Plante Moran

Plante Moran provides auditing, accounting, tax services, management consulting, technology assessment and planning, and wealth management. The industries it serves include health care, financial, manufacturing, retail, dealerships, and not-for-profit and public sectors.

The company was founded by Elorion Plante in 1924. Frank Moran was made co-partner  in 1950, at which point the firm’s name was changed to Plante & Moran. (Among Moran’s more memorable pronouncements was his saying he wanted a work enviroment that was “relatively jerk-free.”) Plante Moran has since grown to become the 11th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm in the US, employing over 2,000 people.

Plante Moran ranked #15 on Fortune Magazine’s June 2015 list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

HR Director Chris McCoy told us Plante Moran assigns every new staffer a junior “buddy” providing casual information such as where to find the best coffee, and a senior “team partner” who’s responsible for the person’s career development (and whose own performance is evaluated in part by the new employee’s progress; as McCoy put it, “We don’t promote partners who can’t develop future partners”). While a buddy and/or team partner will often evolve into a mentor, Plante Moran encourages its people to also seek out mentors on their own as they build relationships within the firm.

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Guest: Chris McCoy, Director of Human Resources

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