory role. Cotton is such a great place to work because they promote based on merit and they truly notice and value the hard work and dedication of their employees. If you are willing to learn and attempt challenging tasks that may push your knowledge base and encourage professional...

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    Cons

    There is a heavy workload that can be trying at times; however, unlike most other firms (including a larger one I used to work for), Cotton encourages employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance, even during busy seasons.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work and advance professional career"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Partners involvement surpasses normal expectation. Employee at any level can have daily interaction with partner in current engagement. Wonderful opportunity to grow career professionally.

    Cons

    There are too many opportunities to get involved in outside of work activities including community service, fun activity, ball game, concert, etc.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-16
  6. "Challenging and interesting projects, Significant growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Employees who work hard and are smart are recognized and can grow fast – a great place for ambitious people looking for career growth. Cotton & Company holds itself to a high set ethical values and embraces diversity in its people. The firm is active in the community and values being a contributing member. Work is challenging and meaningful. The firm is very technical and stands out over others for its high...

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    Cons

    Keep doing what you're doing - the sky is the limit.

    Cotton & Co.2019-04-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Forward thinking, employee-centered, fun company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The firm has a forward thinking mentality and desires to be an industry leader The firm is growing and expanding - just added 4 young partners You will be doing important work that matters to millions of people If you apply yourself, work hard, and are willing to take on responsibility, you can be promoted quickly Great work-life balance (no crazy hours) and flexibility with hours Great salary and benefits Suite...

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    Cons

    The firm had fallen way behind on technology and is now trying to rapidly catch up

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees and implement some new ideas Try to keep up more with the technology curve Keep Cotton an amazing place to work!

    Cotton & Co.2019-01-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Place To Kickstart Your Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great starting salary for the area; Jeans in the office; bagels on Friday; direct work with the Partners; promotions based on skill and not time; the Company contributes 3% to your retirement regardless of your contributions, and it's fully vested right off the bat; incredible company events (arena suite for JT concert, Bucks vs. Wizards, etc.); EAP perks; and more!

    Cons

    Depending on the audit, there isn't always standardized workpapers; some of the managers are NOT good and push people out of the organization (few and far between though); salary does not scale as you gain experience, which is why a lot of seniors and supervisors leave

    Advice to Management

    Partners need to implement a bottom-up feedback system across the board for the managers and require certain trainings - some managers have the technical knowledge but lack the leadership abilities.

    Cotton & Co.2018-12-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cotton & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Working at Cotton and Company was a great experience to collaborate with others and have the opportunity to communicate tasks efficiently.

    Cons

    The management would often be slow on projects.

    Cotton & Co.2018-10-28
  10. "Supervisory Senior"

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    Former Employee - Supervisory Senior in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cotton & Co. full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are some good quality people.

    Cons

    Once the engagement is finished, you will be no longer needed.

    Cotton & Co.2018-09-30
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