SGV & Co. Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Pros
  • push practitioners to be independent in resolving accounting and auditing issues (in 6 reviews)

  • You learn a lot from working here, because you deal with many services for a diverse set of clients (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees have no work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Long working hours, too many clients at the same time (in 11 reviews)

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  1. sacrifice good compensation and work-life balance for the training and prestige of the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Audit in Caloocan, Quezon City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Audit in Caloocan, Quezon City (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the best training and experiences plus the prestige of the company.

    Cons

    Way way over work and under paid. With its current practice and compensation package, I wonder how it got away with DOLE.

    Advice to Management

    revisit compensation package and working hours


  2. I just endured it

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

    I have been working at SGV & Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *You have very good image to new employers when you left the firm.
    *Lots of trainings to improve your technicals skills.
    *Will definetely improve your soft skills through experience.

    Cons

    *No matter how many times I talk to my counselor and managers regarding how dissatisfied I am with how they provide work load. No improvement ever happened. They will tell me this and that but nothing was really implemented.
    *Salary is very low. Management will always say that it is still in the average of the same market. BUT WE ARE THE MARKET.
    *Very low deminimis benefits
    *Staff and seniors are always expected to work overtime (not properly compensated).

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. High turnover of resigning staff, seniors and managers is the result of being overworked/underpaid.


  3. Associate auditor

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

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SGV is tha largest and the number one auditing firm in the country.

    Cons

    Extended working hours with less or no overtime pay at all.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and review compensation and benefit package.


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  5. SGV & Co. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate/Staff in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate/Staff in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The exposure to Industries are great, I am an Associate/Staff, but I was sent to the client directly, I talked to them, did some audit procedures. The overall ambience is really formal and professional.

    Cons

    Long hours of work. Unpaid OT, some seniors are really bossy and have an attitude problem. One Sunday I was asked by my senior to go to the Office he said it is urgent. When I arrived he was not there, he'll be late he told me, what he wanted me to do is to print a copy of FS and give it to the manager. That was really unprofessional and some people in this company don't respect your time. Also, low salary. Work-Life balance is really compromised, but hey I knew this from the start.

    Advice to Management

    Always check if employers really follows the values of EY. And treat the staff well, they are not compensated well, not being taken cared of. Most of the time they are not being coached the way the EY brand brags about how they invest to their people.


  6. Associate Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGV & Co.

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Job is not competitive compared to other big 4 in the philippines


  7. Senior staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGV & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learning and secondment opportunities (but limited depending on availability and level of expertise). Able to discuss with Company management with confidence which could be use in finding the next job.

    Cons

    low salary. over time with no pay. lack of care to staff. low bonuses. management tends to get more clients without adding more support to staff to provide better audit.

    Advice to Management

    increase rate of opportunities for staff and provide work life balance. due to ATH, more jobs but lesser quality audit.


  8. Global Compliance Reporting Group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Rich experience in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Does not have a work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Working at SGV will lead you to many career opportunities but you must exert a a lot of time and effort in the job.


  9. Bittersweet

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You will really learn a lot from the things you will experience. You will gain friends because you will share with them the misery that audit brings.

    Cons

    Some supervisors and managers are unprofessional. They're too clingy to the point of being unreasonable. They're also rude when they correct you and they yell when they're pressured.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your people. Do not be rude just because you have higher authority than them. You are nothing without your "easily replaceable" staff.


  10. Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good avenue for career growth

    Cons

    Minimal work and life balance


  11. Associate

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

    I have been working at SGV & Co.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being in SGV, you will learn many things.

    Cons

    Long working hours, stressful, no work-life balance



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