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SB & Company Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. They really care about the PEOPLE. They will challenge you and motivate you. This is a place for high performing people.

    Cons

    This is a place for high performing people. If you aren't willing to apply yourself and work hard, this isn't the place for you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "But of a facade"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SB & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Partners and employees do care about their work, and satisfying its customers.

    Cons

    Turnover was constant. From admin positions, to HR, to leadership positions - if you last a year that seemed to be a rarity.

    Management demands were unattainable and unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    After the way I was treated, they don't deserve my two cents.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Need tough skin to work here?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SB & Company full-time

    Pros

    The first few months is incredible. You'll feel like you made the best decision of your life. It's like a honeymoon! Then reality kicks in ...

    Cons

    Here's reality ... poor, poor management with minimal ability to lead; minimal value on employees (you are replaceable mindset); low pay, lack of trust within the culture (primarily stemming from shady management); lack of regard for work/home life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You are not the sole person creating your revenue. Treat your employees better, as the ones who are really responsible for success. Once you achieve that culture, all else will fall in to place once.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Highly frustrating."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multi cultured environment, provides high level of tolerance for employees who have family or personal related issues that tend to affect normal work schedules.

    Cons

    Auditors believe the way computers work is akin to items that need to be counted.

    Advice to Management

    Need a buffer for escalating IT related matters that need detailed explanation. Also, while they need to understand that technology has it's limitations, the need to understand that a netadmin cannot possibly know everything cannot be overemphasized especially since access to training is being denied everytime it's requested.


  6. "Take control of your own growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I came in as an audit intern. When I expressed that audit did not seem to fit my lifestyle, SBC worked with me to find a position in which I could grow and thrive. Upper management has always demonstrated an interest in ensuring that people grow in the direction of their choosing with ongoing dialogue about acquiring the tools necessary for them to do so. The greatest strengths I find are:
    accessibility of upper management
    good people
    open communication
    truly embraces diversity
    shows concern for employees
    all required/desired training provided

    Cons

    Communication could be developed further to keep all abreast of developing ideas and encourage input from more individuals with varying perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the open communication at SBC. Some may not be aware of the opportunities they have or know how to exercise them or even ask for them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experts within the Accounting Industry. CEO is highly experienced and strives to acheive excellence in field. Company demonstrates "open door" policy for ALL staff on a daily basis. Culturally diverse and believes in training and professional development for each employee.

    Cons

    Have been employed for a short time period, and have no "cons" to report.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible - Stop - Turn Away - Worst Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing from the Partners. They have five partners, each one is bad in their own way. They do not know how to manage. If you come to work here, make sure you have another plan. DO NOT DO IT. The best benefit you would have is the ability to find another job.

    Cons

    The managing partner does not care about the employees. There is no work life balance. The only people that stay here are people with the H1B Visa group. they hire them, take advantage of them, knowing that if this group does not do what they say, they will be shipped back to their country. Horrible. Turnover is extremely high. The original other two partners cannot keep assistants. No one really stays unless they cannot find a job.

    Advice to Management

    You need prayer.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "The company is mis-managed and the work environment is unfriendly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SB & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a very strong staff diversity!!

    Cons

    Disorganized, no commitment to their own mission and values, senior management does not invest in their employees, and extremely high staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on why there is a high turnover of staff. Learn how to manage employees more effectively.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Small Public Accounting Firm to work for!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hire great people
    Nice size and type of clients for small firm

    Cons

    -treat staff like children instead of adults
    -They have no concept of work life balance, Management/Seniors/Partners calls you at odd times of the day and mornings..just rude
    -No real time feedback on performance
    -Training is a joke. Staff walk in and out of the training or work on their laptops during the session.
    -Audit Methodology ???? they don't even follow their own methodolgy.
    -Technology - totally lacking. firm is just cheap. Dells computers are old as dinasours.
    Oh one more - VERY HIGH TURNOVER-OVER 30 PEOPLE IN ONE YEAR, KEEP IN MIND FIRM IS ONLY 30 PEOPLE.

    Advice to Management

    Really truly listen to your employees especially contact the ones that have left and really find out why they left. No one is really happy.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a good place to train to be a super auditor, but other than that, there no good reason.

    Cons

    They actually ask employees to sign contracts in order to receive pay raises. Who does that?!

    Advice to Management

    Please stop this type of horrible acts.


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