Fesnak and Associates
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    Good company with solid career growth prospects

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsMy clients are in a LOT of different industries so I'm learning a ton of new stuff including provisions for a public company. The partner I work with gives me project based research work and is helpful whenever I run into a roadblock. I was promoted to senior after 9 months

    ConsWhile the learning is great, it can be a fairly demanding environment. There is some competition among the staff which I think most people are okay with, but some find it stressful sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee if there's a way to balance the client demands across the staff more evenly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company, Bad Management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsSummer Hours during the summer (leave at 3pm)--if you make up the hours during the week.
    Awesome Kitchen and Office area
    Reasonable hours aside from tax season when asked to help out tax department

    ConsManagement!Management!Management! My manager did nothing when a coworker was unprofessional and very disrespectful and was basically my whole reasoning for leaving. Although I had a meeting with my manager to discuss things that had happened in the workplace, he did NOT do anything about it.
    I also had a friend who had worked there for almost two years and did not see any of the career movement that they were promised nor compensation for the more work they took on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDO SOMETHING! Don't just say you'll talk to someone, do something about it, talking doesn't always work!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fesnak and Associates Recruiting Manager responded to this review Dec 9, 2013 EditDelete
    Thanks for the comment and I'm sorry you felt like the situation was not handled properly. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do about this specific situation, but we'll make an effort to address ... More
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    Strong team built for success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsThere is a great core of managers that support the senior level of partners to help the firm continue to be successful. It is an open environment with good communication with clients and employees. The firm seems to go out of its way to hire good talent and develop them

    ConsDon't have any cons to list

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to support and grow talent, firms that develop the next generation of leaders are the strongest over time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good organization

    Senior (Current Employee)

    ProsThe seniors, managers, and partners are all very knowledgeable and will teach you a lot, but be prepared to work for it. The environment is pretty competitive and you're expected to perform to the best of your ability. Lots of research projects are thrown at you and you're expected to be proactive when working on client engagements.

    ConsThe annual review process is okay, but could be more comprehensive. Not everyone will be able to excel in this environment because the work is challenging and the clients have some pretty complex issues. Work hours are about average for public accounting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the annual review process so it gives more useful guidance and feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh.

    Internship (Current Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsPretty decent pay for college students and they offer flexibility with hours around school. Dinner is offered during the tax season crunch and the kitchen is pretty nice.

    ConsSomewhat poor culture... There is inter-office drama, occasional yelling, a Nintendo Wii room that people are told not to actually use, and good people seem to get fired suddenly. Overtime hours are insane during the busy season (but normal for public accounting). The work is boring and not intellectually stimulating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I love the posting title "Meh", but I would think that "Meh" would garner at least two stars. I'm sorry to hear you feel like the internship was un-fulfilling and we will work to make future ... More
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    Good overall

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsSophisticated clients for the size and knowledgeable managers/partners. Good compensation and raises seem to be a little above other mid-market firms. Fairly good research resources and the opportunity to work on the kinds of companies I like.

    ConsHealth benefits could be a little better. Hours can be a little crazy during busy season, but not abnormal for public accounting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp work with clients to get year end info in on a timely basis and continue to develop younger associates. Keep promoting from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not worth it, Stay away!

    Tax Accountant (Former Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsGood salary (but not with these hours). OK Benefits. Variety of clients.

    ConsMisleading about the tedious and long hours during interviews. Revolving door, very high turnover especially in tax. No reward other than free dinners during tax season from awful restaurants. Management is hard to communicate with. High turnover at any level. Many people are dissatisfied with management approach to work and assignments. Shortage of qualified people. Most clients complain about lack of communication from firm management. The firm is creating a bad reputation for themselves despite the efforts to promote non-existent workplace utopia.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry concentrating on rewarding employees and work/life balance. Minimize turnover. You will never be successful with this turnover rate. Stop lying about 60 hour weeks during interviews, because it's more like 90-100 hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work. Very family oriented and a great group of people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Blue Bell, PA

    ProsGood group of people to work with and work for. A lot of growth opportunity and work life balance that make it an easy place to go every day.

    ConsSome of the clients worked on were less than desireable as with most accounting firms and busy season is intense but not any worse than anyother firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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