Hemming Morse

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  1.  

    A Great Place to Work Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hemming Morse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun events, free snacks and drinks, monthly massages, understanding management team, flexibility, work-life balance, dedicated partners, interesting work, well-respected firm. The compensation is fair and the benefits are fine.

    Cons

    There is growth, but it can be slow at times, some disorganization among management, work can sometimes be tedious, division among departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace technology, change, and flexibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, good way to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hemming Morse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing, hard-working people
    - Always willing to help you out, train your further, or answer questions
    - Great experience working with outside employers; you get to buffer your negotiation skills and learn to work with clients
    - They have an awesome, well-built system to help execute audits in the most timely and efficient manner
    - You learn the basics of the business in a friendly environment!

    Cons

    - Not much room to grow; you tend to hit a ceiling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Hemming Morse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, snacks, monthly massages, good human resources department, the company organizes nice social events.

    Cons

    Complacency, poor management, you are micromanage all the way, company expects a lot from you even when they provide no training at all! Stale procedures, you are on your own in this company, you have to learn soon if you want to keep your job or you will be terminated within two or three months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management in the compliance department, everyone needs to be replaced, there is a reason why this company has not grown much, even thought it has been around since 1958.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start a career, bad place to take one any career any further

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hemming Morse

    Pros

    Nice perks, -lunches, monthly massages, morale-boosting events. Flexible schedule. Strong regional presence on the West Coast. Nice offices overlooking the Bay.

    Cons

    Complacency, stale procedures, weak utilization of technology, poor leadership, inefficient structure, lack of opportunities for professional development, lack of opportunities for career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimize structure, -costs can be reduced by distributing engagements more efficiently. Implement better training for staff to limit turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I am not happy with the way the firm operates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit I in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit I in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hemming Morse

    Pros

    Satisfactory use of technology, but there is still room for improvement
    HR and IT support is pretty good and timely
    They are trying to go paperless which is also good
    Directors are very knowledgeable

    Cons

    absolutely no training, you learn on the fly
    Management expects you to come in on budget with no training
    People are not friendly in the office and it takes time for them to warm up to you
    Work for lacks diversity, hence there is not support for minorities
    They have a mentor-ship program, that does not exist
    Been on audits where there is no in-charge, meaning audits are not effective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you do not have the resources to train, use your mentor-ship program to guide and train new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent firm to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hemming Morse

    Pros

    - The company had excellent pay out of college.
    - Loved the interview process
    - They had 2 rounds of interview
    - On the second interview they took me out to one of the best restaurants in San Francisco
    - The first day at work, I got to select all the accessories that I wanted in my cube, like table lamps, desk and file organizing items out of a catalog
    - Very flexible work schedule. As long as you and your senior are fine with it, no one will question you.
    - Flexibility on type of projects and people you want to work with.
    - You get to work on really interesting projects & each project is like an MBA case study.

    Cons

    - Sometimes you get stuck on projects and with seniors where you don't learn anything.
    - Some projects can take months to complete
    - Some projects involve a lot of document reviewing, going through hundreds of emails, going through lots of databases looking for clues, and sometimes the search does not generate anything useful.
    - Most of these aforementioned points are not necessarily a bad thing as one can expect similar situations at any other place.
    - The firms good points outweigh the negatives.
    - One thing to be cautious about is to always be in the good books of the directors, as they have a lot of influence over how you will move upward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more towards finding out what type of work associates and senior associates want to move into.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rotting away....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Department
    Former Employee - Litigation Department

    I worked at Hemming Morse

    Pros

    somewhat supportive of work/life balance
    some directors were competent
    nice location
    some cool perks like monthly massage, free snacks

    Cons

    a President who was great at business development, but uninvolved with other aspects of the firm, leading to ineffective senior management
    a good number of incompetent directors
    unsupportive of professional development....sometimes I felt as if certain directors felt threatened by promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the President has been great at keeping the firm afloat financially, a strong director needs to be put at the helm of the firm to ensure that a successful business continuance plan is in effect when the President retires. The firm is full of worker bee directors who have not been pushed to perform/produce as a director should. This has created an environment of directors coasting on the success of one (ederly) person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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