Whitley Penn

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

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
Former Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Whitley Penn

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.

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    Fast growing firm that provides an opportunity for professionals to make an impact at a young age

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Whitley Penn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and energetic managers and partners to work with
    huge growth potential
    great salary with bonuses every six months, hard to beat comp at any other CPA firm in DFW
    got to work on a large variety of clients and some interesting consulting engagements
    have a lot of SEC clients
    Free firm trip every two years for you and your spouse
    great partner track for those that want a long term career in public accounting

    Cons

    It's public accounting so there can be some stress around deadlines
    High expectations
    You have to be self motivated and willing to work extra hours when needed to get projects down, but the hours aren't anything crazy like big 4

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to keep the great culture you have while also experiencing tremendous growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, very friendly staff

    Cons

    Busy season can get hectic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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