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Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. "Good firm"

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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 Windes full-time

    Pros

    Employees are like family, cater in food during busy season, good clientele

    Cons

    They keep around employees that are not helpful to the firm's success. bad work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    drain the swamp


  2. "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Windes full-time

    Pros

    Not fun, no personal relationships.

    Cons

    too stuffy, dry and little personality

  3. "Good Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Old established firm. Good Clients. Good people.

    Cons

    Managing Partner is out of touch with public accounting today. Firm is not staying up with its peers.

    Advice to Management

    Expand.


  4. "Great firm that cares for the employees on an individual level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The partners look at staff in a very respectful and professional manner. Upper management makes sure to reward hard work and professionalism. The firm has a great managing partner who takes the time to get to know all of the employees' names, even the new ones. The COO does this as well. The work-life balance at Windes is great and they encourage employees to join community organizations and to get involved. Long Beach is a great city to be a part of. Overall - great firm and I am happy with the partners.

    Cons

    Not too many cons that stick out here Vs. other similar sized firms. Expensive to eat lunch in surrounding areas in Downtown Long Beach.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees and keep showing there is room for advancement


  5. "Good firm"

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The culture here is chill and relaxed. People are nice and willing to help. Even though busy season could be very stressful, management try every way possible to alleviate the pressure. Managers are approachable and willing to help as well. Overall it was great experience interning here and the firm pays really well.

    Cons

    well, I really cant find cons. I enjoyed my experience a lot at this firm.


  6. "If you want to be a CPA, be a CPA here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive of work/life balance within the bounds of the industry requirements; relatively open to adopting new technology; the size of the firm allows exposure to different types of clients, industries and entity types; open door policy for every level including partners; lots of training; fun activities to get to know your co-workers.

    Being a CPA comes with an expectation for long hours during busy season and the requirement that you meet minimum charge goals and professional standards, but this firm does a good job of trying (and sometimes succeeding) to support a work/life balance, develop the whole person and continuously strives toward improvements in efficiency and technology.

    CPAs are relatively resistant to change, but in my time at this firm they have adopted a number of new policies and technologies to try to improve their service and the ability of their employees to work effectively. Some worked well, others did not, but it is nice to see a firm that is willing to consider new alternatives and lets employees participate in the decision making process.

    For the most part the work of a CPA is the same no matter where you are, but here I like the people that I work with and I feel like there is a real chance that I can help make it a better place to work for me and my co-workers. As a result, even during busy season, I feel like most people have a pretty good attitude and are enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    Busy season hours - but that's just true of being a CPA, medical insurance is a little costly

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting your people first and keep trying new things. They won't always pay off, but the ones that do pay for the ones that don't and the willingness to change gives you the reputation for innovation which will attract better talent.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Windes full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable CPA Firm with understanding Partners and Management. Lots of snack options in the snackroom. Supportive environment and loyal employees who stay long term.

    Cons

    Less flexible with working from home. Long hours during busy season, which is standard. Not much sort skills training.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff and younger employees to have more opportunities to connect to client. Allow them access to client meeting and high level planning that may be beyond their current capabilities, but will help motivate them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Beautiful offices and amenities, partners and managers who care.

    Cons

    Health insurance is a little expensive.


  9. "Very standard experience"

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    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Westminster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Windes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really wanted you to learn and were very understanding to your needs as an entry level.

    Cons

    Lack of work. Half of my internship, I was not given much work.


  10. "Great Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Down to earth partners with open door policy as well. OT during busy season for licensed staff and seniors.

    Cons

    Not many cons at firm worth mentioning.


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