CBIZ Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
41 Reviews
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBIZ full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great interaction with management, good working environment

    Cons

    Work/life balance varied with the inconsistent hours

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working for CBIZ was like looking at car wreck on the highway

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I worked at CBIZ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits but thats about it. I really can't think of anything else that is a pro....maybe that it's a large financially stable company.

    Cons

    No leadership or direction from senior management. You are on an island by yourself....sink or swim. There is no training or follow through on anything from management. Plan to spend the majority of your waking hours at your job. A lot of back stabbing and people are quick to throw you under the bus to save face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try new management style. Don't discount employees and their needs for tools to be successful.

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

    The company should be renamed "DRAMABIZ"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Fairlawn, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fairlawn, OH

    I worked at CBIZ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits weren't the best but they were'nt the worst either.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management. Partners play favorites among Senior Managers. It was a very cliquish type of place to work. There was a lot of drama within the office that had been going on for years yet HR, and Management did nothing to fix it. It's acceptable for Senior Managers to curse at Staff-level employees and nothing is done about it. HR is TERRIBLE! I complained to HR about an abusive Senior manager and as a result the HR representative warned the Senior Manager about my complaint, and I was retaliated against. Steer clear of starting your career at this place. It is not worth the drama. The pay was low as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees with respect and foster an environment of inclusiveness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Easily the best company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Field Service  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Field Service in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at CBIZ full-time

    Pros

    It's a very positive environment overall. The sense is that the company actually needs you, the employee, and they don't want to waste time training someone just to replace them in a few weeks or months. Everyone is interested in helping everyone else succeed and the criticism that you receive is almost always constructive. When management does correct you, it's because you are doing something wrong and they want to give you an opportunity to fix it rather than to simply punish you for the sake of punishing you.

    Management is very responsive to concerns and very open to communication from employees.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback is that working in the field (away from HQ) is something of a terminal position. The only way to move up in the company is to relocate to one of the HQ locations which isn't always possible. That, coupled with a standard annual review and increase process which maxes out around 5% for top performers can lead to a feeling of being stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mitigate the "dead end" feeling by giving larger salary increases to long term employees (5+ years). Even a one time "loyalty" increase every 5 years in addition to the standard annual increase would help in this regard. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    All things considered it was a good experience that forced me to stretch outside my comfort zone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBIZ full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when needed; great people; great clients; plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation; long hours & weekends; no such thing as a day off; stress & pressure. Work life balance is not possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Easy going environment, with a lack of management.

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst  in  Cumberland, MD
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Cumberland, MD

    I have been working at CBIZ full-time

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers are nice and fun. Work hours are flexible. My department is all about having a family and a life outside of the office.

    Cons

    The pay is not with the industry. Their is no growth with the company. Managment does not handle issues when they arrive. The worst thing by far is the training. There is virtually no training. They expect you to know what to do, and they do not want to give you clients and work. They rather have you sit and look busy, then to actually have something to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and invest in your good employees, or they will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    -Amazing culture
    -Tremendous leadership (entire exec team is friendly and approachable)
    -Great pay and benefits
    -Lots of room for growth and promotions
    -Tons of recognition given to high performers

    Cons

    -Castlight could do a better job of engaging remote employees
    -Could spend more time/effort during onboarding process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing to sustain the culture and values that are the foundation of this company.

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

    Great Place, Great People... NOT!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBIZ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers at the mid to lower levels.

    Cons

    Leadership does not care about the people. This organization is a chaotic mess with serious lack of leadership. Heavy politics and each office has their own set of rules. No consistency.

    Benefits are not competitive with the market trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve. Bullying people to work long hours, fear for their job, top executives insulting employees to their face in front of peers and back stabbing one another is not a productive or healthy environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Depends highly on which office location you are in, and its been a hard few years

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    Current Employee - Account Manager In Benefits
    Current Employee - Account Manager In Benefits

    I have been working at CBIZ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My own Business Unit President is still in charge and does a great job, employees here care about each other and work well together, flexibility in work/life balance and reasonably free to take care of clients as we see fit, national resources from other offices/departments are very helpful most of the time - especially in regard to legal/Health Care Reform

    Cons

    Over the past few years (2010-2012) there have been layoffs, wage freezes, other business units that shut down, lack of leadership and higher management making good business decisions, turnover, more work for little reward or secrity, the pay is sub-par for our market, removal of helpful local employees (moving specialties to national hubs and taking out of local market) and there is a lot of outdated technology/inefficient practices, little job growth opportunity due to downsized team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really truly listen to what your good employees are saying- give good local managers more authority and support both revenue goals and morale/client boosting goals - invest in what works here- having several specialities under one roof- and make those managers accountable to create a good working and producing environment, not just slashing and rewarding top Execs with insincere promises, reward the good employees more and get rid of ineffective, negative people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company With a Bleak Future and Lack of Proper Direction

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBIZ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    From an accountant’s perspective, you end up with much more hands on experience and responsibility than someone of a similar level in a larger accounting firm and the hours are much less than a larger firm

    Cons

    CBIZ as a whole:
    - The practice structure of the company as a whole is way more complicated than it has to be and competitors have figured out more appropriate ways to handle similar structures
    - Branding is non-existent from the corporate level which affects all newly purchased offices and offices in major cities

    CBIZ New York only:
    - The office lacks any motivation from those in senior positions to succeed as an office. Higher ups are stuck in their old ways and refuse to adapt to the ever changing market leaving them in the dust of all the competitors in the New York marketplace
    - Overly large egos destroy office chemistry and teamwork possibilities. Higher ups are very focused on themselves and their goals and not the office.
    - No effort devoted to branding the company in the marketplace
    - Poor treatment and lack of respect of the staff hurts morale and motivation on a daily basis
    - Lack of understanding of what needs to be done internally to fix the office. There are people who prove time and time again that they are incompetent but they remain employed.
    - Poor recruiting practices and university selection leads to a lack of talented new staff acquisitions
    - Lack of resources and understanding of needed personnel in the administrative and non-accounting departments to make the office as a whole succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize how far behind every competitor we are and stop buying offices and leaving them to their own accord. Without a unified practice structure you will be left with an broken office-centric model that will bring no growth to the company or the offices.

    For the New York office you need to make serious and drastic changes to the whole office to improve morale, become a player in the marketplace and turn the office back into the powerhouse it used to be. The current group of professionals is not equipped or motivated enough to put forth the effort needed to accomplish what has become a large task.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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