Friedman LLP Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Great People

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

    I worked at Friedman LLP

    Pros

    Small corporate structure, great benefits

    Cons

    there seems to be some favoritism with who moves up & who doesn't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Not the "great company to work for" as they claim

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

    I worked at Friedman LLP

    Pros

    Fridays off and casual attire

    Cons

    Favoritism plays a key role in how successful you are at this firm.

    They want you to think that this place has a close knit atmosphere but that is far from the truth.

    Most people are untrustworthy and phony but that's how they get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having Human resources run your company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Revolving Door

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

    I have been working at Friedman LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient location. Good place to start and find another job through their client list. Revolving doors are good here.

    Cons

    Training is non-existent. Left to guess what is expected. Employment turnover is very high due to lack of professional oversight and only small petty minds advance. Working conditions are abysmal with out-of-date office furniture, poor lighting, antiquated HVAC and lack of sanitary bathrooms. Tension and fear rule the days. Congeniality is phoney.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of continuing accounting classes, take management courses to learn about successful office environment and values for the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Best Place to Start your Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Semi Senior in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Audit Semi Senior in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Friedman LLP

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, Jeans in the NJ office

    Management, Partner, HR and Seniors care about the growth of all staff. If staff works hard and has a positive attitude they will excel within the firm. Additionally, if you have preferences on what kind of jobs you want to work on (industry, travel etc.) they will take that into consideration.

    Senior management will go above and beyond training staff if they staff is willing to work hard and ask for help.

    Training is exceptional. The Company does not expect you to start your career with all the answers and expects questions. But with hard work and working closely with the people above you the amount one can learn in a few years is incredible. You have the possibility to start jobs from start to finish if you take the right initiative.

    Growth is very fast. Expect to be promoted every year until senior level. Promotions are always there if the employee takes the right initiative.

    Excellent job security as long as the employee continues to work hard and show initiative.

    Friendly environment.

    You never feel unappreciated. Partners and Mangers will go out of their way to tell you thank you after jobs for working hard and congratulate you for doing a good job.

    Cons

    None. As long as you work hard and show initiative you will be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I started working at Friedman 2 years ago and if I look back on that decision I would take the same path. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not a Place to Start your Career or Grow

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

    I worked at Friedman LLP

    Pros

    Summer Fridays

    Friendly and nice staff that is always happy to help

    Busy Season hours are better than Big 4

    Good exposure to tax work and opportunity to speak/work closely with the client

    Cons

    Company does not care about individual growth, as an employee you have little say on what jobs you'd like to work on

    Human Resources doesn't uphold their confidentiality agreement - if you have an issue DO NOT go to HR because everyone in the firm will know by the end of the business week

    Oral reviews rather than hand written - their word against yours

    Managers and Partners gets away with mistreating staff as long as they are hardworkers

    Different rules apply to different people, little standardization or fairness

    Gossip driven environment

    Poor soft/people skills from upper management

    Not the most professional enviornment you can work in - upper management have poor skills in resolving internal issues

    Training is a joke especially for new hires - must learn the fundamentals on your own unless you have a good senior

    Promotions are slow - there's no exact timeline to when you move up to senior, manager, director. Company promotes favoritism

    Limited job security and suspicious firing of employees

    Not an inclusive enviornment and diversity is barely non-existent

    Little client diversity

    CEO is really nice but knows very little about the day-to-day of the firm and how employees really get treated by upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Friedman LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits. I was able to learn a lot during my time here. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    Long hours at times, Saturdays during busy season.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Good Public Accounting Firm

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

    I have been working at Friedman LLP (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer Fridays are the best.

    Cons

    They don't care about individual employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Nice people. Aggressive partners

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

    I have been working at Friedman LLP full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and summer Fridays

    Cons

    Not the close-knit atmosphere its recruiters project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at Friedman LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay; training

    Cons

    slow promotions, too much politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Friedman really focuses on work/life balance, company culture, and growth opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Friedman LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity here to rise to the occasion. If you have an interest in something specific, HR will help you get there- whether it is certain type of client work, bringing new ideas to the table, or introducing something to the firm. Great benefits like summer fridays and gym discounts/reimbursements. Promotions and raises are based on merit, which is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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