Ed Mehlman & Associates Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Independent Contractor

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ed Mehlman & Associates as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small friendly office environment. Good work space conditions. Owner was professional, but easy to talk to. Job allowed for maximum balance between work and personal life. I've been doing contract work in accounting and tax for over 30 years and this was one of the best. If you're good at what you do, it's very rewarding.

    Cons

    The same as all contract work, no benefits and you pay 100% of the FICA tax. There are only contract positions available, so limited or no advancement opportunities, but compensation was not limited except by ability.

    Advice to Management

    Owner needs to make sure new hires fully understand their status as an independent contractor and the difference of that versus an employee.


  2. Small Company with No Benefits

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ed Mehlman & Associates as a contractor

    Pros

    -flexible schedule as long as you put in 40 hours a week -off for most federal holidays, for the major ones you can take off the day before around noon and get the day after the holiday off as well -14 vacation days in one year -you get your own office and desk, no cubicles

    Cons

    -pay is extremely low, can probably live off of it if you live at home and don't have any big bills or expenses -every employee is an independent contractor which means no health/medical benefits, no 401k, no job security, no unemployment benefits should anything happen -literally less than 5 employees in the office on any given day, including the owner -work environment is extremely unprofessional with people yelling back and forth -owner does not seem to have a handle on the productivity of his employees, cannot provide adequate training or guidance for the job

    Advice to Management

    -hire the right people to do the job -spend more time establishing the job responsibilities and provide the right training for employees to succeed -don't expect one person to handle the work of 5 different departments, employees should focus on what they can specialize in first and then expand on other responsibilities when ready


  3. Helpful (1)

    Do not work here!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This is a good place for you if you don't need health insurance or any kind of benefits, if you want an 8-to-5 job and if you don't want a company that will allow you to grow. It's great for moms or dads with kids nearby, who need to be able to go to recitals or games.

    Cons

    No health insurance, no benefits, you're a contract-laboror (self-employed), but treated as an employee. You will never get a raise, you will never get basic things like a color printer, office furniture, a microwave, etc. Employees had to bring in their own microwaves and coffee makers. Management is incompetent. They don't trust their employees to do their jobs, they micro-manage and they have no idea what they're done.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't even like people, so how can they be expected to manage people. They don't know how to be effective and never give deadlines, but expect you to magically know when things are due. You will never be praised. Nothing you will do will be good enough.



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