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Helpful (2)

It was a valuable and enjoyable experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

employee benefits package is very good, company offers gym, palate classes, busy-season weekly Friday lunches and Saturday breakfasts, etc. very friendly place to work.

Cons

common public accounting firm issues: time pressure, uneven workflow, stress, obligation to meet chargeable hours and performance, etc. majority of clients are partnerships and martket is focused. (this might be a pro if you want to focus your career in such areas)

Advice to Management

Over all I am satisfied with the leadership at Novogradac & Company. Though some teams have politics, which is probably common in every firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Novogradac & Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    Prepares you for your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant Intern
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant Intern
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays great, alot of professional age co workers. The work you experience during busy season prepares you for your career

    Cons

    Our office was unlucky since we didnt have a managing partner, hence both me and the other intern were not hired, despite glowing reviews from our Accounting managers. No work life/balance during busy season. Imbalance of work distribution, some branches gets work that are much easier to handle than other branches.

    Advice to Management

    Have at least a managing partner in every single branch.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Better reconsider...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast advancement...When I first got into Novoco, advancement was guaranteed every 2 years: 2 years for a staff to become a senior, 2 years for a senior to become a manager and 2 years for a manager to become a principal.

    Cons

    Due to fast advancement of employees during 2006 and 2007, a lot of the Novoco's staffs were promoted to seniors whether they were qualified/competent or not. Most of the senior accountants lacked basic accounting knowledge and a strong work ethic. In addition, due to rapid growth of the company per the advancement guidelines, Novoco started to promote non-CPA seniors to managers thus altering the requirements of a CPA status in order to become a principal. Once again, this proves that the company lacks integrity for the business and professional leaders. During 2008, teams started to skip 1 tier of review to improve their efficiency (Normally, an audit requires 1 senior review, 1 manager review, 1 partner/principal detail review and another partner review). Due to the company's encouragement of being more "efficient" teams would start to skip either a senior review or a manager review to improve their "write-ups". Therefore the quality of work produced dropped dramatically. Moreover, due to the company's encouragement of being more "efficient", staffs and seniors started to work more hours than what they booked. Employees often would work 12 hours and only charge 10 hours in order to promote a sense of efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your staffs, seniors, and managers. Implement a new management program to provide proper leadership skills and change your work atmosphere.


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