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Poor Communication

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Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Seiler

Pros

You get a paycheck and benefits. That is really the only Pro of this job, very poor work environment overall.

Cons

Poor communication between levels of management. As a first year employee you are expected to simply figure it out on your own. Not a good place to start your career. Also, there is a high level of gossip between the Human Resources staff and their friends. Also, management is extremely resistant to listening to ideas on how to make the new hire training better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train your new staff more hands on. Give a clear cut map of what due dates are, and what is expected to be done for them. Give more frequent software trainings.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Building a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Seiler full-time

    Pros

    Great place to make some long term connections/friends, as well as building your career. The people here are really friendly and always willing to help out or teach you. Perks are nice. Good variety of snacks and drinks to keep your energy up for those days with extended hours. Fun company sponsored events during the off season. Mini bonuses (IE gift cards) for participating in firm goals/objectives. And who doesn't love massages from a professional masseuse? Upper management and HR are friendly and easy to communicate with. Flexible hours; you can manage your own time schedule depending on your current situation.

    Cons

    Stress level is high during the tax seasons, but this is true among all firms. Dinner is provided during the busy season but sometimes not enough is prepared to go around. Plus often it is the same meals; who wants to eat pizza every week?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seiler is more than a place to go for a job; it's the place to be for a career in tax. The knowledge and experience you gain from working here is unrivaled. The firm grooms you for professional success, supports your educational goals (CPA license / Masters degrees), and makes time for your personal endeavors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great regional firm with competitive compensation and perks.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood, OR

    I have been working at Seiler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Regional firm where most everyone knows each other within the firm. Coming from a Big 4, Seiler is a great place to continue my career. Compensation is very competitive and hours are not that bad (I've definitely worked more at other firms). The partners, senior managers, and managers are all friendly and take the time to get to know you.

    Cons

    Technology could use some updates. The firm currently does not have an IM system, which would be helpful and sometimes more efficient as the firm continues to grow. The firm should have more of the leadership team and partners on board to move towards paperless systems for all functions/departments (tax, audit, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Succession planning seems to be lacking. Senior partners should work to mentor their senior managers and managers to take over their clients. This will help continue those client relationships with the firm in the future.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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