SB & Company

  www.sbandcompany.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

SB & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

1.7 10 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

SB & Company Founding Partner Graylin Smith

Graylin Smith

(3 ratings)

13% of employees recommend this company to a friend
10 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Growth opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is a good company. It provides a lot of training and different ways to grow as an auditor. In addition, it challenges you but putting you into an in-charge role quickly. CPA firms in general are a good place to grow, mature as an auditor and gain lots of experience.

    ConsThe Job security at SB& Company is not certain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trying to find ways to hire good employees and retain them. The turnover is too high!

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Growing with concerns

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot really crazy during busy season. People are very nice. Still able to maintain a work-life balance at this public accounting firm.

    ConsPoorly compensated. Highest turnover ratios I have seen in my career. The key reason being lack of attention towards employees growth within the firm. Hold off seniors for far too long. No great exit opp as you would have at other regional firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to take actions. Do something to make it actually the culture you promote.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    The company is mis-managed and the work environment is unfriendly.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Hunt Valley, MD

    ProsThe company has a very strong staff diversity!!

    ConsDisorganized, no commitment to their own mission and values, senior management does not invest in their employees, and extremely high staff turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on why there is a high turnover of staff. Learn how to manage employees more effectively.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Worst Small Public Accounting Firm to work for!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hunt Valley, MD

    ProsHire great people
    Nice size and type of clients for small firm

    Cons-treat staff like children instead of adults
    -They have no concept of work life balance, Management/Seniors/Partners calls you at odd times of the day and mornings..just rude
    -No real time feedback on performance
    -Training is a joke. Staff walk in and out of the training or work on their laptops during the session.
    -Audit Methodology ???? they don't even follow their own methodolgy.
    -Technology - totally lacking. firm is just cheap. Dells computers are old as dinasours.
    Oh one more - VERY HIGH TURNOVER-OVER 30 PEOPLE IN ONE YEAR, KEEP IN MIND FIRM IS ONLY 30 PEOPLE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally truly listen to your employees especially contact the ones that have left and really find out why they left. No one is really happy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hunt Valley, MD

    ProsIt is a good place to train to be a super auditor, but other than that, there no good reason.

    ConsThey actually ask employees to sign contracts in order to receive pay raises. Who does that?!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop this type of horrible acts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Nice environment, beautiful city and people!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice colleagues and bosses, share a wonderful atmosphere.

    ConsNot very high salary, but a good working time

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPros - People are really friendly.

    ConsNo work life balance. They give you a bonus but said you need to pay them back if you leave the firm before certain period. Who does that? Low salary and no benefit. High turn over rate. They said they want to make a firm to be a good place to work, but they never take any action.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Faking it

    ManAger, Audit (Former Employee)

    ProsFamily atmosphere - small shop, you know everyone, holiday party at managing partner's house

    ConsMultiple busy seasons in fall & winter means no down time. Feeling the firm overextended itself to get work, then scrambled to get it all done. Gave me concerns about audit quality.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Worse Accounting firm to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSize is nice, some clients are pleasant. Others are not.

    Cons-treat staff like children instead of adults. Managers and Seniors are constantly rude to staff, talk down to staffs and shout at them.
    -They have no concept of work life balance. During recruiting, they states that they re about work life balance but it is not so. They expect you to drop everything you are doing and be there when they call.
    -No real time feedback on performance. Performance is based on who like the staff.
    -Training is a joke. Staff walk in and out of the training or work on their laptops during the session. Also, training is just a overview of the topic and not in-dept

    -CPA Exam - They don't care about the CPA exam. They will tell you during evaluation that you can wait until you are ready to be manager before you take it. Staffs are not allowed the time off to take the exam. Not even one staff has pass the CPA exam and seniors are not qualified. Staffs decide to take a MBA program instead of the CPA exam.

    CPE - If you leave the company, whether they fire you or you decide to leave, they will hold on to your CPE credits as long as they can. When you call, they will send you around the bushes and they will ignore your emails about your CPE credits.

    Gossip - Managers and staff sit and gossip about staffs that they don't like, they even sit at the same table and send emails about how interns dress instead of telling them upfront that it is not acceptable.

    Turn over- VERY HIGH TURNOVER- So many people came and go, I don't remember know when some left until months later.

    Advice to Senior Management

    Stop why they left. No one is really happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managers are some of the people that makes the company uncomfortable to work for. Also, be considerate to employees work life balance. At the end of the day, you have yours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    just ok learning experience, below market pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Great ppl to work with

    Cons-don't feel like learning much here
    -Much lower compensation comparing to the market
    -High turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should appreciate employee's effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for SB & Company? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.