At Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 761 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.52. It was published on Sep 14, 2016. 4359 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Baker Tilly is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with specialized professionals who connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois Major Locations: Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington DC, District of Columbia; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York City, New York
US Employees: 2,670 US Revenues: $478 million
Corporate Structure: Partnership Founded: 1931

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 12)

Great Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services 2017 (ranked 25)

Supporting Gleaner's Food Bank in Detroit

Perks and Programs

We asked Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • GROW: Baker Tilly’s Growth and Retention of Women (GROW) program has been the foundation of our workplace diversity efforts and remains part of our continuing commitment to cultural initiatives that make Baker Tilly a more dynamic, collaborative, and innovative organization; including book clubs, healthy lifestyle networking events, golf lesson outings, Lean In sponsorship, and educational opportunities.
  • SOAR: Launched in 2015, Supporting Opportunity, Advancement, and Recognition for all (SOAR) encourages and supports the evolution of a diverse, inclusive workforce with opportunity for all team members to maximize their potential, create value, and deliver on our promise of Exceptional Client Service with focuses on race and ethnicity and LGBT groups. Some activities include national and local partnerships with diverse organizations, educational opportunities to promote diversity, cultural awareness events and pot lucks, and much more.
  • Stewardship Day: This is an annual event where the entire firm comes together on one day to fight hunger through various volunteer activities organized at every location. This was the first year of our Stewardship Day but it was a huge success based on the feedback of our team members and is now an annual event.
  • End of Season & Holiday Celebrations: Picture the end of a busy season and everyone getting together to celebrate the hard work and many successes of the teams. Each office will bring their own flavor to these celebrations, but they include dinner and drinks with entertainment. These are always fun events that the team looks forward to.
  • Spot Bonus Program: These are monetary performance bonuses given "on the spot" for outstanding achievement. , Team members can be rewarded with $500-$5000 to say thanks for an exceptional job.
  • True Blue Recognition: True Blue is a program that recognizes performance that may not be spot bonus worthy, but still provides an example of excellence. These awards range from $50-$250 and are given in the form of a e-card with a gift card selection. Many people will print the cards and post them on their boards to show pride in the recognition.
  • Flexibility: Our firm embraces flexibility and through strong communication efforts and recognizing flexibility as a top ten contributor to our career value proposition, we have been able to establish a culture that promotes individual needs. Performance is key, not where or when the job is done.
  • Baker Tilly University: Baker Tilly University is the firm’s approach to developing our talent and helping employees understand what training fits their current role. Those in staff and senior roles will find learning that is most appropriate in the Emerging Professionals Academy – both technical and non-technical training. Those promoted into manager and senior manager roles will access content and programs in the Management Academy. This includes VBA Manager, Senior Manager and Director Development and offerings of our service line conferences for managers and above. Those destined for partner or leadership roles (or with the potential) will find programs in our Leadership Academy. This includes EDGE for Senior Managers, Developing Leaders for partners, and GROW Advocacy for high potential women in Sr. Manager level roles.
  • Dress for Your Day: Baker Tilly prides itself in being one of the first professional services firms to adopt this policy firm-wide. We trust our employees to make the right decision on how to present themselves for work and if your not in a client meeting, jeans are absolutely appropriate. We just started this early in 2016 and our teams LOVE IT!
  • Team Outings: These vary by team, but you'll often find teams at local professional sporting events or being hosted to a dinner at their team leader's house. Again, these events are a testament to how everyone is encouraged to work together and have fun together. We hear time and again that the people are the best part of working at Baker Tilly and these types of events bring it all together.


70% Company-paid health coverage for employees (full and part time above 24 hours/week) 70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
70% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Health insurance for retirees


  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Discount ticket sales
Racing to the top for a good cause in Milwaukee


27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 19 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (1% use it)
  • Telecommute option (1% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave50 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave32 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
32 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care


  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer


  • CHRO is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 2 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Soccer time!


Wilkes-Barre team bowling

How to Get Hired

We asked Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are looking for individuals who will appreciate and contribute to our strong culture. We value people that are friendly and supportive; work collaboratively to meet challenges, solve problems and realize professional goals. We achieve great things together. Be Open. Open door is our culture. Work meaningfully with partners, managers and peers. Care and Teach. Baker Tilly believes in individual growth in a supportive environment in which our continuous learners share their knowledge and experience with others. Share your knowledge as a Valued Business Advisor to all kinds of clients, from start-ups and family-run businesses to multi-national corporations. Be part of highly skilled and motivated teams who engage and commit to our clients and solving their complex business challenges. Listen and repond. We are feedback driven and work to better meet the diverse needs of our team members. Start strong. Gain more experience, responsibility, opportunity with early client-facing opportunities.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Connect with us! Apply online, but get to know who we are and what each position entails. Be curious and tell us how you align with our culture. If you don't know, ask. If you don't feel like it's a fit, don;t force it. You'll be happier in the long run. Network with our team. They are extremely active in their comunities and within the profession, so don't hesitate to introduce yourself and start the conversation. More than anything, be yourself.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always seeking top talent for internships, accountants and consultants, senior accountants, senior consultants, managers, senior managers, and partners

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Get to know us and our culture on our Careers site, LinkedIn, Facebook, Vault, Glassdoor, YouTube, etc... If you are interested in applying you can do so directly on our careers site at and/or become one of our Talent Insiders for email updates on job opportunities and firm insight.  

hiring Outlook

1,100 Job openings forecast for coming year 6% Job Growth
21 Average applicants per opening 23,754 Applications received
933 Positions filled in past year 35% New hires by employee referrals
Yes Recruits on college campuses 484 New graduates hired
14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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