Bachecki, Crom & Company

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Bachecki, Crom & Company Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bachecki, Crom & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Locations. We have private offices, flexible hours, and the work keeps us intrigued. We also have terrific salaries and benefits, opportunity for advancement, fun parties, and amazing people to work with. Couldn't ask for anything better!

    Cons

    nothing to say at this time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place to work, not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bachecki, Crom & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Catered lunches, parties, lots of perks (free snacks and drinks), continuing education, work-life balance, friendly co-workers, company picnic, private offices, close to public transportation and shopping, good location, flexible

    Cons

    Boring, small firm, too quiet, small bonuses, low salary, no benefits for families, Older staff (not many younger employees), no growth, training is boring and not useful in real world, moody partners and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better benefit package, better growth opportunities to motivate staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exciting forensic accounting firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bachecki, Crom & Company

    Pros

    Challenging work in the litigation support and estate planning areas
    Very nice people to work with

    Cons

    tax season is a bit challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek out additional quality team members to join the firm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A nice place to visit but I wouldn't want lo live here

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bachecki, Crom & Company

    Pros

    It is in a great location and they offer great benefits. You will learn a lot about bankruptcy laws in preparing tax returns. They offer massages during tax season and birthday cake for your birthday. The compensation is fair for some positions and in others it is totally based on how well you can take a beating from the managing partner. If you are just starting out this is a good place for you to work, the first year or two will be great here. There are no cubicles here, even entry level employees get an office with a view.

    Cons

    Downsides for working at BCC are a plenty. The major one is that the Managing Partner has created an abusive environment towards his employees. The only people that continue to work there feel as though they are "stuck" for various different reasons (i.e. limited education, over 50, declining job market). In the time that I was there two partners and thirteen other employees quit, ranging from administrative staff to senior management. I hadn't even been there ten years. Their tax practice is a joke. They are extremly overpriced. What individual wants to pay upwards of a thousand dollars for a simple tax return. They have lost numerous tax clients over the years due to incompetency and overpricing. If you are offered a partnership; Don't Take It. You will be a partner in name only and your opinion will never count for anything, believe me I know. There is no work life balance or flexibility. It was not uncommon to hear someone walking down the hall saying "and the beatings will continue until morale improves".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are competent and that you have a need for. It makes no since to keep hiring people just so that you can fill an empty office. You should actually care about your employees and thier total well being and not just the well being of your company. Work on having a work/life balance for your employees and really mean it. Creative criticizm is appreciated and needed for any job to thrive, but that should not be the only time you have something to say to your employees. Show some recognition and a little praise for a job well done. When you don't treat your employees with respect morale goes out the window. When you say you have an open door policy that should also include an open mind policy. Try to see things from someone else's point of view.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    As far as CPA firms, this one NOT good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant. in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant. in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bachecki, Crom & Company

    Pros

    Experience that I got in bankruptcy and bankruptcy accounting - and a private office

    Cons

    Very difficult managing partner. Sometimes he's good. Often he's in upset for no one knows what reason. Communication is not good. Training - little. Boss yells openly in the office many many times - not much tact. Employees are ALL unhappy with the boss and the situation, but everyone is afraid to talk to the guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is the problem. Change senior management and the company might make it. Maybe you should merge with a larger firm, and turn the company over to someone who is competent at managing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is not a good place to work or to advance a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bachecki, Crom & Company

    Pros

    It's a good place to learn bankruptcy tax law, and some very basic accounting and tax skills.

    Cons

    Managing Partner is abusive toward his employees. Success in this environment is based on one's willingness to take abuse from the boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why is it that all those offices are empty? Why is it that no one stays as a partner? Why all the turnover in employees, since the current management took over in 1998? You've got very serious issues. With the current management structure, it's no wonder you can't keep employees, partners or clients - wouldn't you agree at this point?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bachecki, Crom & Company

    Pros

    Nice offices - free sodas

    Cons

    As others have said, the Managing Partner is not nice. He seems to take an interest in us at first - but then WATCH OUT - cause he's very unpleasant and difficult much of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and clients. You don't know all the answers. Management style here is awful. If your employees are not treated with respect, that eventually comes back at you. Your clients learn of it, and then leave. Most of your current clients already know what sort of Managing Partner runs the firm - and most are on their way out. All the rent paid on these empty offices could be used to pay bonuses, or do things to increase morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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