Freed Maxick has worked hard to achieve a positive environment. We want to share with you how some of our employees view corporate culture, their work environment and how they balance their career, life and play.
McKenna | Rochester Tax
“I am fortunate to have been hired by Freed Maxick shortly after my college graduation. I was seeking a position as an entry-level accountant, however I was unsure which area to focus on. Freed Maxick provided me with the opportunity to immerse myself into my chosen field while discovering areas that catered to my professional strengths and interests. I appreciate the welcoming work environment and friendly, professional staff; the people here understand the hurdles of embarking on a new career and provide the support necessary to make their new employees comfortable and confident.
Freed Maxick also understands the value of providing mentoring to ensure their employees become confident, independent professionals. I especially appreciate how Freed Maxick has provided me with exposure to one-on-one client interactions almost immediately after obtaining my position. In addition to learning the business of accounting, I learned the business of collaboration with our clients. I count this experience as an invaluable step in the development of my career.
Personally, Freed Maxick has enabled me to develop career confidence. As I made my transition from college student to professional, Freed Maxick was there to provide me with career and interpersonal support via their Onboarding Training Program. The mentoring and support I have received has been essential in developing the skills to work collaboratively and effectively with other professionals and clients. The resources, training, mentoring and daily support in the work environment has been beneficial to me both personally and professionally.”
David | Batavia Tax
“I began my career at Freed Maxick straight out of college, with no experience in public accounting. The people at Freed were very helpful and supportive as I went through the transition from college student to working professional. Furthermore, the Firm is very cognizant of studying requirements for the CPA exam and offers great incentives for passing the CPA exam on a timely basis.
The Firm puts a great focus on enabling employees when it comes to career development. They are providing greater transparency when it comes to promotion and upward movement, as well as personal evaluations so you know what your areas of strength are and where there is room for improvement. Moreover, they will provide whatever help you need to continue your career growth, whether it comes in the form of internal or external trainings.
Personally, the greatest benefit Freed offers is the schedule flexibility we are given. Our technology gives us the ability to work virtually from anywhere, which is a big help when you have young children. Working on your own schedule is great, and gives me extra time to do things like spend a Friday afternoon at home with my wife and kids or play an extra round of golf in the summer.”
Rebecca | Buffalo Tax
After spending over five years at another local accounting firm, I joined Freed Maxick in the spring of 2018. While it was difficult making the decision to leave the people who had become family to me over the years, it quickly became the best decision I have ever made. Not only did Freed Maxick welcome me with open arms, but since my time with the Firm I have grown immensely in my career. Freed Maxick has allowed me to thrive in the areas I am most interested in and has catered to developing my professional needs.
The culture at Freed Maxick is everything I had hoped for and more. Freed Maxick strives to put their employees’ well-being first and offers a range of flexible work arrangements in order for employees to achieve an optimal work-life balance.
When I first decided that I wanted to make a change, I knew that Freed Maxick was my top choice and that was further confirmed during the interview process. I specifically remember one of the interviewers saying “Other firms are like classical music, but at Freed Maxick – we are Rock and Roll!” While the analogy is pretty funny, it has proven to be very true. The employees at Freed Maxick are not your typical boring accountants; we have fun, all while taking our tasks at hand seriously and providing top notch service to our clients. I can truly say I am proud to be a Freed Maxick employee!