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Pros
  • Excellent pay, fantastic colleagues, room for advancement, great perks (meals during tax season, give always, acknowledgements) (in 8 reviews)

  • This is not a boring place to work but a great place to build a career (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours during tax season but not unexpected in public accounting (in 13 reviews)

  • KB is a great place if you want a career (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good and bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Executive Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Executive Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent pay, fantastic colleagues, room for advancement, great perks (meals during tax season, give always, acknowledgements)

    Cons

    Lack of training by management

    Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

    Jun 15, 2016 – Managing Partner

    Thank you for providing insight on your personal experience in working with Kerkering Barberio. We work hard to create an environment that is rewarding to our team members, and many of your positive ... More


  2. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sarasota, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kerkering Barberio & Co (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HR team is one of the best, most professional out there. They put in maximum effort to keep employees satisfied and relations smooth.

    Cons

    None nothing not a thing.

    Advice to Management

    As with most smaller firms, more training.
    More team building for more group cohesiveness increased morale and less exclusionary behavior.

    Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

    Jun 15, 2016 – Managing Partner

    We appreciate your candid feedback regarding your employment with Kerkering Barberio, and thank you for recognizing the efforts of our HR team, which works hard to make our company one of the leading ... More


  3. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Flexible work environment; opportunity for growth if you are hard working and passionate about your job; and large firm with great resources / people for complex accounting work.

    Cons

    None. Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

    Jun 15, 2016 – Managing Partner

    Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your career with KB. We agree that there are many opportunities for growth and are pleased to facilitate an environment of both personal and ... More


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  5. "great work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to work remotely; production bonuses; rebates for generating new work

    Cons

    some lack of communication; isolation of "teams"

    Advice to Management

    needs to be more inter-team communication

    Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

    Jun 15, 2016 – Managing Partner

    Thanks for providing this feedback of your work experience with Kerkering Barberio. The points you identify help us to know what our team members value and areas that we may look at to improve. We ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They want you trained. They care about their employees and retaining them for the long term. The perks are extremely competitive.

    Cons

    Tax Season. If you can't handle the pressure probably not for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

    Pros

    KB is a company which strives to keep its employees happy. Effort is made during the busy seasons to keep employees positive & motivated: dinner provided at times, massages, special events like lunches & contests, a supportive atmosphere. HR makes an effort to seek out issues and resolve them. Management seems honestly concerned with keeping a work-life balance to help avoid burn-out & turnover. Also, the company is extremely flexible during slow seasons, and even during busy season to a reasonable point. Open door policy is great for bouncing ideas around.

    If you are a self-starter, your career path here will be very bright, with lots of opportunities. If you need to be micro-managed to accomplish things, you may have a harder time with the culture. There is no "good old boys club" at KB; if you work hard and well, you are rewarded.

    Cons

    401k match could be a lot better/bigger.

    Like any public accounting firm, work during the busy seasons is intense. However, KB does a great job at trying to make things easier on employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, good benefits, some retention issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

    Pros

    A company that gets many of the small things right when it comes to employees. Recognizes birthdays, has cookouts on the parking deck, no "mandatory fun" events.
    There is a strong focus on using best practices and tools that are usually not seen except in larger corporate settings, this is good. Development is provided not just on technical skills, but on soft skills also.
    Offices are nice and working schedule is flexible according to each employees needs.
    Employees are treated respectfully, fairly and professionally.
    Lots of room to grow, if you are a self-starter.

    Cons

    Largest issue currently appears to be retention of long-term and upper level employees.
    This raises the question if employee concerns are not being addressed appropriately with each individual to avoid loss of talent.
    More structured and targeted training and development plan/system could be developed.
    Some perception issues may be being caused because higher levels have become too separated from the front-line preparation and don't have a feedback system in place to address items that don't affect them directly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to build buy-in on initiatives that benefit the company in the long-term.
    Be careful that an initiative doesn't just fade away... as this can be perceived as a failure to follow through or close the loop.
    Remember to listen to lower levels as the younger generations can provide insights or different ways of viewing a situation.
    Overall, company is responsive to people and their needs, but there is some disconnect that is causing the loss of talent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working at KB because of the variety of project opportunities offered. I also like the flexibility and the fact that I never feel like I am being micro-managed. KB has an open door policy and I can always go to my supervisor and ask questions. In addition, they provide financial assistance for the CPA exam and have fun events throughout the year. I also like the fact that we get paid for overtime hours and/or have to option to bank the extra hours for future use during slow season.

    Cons

    The cons about working at KB is that tax season is very busy and at times this can be stressful and affect your work/life balance. However, this comes with working at any CPA firm.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly good people, very flexible on vacation schedules outside busy season. Option to bank overtime for additional vacation is nice. Lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    If you're good, learn how to say no or they will bury you. The staff structure makes for very uneven hours person to person. Still working on how to make millennials happy. Comp and benefits are low to middle of the road. Morale could use some significant improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Staff better (don't wait for a crisis to go into hiring mode), actively try to keep strong CPAs around or they will leave to greener pastures. Ask yourselves: "how should we treat this person to make leaving very difficult?" FYI: headhunters make your best people aware of their market value every day, and everyone knows when you are underpaying them. If your best people feel like cheap labor, that's a slap in the face, and they're not far from leaving.


  11. "Stay away!! Worst Accounting Firm in Sarasota!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and CPA Reimbursement, the Health Insurance is not that great.

    Cons

    This firm is made up of a bunch of racist partners... go on the website and see for your self!!

    NO TRAINING - they will promise you all these things in the interview. BUT the reality is ... you wont get any!!
    Its either you SINK or SWIM.
    STAY AWAY- especially if you are now starting out in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Just retire and get new Management in there! OH! and while your at it.... get new partners cause those old ladies are all about the $$$ !!



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