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If I were given an opportunity again at BPM, I would decline.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Audit Staff in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Audit Staff in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good learning experience, good clientele.

Cons

Bad politics, unfair treatment of employees, a lot of favoritism. Based on my experience, I would not recommend someone to work for BPM.

Other Employee Reviews for Burr Pilger Mayer

  1. Helpful (2)

    Not exactly a great place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Primary reason to stay would be the people I worked with. -If you have no other option and must pay the bills. -If you have no other option and need experience.

    Cons

    -Stressed by management to vote BPM "Best Place to Work At" yet most at lower levels did't agree, often being hounded by management to vote BPM "Best Place to Work At". -Stressed work/life balance but in reality, workload & hours compared to pay was a bit unreasonable -Partners and managers at Palo Alto office made a clear distinction of who were favorites and who were not. There was also constant headbutting with Partners of the Palo Alto office and the Partners all of the other offices. -Billable hours needed in order to receive your annual bonus were set at a level most could not achieve. Annual bonuses were not a normal occurence at BPM. -Favoritism with managers giving high billable hour clients to certain employees was very apparent regardless of the individual's performance. -Annual raises did not coincide with the growing standards of living even though BPM exceeded targeted revenue. -It was normal for people that would hinder a department's performance and should have been let go were shielded by a Partner that would intervene and would be allowed to stay, even at the disapproval of department manager and entire team.

    Advice to Management

    Bottom line, while BPM would like the entire world to believe it's employees find BPM to be a "Best Place to Work At", most employees I encountered did not feel that way.


  2. For a lower than average wage there were many opportunities for a variety of work environments and challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff peers are extremely congenial, welcoming and helpful. High quality people who look for work-life balance tend to land here. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    The wages are on the low side for an Accounting firm however with the focus on a work-life balance, that seems to be the common trade-off.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be a minimum of focus on administrative support for Accountants and clients. If the level of support improved, the client and client service staff would probably be more able to focus all energies on client related interactions and services.


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