Moss Adams LLP Reviews | Glassdoor

Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
251 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

251 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Work/life balance flexibility to manage work life and home life (in 32 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about the field within a 2 month or so window (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can suffer when busy times hit (in 22 reviews)

  • Typical office politics, long hours but that's normal during busy season (in 29 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company where I feel supported"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm not a CPA and I didn't know much public accounting before coming here and I’ve been pleasantly surprised since joining the firm. It’s a mid-size company that has resources available to help you to do your job but yet it’s still small enough where you can have a voice and can impact change. The updated office space is great. You can wear jeans every day, not what I would have expected from a public accounting firm. Generous PTO, all support staff and corporate office employees begin with a minimum of 20 PTO days, plus holidays. And as a working parent the flexibility makes it a great place.

    Cons

    There are times when you work hard but there are also times that are lighter. It all balances out.


  2. "working hard!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good experience, good co-workers, fun clients

    Cons

    BUSY SEASON SUCKS. You have to work too many hours.

    Advice to Management

    find ways to make people less busy during the summer

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on complex challenging projects which helps to develop technical skills

    Cons

    No team culture whatsoever, management is not concerned with team members professional development and growth.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sacramento Office Assurance Division"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They let you work from home more than most firms do and they have a nice office.

    Cons

    You will be required to work extremely long hours and will be beat over the head with the budget day in and day out. You will be required to work several weekends in order to promote. The pay is extremely below market and not competitive at all. Senior auditors make around $60K a year. You will be thrown into really messy audits with absolutely no support system of any kind. Social circles have formed that are very exclusive which makes for a very isolated environment. This office is not a very constructive environment and would recommend to STAY A WAY!

    Advice to Management

    Be straight up with your people and don't be manipulative or play games with them. They will respect you more for that. Also, treat your people well, it may pay back dividends.


  5. "Great office actually, a larger accounting firm where you can be excited to go to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Actually trying to build a great company and environment to work in. There are many opportunities and they try to find a fit for everyone. They treat employees well and try to place their employees who decide to leave with good companies. People do actually take some vacations during the year, but people at senior manager level certainly appear to work all of the time.

    Cons

    It is still public accounting and a large firm. Long hours, expectations high, you must perform. They do a bad job of onboarding experienced recruits and you have to be very careful not to get on the wrong side of the real estate group, they run the office on the tax side. In short be certain to be observant and patient when you start. They start people out slowly. Even people who end up being high performers and come on experienced can have 2-3 very slow months when joining this office.

    Advice to Management

    Better job onboarding experienced hires, you should never hear the words well that is what I had to deal with when I started out.


  6. "Great place for a career!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid management. Some consulting groups are quite entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Very conservative when it comes to hiring staff when we need them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large enough that there's interesting work, but not so large that you only learn how to do one thing and nothing else

    Cons

    The firm has started acting like big 4 - complete burn and turn mentality. As long as they can line partners' pockets with more money, they couldn't care less about at what cost they get there. Great place if you're like them and they indoctrinate you into their little exclusive circle. But if you have even an ounce of dignity and respect for others, they will use you for everything you're worth and throw you out...and make you feel worthless in the process. Oh and the Forum W is the biggest marketing scheme ever. You'll never make it if you're a woman, unless you compensate for it by being more aggressive and mean than even some men.

    Advice to Management

    Value your talent and keep your word. If you continue moving the goal post every time someone gets close to it, you will lose the heart and sole of the firm. It's already gone downhill beyond recognition. Partners in Seattle are so cut-throat, no one even trusts them anymore. You are going to lose a lot of good people in the near future because of what the culture in the firm has turned into.

  8. "Short as the management."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get experience that is valuable to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Experience here does not transfer to experience at the larger SEC auditors.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Moss Adams LLP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I was able to gain a bunch of experience working in this field. I made some really good friends and learned how to use many different Tax Software's.

    Cons

    The firm was really unorganized as I was constantly working with people who were unwilling to teach or just difficult to work with. Their was no work/life balance for me as I worked for three months straight without a day off. I worked about 90 hours a week for about two months as a time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Maas"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in a short amount of time, if you are self motivated.

    Cons

    Not a high performance culture. They'll hire anyone and let people skate by.

    Zero mentoring - partners and managers may even schedule it but they never show.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate good employees. If you can't give raises or more reasonable hours, at least throw in small perks such as meals.


Showing 251 of 262 reviews
Reset Filters