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Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD), one of the longest-standing and most respected independent accounting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides a full spectrum of professional accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services. Exceptional service is a top priority, as clients ...
Mission: At Shea Labagh Dobberstein our mission is to provide superior quality professional services to help clients improve their financial position and operations. The firm is committed to serving the public interest and to exceeding our clients’ expectations for service.

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    1. Recruiting and Human Resources Assistant Interview

      Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Shea Labagh Dobberstein (San Francisco, CA) in May 2019


      A Principal with the firm emailed me to gather a few more details after my online application. He then asked to set up a phone screen. It was relative quick, and he did not seem to have many questions prepared ahead of time. It was evident as the interview went on that he didn't know what HR or recruiting questions to ask to figure out my experience. He asked some really weird questions, and usually followed up any question about my work experience with, "And did you enjoy it?" or "How did you like it?" He didn't ask me any questions about demonstrable HR or Recruiting experience even though I have worked as a Recruiter in the past. They were very basic questions, and he clearly had only skimmed my resume. He also mentioned many times during the interview that the exact duties of the role hadn't been nailed down- they were still trying to figure out if the role even had any HR duties even though it was in the advertised title.
      It also seemed to rub him the wrong way that I wanted to know if the role was hourly or exempt- and he was reluctant to give me information about the benefits package or the salary range- even though this is required by CA law for employers to provide a salary range upon request as of Jan 2018.
      Overall very disappointing interview- I had high hopes based on the previous reviews on Glassdoor. I followed up after the interview via email to thank him for the conversation. He responded that I was no longer under consideration, and I thanked him again and asked for feedback from the phone screen and details as to why they would not be moving forward with my application. He never responded. I think that's indicative of the attitude at this firm overall. I was excited to initially hear back from this company, but ended up very disappointed.

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    Shea Labagh Dobberstein

    Shea Labagh Dobberstein has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting's (IPA) Best of the Best firms list for 2020. Of over 540 firms that participated across the country, only 50 were awarded this designation for their strong financial and operational performance. Additionally, SLD received the distinction of a 2020 IPA Top 200 Firm.

    Shea Labagh Dobberstein

    SLD is excited to attend its first ever virtual (!) #MeetTheFirms event this afternoon. We look forward to returning to California State University, East Bay to discuss SLD career opportunities with the students.


    Shea Labagh Dobberstein Awards & Accolades

    • 2021 IPA 200 FirmINSIDE Public Accounting (IPA)2021
    • 2020 IPA Best of the Best FirmINSIDE Public Accounting (IPA)2020

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