Advantax Group

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Advantax Group Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stop pretending and start doing

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    Former Employee - property tax accountant  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - property tax accountant in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Advantax Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very casual work environment if you like wearing shorts and flip-flops this place is for you

    Cons

    The ultimate in nonserious business environment. The owner loves to run around acting like he is a social media guru

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about being a marketing firm and start worrying about being a service firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Promises service to customers they can't produce

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantax Group

    Pros

    Can show up in shorts and flip flops. Owner is nice but disconnected from reality of operations. Nice location. Ample parking.

    Cons

    This place is a joke. Can't understand how they make any money. The management sells services they don't already offer. Then rely on staff to "make it happen". All people with the professional experience for the consulting and compliance have been replaced with interns. Customers not told that some returns not even filed. Resources outdated and useless. Very low pay. Serious tax professionals need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the business before it implodes. Your holding on by a string. Staff is a joke; services are a joke. Customers in the dark.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    It's the product stupid

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Advantax Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was able to get lots of opportunities to work with clients. As member of management I was able to develop people right out of school and teach them the right way to do things

    Cons

    If you are not part of consulting you are treated like a pariah. This has resulted in very high turnover which frustrates clients (one of the most common complaints)

    Senior leadership loves to be anywhere but in the office. It is huge inside joke about how many hours spent sitting in first class relaxing instead of sitting at desk working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the work product that helps us become successful not the tax committees and chairing events or getting travel awards

    Senior management has been in place over 10 years. If they don't like the results they should stop blaming others and look in the mirror

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bashing of CEO unfair

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    Former Employee - Controller  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Advantax Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company puts out a solid product. Employees care about clients and really live up to the motto "the office next door"

    A lot has been said on this site condemning the CEO - He is a good man who wants to right by his clients and his employees

    Cons

    The CEO is a good man BUT he is in over his head. He loves to talk about his experience at a major company but that was only for a few years in a low level position.

    He should have sold the business years ago.

    He has lost his enthusiasm for the busines and sadly all of the employees at Advantax know this except for him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO - Sell the business and do something you truly care about while you are still relatively young. You have wonderful skills that are being wasted.

    Management - offer to buy the business and grow it into something that you can be proud of

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Management obsessed with social media

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Charles, IL

    I have been working at Advantax Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun team. Enjoy working with each other decent benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Way too heavy on social media for a financial services firm. Mgt wastes way too much time and money on videos for website and blogs that nobody cares about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to fulfilling the needs of customers and forget about the tweets , posts , video blogs etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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