GRASSI & CO.

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GRASSI & CO. Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
12 Reviews
2.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best group of people I have ever worked with!! So glad I chose Grassi as the place to start my Accounting career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Semi-senior in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Semi-senior in Jericho, NY

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, awesome team of your professionals!
    Desire to evolve and improve the culture and processes
    Competitive salary
    Great experience in many industries, including Non-Profit, M&D, Construction
    Medical Benefits
    Advancement Potential

    Cons

    Occasional communication disconnect between upper level management/Partners and staff
    Small-firm mentality with mid-level firm goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make changes in order to grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awful place to work. Firm has absolutely no consideration for their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at GRASSI & CO.

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Horrible health insurance. Extremely high turnover. People either quit or get fired. Most people don't last more than 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat their employees like people rather than just numbers. They should invest in attempting to improve the culture of the organization instead of just pretending to do so. Throwing an expensive holiday party is not the way to retain your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Harmful to your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax in New York, NY

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seamless orders during busy season ($16 max)

    Cons

    Very low employee morale.
    Terrible raises/ bonuses - received 2.8% on a promotion.
    Awful leadership (Managing tax partner lies every time he opens his mouth).
    No regard for peoples careers or personal lives.
    Far too much turnover even for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the careers of the young people that you persuade to join your company. Live up to the promises you make regarding work/life balance, training and developing. Realize talent and potential and do your best to bring it out of everyone. Just because you are set/stuck in your career doesn't mean you shouldn't help the younger staff achieve greatness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    unrealistic employer expectations

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    location, good amount of delis near by, bagels on friday.

    Cons

    Constant micro management by administration, unrealistic budgets and sales expectation and no consideration of employees general work interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the administration and let the partners who actually do the work manage it. The administration should not make business decisions and are inept at it, yet they (she) is in charge. They should only be supporting the efforts of the people that pay their salaries. Never worked at a firm where an administrator tells the partners how to sell and retain business. It doesn't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good experience overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GRASSI & CO.

    Pros

    Very good work enviornment, nice

    Cons

    some people hard to get along with

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GRASSI & CO.

    Pros

    Free lunch on Saturday during busy season, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Poor training, company culture obsessed with coming in under budget...to the detriment of audit quality, terrible morale, office administrator with complete control over scheduling staff and length of time on engagements who believes "all audits are the same", zero work-life balance...unless you are a first or second year staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees are friendly, free dinner during busy seasons, nice holiday party

    Cons

    I was there for a few years... things never got better - Long hours, unreal expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for a long time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Semi-senior in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Semi-senior in New York, NY

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment.
    Convenient location in NYC.

    Cons

    Poorly organized/structured
    No life/work balance
    No learning curve/support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to start career and gain some experience not for long term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Potential to gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    Unattainable budgets, HIGH turnover, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your employees, it's not always about meeting the billable hours, build morale and train your employees.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not all it's craced up to be

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

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start off, but don't expect to have a long term plan
    Good Holiday party

    Cons

    Unrealistic budgets.
    Accolades are a sham... like your car dealership highly "requesting" a vote of 10 because 9 is considered a failure.
    No 401k match, no realistic pension plan, you'll have to pay for benefits.
    Tax Dept looked down upon.
    All decisions made by 1 person. Don't expect to have decision making ability. You'll be overruled.
    Small company mentality trying to make it with the big boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your department heads make decisions for their departments... isn't that what you hired them for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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