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Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Culture that encourages work life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Great people, fantastic training and opportunities for growth as opposed to other public accounting firms" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not a lot of work life balance during busy season" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Super busy all the time, even outside of busy season" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Best Public Accounting Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Busy season hours can be long.


  2. "Great firm but tax sucks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People (cliche but true)
    - Office environment

    Cons

    - Hours
    - Some of the seniors who are trying to make a name for themselves

  3. "Flexible place to grow a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, good vacation, work from home, challenging work, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Works long hours sometimes


  4. "Needs to evolve!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assurance in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -PTO - Work from home

    Cons

    -work life balance - stuffy -surface level

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and really take into account their criticism. Public accounting can not continue to attract and retain top talent if they do not change. Millennials crave genuine connection and the ability to be themselves at work. Get rid of the professional filter everyone is having with each other and be real and open. The culture was the most negative part of my experience and from what I saw it was a tone at the top issue. The work is hard and people are working and will continue to work long hours in this profession. We must feel like we have exceptional relationships and mentors in order to choose to stay and put ourselves through this. This is what is missing.


  5. "First job out of college"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, mentoring program, solid training, upstream evaluation process, company events, team environment, generous paid vacation.

    Cons

    Challenging to balance staying under budget and meeting your charge hour goal; budgets rarely realistic; long hours during busy season.


  6. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    relatively good work / life balance.

    Cons

    busy season hours are long and arduous


  7. "Are you trying to be Big 4?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Senior in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of variety with work
    - Great training ground for technical skills and soft skills
    - There are nuggets of people who aren't toxic and will help grow your career but to an extent

    Cons

    - The philosophy and approach around Forum W is antiquated. Not in alignment with the new generation of workers that are coming onto the workforce.
    - Too much fluff language in hopes to retain employees which builds distrust and ultimately gives them the basis to leave the company
    - If you aren't going to be a work horse or your personality isn't as ruthless and selfish as some partners, or you simply don't fit into the Moss Adams cookie cutter mold, don't anticipate to stay there very long. Get the skills you need and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling people this is a place where you can have longevity with your career. Work/life balance is a joke.

    Fire your toxic senior managers/managers who abuse your staff and seniors or create toxic work environments regardless of their technical skill. If you want to focus on retaining good people, drop the bad apples. By promoting those people, you're creating distrust between management and staff.

    For a company that pushes their employees to be critical thinkers, why would you expect them to simply drink the kool aid? Instead, listen to your employees when they give you ideas or suggestions to improve the work environment and stop covering up your mistakes. Own them, create a plan of attainable action to correct those mistakes, and don't do it again. There's too much reading in between the lines when changes/shifts happen. Because there's no transparency on how its communicated, the messaging comes off as dishonest.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, great team environment, both small and big enough to share aspects of the big four and small CPA firms.

    Cons

    Late hours, but comes with the job.


  9. "Great for public accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic training and opportunities for growth as opposed to other public accounting firms.

    Cons

    Politics between the industry groups is stressful and the stack evaluation of employees does not help with that stress.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work spaces with nice amenities

    Cons

    Partners seem wreckless in business practices, HR managers are green.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink you HR function and alignment with business.