Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
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  1. Opportunities to grow and work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP

    Pros

    Frank, Rimerman allows you to focus on what you are good at and what you enjoy doing. Work-life balance exists here, working from home a day a week or working remotely.

    Cons

    There is favoritism among certain managers and associates which is seen by the entire team and can sometimes cause problems with other associates not being treated the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The hours can be long, but the people are the best, and the benefits are good

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    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at the company are second to none. They hire the best people out there.
    You learn a lot of technical skills to move to another company after working there - to either stay in public accounting, or move to an industry job.
    The benefits are fantastic.
    They had a lot of social events too throughout the year.

    Cons

    Main challenge just like most places in public accounting is the hours. Sometimes the culture there doesn't put brakes on people to stop them from working too many hours. The partners need to watch out for their younger staff so they don't burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to try to stress some balance between work and time off to retain more employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture is one of the best I have ever seen. It is like being a part of a big family here. Every new hire is carefully selected to ensure not only for their accounting skills but also how well they will work with the people specifically at Frank Rimerman.

    Cons

    There were very few cons for working here. However, I did wish there were some more marquee accounts that I was able to work on that sparked my curiosity more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you are doing. The culture of the company is its biggest asset when competing to hire fresh grads out of college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good people and fast paced

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

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    always busy, never a dull moment, and plenty of people to help you out. Great place to gain experience out of college.

    Cons

    no enough training, and not very focused on employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your incoming associates better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. Good Firm

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very smart, top notch, better compensation AND better balance than big 4... no brainer if you're looking for an acct firm to join.

    Cons

    new staff members seem a little lack luster, but anyone who makes it past a year seems to be pretty sharp. Not a lot you can do after unless you want to say in accounting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A great culture for those looking for something special!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally speaking this is a low stress environment compared to other public accounting firms, especially the Big 4!
    Awesome culture in the Firm cascading down from top leadership
    Very competitive salaries, great work environment
    Passionate about helping each employee reach their potential

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a bit small
    Not many international clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and remain true to the FRC mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Place

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun culture (lots of firm-sponsored social events), light hearted atmosphere, and great first job out of college (get to try out different departments before choosing).

    Cons

    Some of the smaller departments, by nature, don't have as much priority in the eyes of the partners. Turnover in these groups have a significant impact on the employees and clients, making it difficult for the partners to ensure continuity. At times, I felt as though better decisions could have been made to keep the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Overall pretty decent firm

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people overall. The managers and partners are pretty understanding of their staff and try hard to make the work environment a pleasant and enjoyable one. It's an entrepreneurial environment which means there are opportunities if you go for them. Effort and passion are definitely recognized here, and the firm does have more of a family feel to it than some other places where you might just be a number; a good alternative to any big 4 firm.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, but that goes for any public accounting firm. Benefits not as good as one would wish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits, offer HSA high deductible health insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with
    management understand you

    Cons

    long tax season hours
    managment has its favorites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. The place to be if you want to work in public accounting!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The long-run opportunities at Frank Rimerman are amazing. The ladder to the top is no where close as cutthroat as the big 4. Hours throughout the year for a tax associate are very fair. Tax seasons are bad, but the down time is pretty relaxed. Management here is practically unparalleled. They are friendly, patient, down to earth, and considerate of how staff feel.
    There is a tremendous amount of flexibility. You can be lazy and get by and you will never be fired. Or you can own your work, and carve out your career path, and eventually make a lot of money. Either work at this firm, at least for the first few years.

    Cons

    Tax season can be brutal, but its nothing like the Big 4. One should differentiate this job compared to a "normal" 9-5 job, and compared to a Big 4 job. If I were to stay in tax and/or public accounting forever, the Big 4 is the last place I would do it, and Frank Rimerman would be an excellent bet for the long haul. Office politics can nit pick at morale. Management wastes too much money in recruiting; the same level of recruiting could be achieved without burning so much money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Processes within the tax department can be extremely inefficient at times. Procedures should be more standardized, or work groups should be smaller. Managements knowledge and skills should be available to the staff without the staff having to waste managements time. People ask the same questions over and over and over, and the current "resource" doesn't cut it, so people either eat in to managements time or don't ever bother asking. Also, buying $500 cupcakes every other day during busy season doesn't appease morale like a small bonus or saturday off would.

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