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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Work/life balance flexibility to manage work life and home life (in 32 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits, advancement opportunities (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can suffer when busy times hit (in 24 reviews)

  • Busy season hours keep you working beyond 9-5 (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm to grow - ask to be part of something and you shall receive."

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

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

    Pros

    More personal firm where you feel like your opinion really does matter. Since its still a pretty small firm you can ask to take on a project or learn about something and no one is going to tell you no.

    Cons

    Having a life during busy season can be tough. Less hours than a larger firm, but still rough when you add in travel on top of it.

    Comp is average- medical benefits could be better.


  2. "Employee Focused"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Office is laid out strangely and kind of dark, more lighting would be good

    Advice to Management

    Open up the space

  3. "More experience has been short, but during this time I would say that the company overall has treated me well."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Competitive with Big 4, decent benefits, flexible schedule, option to work from home.

    Cons

    If you don’t like the busy seasons (60 hours per week or more) this is not the job for you.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Tax Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and advance quickly. The people here are very supportive of career development and advancement. I have always felt supported by the management/partner group. There is a coaching structure in place that allows you to focus on the industry groups you are interest in. There are also frequent opportunities to attend technical trainings.

    Cons

    Not a huge fan of the open concept workspace, although many of my peers like it.


  5. "Good place to build a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great management team and good group of people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes can lack action behind their words


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not what they represent themselves as"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - If you came from Big 4 this will feel like a very cozy and personable place in comparison
    - You really get to know your industries and teams
    - Equipment and technology is good
    - They appreciate hard work
    - New brand is exciting for a CPA firm
    - You can be promoted quickly to fill vacancy or need even if you don’t deserve it or don’t have the right knowledge

    Cons

    - Pride themselves on change and innovation happening fast as there’s “less bureaucracy than Big 4,” but my experience has been the opposite. Change is slow to happen because partners individually have too much power since there are fewer of them and people seem to come here just to age out and retire.
    - Partners are not held accountable for pulling their weight, and get away with subpar performance and stale knowledge just in respect of their rank
    - Infrastructure (client service support including marketing and sales team and designers) not mature enough or robust enough to support current rate of growth
    - No account management.
    - No transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Partners are important in any firm but it’s a mistake for the rest of the organization to bend over backward for them. Senior managers either stay on with hopes of fast (even undeserved) promotion as partners age out, or leave because they’re burnt out. There is no accountability for sales knowledge and goals and not enough sales and marketing people to effectively run the firm. Infrastructure supporting client service is shockingly immature for a firm of this size.

    You are too big to be a small firm and also too large to keep going on the way things have always been. If you want to keep advertising “we have the best professionals” then you need to hold them more accountable and hire and retain better talent. Right now I see only a few hungry peers actually putting in the effort to continue to learn and get better. Everyone else is just riding the gravy train.

    Also acquisition to cover our weak staffing and service areas will only work for so long and needs to be parallel with internal training and recruitment.


  7. "Great overall company"

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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

    Pros

    - great people
    - pay is competitive but could vary depending on region
    -good leadership

    Cons

    - long hours, work with the scheduler to get you on a smooth hours

    Advice to Management

    Partners: employees think highly of you. Please don’t be immature and an idiot in front of us.

  8. "Sr Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Fair to customers; good training ground

    Cons

    Low pay scale relative to market; old boys club in the partnership; lip service for equal opp


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I’ve worked at a handful of CPA firms and this one is by far the worst."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is average. The benefits are average. Hey, better than below average right? Some people are genuine but most are pretentious and arrogant.

    Cons

    I worked in the Stockton office for about a year. My experience was with a very specific niche of the firm. The team was absolutely terrible. The employee who was above me was mostly absent and unable to provide any real help or feedback. It didn’t help that he was going through a break up at the time. He mainly sat back and told me to do a section of the audit without providing any help. There was also a senior manager individual that was extremely condescending. I had to unfortunately travel with him on multiple occasions. The principal I worked under was this extremely type A individual. Very annoying, picky, and pretentious. Once I left, I realized how much better other firms were able to provide valuable to help so that i could excel in my career.


  10. "Assurance Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people with an excellent culture for the world of accounting.

    Cons

    Like all accounting professions, there is a seasonality aspect for busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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