Burr Pilger & Mayer

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Burr Pilger & Mayer Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Balanced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer

    Pros

    - Reasonable hours considering the industry
    - Lots of vacation hours given
    - Management is very supportive
    - All staff levels are highly visible to partners

    Cons

    - Sometimes tough to find time to take vacation from a busy schedule

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  2.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Seniors and management understand that we aren't robots. Even hours during busy season are reasonable. The environment is conducive to learning and teaching. Management does their best to help you develop personally & professionally. Pay is comparable, if not more than Big 4, for way less hours.

    Cons

    Few big name brands as clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Best you could ask for in a company

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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, the firm acknowledges their employees have lives and celebrate who we are outside of work. Managers and Partners care about developing their people, and trying to find ways to make us happier in our careers.
    Summer early close Fridays - during the slower audit months of summer, you're encouraged to start your weekend at 3:30.
    Great benefits, no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Public accounting always has longer hours than other industries, at BPM there is a 50 hour minimum during busy season January - mid March (hardly a con, just industry standard)

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  5.  

    Great company, great employees, and great values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    BPM genuinely cares about employees and lives up to their core values. The employees are from diverse backgrounds and make going to work fun. People are excited to develop one another and are very encouraging which creates a great learning environment.

    Cons

    The work assigned isn't always the most exciting which is normal when you're starting out.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Great mid-sized firm in the Silicon Valley

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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer full-time

    Pros

    Got a job here right out of college, and I;ve really liked it. They really do care about their employees, and providing work/life balance unlike some other accounting firms in the bay. Good mix of private and SEC clients.

    Cons

    Not the most prestigious firm to work for, not really a huge resume builder.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Tries to do what is best for employees.

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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer

    Pros

    I appreciate the lengths management goes in providing staff with a great place to work. Lots of great people which makes spending time at the office a nice place. Good work and life balance. Many unexpected perks. Flexible work environment and care for work station.

    Cons

    Work can be overwhelming at times due to limited assistance available. Some partners do resist change, but this is getting better.

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    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Great career opportunities and great people

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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up and learn different aspects of audit and consulting. Good people to work with. Good work and life balance. Good people and good management.

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of time to wrap up work due to multiple projects concurrently during each month, but it was good experience to manage projects and people and meet expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward performers as much as possible as they work efficient and coach staffs a lot.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer as an intern

    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.

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    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    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

    I worked at Burr Pilger & Mayer full-time (less than an year)

    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

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    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at Burr Pilger & Mayer as an intern (more than an year)

    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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