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Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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William E. Balhoff
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Pros
  • Good work life balance for their employees (in 6 reviews)

  • For the most part, the other employees are great people and easy to get along with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Other opportunities at P&N are limited especially in the Houston office (in 6 reviews)

  • Work is project-based and they are not transparent on when it will end/when layoffs are coming/ what you can expect from them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, medium-low job morale"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job came with great benefits offered by the company. The pay was high, and the company offered support after the BR flood. The people who work here are fantastic.

    Cons

    Because being a financial analyst is project based, people on the project are never really given the impression of being permanent members of the company, and any event or party is usually held separately from the other tax, audit, and consulting employees


  2. "Great experience but fails to evolve"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and good people. You will learn slot about accounting and auditing

    Cons

    Lacks tone at the top, favoritism, doesn't adapt to change,

    Advice to Management

    Apply change your employees keeps complaining about ever year


  3. "Interesting work place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice employees and benefits package

    Cons

    Management communication breakdown at times


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at P&N is great. The people that you work with are the best group of individuals I've met in my working career. This goes to show that HR really does a amazing job at selecting employees who would work here. There has never been an altercation or an HR issue among the employees at the Houston location. The company's culture is very warm and family-oriented. The managers are very accommodating and act as leaders/mentors instead of a typical boss. I enjoy going to work everyday and feel like I am contributing to the company's overall success. The compensation and benefits are great, you get plenty of PTO/Holidays, company sponsored events happen occasionally and the office is nice.

    Cons

    As others have said, the Deepwater Horizon project is on it's last leg and few people are worried they are going to be let go but management doesn't really communicate when. I don't blame them as this project has been very elusive in terms of a conclusion. Other opportunities at P&N are limited especially in the Houston office. Billable hours can be high during some months, however they are flexible with you and also are eligible for overtime pay so that is a plus.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great group of people at your disposal from the project, utilize them efficiently in the future and P&N will be very successful. Also hire more women in the Houston office. There's not enough of us!


  5. "Good place to work overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work overall... I have been working on a litigation project for nearly five years. Great pay

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for advancement--especially on the DHECC Project.

    Pay is great but he company does not provide professional growth opportunities for anyone on the DHECC project (even after it was promised multiple times).

    Skills learned on this project do not readily translate over to traditional accounting roles, and there currently aren't any other consulting opportunities for us in the New Orleans area.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent work environment, semi-flexible schedules, management has an open door policy, and no take home work. Experience working with the financials of a diverse group of industries, and a good deal of autonomy to make meaningful decisions.

    Cons

    Limited to working with MS excel. No professional growth beyond a certain point. Project job.


  7. "All Things Come to an End"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn initial business professionalism through progressive interactions with attorneys and accountants. If you put forth the effort, additional accounting and Excel knowledge can be learned. Overall best thing about the job was the coworkers. Many of which will be present in the greater New Orleans area after the project ends.

    Cons

    As stated in the beginning, the project was temporary. One of the most disappointing attributes in my experience was the process in which the company has gone through to aid individuals in transitioning to full term employment beyond the project. No formal notices are given and no job search assistance is provided or encouraged. In addition, no professional recommendation can be provided due to the confidentiality agreement. Essentially, there is no way for individuals to plan their professional lives beyond a termination date. It seems they truly went out of there way to make individuals know that it was temporary. Sad way to end a fun experience.


  8. "Will the real P&N stand up?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture on the project. Privilege to learn things in a fast setting that continues to change and adapt to implementations. Working with others was easy and communication flowed well.

    Cons

    My cons are management on the project. The 95% of managers are nothing more than babysitters with too much power and no answers. Seniors get promoted on popularity or in the case of many this past year- you've been here so long so I guess we will promote you. These new seniors do nothing to earn that title as many did in the past. P&N tried to keep the firm and the project separately for so long that now that it is winding down they are realizing how silly that idea really is. P&N the firm is old, innovatively behind, and refuses to change with the times. There are people on the project who are way more experienced and brighter than those at the firm but nevertheless because of the separation between the two - the project has been looked down upon. The project has taught analysts and accountants how to be better and do their work better. That's an asset that the firm will never be able to depreciate on their balance sheets bc by the time they understand that the project people are an asset- they would've already had to report the loss of an asset at Year end.

    Advice to Management

    The managers on the project should have been evaluated better to see if they could be managers. The separation of both the project and the firm may have been helpful in the beginning but plans to merge should've been done earlier. The people at the firm are mostly interns with a few staying on longer to see if they get liked enough to keep getting promoted to stay. Good luck with that btw. As for the project- you should've realized your talent a long time ago not at the end. But as with your previous billing plunders, you will learn from this?


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Contract position- pay was good

    Cons

    Management did not treat employees fairly.


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Treated well, lots of hours, training available, high salary, friendly people, clear expectations, somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Long hours, but they are upfront about it and you get overtime.


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