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Doing ok, could use some improvement

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at MGO

Pros

It is a good place to receive experience doing governmental assurance work. Also, the kitchen is usually well stocked.

Cons

Management does not communicate changes well to employees, they tend to keep people in the dark until the very last minute and by then people are already talking about whatever it is they were trying to keep quiet.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more communicative of changes to the firm. Keep people informed earlier on before people start hearing snippets of information and trying to piece together what's going on. Also, in order to be "one firm" sometimes you need to spend the time and money to make the employees all feel like they're part of one firm, each office & department is still very much their own "silo."

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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