AugustinPartners Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Reinhard R. Augustin
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Firm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at AugustinPartners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have been with AugustinPartners for five years now and like the work we do as well as the company culture. The work is a diverse and interesting mix of compliance and research including lots of consulting in international tax issues. The firm provides an international work environment in a team that is about half German and half American. Unlike other accounting firms, we have never had mandatory 50 or 60 hour weeks during busy season. In fact, non-management employees are able to leave on time most days so that the work life balance here is much better than in any other firm I know. However, if work demands, staff members are expected to be team players and stay a little later.

    In the five years I have been with the firm, not a single staff member was let go because of client losses. AugustinPartners is operating in a niche market with a solid client base and has never had any trouble attracting new clients even in times when many other firms are struggling. In the past, the firm had to let a few people go because of their poor performance, although this is not a common occurrence.
    Of course the partner is focused on billings as revenues keep the firm alive. But he also cares about his staff’s professional growth and general well being. He is very accessible for everyone in the office.

    AugustinPartners is the best place I have worked at so far (including a Big Four company and another small accounting firm). The horrible reviews we have received from some former employees who claim to be current employees are insulting and not based on facts and they obviously serve the purpose of hurting our firm. I trust you will figure this out yourself as soon as you read any of them.

    Cons

    While non-management employees usually do not work overtime, the situation is different for managers who put in extra hours on a frequent basis. Therefore the work life balance for managers at AugustinPartners is comparable to other accounting firms.


  2. They don't even give me a written offer letter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY

    I worked at AugustinPartners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small company, easy job, and paid

    Cons

    Don't even give me a written offer letter, since I said I need one for school paperwork, and declined my offer. They are freaked out I'm international student

    Advice to Management

    Please learn more about immigrant policy and don't be afraid to hire international


  3. Helpful (5)

    Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at AugustinPartners

    Pros

    Good Exposure to foreign returns, good work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough exposure or practive develepment
    low salary


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  5. Mehr Schein als Sein...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    module.emp-review.former- - Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    module.emp-review.former- - Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at AugustinPartners (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leider kann ich das Unternehmen nicht weiter empfehlen.

    Cons

    Im letzten Jahr wurden mehrere Mitarbeiter ohne Vorwarnung entlassen, was dazu geführt hat, dass jedes mal wenn bei den Partnern "die Tür zu geht" sich jeder fragt: fliege ich jetzt raus?

    Advice to Management

    Die Führungskräfte besitzen keinerlei Führungskompetenzen. Über Mitarbeiter wir nur gelästert und diese werden darüber hinaus oft mutwillig zum Weinen gebracht. Aber man erhält jeden Tag kostenlos Kaffee und Kekse, dies scheint hier wichtiger zu sein als Mitarbeitermotivation, ein gutes Arbeitsklima oder die Weiterbildung der Mitarbeiter.


  6. Schreckliches und mieses Unternehmen Dreadful and lousy business to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Manager in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at AugustinPartners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Da gibt es nicht viel zu sagen, man wird monatlich bezahlt und bekommt kostenlosen Kaffee. Manche Leute sind nett, wenn man wo anfängt.

    Not much to say here, you are paid monthly and you get free coffee. Some people are nice when you first start.

    Cons

    Schlechte Führung und unglaubliches Mikro-Management. Während der Arbeit wird man ständig von einem hinterhältigen Eigentümer und seinen deutsch-sprechenden Kollegen angestarrt. Sehr unmoralische Geschäftspraktiken und wenig Ausstiegsmöglichkeiten.

    Poor leadership and unbelievable micromanagement. You constantly being stared at while doing assignments by a sneaky owner and his Germanic speaking colleagues. Highly unethical business practices and low exit opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Man sollte Angestellte mit Respekt behandeln und aufhören, ständig Sprachen zu sprechen, die nur ein paar verstehen.

    Treat employees with respect and stop constantly speaking languages only a handful on employees understand.



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