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  1. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits (pay, retirement, health, expenses, etc.) -- you work hard and sometimes make sacrifices, but you are treated fairly.
    Fantastic work/life balance -- a real 21st century goals oriented company.
    Massive desire on the part of senior leadership to treat employees fairly.

    Cons

    is a big global company since the merger with Roche, and like any large global company you need to work across the timezones (Americas, EMEA, APAC).


  2. "Great Place and Great People"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Accounting Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and meaningful work. Great and smart people to work with. Good benefit package. Rewarding work experience.

    Cons

    Parallel organizational structure is good for work collaboration, but is hard to advance into any leadership role. Sometimes work/life balance is not easy to achieve. Intense work and constant deadlines often demands a rather high level of stress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and work with employees to develop clear visions and path for employees to strive for future leadership roles. Work/life balance should be a tone from the top and a practice by the top, not just a slogan. Encourage 360-degree evaluations among peers, and upward evaluations for supervisors. Follow up with the evaluation results, take actions, and communicate often to the employees.

  3. "Relaxing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no OT, flexible work time

    Cons

    Not stressful ,salary is low and career path is not good.


  4. "rewarding experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Canaan, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Canaan, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    open, collegial environment; opportunity to network with others

    Cons

    perceived as an ivory tower


  5. "Incredible program for fresh grads"

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    Former Employee - Postgraduate Technical Assistant in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Postgraduate Technical Assistant in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible access to best and brighest minds in the accounting profession. Very comfortable, collaborative environment. You're literally at the Board room table setting the rules for subsequent years, amazing experience.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve for those who have not had a few years of technical accounting exposure as well as underappreciation for some of the exposure had (appreciate that in hindsight).

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the awesome program and please continue investing in the youth in our profession. Did not feel much exposure to constituencies outside of the Big 4, would have been nice to have made some other contacts while there.


  6. "A great workplace environment."

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Technical Assistant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Technical Assistant in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    The FAF has provided me with great experience, exposure to accounting issues and experts, and a better understanding of the possibilities of my career.

    Cons

    Not many. My prior job had twice the vacation time, which is limited for new staff but comparable to many industry positions.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment, very friendly and have training for new employees, a lot of company spirit and community, gained a lot of experience from this job

    Cons

    A lot of work assigned, hard to keep on track, have to take initiative on asking for help once training is done, punctually is key.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed but intellectual working environment. Extremely flat organization structure and friendly working environment. Great opportunities to improve writing and communication skills. Excellent vantage point on the broader role of accounting in the capital markets.

    Cons

    Volatile work flow and sometimes nebulous assignments. Can be a very academic place to work, but also very interesting and rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership and attitude of the organization is superb and management should continue foster a collegial, thoughtful, and friendly environment.