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Novogradac & Company Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Novogradac & Company Managing Partner Michael J. Novogradac
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Pros
  • "You will learn quite a bit about audit and tax" (in 38 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, fully stocked kitchen" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Busy Season gets a little long and you may grow tired of the work, some clients are more fun than others" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Keep hiring more talent to continue work/life balance" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Thoroughly enjoy coming to work everyday!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Valuation Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Along with having all the office amenities and perks like a relaxed dress code, fully stocked kitchen, daily food trucks, putting green, dartboard, and mini basketball hoop. I have never worked for a company before this where management truly takes an interest in its staff and makes an effort to ensure employees are successful in the office and in their personal life. Have been working for this company for a little over a year, my only regret is not joining sooner.

    Cons

    Work flow can be sporadic, some weeks can require overtime hours but overtime compensation is nice

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to current employees positive and negative feedback


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Novo cares about their employees!"

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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

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time

    Pros

    -Growth opportunities displayed for employees
    -Annual reviews with salary raises & bonus opportunities
    -Ongoing training and making sure everyone is positioned for success in the firm
    -Fast growth track to Partner
    -Fully stocked kitchens and catered lunches
    -Great paid time off and work-life balance outside of busy season
    -Work from home options
    -Employee recognition

    Cons

    Keep hiring more talent to continue work/life balance

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Fun Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Location
    Promotes from within
    Great Snacks

    Cons

    Can some times be long hours


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good working environment to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly staff and a company that truly cares about their employees!

    Cons

    Sometimes schedules can be a little difficult.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with great people. Office environment is friendly. Get to work with people that are passionate about their careers. Office is fully equipped with snacks and beverages. Health benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Pay can be a little bit more.


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    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • Flexibility in arranging your schedule
    • Opportunities to try new things, to explore your interests, and to be supported as you try to build your expertise and find your niche
    • Stocked kitchen year-round, plus catered meals during busy season
    • Management team who support their staff and are invested in everyone’s success
    • Benefits available to part-time workers
    • Friendly coworkers
    • Firm-sponsored parties and other opportunities to socialize
    • Lots of training to build staff’s knowledge and expertise
    • Casual dress code
    • Profit-sharing for 401(k)
    • Good health insurance; if you’re getting insurance just for yourself, the company pays the entire premium for you, or you can opt to get cafeteria cash for the amount they would be paying and then get insurance elsewhere.
    • The firm specializes in the tax credit industry, so your work supports great causes like community development projects, affordable housing for low-income populations, and renewable energy.

    Cons

    • The health insurance premiums are high if you have a family (but it is good insurance).
    • Can be long hours (but paid overtime is good)
    • Lack of cohesion across multiple offices; you may have a different experience in a different location.


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    "Culture & Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great company and team culture. Multiple office-wide and team gatherings throughout the year to help maintain a good relationship with employees outside of the office. Nice way of bonding with other departments.
    - Thankful for the fully stocked kitchens all year round.
    - Communication and performance are key factors in working towards your career goals. Constant professional growth. Firm is willing to provide opportunities and support to employees related to their career interests (i.e. internal department change). Be sure to communicate with others because you are definitely not alone!

    Cons

    - Office location is not in the heart of FiDi but there is a shuttle service provided to employees by the Firm. The 15 mins. walk from and to Embarcadero is quite nice and necessary for sitting in an office for majority of the day!
    - Every department seems to have their own "busy season" so there will be OT

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a starting field"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Flexibility
    -Good culture
    -Specialized knowledge for certain sectors that are under-rated in terms of value and growth

    Cons

    -Busy season but that's everywhere.

    -Their training style is trial by fire. They don't blame you or abuse you for mistakes or anything and expect mistakes. Teach too really. But it's not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really. They are doing a good job and I don't see anything new they can be reasonably expected to do. It is a business.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, gain experience in public accounting.

    Cons

    Training isn't very efficient. Assignments are give with little or no information. It is busy season so maybe meet halfway and learn to be adaptable.

    Advice to Management

    Make an honest attempt to be a mentor. Deadlines are a pain but maybe an intern will be more efficient with more guidance and information.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "A toxic working enviromment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Dover, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Dover, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Decent Pay
    * Well stocked kitchen/ free snacks
    *Casual dress code
    *Healthcare premium paid for in full by company if single

    Cons

    * Workplace bullying by higher-ups
    * Passive aggressive behavior from seniors, managers and partners
    * Lack of knowledge from people who are supposed to teach
    * Promotes culture of fear and despair in interns and staff
    *Extremely high rate of turnover year to year

    The bottom line is this is one of the worst public accounting places you could work at. There are very few good qualities, the amount of stress is through the roof, and you will feel like you're in a canoe without a paddle. It's truly not worth your health or your sanity. Stay far far away from this insidious place. You have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of promoting negativity, start trying to build up employees instead of tearing them down. If you try promoting positivity and make a honest effort to help people be the best they can be, there will be a lot fewer people literally walking out the door because they can't take anymore abuse.