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Raffa CEO  Thomas J. Raffa
Thomas J. Raffa
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Varied clients, varied software systems make a good learning experience(in 5 reviews)

  • "Really, there are no boundaries for any employees in terms of growth and learning experience except for those that people can build themselves(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture and Team Who Put People Before Profits"

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    Current Employee - Senior in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Amazing Team -Great Leadership -love the people I work with -President and CEO have a mission of social impact and practice what they preach -Built on Impact and truly care about it -Great Culture -Pretty good about working with you on schedule if you need to be remote

    Cons

    -the office is nice, but definitely a corporate office -expected to be in the office 8:30-6, but the partners are nice and will work with you and make exceptions if you ask

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on people before profits. It is the differentiator that let you grow and stick out from the competition!

    Raffa2019-03-07
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    "MAS - Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Great team and family-like culture when I was working there.

    Cons

    Click-y at times. May have changed with the new office arrangement. Workload distribution seemed to have no rhyme or reason in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of the way the office might alienate certain people

    Raffa2018-11-17

    Raffa Response

    February 20, 2019Partner

    We so much appreciate your compliments and constructive criticism as a former employee. We are always working to be THE BEST place to work. And while we do pride ourselves on the family-like culture to which you refer (and that we have worked to maintain as we merge into Marcum, ...

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  3. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    People, benefits, challenging environment clients.

    Cons

    No cons at this time. great company.

    Raffa2018-09-08
  4. "Work Life Balance is Questionable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Noble pursuits in helping the Non-Profit community and serving the community.

    Cons

    There must be changes made where basic kindness and cordiality are concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Consider that there are too many people in high places who are not skilled interpersonally. This vibe carries through the organization.

    Raffa2018-08-06

    Raffa Response

    February 20, 2019Partner

    Thanks for the input. I always feel that anyone that takes the time to do such reviews is truly showing how much they care about their careers and employer. As the CEO of Raffa, I work constantly to ensure, not simply a balance of your work and life but the integration of work, ...

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "To be Flexible or not to be Flexible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raffa full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Some people are nice but some are not and can get very micro managing which does not work for Me!

    Cons

    It's not even the firm that is petty but it's the people who are in the upper management try to control your personal life. How dare you question someone's health ability or why they need to work from home once a week or at times, yet these people do it ALL the time!! Is it because of your entitlement?? There's one in particular who works from home all the time and they only been with the company now for two years but...

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    Advice to Management

    If you tell people that you offer flexibility and your trying to save money with wasted space and let people work from home then honor it. Heck, even people have said that our wonderful CEO stated that there should be no reason why anyone won't be able to work from home and if there any issues to let him know! Well guys listen to your CEO but also never ask someone about there personal life and how you think it's effects...

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    Raffa2018-07-18
  6. "The responsibilities are as expected."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    You will meet a lot of great people who will love and support you.

    Cons

    There wasn't anyone to properly integrate me into this role. I had to figure out a lot of things by myself and with the help of the supervisor.

    Raffa2018-06-20

    Raffa Response

    February 21, 2019Partner

    We do expect a lot of our people and I do believe we have come a long way in our orientation process but it could always better. I realize it is the toughest time for an employee and we want the experience of that first few weeks to be as enjoyable as possible. And it is the responsibility ...

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  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexibility for work home life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits could be more competitive.

    Raffa2018-05-14
  8. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Everyone including partners work hard and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Nature of the work makes it difficult to plan ahead.

    Raffa2018-05-23
  9. "American Dream"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000 times. Raffa truly embraces the American Dream. I started here nearly 12 years ago as an administrative assistant, worked hard and was promoted to analyst, then promoted to account manager, and for the past 4 years I've been working as a broker/advisor. I was given the opportunity to grow and succeed without having to change my employer, which is something that is rare these days....

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    Cons

    I'm not sure this is even a con, but we are all expected to work very hard for our clients. It's essential to our business that our customer service is the best. This said, we're fairly compensated for working hard, so I believe folks should view this more as an opportunity than a negative.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and never lose sight of the "happy employees make for happy clients" mentality.

    Raffa2018-04-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "An Excellent Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, excellent benefits package, wonderful people, good pay. Can't ask for better.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

    Raffa2018-04-09
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