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SGV & Co. Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • You'll definitely learn a lot from the different engagements you'll be in and the training they provide (in 9 reviews)

  • A very good training ground for new CPAs to jump start one's career (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • It's very difficult to have a work-life balance while working in SGV (in 53 reviews)

  • The cons are long working hours, overtime without pay, working while at home with no pay and working during weekends (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lasting Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory and Audit Assurance Associate in Tujunga, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory and Audit Assurance Associate in Tujunga, CA

    I worked at SGV & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For start-up CPA's, this is a great company to enhance your audit and accounting skills while working with hard-working professionals.

    Cons

    Similar with other accounting firms, the environment is toxic and overworked. You need to manage your own time to be able to achieve your desired work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good reputation.


  2. "SGV"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Recommends

    I have been working at SGV & Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training and build good relationships

    Cons

    low salary and requires over time works


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Low Salary, High Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGV & Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience + brand name associated with SGV

    Cons

    Poor salary and excessive OT hours


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  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGV & Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training ground for all new passers and really an avenue for professional growth

    Cons

    Low salary, not enough for those who would want to support family


  6. "Assurance Senior"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long hours no work life balance

    Cons

    Great learning experience and career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate hardwork with atleast a good salary. Make it competitive with other big four. Not all employees want to just be hired and gain experience in SGV the leave. There are also others who wants to stay but left with no choice but to leave because theyre salary is not competitive.


  7. "IT Auditor"

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    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Makati City (Philippines)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Experience for new graduates

    Cons

    Low pay, more work for everyone


  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The greatest thing you will experience is that you will be exposed to different areas in auditing

    Cons

    Although the experience is great, low compensation & benefits are not so great here

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and work life balance


  9. "Review for SGV"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Auditor in Ayala (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Auditor in Ayala (Philippines)

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SGV, a member firm of SGV global, is the most prestigious and biggest auditing firm here in the Philippines. I believe that SGV is a great place to start your career as an auditor/accountant. There are amazing opportunities to learn and advance our career here. . Also, a lot of exceptional learnings and development are instore for me. And EY is truly dedicated to our skills and well-being.

    Cons

    None, but I just want to explore and experience more outside the firm.


  10. "Career growth and Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Makati City (Philippines)

    I worked at SGV & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training ground for new CPA's. Challenging, skill acquisition, exposure, seminars, training, counseling, meet a lot of professional people.

    Cons

    Stressful, long working hours, no weekend/holiday vacation but depends on time management, low salary, pressure, OT not all paid.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent management but increase salary and pay OT


  11. "Training with quality here in the firms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGV & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are down to earth and the environment is competitive to nourish each other. You are expected to be client facing in this firm and will be able to talk to a lot of people.

    Cons

    Minimal benefits considered as a staff level. High turnover off staff after one year due to poor management of engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on nurturing your staff and make a point to value them. There


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