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Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Helpful (4)

    "Risk Advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time

    Pros

    More reputable than Insight Global or other staffing firms
    The Firm pays well to get you in, but raises and bonuses are microscopic.
    Matt Snow is great

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Key talent has recently departed the firm due to lack of response from senior leadership.
    Viewed by clients as a staffing firm and not a consulting firm.
    Terrible communication
    Attendance is taken daily when unassigned
    Expected to use personal network for the Firm's gain

    Advice to Management

    When employees are treated poorly, the client gets treated poorly. It is only a matter of time. Stop treating employees like dogs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputable company with competitive salaries

    Cons

    Lack of timely and consistent communication

    Advice to Management

    Work towards a solid infrastructure for a growing practice


  3. Helpful (14)

    "Risk Advisory - CLT Uptown"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits (with the exception of 401k), friendly people, abundance of learning materials, trainings and functions are very well orchestrated, no issues with work/life balance, great referral program (although I would never pull any true friends into this)

    Cons

    Don't bother telling management what you want to do, and don't bother applying to a certain line of business within Risk Advisory... they don't care, and won't consider what your career goals and interests are. No 401k match, no transparency surrounding available projects, project deployment based on contracts which can be lengthy, consultants are forgotten once out on projects, management could not care less about whether or not you are actually being challenged on your projects, "Jean Friday" is heavily promoted and frowned upon at the same time since everyone is too good to wear jeans but not too good to donate to charity, firm preaches about you being a "valued professional" but strikes out privileges that would involve any amount of trust (expense policy, MiFi Hotspots, working from home).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are telling you. If you hire individuals under the premise that they'll be challenged and tasked with projects that align with their career goals and interests, follow through.

    Don't tell one story in recruiting talent, and then change it when the candidates join. Does "Bait and Switch" sound familiar? It's obnoxious to hear management talk about all the things that makes DHG a wonderful place to work and then subsequently frown upon them.


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Excellent place to start career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Specialization from day one, good work/life balance, excellent relationships with co-workers, effective evaluation process

    Cons

    Racism and sexism still exist in this culture, management encourages auditors to disregard issues in order to keep clients happy, communication can be guarded at times when it really should be open

    Advice to Management

    Let go of archaic southern schools of thought and develop your female and minority staff rather than hiring hoardes of dweeby white men who have no future in public accounting


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Other employees and partners of the firm care about each other and there is a team atmosphere where people are willing to help each other. There is flexibility on the job and everyone is easy to work with. The travel is not as bad as at other firms.

    Cons

    There is still some out of town work. There is a lot of work to do during the typical audit busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good at creating a positive culture and atmosphere, but sometimes it seems like the compensation is not the same as at bigger firms.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow professionally"

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    DHG is a very professional work place, which offers a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement. DHG has an excellent client base and the partners have an open door policy, which encourages collaboration and learning.

    Cons

    You need to know what your niche industry and career goals are at the very beginning of your career with DHG. Staffing issues and frequent turnovers require longer hours from those who stay.

    Advice to Management

    Continue mentoring and challenging your staff


  8. Helpful (4)

    "There are Better Options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time

    Pros

    The pay is above average for most positions. You have the freedom to come and go as you please and to work autonomously for the most part.

    Cons

    There is a lack of leadership, training and setting of clear expectations. Each Partner and office operates as an individual business with different expectations which creates confusion among staff and discourse with clients.

    Advice to Management

    If this were my business and I wanted it to be successful, I would focus on creating a standard operating procedure from engagement to completion for all products that are produced. I would also create a training program that includes all positions, not just tax staff so that each office operates as a symbiotic unit.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work. A fast growing firm with opportunity to grow with it."

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

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

    Pros

    Focus on work/life balance holds true. Great in between for Big 4 and smaller regional firms.

    Cons

    More interaction between management and staff. Sometimes feels like you are on an island when out at a client site


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, especially the Atlanta office. The firm has a great life/work balance, competitive pay, challenging assignments, great clients, caring management, and is growing quickly. The office space in the 191 building is an incredible space

    Cons

    I enjoy traveling, but it's part of the life of a consultant, so consider whether or not it's for you. Work hours can be long at times, but there are definitely times when the hours are more normal.

    Advice to Management

    More post-project feedback would be appreciated


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great people and awesome work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working for DHG! The partners really care about their staff and unlike many firms, they actually want their employees to have a life outside of the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lack of communication, but it would usually be cleared up pretty quickly.


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