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  1. "You are either in the clique or not.....if not, you may have a short career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a wonderful list of perks. Better than most companies. Provide plenty of food and drink during tax season to keep you full.

    Cons

    Very gossipy high school environment. No one on the administrative team seems happy.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issues you have instead of trying to mold new employees to fit into the dysfunction. Be honest with new hires about what types of personalities they will have to interact with daily.


  2. "Beware of the dog and pony show as a new employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of small perks - food, pop, coffee, catered lunches, cake for the hand award, etc
    Generally pretty flexible in regard to time off
    They keep with the latest technology, so everyone has at least two monitors and great computer programs to work with.

    Cons

    The review processes are ridiculous. You are reviewed for every project you work on as well as your main review each year. The person handling your annual review isn't necessarily someone you work with on a normal basis, so they go off of what others have to say. One manager will tell you you're doing great and another will say you have a lot to improve upon. Whose word do you take?
    The senior management cares about themselves and don't seem to care about anyone "below" them.
    I've witnessed senior managers and directors bashing other employees and clients.
    The work-life balance is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Knock it off with the plethora of reviews. They don't provide good feedback and reviews should work both ways (up the chain and down the chain).


  3. "A decent place to work if you're interested in public accounting."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    1) They really are a bunch of decent people there - not many that I really didn't enjoy working with.
    2) You won't go hungry during busy season - they bring in a lot of food!
    3) They place a big emphasis on staying very, very current with technology.
    4) They really do have a pretty good benefits package...even though dental just went away.
    5) Considering the long hours that are worked in public accounting, they really are pretty flexible about your work schedule.

    Cons

    1) There are a lot of different management styles. In addition, I worked with many different managers. It's difficult to really switch between all those different managing styles because each one would want to see a particular project presented differently.
    2) They emphasize the importance of communication, but there really were only a few people there (only 1 in management) that i felt i could "really" talk to
    3) No mentoring program
    4) There's a lot of change-over happening with a new managing director

    Advice to Management

    Do more to seek out your employees and really try to understand them. Encourage real and open dialog with them.


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  5. "Fun company with great work-life benefits.""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at BCG&Co was a wonderful experience. Employees are smart and hard working - and the company rewards them with pay, benefits, events, luncheons, games and more.

    Cons

    As part of the administrative team, I didn't feel nearly as valued as the professional staff. I was also significantly underpaid, unlike the professional staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay administrative team competitively.