Remember the Vault Accounting 50? And remember how Plante Moran would have swept it were it not for PwC's pesky prestige dominating the rankings?
Well Plante Moran says its secret is a jerk-free environment:
If you eliminate what outsiders think, Plante Moran and Friedman become a main focus of the study. Plante Moran was ranked the top firm in six quality of life categories, including business outlook, culture, firm leadership, informal training, internal mobility and promotion policies. The mid-west firm, which operates office locations in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, as well as several overseas, has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 16 consecutive years.
Gordon Krater, managing partner at Plante Moran, said the key to the firm’s culture is employing the right kind of people. “We are relatively jerk-free,” he said. “If you act like a jerk often, there is no room for you here.”
I'm just going to leave this here…