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Chapin Hill Advisors Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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  1. "Terrific Way to Gain a tremendous amount of experience in so many areas of running a business and finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Pound Ridge, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Pound Ridge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chapin Hill Advisors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pace is very fast and the owner is tremendously talented which means there is always a lot going on. She is a frequent media guest so you see how public relations and media work to benefit the firm. There are many events hosted by the firm which benefit not for profits and serve to promote the firm's image. Clients are varied and intelligent but often demanding as well. This is a great way to gain experience in so many facets. The owner is an avid proponent of animal rescue which I admire.

    Cons

    There is little training as it is a small firm. You are expected to be very organized and a self starter as you are not micro-managed. This is not the place for someone looking to hide or a slacker. If you are not up to the tasks, you will not fit in and possibly affect your self esteem. If you are not an animal lover, this is also not the place for you to be. It is made very clear in the interview process that the pace is demanding and dogs are in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Creating training manuals for new tasks needed to be executed and operational tasks would be helpful.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Deplorable conditions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are None!! Negative -5 STARS!!!

    Cons

    Absolutely they should be ashamed of the way they treat their employees! Disgusting odor infused work environment. Dog feces, urine, hair & mice nibbling away at everything! The employees are treated like garbage, 0 cash flow. How can an advisor for other people's money even try to run a failing company when they can't even manage their own finances! Not paying employees in a timly manner, talking unprofessionally about other companies and former employees is absolutely dispicable. If your ever offered a position? Run as fast away as you can. DO NOT even consider working in such an unstable environment!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns better, treat others professionally, pay your employees too!!
    Get a real life job!! Stop trying to fool people. Your company is a joke, wake up & smell the roses!


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Stressful and Challenging Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chapin Hill Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to learn about various facets of the financial industry with out any formal training.

    Cons

    There is a never ending list of high priority projects and heavy work load that have no follow through or organization with insufficient resources or time to accomplish the task. Frowned upon if you took your lunch hour in your 12 hour workday and if you ate in the office it had to be Vegan. Exaggerated promises of benefits that never appeared. If you actually got to use your vacation time be prepared to receive attitude and negativity from the CFO. The Office smelled horribly of dogs and ticks were on the animals and carpeting. There were insufficient funds to pay the necessary bills to run the business that was extremely stressful having bill collectors constantly calling. Finally, the worst problem was the anguish if you were going to receive a paycheck when it was due or if it would have funds...

    Advice to Management

    Stop the façade of an upstanding Financial boutique just because they make TV appearances and are on debate panels when they are broke and can't stay afloat.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "This company and CEO are pathetic!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pound Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pound Ridge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job.

    Cons

    As one of the presidents latest employees, as well as one of her only 2 employees at the time (who both quit due to not being paid) I can assure you that she is a liar, cheater, and complete psychopath. The last three 5 star reviews were written by her as she has not had an employee since and I left this year. She cheats her employees and customers out of there money. Her house/office is filthy and could be considered a biohazard. She is unprofessional and immature. Not to mention completely broke- her checks bounce every month! I would not recommend this company to any person who wants to be treated like a human being.

    Advice to Management

    Look at where you are now as an individual and business. Now every time you start to blame someone else for your mistakes stop and realize that you are the sole reason you are where you're at today.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "This company is run by a nail biting sociopath that expects you to do everything for her 12 plus hours a day.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a great learning experience, good, bad and otherwise.

    Cons

    Have to work with the crazy owners pets (MULTIPLE) and they smell. She's one client loss away from total bankruptcy and is a metal case. I CAN GUARANTEE the only glowing review this nutcase received is from herself.

    Advice to Management

    Up your dose


  7. Helpful (2)

    "HORRIBLE! Don't do it unless you enjoy being treated like garbage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Besides its convenient location in midtown, there is nothing good about this company. Oh, I also guess that if you're an animal person, you'll enjoy the dogs roaming around the office.

    Cons

    Management likes to abuse of employees, especially interns. They pay them twenty dollars a day stipen to do the full time job of an office manager, personal assistant, and puppet. Then, management (by which I mean the sole proprietor of the company) uses this twisted manipulation trip whereby she's really nice sometimes and then becomes a completely different person if you slip up once (and her standards of slip up are very vague). For the life of you, don't take this job if you value your humanity.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership, if you can be called that, please quit.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Think Twice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The knowledge you can attain from working with LPL Financial Services that offers the Securities to Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc. Small firm allowed for working closely with Management being involved with special projects and every chapter of the business.

    Cons

    Extreme amounts of work and pressure given to the employee with no formal training. Long work days 12 hours plus and leaving the office for lunch is frowned upon by management and will reflect upon your bonus. The company is juggling to many facets to make money to stay in business and does not concentrate on one branch to perfect. Very unorganized atmosphere and company to work for, needs to set priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Detailed job descriptions, formal training, and restructuring of the small employee group is needed to improve efficiency within the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "6 month Internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Small firm allowed for ease of information sharing and the ability to work closely with senior members of the firm. Hands-on work experience at the internship level broadened the knowledge base acquired through daily responsibilities.

    Cons

    Time pressured requirements led to disorganization and display of emotions among employees at times.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring of the responsibilities among the small employee base is necessary to improve internal efficiency.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth the trouble"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good way to break into the financial advisory industry. You get to work on all aspects of the business right away. Office conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. A haphazard approach to all aspects of the business. Grossly exaggerated expectations for a small number of employees to do the same quantity of work as ten times the number.

    Advice to Management

    Keep realistic goals and expectations for employees, keeping in mind their individual strengths and weaknesses. Read up on personnel management and training.


  11. "awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none, awful experience would not recomend to anyone.

    Cons

    terrible experience, terrible working conditions


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