Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Excellent experience

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

    I worked at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to key issues early in career. Leadership opportunities to lead client service projects and internal projects for those interested. Top tier salaries.

    Cons

    Days start early (typically out earlier than most other public accounting firms).


  2. Helpful (1)

    If only I followed my initial gut feeling and said NO TO their offer....turns out my gut was SPOT ON!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros? What pros? I honestly don't have anything good to say about this place. I literally spend my days applying for jobs and will be leaving on the first thing smoking.

    The only good thing about this place is perception really is everything. As long as you appear to be busy and keep a paper trail (CYA file in the event something comes up)...you will be okay. Most people are rude and only speak to you when they need something. The culture still feels like we are in 1972.

    I'm basically counting down the days until I give official notice, while applying to better jobs. This place blows.

    My salary is cool but the amount of bull you put up with doesn't add up.
    They like to tell people they pay above average. If that is true, why have I made higher salaries elsewhere?

    What office stays open, even when the city declares a state of emergency? They don't care how you make it to work, just be there to make sure you get in those 8 billable hours. If you die en route, no biggie don't worry about that. Silly goose...(you think I'm joking? Sadly no, I'm not).

    Best advice I can give to potential employees or applicants is, don't be fooled by the money they offer you. Just decline and count your lucky stars you dodged a lethal bullet. Trust me...and pay attention to the reviews on here. You've been warned, so run faaaaar, far away.

    Cons

    I wish there was a way to give NEGATIVE stars, because this company is the worst place I've ever worked for. I've never been inundated with so many antiquated policies, procedures, manuals, and people with the same mindset as they had 40= years ago when the company started.

    The CEO thinks just because he has a twitter, YouTube account and/or some sort of social media buzz, he is up to date with today's professional standards. The way they do things is so outdated it's laughable.

    I've been here only a year and have seem about 25-30 people jump ship. They have only let 2 of the people go. Most people give notice and chuck up the peace sign. That is just one of the MANY things @ F&D that make you scratch your head and go "Hmmmmm".

    Advice to Management

    What is the point of filling this in? It's not like they listen, pay attention and make adjustments when given valuable feedback from staff and/or former staff.


  3. Just Say No.

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

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros at all.

    Cons

    If you're considering working for this firm, take these reviews seriously. You've been warned.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Kiss your soul goodbye"

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

    I worked at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much - Salary and raises.

    Cons

    Have not read a more accurate review than the one below. I worked at the company for two years and am relieved to have gotten away.

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about your employees


  6. Helpful (9)

    Kiss your soul goodbye.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary...that's just about it...and still not worth it.

    Cons

    Literally, everything.

    There are two things that matter here: high volume of billable hours and passing the CPA exam. You need both, no exceptions. Oh, except if you're hot and or a royal brown noser/over achiever. If you dress like a street walker, it's ok if it takes you 5 years to pass the exam. If you're a normal human being that works your tail off to meet the hours demanded of you and still don't have the exam done, you're going to get canned...the day after the end of busy season. "Hey thanks for suffering through the past 3 months and trying not to kill yourself - you still suck, get your crap and leave!"

    The politics here are disgusting. There are so many subpar employees that make the cut year in and year out because they kiss the right asses and spend the longest hours in the office, regardless of work that's actually getting done. These same people are gossip mongers, talking garbage behind everyone else's back while smiling politely to your face, so you'll still agree to do work for them. But everyone knows what's been said.

    There are several mid-level employees that are entirely incompetent will completely take advantage of younger staff. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. If you offer to help on a task for 15 minutes, you're also going to get an email with an expansive list of another 50 things you can help with, as if you said you had time. There's always a TIGHT deadline on everything you do, then it's not reviewed for a month, kicked back to you to fix, and hey I'm so glad I made a point to get that done Saturday, when you weren't going to submit it until busy season was over anyway and no I'm not going to put another ounce of work into your crap because "the manager likes to see more" when I know very well that's not true, since I'm not entirely useless like you.

    All in all, my advice to anyone looking to apply to F&D is: don't.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your...behinds. Stop taking advantage of your staff. Sometimes it's the little things that count.


  7. Helpful (10)

    You know its bad when your getting paid a crap load and just want to RUN AWAY .. RUN FAST

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary is way above market, 15-20% pay increases, a way to stop you from wanting to commit suicide att the thought of stayign there for another year. Its pretty much a preventative method.
    - They are always feeding you, mostly because they make you come in on Saturdays and keep you there till like 7pm all day--- maybe food will make you eat your misery away

    Cons

    -EVERYTHING
    - The employees there, most of them are so arrogant. I cant imagine them lasting long any where else- The long term ones sadly, have only ever worked there.
    -The culture is horrid. its work, work, work. If your family is dying, who cares. Work.
    - One time there was a bomb threat at a building across the street..... one of the partners still tried getting us to stay --- everyone else had evacuated. No big deal, whats a bomb threat when you have excel templates to complete!!
    - Doesnt matter if you have work or not or if you just did everything at home, or late the night before. They want you to be in a 630am and dont you dare leave before 630pm. If you walk in after 7am, you will literally be doing the walk of shame
    - No training or helping out new employees, theres SO MANY non work related things to keep up with, noone ever takes the time to train or help you. Its horrible. You feel terrible asking a question or for help, thats not how things should be, how do you expect good employees, if you dont help them learn.
    - Very sexist environment
    - Partners suck, but mostly you end up feeling bad for them, because the poor things are stuck there. Most of them manage to set themselves free considering theres massive turn over
    - Politics here are disgusting
    - Lay off right after you just slaved away for them during busy season. They day I got laid off, they kept me until 5:30 working my ass off to complete this excel schedule I was working on, I mean SERIOUSLY?! ... thats disgusting. YOu couldnt of told me in the morning????

    Oh and one more thing, they force you to go to these things AFTER you have just worked 12 hours, its basically expected you go, and Tom Feeley, literally stands there stuffing his face telling you how awesome he is. Who cares about spending time with your family, or having dinner with your family after a long day, you mean, you would rather do that than hear about how awesome he is????!!!! How dare you!

    Advice to Management

    Doesnt matter. They wont care.


  8. Helpful (6)

    Fake people, arrogant management

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

    I worked at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It does pay above market

    Cons

    Facetime is more important than actual work product; expected to be in the office 24/7 regardless of whether you're being productive or not. Upper management is extremely arrogant. Office politics here are a nightmare. They are notorious for laying off tons of people right after busy season. Several partners have left recently. Seems fishy that long time partners not at retirement age are leaving Avoid.

    Advice to Management

    I won't bother, they don't care, they've got theirs already.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Sometimes the money is not worth it

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

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Perks are okay. Free movie passes, raffles on Sport tickets if you are a kiss a** to the Executive admin, weekly fruit delivery.

    Cons

    Mirco-management is a huge turn off and is very unprofessional. This firm lacks professionalism among the employees. If you don't possess an Irish last name, don't worry, you will get hired but "chucked" out the door sooner or later :-). Very high retention rate. Extremely high.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary and raise increases are wonderful

    Cons

    Your life will be over, you will have no social life, regardless I'd you are busy you are in at 7 and out at 6....find another job the money is not worth it

    Advice to Management

    Speak up


  11. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C.

    Pros

    The staff members are all Wonderful

    Cons

    Micro Management!! It is not very professional

    Advice to Management

    To Senior Managers, Listen to the staff members.



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