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Raffa Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Raffa President & Founder Thomas J. Raffa
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with a culture to believe in"

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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 Raffa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is room to grow in your field and learn others, opportunities to suggest and help implement improvements in your dept. or throughout the firm and we have a great CSR Policy.

    Cons

    We can spend some more time encouraging employee engagement outside of work

    Advice to Management

    Do more firm-wide team building/social activities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with vision and purpose"

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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 Raffa full-time

    Pros

    Unique company with a unique client base. Very mission driven. Great coworkers, wonderful learning environment, all around great place.

    Cons

    Rapid company growth makes the company's future feel a bit uncertain at times. Not sure if they're aiming to consolidate with another accounting firm.


  4. "Colored with NO GROWTH"

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

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    People who have not even been at this firm for long are already getting promotions and they are all WHITE!! Yet there are plenty of colored people who have been there for years and still in the same position!

    Cons

    Everything!!! Can not wait for bigger and better things that are waiting for me and give myself my own growth!! We do not deserve this!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, get more education, stop abusing your title and stop expecting people to baby you!!!!


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Back stabbing, money hungry, slave camp"

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

    I worked at Raffa part-time

    Pros

    Cpe, reasonable salary, experience to build your resume.

    Cons

    A move up or move out environment. Can't trust anyone, they could care less about employees or clients... it's all about the profit for the partners.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around, comes around. Stop using visa people as slaves.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "goods"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing bad to say

    Cons

    no excellent experience, love it no


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Overwhelming workload, no work/life balance, no advancement potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility - flexible hours, work from home opportunities, decent pay, great benefits. Tom Raffa has great vision.

    Cons

    VERY long hours (12 - 16 hour days often), no recognition for a job well done other than to pile the work on you, no communication, no advancement potential - I have been doing the exact same job for 8 years, no social interaction at work unless you are part of a very specific "click". Can't even take vacation days. Leadership stops with Tom. HR is mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key! Also promotion potential and quit piling on the work and instead hire more people.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Public Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, open communication with management and partners, flexible schedule, reasonable hours (even during busy season), great relationships with clients, opportunities for advancement, career development opportunities

    Cons

    Internal training programs lacking, HR department not top quality


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Purpose Driven Company"

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

    I have been working at Raffa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Conscious company - certified B corp
    Good team culture
    Unique benefit policies including unlimited paid volunteer leave

    Cons

    Company has grown fast and can feel fragmented
    No flex time policies

    Advice to Management

    Create more flexible work options for employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's About Achieving Life Purpose"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raffa full-time

    Pros

    There are many pros for working at Raffa:
    1. Flexible schedule. This has been advantageous to many employees who have opted to "stay at home" with their kids or to work reduced or flexible schedules. Some employees work totally from home, work 20-30 hours per week to allow more time with their children or have flexible arrival or dismissal time for childcare purposes.
    2. It is an opportunity to fulfill your life's purpose while at work. For example, if you have an interest in education, Raffa will allow you participate in educational opportunities in the community. In fact, Raffa actually encourages such participation. These opportunities are also announced firm-wide. Employees can also bring forth issues that they are interested in advocating for firm-wide support.
    3. Promotions to next level not based on availability of positions. If the Firm believes that an employee is ready for the next level, he or she will be promoted and the Firm will figure out how to handle the capacity.
    4. Significant flexibility in the work that you do. Oftentimes, employees are asked to "figure out what you want to do" and steps are taken to make that happen.
    5. Great co-workers.
    6. Great clients in all aspects and communities. It is very common for employees who have a desire to work with clients in a specific industry to state this fact and then to be assigned to such clients. Great opportunity to understand many of the issues that our community faces and to get involved with solving some of those problems.
    7. Female leadership. Not a male dominate firm (sorry guys).
    8. Diverse services offered which allows you to enhance your own skill set and knowledge.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at the moment.


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