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Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy-going environment, work-life balance; flexibility (in 29 reviews)

  • The people are great and the client base is good (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • But I believe DHG does a good job in keeping your work-life balance in check (in 12 reviews)

  • Thrown into busy season a little fast without a lot of training (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Keeps getting better and better!"

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I posted about a year ago; now I'm two years into DHG and the place just gets better and better. Leaders really listen to us ... for example, the RAVE recognition program was created from employee feedback; and they just updated their 401k profit sharing plan, also a request from employees.

    Cons

    My con last year was the 401k plan, but that's been fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees like you're doing now!


  2. "Great place to work if you want to work in accounting!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, great people, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Its public accounting so busy season always kind of sucks but its not as bad here as some other places from what I've heard.


  3. "Seasonal Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for, hands down. The hours are perfect, the compensation is perfect! The only reason I left DHG is because of health reasons but they want me to reapply for next tax season and I was only there a week before having to resign. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Nothing negative comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    A great company starts at the top and this is clearly a great company!


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  5. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy-going environment, work-life balance; flexibility.

    Cons

    Not enough training;
    Not great place for technical type of person to grow.


  6. "Not a Consultant, Auditing Advisory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm is very "family" oriented. Easy to make friends when you start (and senior leadership expects you to make friends at work)
    The amount of work is reasonable and you will not work more than 50-55 hours a week
    The office in uptown Charlotte is nice and you are provided with resources to succeed
    Smaller firm and you will know almost everyone who works there
    More interaction with high level partners
    DHG knows they are good at Regulatory and Compliance work and they stay in that field- there aren't a variety of other projects

    Cons

    The firm is very passive aggressive. Leaders avoid any confrontation or direct feedback
    This is not a consulting job, it is a high level auditor position- you will pre-auditing to ensure companies are in compliance before the "actual" auditors arrive
    Company does not like Type A personalities, as the firm is very Type B- they prefer heads down people who aren't going to overstep the clear boundaries
    The company wants you to follow a very specific formula- easy to tell the advisory practice is derived from auditors- if you deviate form formula, it will bother the leadership, even if you are successful, remember this is not a real consulting job
    They have many processes in place that need to be fixed- DHG is a relatively new firm that is learning how to get better
    Technology is lacking behind peers
    Mentorship program is very weak- focusing more on a personal level than professional guidance

    Advice to Management

    Don't advertise a consulting position because you will get Type A management consultants who work differently than CPAs. Make sure you are clear you want auditors who are creative, not consultants who will work in compliance. Don't be suggestive with opportunities that are very unlikely.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, millennial culture, onboarding/coaching system that sets you up for success, open door policy, promotion of work life balance that is almost unreal, women forward initiatives, diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Definitely an environment for those passionate about what they do. Not a place for anyone who is just looking for a job. Some roles and projects require long hours. Anyone restricted to only 40 may have an issue excelling past satisfactory performance.


  8. "Marketing Internship"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Derwood, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing in Derwood, MD

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and Good Team Environment

    Cons

    Marketing takes backseat to Tax/Accounting


  9. "DHG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of my favorite things about DHG has been the people and the culture they try to instill in their employees. They invest in their employees and make an effort to develop well rounded individuals.

    Cons

    Certain regions might require associates to work multiple industries in order to stay utilized and associates can find themselves struggling to meet their utilization goals.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management would be an effort to recruit and bring in stronger managers for key business areas. Complacent and/or resigned leadership can instill an negative workplace environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Busy Season Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall Firm culture. Strong emphasis on taking care of their people.

    Cons

    Thrown into busy season a little fast without a lot of training. Most people are willing to help you learn throughout the process though.


  11. "Stuck in the Rear view Mirror"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay and benefits. Opportunity to network with other professionals. New, upscale, progressive office in the Charlotte area. Recently implemented profit sharing as part of the 401k plan.

    Cons

    Too much focus on historical information; not forward looking. Poor innovation and management team does not adapt much when processes are proven to be ineffective. Senior team are made of all accountants; so they have a fairly weak grasp of strategy and how best to move the company forward effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision of the firm's future. Remained focused on forward looking goals, not historical performance. Hold managers accountable. Follow through on strategic imperatives. Learn to be more agile and comfortable with ambiguity.



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