Eide Bailly Reviews

Updated 9 March, 2015
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  1. Senior audit associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eide Bailly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE, Paid time off, not as much travel, raises

    Cons

    Busy season is hard but at Eide it is better than moat

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Eide Bailly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People I worked with were awesome

    Cons

    Too big of a company

    Advice to Management

    Have more meetings

  3. Long time employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eide Bailly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers and co-workers. Fun family activities

    Cons

    Lots of travel, opinions are not valued.

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  5. Okay company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The number of hours and travel required can be a bit taxing

  6. Great experience for public accounting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big firm work but not a small firm office feel

    Cons

    Tax season sucks big time. 55 charge hours equates to 70 hours at the office each week.

    Advice to Management

    Make people leave after 65 hours. Quality of work and speed of work is reduced because people get burnt out

  7. Excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats its employees very well and understand that life can get in the way of work sometimes. They have always treated me very well.

    Cons

    As for any accounting firm, the number of hours the employees are required to work are not any different than any other firm in the profession but Eide Bailly makes sure its employees are also given time off so they can recover from the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of treating your employees respectfully and the firm will continue to grow.

  8. Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The firm is very flexible and open to work life balance discussions.
    Partners are great people to work for.
    I wide range of industries.

    Cons

    You will travel which for single people may be a good thing, but if you have a family it may be a strain.
    Pay is a bit lower then you can get in private accounting.

    Advice to Management

    You seem to be loosing a lot of people because of salary. But you are also loosing a lot of staff that want to start a family and feel like the job cannot fit there life style. If this is true or not I do not know but maybe a dialogue is needed and changes need to be made.

  9. Well rounded, positive, balanced audit experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Boise, ID (US)

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balanceand flexibility are excellent. Diversity of industries is a huge plus. Working on multiple different clients accross many different field gives you a wealth of experience. The firm culture is great, and I truly enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    No real negatives. Busy season is busy season, but managable. Health insurance is a little on the expensive side.

  10. OK Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the Colorado offices, the leadership promoted work-life balance. They allowed flexibility in your schedule to fit in work and personal commitments. The company offers a lot of technology training sessions continually through out the year. The company offers a lot of tax technical training as well.

    Cons

    The clients are generally small to medium-sized, closely held businesses, so there isn't a whole lot of variety or challenge to the work.

  11. Very pleasant work environment, but lacking exposure to more dynamic clients

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Fargo, ND (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Fargo, ND (US)

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back with decent compensation and benefits.
    Great opportunity to get exposure to many different industries and employers in the middle market throughout the Western United States.

    Cons

    Expensive family health insurance.
    Long hours during busy season.
    A little bit too comfortable with the status quo. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality.
    You have to stay with the company for a long time in order to truly reap the financial reward for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Some room for growth in margins instead of just revenue through a greater focus on operational efficiency.
    I would personally prefer a compensation system that offers more immediate benefit for hard work, rather than one that requires a long-term committment in order to see financial reward. Annual raises and long term vesting of the profit sharing program doesn't allow much mobility. I'm aware of why this is designed this way, but it's time to embrace the mobile workforce of the 21st century.

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