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Patpatia & Associates Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Great introduction to the financial world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patpatia & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    small, constructive environment, dedicated leadership and mentoring, flexibility on projects, encouraging growth within the company

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes weekend hours

    Advice to Management

    more check-ins with employees are encouraged


  2. "Business Analyst Inern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location of the office.

    Cons

    It was hands down the worst experience of my life. I would never recommend this firm to a graduate as it's very discouraging and management does groom you, mentor, or encourage. I left this place because I needed to regain my sanity and it took me three months to feel normal again. I ended up working at top tier company in the Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent and encourage them to succeeded.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked, feel used, feels shady the whole time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    gets you experience when you have done
    You learn a lot about business quickly if you can keep up
    In Berkeley aka the best city

    Cons

    feels shady
    Your time is monitored like a hawk
    People are constantly being fired around you - you live in fear of being fired (which will happen)
    The receptionist made more money than I did as a consultant

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people
    Allow them to grow
    Value them


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  5. "The worst company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patpatia & Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    None at all, don't waste your time there are normal companies out there

    Cons

    Stress and disrespect, pray on college grads who don't know how a work place should function and then use and abuse them

    Advice to Management

    They are miserable


  6. "Great Introduction to the workforce."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patpatia & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job involves a lot of responsibility from the very first day, which at first can be overwhelming but once you adjust is both exhilarating and rewarding. The experience is very hands-on and you personally get to manage your own projects and communicate with clients. However management is good about providing guidance and support when necessary. The clients you work with are high profile, so the projects are both interesting and really pertain to the real world. Finally, there are travel opportunities (e.g. New York).

    Cons

    The day starts fairly early (8am) in order to fit better with the schedules of clients on the East Coast. Sometimes when a project is nearing delivery you may have to put in substantial overtime.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "One week was enough."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patpatia & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Berkeley. Nice office. Work with prominent companies.

    Cons

    Owner is a poor leader. Owner is a poor teacher. Unfortunately, the culture promotes long working hours with no reward structure and creates an intense fear of management. I respected myself too much to work here for longer than one week.

    Advice to Management

    Set strategy and focus on client acquisition, but let professional management work with the employees.


  8. "Not a good experience. Perfunctory work, reminds me of the film "Office Space""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patpatia & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to have some consulting experience on your resume. You learn about financial terminology, and how financial institutions like to hide their assets off shore in tax havens.

    Cons

    So many cons, but the one that stood out was disrespectful management, including the Principal/owner and his underling. They are pretty much the entire firm, longest tenured of course, and everyone else is disposable. You will not get any respect. I have seen the Principal/owner scream/shout at a few employees, including myself. I dont care if he was an executive at a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, nothing to learn from. The office is so depressing, it has this Dunder Mifflin vibe, definitely doesn't feel contemporary. The work at times can be done perfunctorily which makes things worse. And you are literally always on your toes, walking on egg shells as another viewer put. I always felt sick to my stomach coming in to work, I swear I thought I was developing ulcers. While I was there I knew of 5 analyst that had moved on in a span of less than 3 months. That speaks for itself. Im just happy to have moved on. I would highly dissuade anyone from working here, unless you are desperate, and even, then you will highly dislike it unless you are a sociopath.

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in your analyst. Be respectful. Teach.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "People are "let go" without warning or reason"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You dive right into research and are completely informed on all project details and goals. You are given a high level of responsibility right off the bat. Good if you can last a year there then put it on your resume; leave before they let you go.

    Cons

    They do not let people grow in this company. You will not get close to anything near a tenure or time for a raise; you'll be "let go" without messing up or any type of forewarning. Everyone is constantly walking on egg shells because they see others get let go all the time. Management is controlled by Sunny Patpatia himself and his senior analyst. The rest are for disposable use.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like your plan is working.


  10. "High-growth and Expedited Learning Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Launch Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Launch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patpatia & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, intimate setting, this is a fantastic place to be. With the guidance of probably the best mentor I've had (current Senior), I was given the opportunity to work on multiple, high-profile projects that I would have only dreamed of working on at that point in my life. I can confidently say that I learned more from working here than at any other company I've worked for, and the foundation for my growth was absolutely established here.

    Cons

    This is not for the faint of heart. The reward is immeasurable, but you have to be willing to work for it. The hours can get long, but if you're okay with working hard, you will have no problem.


  11. "Business Analyst Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    valuable work experience, friday office lunch

    Cons

    small office, lack of equipment


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