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Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance flexibility to manage work life and home life (in 32 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot and you will be able to take what you learn elsewhere (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can suffer when busy times hit (in 23 reviews)

  • Long hours, but you get that anywhere in public accounting (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation & great culture

    Cons

    Cyclical work environment can be frustrating at times


  2. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great firm, relaxed atmosphere but you've gotta work

    Cons

    Typical downfalls of a public accounting firm, nothing terrible

  3. "Senior Assurance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Young culture, flexible work, techy feel

    Cons

    management expects you to work busy season hours year round


  4. "Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and you will be able to take what you learn elsewhere. There are different areas to choose from to focus on.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up. You have to put in a lot of hours. You will be pushed to sell.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if more opportunities for growth were provided, with different paths available.


  5. "Great Firm to Start Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule and Great Management
    -Great Management

    Cons

    -Scheduler could give some people more work than others


  6. "Great Public Accounting Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (PTO Package +++), Great People

    Cons

    Long hours (with every public accounting job).


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Partners"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    California practice has good leadership, is growing and has a diverse employee base. There is still an entrepreneurial spirit inside a relatively large organization.

    Cons

    C suite management in Seattle seems divorced from the reality of the California market. Partner comp decisions are based on favoritism more than results. Heavy white male bias.

    Advice to Management

    Stop patting yourselves on the back for how far you've come and focus on getting where you need to be in the future. Care more about getting out into the market than obsessing about internal matters.

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Good resources, great snacks.

    Cons

    Partners not involved with career growth.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Firm is okay, but Campbell is horrendous"

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Snacks are good, pay is decent, staff are super friendly and a good place to learn.

    Cons

    Each office is different, but Campbell is one of the worst offices to choose in Moss Adams. Management simply does not care about the well-beings of their staff and seniors.

    During busy season, you are expected to work 65 minimum billable hours (emphasis on the billable). This time does not include weekly staff meetings and time spent helping out your peers. You are given a budget of how long a project is expected to take, which is never realistic. Almost every project that I pick up, the last staff almost always took double the amount of time of the budgeted amount. I once had a senior manager basically tell me to eat my time, just so they could charge more time for themselves. In addition, there is no one way to do a project and you could do a project perfectly for one manager and get a ton of review notes for another one. With all of this, you will probably end up being in the office for 12+ hours a day and still have to come in on the weekends.

    In the office, there are two teams, corporate and individual. The two sides are almost polar opposites in terms of management. Almost all of the individual team (of course there are some exceptions) will not bother to try and teach you rather they will tell you to just see what they did last year. This teaches you nothing and you essentially become a data entry person. Corporate team on the other hand will sit down and explain things to you (which is good because corporations are generally harder). It's no surprise that when the clock strikes 9pm, you see all corporate team still there and all the individual team gone but still have more billable hours.

    HR is also a disaster here too. There were many formal complaints regarding a staff and nothing was ever done. Rather than give that person a warning, you were told to just move to another cube.

    Scheduling is probably the worst thing about this office. You would think after almost 20+ years of running this company and having relatively the same amount of clients and staff to work on it that they would have it down by now. They specifically have a person designed to schedule out the work but you can see that the person is on Facebook half the time and creeping on the staff's chargeable hours the other half. There have been numerous times where they would send out an email on a Friday at 3pm and give you 20+ hours of work to be completed by Monday. This happens in busy season and DURING NON-BUSY SEASON! I can get if the deadline is coming up and the information came in late, but most of the times the information was there to start the return, but the scheduler waits until the last minute to schedule it out. Most offices have a steady work flow and work distributed among staff, but the Campbell office has a many staff overworked and some that are doing no work at all. There have been many complaints regarding the scheduler for a couple years, but nothing has and probably nothing will change.

    Advice to Management

    Make project budgets more realistic, revamp upper management and most importantly fix the scheduler.


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Onsite Support in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Onsite Support in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a liberal and an accountant it is great

    Cons

    If you are not a liberal and IT it is not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in the NorthWest area,


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