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Weaver Reviews

Updated March 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Very flexible and understanding of work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Partners and managers care about career progression of interns/associates/seniors and helping them move up to the next level (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is no different from the larger firms (in 6 reviews)

  • Health insurance is pretty bad and pay is relatively low for the hours you put in (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Audit Associate II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with on audit engagements. Easy to work with everybody and anybody in the department in the field. Senior Management takes the time to really invest in its employees to help bring the highest service possible to clients. If you show the willingness and effort to work hard, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Working in audit can require a lot of time in the field.


  2. "Audit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weaver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Fridays for everyone. A lot of down to earth accountants. Not your typical boring accountants behind a desk.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good at all. The deductible just went up again. Same old job. Good accounts replaced by interns for busy season.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "1 Star for being up-to-date"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weaver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Their technology is finally updated, internal software and programs.
    - There are average snacks

    Cons

    You can tell that some of these reviews were written by Weaver or supporting group
    Until we move to the new location in DT, there is nothing great about the office. It feels old and grungy
    The most chatty group of people (mainly girls) I've worked with; it's exhausting, but be careful, if you don't look interested, it'll look like you don't want to work there, which isn't always the case
    You can work 3x as hard as everyone but if you do not engage in activities, you'll get fired
    If you express any concerns of the work done in the previous years, you'll get fired
    If you are smarter than your in-charge, you'll get fired
    Bottom-line, everyone is always watching out for themselves, reviews are a joke, managers are shallow, many seniors are incompetent (but it's not their fault) but always try to cover their arse instead of letting management know
    You are better off working at big 4 with being busy at Weaver 6-7 months out of the year because of their government audits
    Save your time and energy and put it into a company that you know doesn't care about you or work at a company that tries really hard at pretending they do.
    But if you do end up here, good luck to you. There are a few you can trust but don't settle in too quickly

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in senior training and hire more competent and sharp seniors. Create a test if you need to.


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  5. "IT Risk Advisory Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Advisory - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Advisory - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weaver (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with very intelligent people

    Cons

    Lack of training program for intern


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Audit Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate II in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Associate II in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weaver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers and clients are great to work with and very down to earth people

    Cons

    Constant review cycles are supposed to let you know where you stand... until they don't. How can you go through 3 consistent review cycles all with very high remarks and then get fired out of the blue with no explanation?

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say that you are 'open and willing to listen to lower level employees'... actually listen and try to hear what they are saying.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "TSBS Fort Worth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weaver full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great clients. That's it

    Cons

    Toxic work environment full of passive aggressive partners and managers. They are quick to smile in your face and talk horribly about you to the whole department. There are a few gems in the rough but those are typically not the "in crowd" This crowd consists of the controlling partners mainly one female partner leading the way with gossip and scare tactics. You become part of the "in crowd" by being a doormat and not making any waves. The turnover is ridiculous because of the environment. They push work life balance but of you work from home you are talked badly about. Evaluations are a part of the popularity contest and often reflect which crowd you belong to. This company doesn't care about you shows in their "insurance" which is only as good as the paper it is printed on.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do. Grow a heart and try not to be so vindictive and evil.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management & Communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weaver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Benefits good

    Cons

    Turnover
    Communication
    HR practices
    Lack of Internal Processes


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior I Audit Associate in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Senior I Audit Associate in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weaver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and professional environment and team. Company is solid and no real worries of layoffs. I learned a lot from working there.

    Cons

    Long hours, professional environment is sometimes a bit much. The work load can seem overwhelming at times. Really no other cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise that casual attire be permitted on Fridays and that the hours required on top of the 40 a week be able to be put in from home,


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Good mid-sized CPA firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weaver full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Much more reasonable work-life balance than Big 4; I can count on one hand how many 70+ hour weeks I worked over a 5+ year period at Weaver. I regularly worked this much at a Big 4 firm.

    Much smaller clients than Big 4 (may have 15 audit engagements per year, compared to 2-3 at a Big 4 firm). This is good and bad. It's much different than working at a Big 4 firm where you may be working on a single audit area for a week or longer. Most of Weaver's audits will last 2-3 weeks in total. Their clients are generally not very sophisticated, so you'll be working on the same standard audit areas on almost every audit. However, you'll get to work on many more of them much quicker than at a Big 4 firm, and you'll get experience drafting financial statements very early on.

    Good client atmosphere - most clients are much smaller, and have a single location. Many of these clients have had Weaver as an Audit/ Tax firm for years, and therefore want to have a good relationship with you. You're still an auditor, but you will be less hated by the clients at this firm than you would at a Big 4 firm.

    Much less competitive than Big 4. I could see this as a huge benefit for somebody that wants to ride things out to Partner. Making Partner at a Big 4 firm is next to impossible; however, if you have a Big 4 level of dedication to work, and go work for Weaver, you will likely be very successful there.

    Good work culture [for those that fit the mold]

    Cons

    Won't get much SEC client experience, and therefore this is not as good 'resume fluff' as it would be working at a Big 4 firm. Big 4 are globally recognized and obviously have more clout, and therefore if you're looking to transition into industry later down the road, it will likely be more beneficial to have Big 4 on your resume.

    Audit team size - this can be a positive or a negative I suppose, but the Weaver audit teams will generally be 2-4 people in size. This can be much different than a Big 4 audit team with 10-20 members of the audit team. Teams will be much less diverse than they would be at a Big 4 firm; again, this could be a good and a bad thing.

    Pay/ bonuses generally lower than a Big 4 or top 10 firm

    Advice to Management

    In this industry, your employees are highly educated, and most are willing to kill themselves for your organization. Don't continue the status quo of the traditional comp/ benefits. This is the most profitable industry in the United States. Partners, please share those profits with the people that are making your firm successful.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "NO INTEGRITY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate I in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate I in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weaver full-time

    Pros

    Some great people who deserve much better than they get! That's a about all the good I have to say.

    Cons

    Upper management for the most part has zero integrity! Will lie if it serves their purpose,very cutthroat! Not all people are created equal at Weaver. They walk around like Gods playing with people's lives. Only one person in the Human Resources has the proper education to be doing their job! Client services Is some of the worse that I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself get some integrity, tell the truth realize you have no clue what you're doing! They won't take any advise because they are to arrogant! Treat your employees like they deserve to be treated. Stop trying to be one of the big four. Focus on what you have, instead of putting on a dog & pony show.


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