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"Not the way to build a long term career in business if you don't like politics"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Small enough firm you get a firmer grasp on the fundamentals and get to work closely with clients.
Similar office locations to Big 4 and other colleagues
Strong firm wide training for professionals
Great place to start your career.

Cons

Compensation is low and definitely not linked with the market (public and private industry). There are no bonuses for bringing in business or coming in under budget in each office.
Partners do not pass their knowledge down to professional staff or encourage them/by showing them how to network and close deals earlier than at the mid-senior manager level. This is career limiting as a partner to be.
Firm offices are often disorganized and client scheduling is messy and controlled by the clients instead of managed actively.
Talented staff are assigned to the highest grossing partner, as opposed to by engagement, as a result partners take on more risk than needed.

Advice to Management

Partners do not operate the firm as a "business" and instead make many short term decisions that are dilutive to the value of the firm. The firm should refocus on people and ensure the firm and the partners are investing in growing the knowledge base of the professional staff on a continuous basis and balance that with attracting new clients. No sense on attracting new clients when you don't have competent professional staff to perform the work. This has been lost over the last decade and there is now a significant gap to fill that will take time. Focus on long term partner and firm growth through training and retention of staff. Remember during economic expansions the professional staff will leave if they do not have a reason to stay. Give them a reason to stay and be accretive to the firms bottom line and legacy.

Other Employee Reviews for Moss Adams LLP

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Was not happy with the way administrative team was viewed by management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Flexible work arrangements available.

    Cons

    The management group viewed the administrative team at the same level as staff right out of college. Discouraging for some as they have many years of experience and a college education.

    Management not completely honest therefore difficult to trust.

    They do not demonstrate a committment to helping individuals grow professionally. Lacking career paths, feedback and real mentors for administrative individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Treat "all" your employees well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Respected firm with great opportunities for smart and motivated individuals."

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    Current Employee - IT Audit Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the markets where Moss Adams dominates (Seattle, Portland, Albequerque), Moss Adams is almost like a big 4 employer. Everyone knows them, they are respected, and there are a lot of opportunities for growth. In the other large markets where they aren't as dominant (San Francisco, L.A., Phoenix), they are more like a mid-tier firm. And, of course, they still have offices in smaller towns (Medford, Eugene, Yakima, etc) that are a great option if you want a small-town career.

    The consulting practices have a lot of hustle, and there is room for them to grow. It is tough work, but smart and motivated people can do very well.

    Cons

    Like any professional services firm, you need to have a thick skin sometimes to deal with the pressure and the focused feedback on performance. And you need to be willing and able to work very, very hard, and have the ability to master technical knowledge quickly while focusing your energies on the "softer" side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue building a trusted brand, and expanding into western markets.

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