Burr Pilger & Mayer

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Burr Pilger & Mayer Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
36 Reviews

3.8
36 Reviews
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    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hand on experience, nice people, strong company values

    Cons

    Some senior management may not give you the opportunity to grow, things are too structured for my tastes (even though it's less structured than Big 4)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the smartest people possible and let them shine. There is no need to fit everyone into predetermined boxes or to limit your talent to local schools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is OK. There is no balance between work and personal life

    Former Employee - Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Personal growth, very challenging projects

    Cons

    too much politics. The senior lever is lacking of the management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should invest more time in employees' training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Environment with Opportunity to Excel

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

    Pros

    They help match projects with areas of interest, and allow for you to work in industries that appeal to you. Friendly staff allows you to feel part of the firm from day one. Managers and Seniors are very skilled and attentive to helping you develop.

    Cons

    Would like more variety on the snacks, but the ones they do offer are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people and good opportunities, more training please

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great variety of clients and opportunities to learn different business models.

    Cons

    Very little consistency in expectations from job to job. Each senior and manager have different methods and what makes one senior happy may make another senior mad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training in technical skills for associates and more managerial training for seniors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people. Long hours.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people

    Cons

    Work hours could get pretty long.

  7.  

    Market Leader in the North Bay!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

    Pros

    A record 8-time winner of Best Places to Work in the North Bay Award and selected Best Accounting Firm in the North Bay by readers of NorthBay biz Magazine...3 years in a row - BPM provides a workplace where you can be yourself. No matter what your level is in the firm, everyone is treated with respect. There are a lot of smart, collaborative people here with a clear vision.

    Cons

    Not really a "con"...but certainly a challenge. Attracting top talent from the San Francisco marketplace can be a challenge - however, once they get to Sonoma / Napa and meet the BPM team, experience the lifestyle and amazing clients...it's usually a slam dunk (hire me!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - let's continue to hire the best and the brightest...while staying true to our unique culture (fun, outgoing and supportive).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Professional in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The company cares about its people and clients.
    Passionate partners.
    Looking to continue growth to create opportunities for up and coming employees.
    The firm has a very strong culture focused on people and clients.

    Cons

    Public accounting hours can be difficult at times with extended hour during busy times. The firm is looking into ways to fix compression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bright future ahead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Flexible schedule. Exposure to clients early on in the career. Young partners who actively look for mentoring opportunities

    Cons

    Some partners resist firm wide specialization initiatives which can be frustrating for staff, and seniors. The firm recently had a big lay-off and is reorienting itself. Procedures and practices are not uniform across the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more transparent regarding the firm's vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very flexable as long as you get the work done.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Very flexable with work/life balance. Once you get to Associate II or Senior, your have more flexablity to make your own work schedule, as long as you get the hours in and work done. The people/staff are all great. I really like my coworkers. Many work socials. Good coaching by managers, and the opportunity to pick the type of clients I work on, or decline to work on a client.

    Cons

    Long hours, evaluations of upper management doesn't appear to have much effect. Some internal trainings can be a waste of time and usually not useful. Aweful at the way they fire people, no notice to the Senior who is running the job that their staff was fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more perks, make me want to stay late and work. MORE communication by partners and managers about layoffs and how they will directly affect open job,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience in what I don't want in an employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff to work with and decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Little direction
    No immediate feedback
    Lack of training
    A lot of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time on staff development and training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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