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Whitley Penn Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Audit Manager"

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

    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, growing firm. Management takes time to train and develop staff and seniors, while partners make focused time to groom managers as well as the staff. Many of the partners and managers have young families that understand the need of work/life balance and provide flexibility for work structure. Whitley Penn is a place where you can see your career blossom if you are willing to continually learn, have a great attitude, and improve.

    Cons

    The busy season is tough, but in terms of hours is much more manageable than other public accounting firms

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and developing those below you

    Whitley Penn Response

    Jan 7, 2019 – Digital Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for this thoughtful and kind review!


  2. "Amazing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Outgoing People
    - Great Benefits
    - Awesome stocked kitchen

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    - Tiring work for the first couple of years.

    Whitley Penn Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Owner

    Thank you for this review! We appreciate the hard work you do for us.

  3. "Amazing company that I'm proud to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Graphic Design Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Graphic Design Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, and fantastic coworkers. Very positive learning experience, working for people who are interested in your personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Can't think of any downsides.

    Whitley Penn Response

    Jan 25, 2019 – Digital Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for the kind review! We take pride in our positive work culture and engaging atmosphere.


  4. "Wonderful Career Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, engaging work, laidback work culture, excellent opportunities, awesome boss. Kristen Lollar is AWESOME!

    Cons

    Nothing significant enough to list here

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the professional development of the entry-level employees


  5. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitley Penn full-time

    Pros

    Whitley Penn gives you a lot of independence to work productively and the culture of this company is amazing.

    Cons

    This is not even a con... Fridays are casual.


  6. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here. Management does not do anything. They just push their work down to the senior and email them daily about getting it done while they leave early during busy season.

    Cons

    Extremely long hour that make the pay not worth it. Retail employees make more per hour. Managers make it tough for talent to stay, leading to high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture from a sweatshop with high turnover.


  7. "Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, and progressive firm. Colleagues are awesome and very smart

    Cons

    Though the company has a great culture, some department leaders make it tough for talent to stay or wanting to learn - leading to high turnover. The intellectual growth starts stagnating as work becomes repetitive with the same procedures and no new skill is learned.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee developments not just client engagements

  8. "Senior"

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

    I worked at Whitley Penn full-time

    Pros

    Great experience and lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it


  9. "Accounting Staff"

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

    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time

    Pros

    You're always doing something new and learning new industries.

    Cons

    No real cons, just the same for any form. Very busy times that lead to stress.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitley Penn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office provides snacks and beverages.

    Cons

    Draining work culture and environment, non-flexible hours, poor training tactics, dis-organization, no ownership of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.