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Plante & Moran Named to Crain's Annual List of "Best Places to Work"

Firm’s cultural philosophy and established values secures recognition as top employer

CHICAGO, Illinois — Plante & Moran, PLLC, the nation’s 12th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business.

“The recognition by Crain’s is testimony to the strength of the principles established by our founders 86 years ago, which remain the standards we adhere to today,” said Chris Montague, managing partner of Plante & Moran’s Chicago office. “ These principles are the fabric of our firm and have allowed us to recruit and retain quality people, which in turn creates tremendous value for our clients.”

The ranking was based on results from employer and employee surveys which measured quantitative information such as pay, promotions and benefits, and qualitative issues such as relationships with management and with co-workers and fairness of pay.

Plante & Moran — which ranks 16 out of 20 — is placed among Chicago’s best places to work for the following reasons:

  • The firm’s commitment to its people and its culture, as evidenced by
    • Programs such as employee flex-time
    • Staff development through mentor and buddy programs
    • Commitment to feedback
    • Discounts on financial planning sessions and home computers

“Today’s generation of workers is searching for companies that will get them involved and present them with career options,” said Kathy Downey, managing partner of Plante & Moran’s Northwest Chicago office. “As a firm, we recognize this need and offer our staff the flexibility to evolve their own careers and choose the growth track that they find most rewarding. We believe this recognition is a testament to our ability to empower our people.”

Plante & Moran has two offices in the Chicagoland area — downtown Chicago and Northwest Chicago — and was recently recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as being one of the “100 Best companies to Work For” for the 12th consecutive year.

Crain’s Chicago Business “Best Places to Work” can be seen at

About Plante & Moran
Plante & Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante & Moran has a staff of more than 1,600 professionals in 21 offices throughout Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio, and with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante & Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

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