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.