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Updated Sep 16, 2019

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  • "Senior management lies to themselves about how great the culture is(in 11 reviews)

  • "Diversity in upper management and especially the leadership team- it basically does not exist(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Peers, Work Live Balance

    Cons

    Politics, Leadership Style and outsourcing work

    AICPA2019-09-04
  2. "Kind of a Mess"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator 

    I worked at AICPA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits, Ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Insane amounts of favoritism, some micromanagement, extremely unprofessional management

    AICPA2019-09-16
  3. Helpful (2)

    "State of flux"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work, telecommute, close-knit team structure

    Cons

    Everything is in a state of flux. No connection or communication from the highest level of management to their own direct reports so everyone flies blind. Zero accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Get in line with one another - employees see a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off.

    AICPA2019-08-25

    AICPA Response

    September 17, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for your feedback. While we are in a state of change in the organization, we are working diligently to ensure all areas are running as smoothly as possible. Whenever a period of change occurs in an organization, it may very well feel like things are in flux and disorganized. ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Zero trust - sad state of affairs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many talented and dedicated people

    Cons

    Politics, favoritism, secrecy, ivory tower mentality with SLT, employees not valued

    Advice to Management

    Rethink everything

    AICPA2019-09-12

    AICPA Response

    September 17, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We agree that have some very talented and dedicated employees in our organization, and appreciate your continued hard work and dedication. It is apart of The Association's core values to work together in a collaborative, ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Oh dear, what a shambles"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AICPA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent and honest workers at non-management level.

    Cons

    Everything that the Association touches. Just look at the reviews for CIMA (Chartered Institute for Management Accountants) to see how the Association destroyed an established and respected UK professional body. Company has been utterly destroyed.

    Advice to Management

    . Go on a management course . Stop lying to your staff . Early retirement . Apologize

    AICPA2019-08-22

    AICPA Response

    September 17, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Many changes have taken place across the organization over the last few years. There are some pieces that still require focus and work and others where we have made some fantastic progress. We realize that change can be difficult, ...

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "An organization that's in over its head and failing."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of positives that are offered. Flexible time, working from home (if your manager allows it), and they truly mean it when they say family needs come first. Every manager and member of the senior leadership team that I have encountered has stressed through actions, not words, that personal, family affairs and your health are a priority. There are also a large number of really nice and intelligent... people on staff. I have learned quite a lot in my time with the organization. The compensation has traditionally been at pace with the Raleigh-Durham market. That said health benefits have diminished recently in the name of cost savings.

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    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are so many things to list here, the organization has truly lost the plot. • Mainly, the organization (AICPA / Association) is actively outsourcing many of it's operations overseas to Malaysia. IT team was completely gutted, finance was gutted as well; all the roles moved to Kuala Lumpur. They are even to the point of the people team (HR) actively communicating in staff webcasts that people... should consider roles outside of the organization. The need people to leave to save money to fund more outsourcing. • Most of the in-office perks that were offered have been taken away in the name of cost savings to fund the Kuala Lumpur office. There was a Diner with a food service operation, that has been gone for about a year and a half. There were some very nice office festivals, those have all gone away. They even got rid of the cable TV in the diner area and the music service that played in the bathrooms and waiting areas to save money. We're back to sad vending machines where there used to be a very nice eat-in area. The learning opportunities have been cut as well. There used to be a decent budget for conferences and outside learning, opportunities for that are very limited now. • Now the bigger stuff; the Senior Management has shown over the last two years of constant poor decisions and uncertainty that they flat-out lack the skill and ability to lead the organization to an appropriate level of stability and success. There was a merger with an international accounting body (CIMA) over two years ago to form an international organization. Since then it has been an ongoing disaster with problem after problem materializing with leadership incapable of navigating the issues. Critical failures everywhere. • Favoritism abound. During a period of communicating holds on promotions and outright encouragement to explore work outside of the organization, a few select people have managed to get promoted, sometimes two and three times in a very short period. For most people, there hasn't been a promotion in their entire tenure with the organization, maybe one. There should be no expectation that you can advance in this environment.

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, it may be too far gone. I guess take advantage of the upcoming reorgs to right the ship. Also, put some new blood on the issues plaguing the organization. The current leadership isn't equipped to move things forward and has simply been ineffective.

    AICPA2019-06-13

    AICPA Response

    June 20, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for your feedback. We are working diligently on our international presence, which includes building out our new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with important roles that will play pivotal parts. With this expansion, there have been changes that have affected our ...

