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MKA Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "They Really Try"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MKA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Despite antiquated processes the company as a whole is trying to leap-frog into this century.

    Cons

    Partners are notorious for a non-mentoring mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a technology overhaul.


  2. "Accounting Firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MKA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, free bagels, Cannot think of another one

    Cons

    Bad upper management, not a defined work culture and no team environment

    Advice to Management

    Take management courses


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run do not walk away from them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKA full-time

    Pros

    None to think of

    Cons

    Run do not walk away from them. They hire tons of consultants who do nothing but criticize. The managers are only managers in name only. There is minimal training. Some staff are questionable in what they say. In most organizations those people would have been fired given it borders on being verbally abusive to other staff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MKA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only a few select kind hearted people & good corporate learning experience

    Cons

    Money hungry, sneaky people, forced to work 7 days a week with no overtime pay, no social life whatsoever


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just so so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MKA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, half of the partners are nice. Nice holiday parties, laker tickets

    Cons

    Limited exposure to different industries. They placed you in a group, and you are stuck in it.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to how things were. Don't try to become a big 4 culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place you want to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some people are generally nice and try to be helpful.

    Cons

    Training is non-existent so your left in dark about how to complete the work. And even if you've had prior experience and do the work to the best of your knowledge, you will most likely be asked to redo it. Managers do their own thing and don't really listen to the partners. Not organized or structured. Seems like most of the time your asked to just copy last years work papers.

    Advice to Management

    Have better, detailed training before an employee starts working.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Made some good friends"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in North Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MKA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff.
    Thats really about it. I did learn get some good, basic, very basic audit experience. They are far being in technology. Some actually still do paper audits... PAPER!!

    Cons

    Outdated technology.
    Lack of understanding from upper management and partners on learning curve of new staff.
    Very under staffed.
    Very slow advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Desperately needs new management, someone who actually knows how to talk to staff. Train. How about some training? Yeah, that would be nice.
    They promote paying OT but it's like pulling teeth to get it approved.
    Be grateful that staff eats their OT time instead of billing it.
    You will never be able to keep staff if you continue to treat us like you are doing us a favor.
    Someone on here said. "it's better than being unemployed".
    I disagree. I would rather be unemployed than to deal with the ungratfulness.
    Bagels won't buy you loyal staff, treat us as equals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place to work but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MKA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have some great employees, management and some great partners. Work-life balance really depends on what group you get assigned to work with.

    Growth within the firm exist and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    Doing labor unions and employee benefit plans does not help your resume. If you really want a public firm look for one that can give you greater knowledge you can use at other firms or in the private sector.

    They are slowly losing all of their good employees and have some really bad managers who have gotten many complaints but are still there. Be careful of what group you get assigned to.


  10. "Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No real overtime; friendly staff

    Cons

    Little to no training, start really low on pay scale, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is rarely any overtime.

    Cons

    You don't get the impression that they care about your professional growth i.e. little to no training when you are first brought on and throughout your time here, no incentive to get your CPA license, and management does not set any goals for you.



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