Whitley Penn

  www.wpcpa.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

7 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Excellent company that is growing but will have to learn to trust middle managers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
Former Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

Pros

Whitley Penn is a Leading regional tax and accounting firm in North Texas. They have other specilized interests such as litigation support and various financial services.
Their are some really bright associates and partners working their.
Their benefits are par for the course. They were paying for employee insurance at one time.
If you put in the time you can progress in position. Lots of young talent coming on board each year. Seems to be fairly easy to become a senior auditor for example.
Company paid vacation weekend event every 2nd year. Such as cruises and resorts.
Friendly atmosphere of people. Attempt at work\life balance is not bad.

Cons

Partner ran firm. With that sometimes comes hidden agenda's. Most are dealt with. Firm has grown very fast. Too fast. Last two mergers were completed ok but not ready for another. As any company grows in size, their management philosphy must change and adapt. They have not learned how to do this. Partners are reviewing 2-3 levels down where they have no knowledge of that staff members work ethic. Firm leadership must trust and turn over the managing of the staff to their middle managers. Just your small company trying to grow pains. All can be changed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your middle managers. Don't try to perform their job. You will benefit by having this heirarchy in place and will be able to grow.
Stick by your reviews and act upon them accordingly.

Recommends

Other reviews for Whitley Penn

  1.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great working environment, very friendly staff

    Cons

    Busy season can get hectic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was okay, nothing more, nothing less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Tax in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Compensation $25/hr for a tax intern + $2k sign on bonus
    Great location
    Fun events outside of work
    Open door policy with management
    The Seniors and the staff were great.

    Cons

    No overtime allowed for interns but the workload was that of 60 hours a week.
    The managers were not approachable at all.
    The training was similar to the feeling you get when you quickly pull a bandaid off, something of a painful whirlwind.
    The worst part of the internship was management. Their review process was very very unprofessional and that a lone is one of my greatest disappointments with WP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your employees are getting timely and complete feedback. Do not wait until it's too late to advise them on ways to improve themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Whitley Penn.

Worked for Whitley Penn? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.