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Snake Pit"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - AICPA is lucky to still employ a number of intelligent, hard-working, wonderful people. - Many of my colleagues are such a joy to work with and be around! - Standard package of benefits but application of some benefits varies greatly by department/manager (e.g., flexible work) - Summer Fridays

    Cons

    - Complete lack of understanding on how to run a business by the SLT - Key strategic functions are outsourced to a third party consulting company. - IT is outsourced to another third party provider. Many people I know don't submit IT tickets anymore - it's not worth the time. Months will pass, nothing will get resolved and a whole lot of time will be wasted. And if you need development work done - good luck! ... There is zero consulting and leadership from the third party provider and nothing will happen unless you spell it all out to the nth degree and no changes can be accommodated. Tickets are not prioritized. It's a joke and a real drag on employee productivity. - Multiple functions are duplicated and triplicated throughout the organization. For example, there are many Sales departments and sales leaders, many Marketing groups which are now marching under the RAVE initiative, many Product Management organizations, many instances of CRMs and ERPs. It is a complete mess, starting with the org structure, to complete lack of understanding on what each of these functions and department heads should be doing and how, to middle managers who cannot drive cohesive results because there is no real vision for the organization and PA and MA units. - There is no professional development. ZERO. HR will tell you that prof. dev. opportunities abound but they are all in the form of cookie-cutter low cost online learning. In my several years here, I have never been given a single dollar to spend on a conference or outside training event. - There are no career paths and no concrete steps in one's career to progress to the next level. You will be asked to wear many different hats with zero focus and zero reward. For example, on a daily basis, I am involved in operational issues related to marketing, sales, IT, finance, legal, HR, etc. I have no time to focus on any one thing and no real impact in any one area. My role is vague and unclear with zero idea as to what needs to be done to progress or succeed in this organization. - Bullies who make unfounded promises to increase revenue or introduce new products and enjoy favoritism from the SLT get promoted. Nevermind that they never come through on their promises. There is little accountability, even at the highest levels. - Finance is a mess. They cannot find issued invoices, received payments, they frequently say "our current processes cannot accommodate that," or "we don't have resources" (who does?). They are not able to provide clear revenue reports by product nor correctly allocate payments to the correct invoices. - Politics abound. You can be totally incompetent in your job and get promoted based on who likes you. I know many people who miserably failed to deliver on projects, were borderline unprofessional and rude in meetings and moved on to Director levels. - The new HR leader boasts about the benefits package the company offers and flexibility to work where and when needed as long as it supports company and employee goals (Our Flexibility Principles). In reality, the flexibility principle is completely up to your manager. My manager believes that everyone ought to be in the office as much as possible and actively discourages working from home by making unpleasant remarks on the matter. People in other departments work from home 3-4 times a week every week. That really stings! - Recently HR took away 2 floating holidays with no advance notice. Some employees used them earlier on in the year before the announcement. Others did not. Several people submitted complaints to HR and were called "whiny babies" to their face. - Vacation and benefits package overall is lackluster although some recent improvements have been made.

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    Advice to Management

    Find a new decent team of senior managers with a track record of proven results at well known companies so they can bring the house in order! Unless you want to kill your career, do not join this organization.

    AICPA2019-06-07

    AICPA Response

    June 20, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for taking a moment to provide your feedback. We encourage our employees to share their feedback on our policies, as we want to ensure what we are providing is not just on-par with other organizations but that we stand out when it comes to our benefits, including PTO ...

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Favoritism abounds"

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    Former Employee - Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AICPA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance only if your manager approves

    Cons

    Egotistical management, favoritism, shallow managers, SLT

    Advice to Management

    SLT always reminds employees how important “authenticity” is, however, they don’t believe it. Not all “popular” people are the hard workers management thinks they are. They tout innovation, but they do not embrace innovation or creativity. I would recommend they practice what they preach.

    AICPA2019-05-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Great Great Rating!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, true work-life balance, wonderful people in the office and in all our international locations, medical, dental, vision, 401-k, PTO, holidays, able to work from home, summer Fridays!

    Cons

    We are global which is a good thing so sometimes working hours across time zones can be challenging.

    AICPA2019-04-06

    AICPA Response

    April 19, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear your positive words regarding our various benefits. This has been a key focus for us to ensure employees are working in an environment that provides flexibility and work-life balance, especially with most of our teams being spread ...

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  10. "Pays more than most call centers"

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    Current Employee - Associate Advisor in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AICPA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay a living wage and if you can get in with the right individuals you may move up.

    Cons

    If for some reason you get on someone's bad side, your experience there will be filled with consistent attempts to make you suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Be decent. Put aside your preconceived notions and stereotypes, don't let hearsay be your jury and judge and be decent.

    AICPA2019-04-10

    AICPA Response

    April 19, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to us that all of our employees are treated fairly and equally. If you have concerns about this, we would encourage you to contact someone from the People Team to share your feedback directly so we can address it as soon as possible. ...

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