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CPA Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Contract Accountant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at CPA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff was basically friendly, albeit a bit aloof, manager didn't have a clue, was stressed and really unsure of the next steps

    Cons

    Most of the accounting was extremely labor intensive and management didn't have a clue as to how to fix the problem, far too many accounting problems and management can't lead. Management seems more concerned with staying behind closed doors and keeping their head in the sand. The owners have gutted the company financially, seems to be ripe for take over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to the company to someone who knows how to run it.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at CPA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here that I can think of.

    Cons

    You will work 60 plus hours a week- they don't ask you to do it, they DEMAND it
    They give you unclear instructions and expect you to read their minds
    They give you tasks and expect you to complete them in very unreasonable time frames
    EXTREME micro-managers
    You will go home every night completely stressed-out and miserable, and the pay will fall far short of making up for it.
    I once got a "talking to" for making a 5 minute emergency personal phone call, despite the fact I was putting in 60 plus hour work weeks
    Don't expect any praise from anyone for a job well done- they manage by negative reinforcement(i.e., you will only hear from them when you make a mistake, or they have some other reason to verbally attack you)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Based upon the upper management that was there when I was- the best advice I could give to the CEO- CLEAN HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    It was Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPA

    Pros

    The Pension Plan is the BEST.

    Cons

    General Manager can use improvement with Respect of workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with employees and be respectful of their ideas and work loads.

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  5.  

    appreciate the opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPA

    Pros

    its a job when you need one

    Cons

    company programs are outdated and it ruins productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt does not back the workers and team lead has no real knowledge of the job duties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPA full-time

    Pros

    approachable management, friendly staff, work-life balance

    Cons

    low wages. no retirement plans

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad considering

    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at CPA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, generous staff bonus', positive working environment. There are a great number of team building exercises that staff attend.

    Cons

    There is a tendency for staff to work longer hours than is really necessary. With better management and clearer delegated roles, this could be cleared up.

  8.  

    Not too bad, typical collections

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    Former Employee - Collections in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Collections in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at CPA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management was easy to get along with. They would give out snacks on Friday which was a good perk in my opinion.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room to move up and the pay was less than 30k which I feel needed to improve. The medical benefits were pretty expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to keep employees around and larger bonuses for collectors doing well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very easy to be able to do now work and get away.

    Cons

    Horrible management with no growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and learn accounting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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