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Decent Place To Work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Accountant  in  Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Accountant in Deerfield, IL

I have been working at Kessler Orlean Silver & Co. full-time

Pros

Nice benefits, good training opportunities, flexible work schedule outside of tax season, ability to move up in the organization, competitive salary, generous work space

Cons

Overtime is built into salary, past tax season more difficult than expected, worked longer hours during tax season than wanted to, expected to work 55-60 hours per week

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate better with all levels of staff

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Kessler Orlean Silver & Co.

  1.  

    Decent Local Accounting Firm with Some Significant Flaws

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

    I worked at Kessler Orlean Silver & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Outside of tax season, hours aren't bad.
    Most people who work there are very friendly.
    Pay is just as good as larger firms.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, most staff seem to be unhappy.
    Although there are flex hours, many managers and partners still have the "punch clock" mentality.
    Uncertain career growth opportunities.
    Partners expect you to market the firm, even as a staff - this is a significant portion of your bonus.
    Partners sometimes act like they are operating individual practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come together as one firm, and spend more time teaching younger staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Small firm working towards large firm structure and mindset.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Kessler Orlean Silver & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Young and energetic staff members. Majority of partners are approachable on a daily basis. Competitive pay in comparison to larger accounting firms.

    Cons

    Nickel and dime on all perks (e.i. meals during busy season). Preach flexible work arrangements but receive backlash when practiced by employees. Eight partners = working for eight different companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really focus on training younger staff. The eight partners need to be on same page as much as possible because a negative tone at the top is apparent and trickles down to the staff level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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