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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the title of qualified accountants in numerous countries in the English-speaking world. It is generally equivalent to the title of chartered accountant in other English-speaking countries. In the United States, the CPA is a license to provide accounting services to the public. It is awarded by each of the 50 states for practice in that state.

A CPA mentoned, "I'm a CPA and I make six figures but public accounting absolutely sucks.. I'm 29 y/e. Turnover is ridiculous and it seems like it's a huge accomplishment if you can land a job making $150k. Forget making partner - I don't even know how it's possible... I know that $150k like top 10% of the population in terms of income, but still, the environment sucks---- people fighting for client contact, stealing your work, turnover, etc. "

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Marketing Manager says

"I worked at CPA.com for more than 3 years Cons: The NY office has an atmosphere that can only be described as morgue-like - and everyone there agreed with me on that. Grey, drab, silent, behind the times: welcome to the past. Cubicle partitions, no eye-contact from management, certainly no innovation, an older workforce. Highly corporate, nonsensical internal processes are rampant, and ensure that any progress is as slow and painful as possible. Co-workers are generally uninterested, unmotivated and extremely slow to respond to any internal requests. The upper management is totally removed from all other layers, and they seem to "work from home" at least 3 days a week. Except for Mike Murray, the CFO - who is liked an respected by practically everyone. Expect endless, mind-numbing corporate jargon, and hours of pointless meetings on a daily basis, where jargon is thrown around and almost nothing gets decided or done. 'When in doubt - use meaningless jargon' seems to be the name of the game here. The company could not be further from the new, more open, tech-style management style favored by Google and others. There is a good reason for this, in case you're wondering (I certainly was scratching my head at first), which is that cpa.com is a for-profit branch of the AICPA (a not for profit). The AICPA decides what certifications/credits etc. are required by CPAs in the US. Then along comes CPA.com, with full access to the AICPA member database, offering the products the AICPA forces them to buy - it's a captive audience, so no innovation required. This job was the most unfulfilling one I have had, where I felt the most badly-treated and mentally and emotionally taken advantage of. I would not wish this company on my worst enemy, I genuinely mean that. The management style in the Alliance Marketing Team is one of intimidation and fear. Marketing Managers are pressurized to churn out complex projects on a weekly basis, while the Alliance Team director struts around the office like a peacock and takes full credit (without helping, contributing or offering advice when asked). He arrives last and leaves first every day - or at least 95% of the time, I think that says it all. Salaries are very low. I was offered 20k more in my subsequent job. KEY TAKEAWAY: If happiness or a fair salary are of any importance to you, avoid CPA.com like the plague. Trust me."

Former Employee - Anonymous says

"I worked at CPA.com full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Upper management has no clue about managing or motivating or rewarding people or recognizing the contributions of individuals. Management insulates itself and speaks only to the managers who manage staff thinking that they tell the truth. In fact, most staff managers simply state what best serves their own personal interests."

Current Employee - N/A says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Managements did not have a clear directions. Not competitive salary. Expectation is too high. No career path for employees."

Current Employee - Marketing Manager says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Management doesn't know how to treat employees"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time for more than 3 years Cons: lack of communication/care from upper management. only focused on results with little regard for its employees and what they need/how they feel. disorganized, lots of reorgs and little room for growth or new opportunities. pay is very little compared to amount of work expected. no one seems to care much about the going ons of the world especially with everything that happened in 2020 and just expects people to get it done and work through it all. very lean organization that expects a lot from its employees. company culture is very lacking/not with the times"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time Cons: 16 year old company that runs like a startup. Higher ups keep adding to our goals but limiting who we can sell the programs to and wants to run bare bones on staff numbers. There are managers not leaders here that are behind on the times. Recently took away monthly cell phone reimbursement."

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"I have been working at CPA.com Cons: very low paying jobs. too much works and politics etc"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time Cons: Below average pay and no career growth. No leadership from senior management."

Marketing Manager says

"I worked at CPA.com Cons: Management, no growth in the teams"

Current Employee - Senior Account Manager says

"I have been working at CPA.com full-time Cons: lack of communication, bad product rollouts, company culture is deteriorating"

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