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Ken needs to come out of semi-retirement

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Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at MGO

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is nearly impossible to be fired, unless you are totally incompetent. Even then management is more likely to lay you off with some excuse. Macias Gini and O'Connell still do a holiday party every year even with the down economic times. The best reason to work here is the staff. The staff are easy going and are generally excited about a beginning as most of the staff come straight from college. The new hire staff bring excitement to a rather boring industry. Macias Gini and O'Connell service large government bodies so there is the chance for future job placement in those locations.

Cons

The main down points are that there is no feedback during the year. The vast majority of the employees feed backs come during the annual evaluation. After the annual evaluation the employee will have to wait until the next year to see if they fullfilled the expectations of management. This concides with another downside, the strength of management. As in a good majority of firms that I have worked at the managers and senior managers are merely staff that has been promoted (you're length of employment determines promotions not your ability) through the ranks, but contain no type of managment skills or training.

Advice to Management

Senior Managment and managers in general should be required to take some managment courses. Most preferrably a Master in Business Administration degree, but just something would be a great help. Just becuase you are given a title does not mean you know what you are doing.

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    Thoughts from the inside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at MGO

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Breakroom, nice office when it isnt in repairs, and good staff.

    Cons

    Travel, benefits, management, partners, firm structure, managers play favorites, and much more.

    Advice to Management

    They should consider respecting and hearing the voices of staff and get a feel of what is really going on at the bottom.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Public Accounting...local firm style

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MGO full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice group of professionals who take their work seriously and care about the product they produce.

    Cons

    Training is not adequate. Training is only on the job and dependent on the quality of the in-charge. No cohesive audit approach -again the approach is dependent on the knowledge , and experience of the in-charge. In spite of several offices - it is not one happy family working together. Could do a better job of sharing resources and not be so territorial.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time thoughtfully recruiting. There has been a big turn over in the past year...not necessary if there was better thought put into how and who was hired. Spend more time and money on better training. Set the training for the appropriate level do not try to do the once a year big push to get everyone the some hours so we can all check the boxes for CPE hours. Make the training meaningful, helpful and relevant.


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