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Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP San Jose Reviews

Updated January 5, 2018
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Brian M. Kreischer
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Pros
  • Great people, very smart, top notch, better compensation AND better balance than big 4 (in 5 reviews)

  • Very flexible and understanding - promote good work life balance outside of busy seasons (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours during busy season, but that goes for any public accounting firm (in 6 reviews)

  • Bay Area traffic can make the commute an unpleasant experience (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training programs for new hires. Pay is on par with the "big 4"

    Cons

    Limited exit opportunities. Not known outside of the Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Market the company's brand more.


  2. "Nothing for you if you're not a CPA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have decent healthplan benefits and throw some good parties throughout the year.

    Cons

    There are two tiers of staff, practice staff and everyone else. If you're not on the CPA tract, then expect very little in ways of professional development support, career growth, conference attendance, etc. They are extremely below market when it comes to compensation and require 2 years to "vest" in their 401k match, which is ridiculous as most employers have moved to instant vesting now. Trying to negotiate market compensation is seen as a negative rather than normal, rational, adult behavior.

    Advice to Management

    1. Hire half as many new associates each year and put the salary savings into the admin staff.
    2. Create a performance bonus plan. Give people a bonus for good work.

  3. "Great people but no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are fun
    Deadline celebrations

    Cons

    Workload
    Sink or swim environment


  4. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Interns, associates, and senior associate training

    Cons

    No remote work
    passive agressive billing


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job experience
    Great pay and resources
    Opportunity to get a realistic look at the accounting profession as a whole and comparable firm's expectation from their associates.

    Cons

    Doesn't give timely feedback to improve your work
    Passive management style
    There were many instances where I was left with nothing to do because there was not enough work available at the intern level. Was asked to "act busy" on multiple occasions which attributed in critiques on my performance review.

    Advice to Management

    give timely feedback.


  6. "Accounting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are great, the higher management are very nice and genuinely care. HR is excellent.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, The Department I worked for is the worst working environment I have ever worked for in my entire life. Employees are back stabbers and cut each other's throat. The morale was so bad in that department, I had to leave after 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the Family Office Department. Some managers working there thinks they're God.

    It is like being in a fraternity initiation if you are new. You invest in hiring new people... But they ended up quitting because of the people who makes their life a living hell!

    The company is great and have good values. I just wish I worked in a different department.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Assurance and Advisory in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Assurance and Advisory in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenges your personal development and pushes your limits

    Cons

    I have no issues with this job

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they are doing

  8. "Great place to start your accounting career"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, mostly good people. Great place to start your accounting career. Lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Long hours, management forgets about the new staff and relies on staff to figure it out themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to staff and training employees.


  9. "FR&Co"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The firm has an amazing culture who hire directly from college and devotes a lot of resources to help grow individuals.

    Cons

    Even though raises are overall pretty good, there is no performance based bonuses to incentive employees to work harder than their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Put into place a performance based bonus plan in order to incentive employees to work harder. With performance based bonuses it will make employees feel more instant gratification and could potentially increase retention.


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Frank, Rimerman +Co., LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family mentality when it comes to working with all levels in the firm, transparency in performance and feedback

    Cons

    Benefits are weak, company is in growing pains, both space-wise and work hours demanded

    Advice to Management

    be mindful of the area's trends on benefits, and remember that after a few years many of the team members at the company can jump to a company at any time.


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