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Frazier & Deeter Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Great people, great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    FD has great people, strong talent, great PTO/benefits, and a culture that strives to get better every day. Love coming to work with these people every single day.

    Cons

    Like any CPA firm, there are long work hours at times. Busy season is tough. FD is growing, and adjusting as they go.

    Advice to Management

    Lets continue to power through these growing pains; it will be exciting to see where we are in five years.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for.

    Cons

    Tax season can be tiring.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized. Stressful. Low Pay. Overworked."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any. I'm very unhappy here.

    Cons

    Have your Prozac on auto refill and your liquor bed side! Honestly, everyday I go in, I feel like I'm in forced marriage! So many of my friends quit this past year, and the year prior +12 senior managers quit! I wish this was only a nightmare, but sadly it is reality for me. Managers show favorites to those who pamper them. Scheduling jobs are so unfair. The favorites get the good clients, leaving the those who actually work with the messy ones. If you love to golf, this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't care. They own the business. Prospective candidates look for a better firm. This one sucks!


  4. Helpful (4)

    "FD Atlanta"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free health insurance, occasional free meals, new office

    Cons

    Endless work hours and low pay made the Atlanta office volatile. There are seniors and managers that are unbearable to work with but HR is too focused on being a DDO which nobody cares about to address pressing problems that employees deal with. Gossip and mean girls run the firm. The firm sells itself on putting people and relationships first but when it comes down to it management does not care about employees and their wellbeing they only care about revenue and finishing jobs no matter the cost or toll it takes on individuals.

    Look to another firm or apply for the HR department if you want to have any form of balance in your life. The partners and HR want you to work until you are miserable for 12 months out of the year but put a bandaid on it by providing a couple of parties and an extra day off in April.

    Advice to Management

    You chose the path the firm followed so don't pretend to be surprised when people leave.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "They will chew you up and spit you out!"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Health benefits
    2) Nice pretty workspace, complimentary from your bonus and salary.

    Cons

    1) High turn over! If you've been hired, congrats! This means that your now former employee was fired
    2) Unethical partners! There are some very unethical partners who I would NOT let be my trusted advisor.
    3) Useless HR! These people are fake news! They spread lies and propaganda to lure you in. This is NOT a developmental organization, whatsoever.
    4) Unethical behavior - rumor mill has it that a partner settled to prevent a sexual harassment leak.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and partners take care of your people. Value their contributions and focus on how YOU can improve to make the work environment a better experience for your team. Otherwise, you'll continue to chase talent and fall short.

    Grads, skip this firm, just go BIG 4! It adds value on your resume. Future employers will value your worth!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Audit Employee"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive PTO, modern office space, benefits, CPE is fulfilled in house

    Cons

    High turnover to other firms, employees work Big-4 hours without the prestigious name for the resume, newer employees are treated like peasants by some experienced employees, employees are not paid competitively for the hours they work, management and partners are closed minded, the firm focuses on attracting new employees but ignores retaining employees, the environment is negative

    Advice to Management

    The firm should stop accepting and servicing clients without adequate staffing or they give employees a bonus for their loyalty because it is the employees not the partners that are left holding the bag and are making pennies on the dollar.


  7. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    F&D truly values their employees and their clients, people are the first priority. The firm has made tremendous investments to provide their employees with access to cutting edge technology and outstanding office space in all offices across the southeast. Firm leaders have implemented many outstanding employee development programs which are available for all employees. Specificly the Atlanta office Audit Department, is lead by a truly passionate partner, who takes great pride in developing his employees into leaders.

    Cons

    There are no significant cons that come to mind. Work life balance always comes into question in the public accounting field, but F&D is very conscience of this and they do everything in their reach to make sure each employee is able to have a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! F&D is truly a great place to work, and I am proud to be a part of the team.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Good luck"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits include free medical insurance
    -Young culture
    -Modern Offices
    -More PTO than you can use

    Cons

    You will work horrible hours and be pushed to your breaking point and your salary and raises will not reflect your effort. There is almost no diversity in the firm. The firm takes on more business than it can accommodate so when you work here you just end up with jobs piled up and partners will basically tell you to work yourself until the job is done. LEAD FD is all about politics so those who are not the favorites are not given a fair chance.

    Advice to Management

    You're building a brand with a recognizable name but losing loyal employees every step of the way.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing quickly, accessible partners, coworker camaraderie, room for growth and promotion within the firm, numerous office locations in different states, free parking, benefit package, 20 days of PTO

    Cons

    Firm grew so quickly it lost what used to set it apart from the rest. Partners now sacrifice employee wellbeing for chargeable hours. Alot of PTO but no limited to use it because of over scheduling. Overtime workweeks year round so no concept of work life balance. Low compensation

    Advice to Management

    This business model has burned audit out and is not sustainable if you care about the employees. An occasional firm paid event is not a bandaid for being overworked. Make a 40 or 45 hour workweek acceptable outside of the busy season.


  10. "Great place for young professionals"

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

    I have been working at Frazier & Deeter full-time

    Pros

    The people and the great culture

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season and lot of Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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