Novogradac & Company Reviews

Updated May 11, 2020

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4.0
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Novogradac & Company Managing Partner Michael J. Novogradac
Michael J. Novogradac
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will learn quite a bit about audit and tax(in 47 reviews)

  • "Overtime pay, fully stocked kitchen, ability to work in both audit and tax, family-like atmosphere, professional dress not required(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Every department seems to have their own "busy season" so there will be OT(in 50 reviews)

  • "Long hours during busy season (to be expected in public accounting)(in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "True work-life balance with opportunities to develop your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time

    Pros

    Company culture encourages work-life balance as much as possible given the business model (a firm whose revenue is based largely on billable hours) Management is interested in hearing what you want to do with your career and wants to help you develop; there is no one-size-fits-all career track Great benefits compared to other similar sized companies Competitive pay

    Cons

    Usual corporate politics and red tape found in any large organization Depending on the office and management team, work culture can be positive or negative. Some partners are not good managers/mentors

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  2. "Good Start for Career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Mid size firm so you get to work on all types of engagements (tax, audit, compilation, reviews) - Year round training - Executives are nice and approachable - Free snacks - Free Friday lunches during busy season - Overtime pay with partner approval - Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - Niche industry - Training can be more engaging as people tend to be on their phones or sleep

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  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Cool place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good first job to gain experience

    Cons

    Ended internships early due to the pandemic

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Just FIne"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time

    Pros

    Fast Promotions for all employees

    Cons

    No Reward for being an above average employee. Employee benefits slowly taken away like gym, kitchen food, company lunches.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant 

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and overtime

    Cons

    No overtime once you get to manager. Not managed great. Work/life balance during busy season

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not great"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time

    Pros

    Hosted snacks and lunches, ok benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, no work life balance, fake forced positive reviews. HR "asks" you to write them and let them know if you did it...

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "An Employer Who Wants Your Success"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They want you to succeed and excel within the company.

    Cons

    Regular work hours are not entirely flexible.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Company and these reviews are a joke - avoid"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free sodas and snacks in kitchens - Market leader in federal tax credits

    Cons

    - Pitiful audit experience. We didn’t travel to client-sites. Clients are mostly apartment complexes, so you’re performing the same audit procedures over and over. - Little oversight. I once spent a month on an audit before my supervisor took a look at my work. - Very niche industry (federal tax credits) making it tough to transition out. Good place to start if you want to make a career out of federal tax credits. - My boss encouraged me to eat hours. Because pay is hourly, that means I wasn’t paid as much as I should have. - Turnover is high. High performers leave, low performers stick around.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Work Environment You Should Try And Avoid"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novogradac & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Let me start by saying most of these "pro" reviews are clearly from HR trying to layer the negative reviews and prop up their rating. Most people have something negative to say about a company, especially one they take time to review. Onto the pros: - Projects are located all over the country - Fieldwork takes you to different cities - Snacks in the kitchen - I liked my colleagues, everyone was very friendly That's about it

    Cons

    Where do I begin? All emphasis is on billing. This isn't unusual in the consulting world, but if you're not up for it don't even bother applying. There is zero communication from management on down. Work is extremely rote - you do the same thing every day, every week, every month. There are some caveats within the projects themselves, but not much. The office is really quiet as everyone has their heads down at their computer slaving away over their reports. I'm not asking for a party, but it gets depressing in such a sterile environment. You can get bogged down in work extremely easily, management has no respect for work-life balance. It's such a niche industry I would try and get out after a year or two. It's not a great place to shop your skills around. Honestly, avoid if you can.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novogradac & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic culture from top to bottom. Managers are really nice and easy going. Fully stocked kitchen year round. Staff is super friendly. On boarding process is super smooth and quick. Wonderful place to learn and grow your skill set and advance your career.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season (to be expected in public accounting)

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