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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong, ethcial and successful firm. Over 23 years of growth"

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

    I have been working at Sanli Pastore & Hill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work and opportunities. Great teaching and learning.

    Cons

    You are expected to work and get results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Run, do not walk, away from this business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sanli Pastore & Hill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management has enough time on their hands to continue to visit this site and write phony reviews in order to keep their rankings up.

    Cons

    I have held off on writing a review for a long time but the ridiculous positive review recently posted are so obviously written by the Company I felt the need to participate. It appears from one of the previous reviews that the Chairman, once called out for his bad behavior, has now changed his title to President in order to avoid being tarred as the abusive bully that he is. No matter what this guys title is he shouldn't be running a business. His verbal attacks on employees are a means to hide his own utter lack of competence by shouting down people who disagree with him. His behavior at work is utterly deplorable and offensive, it is a miracle that the company hasn't been shut down for his drunken groping of female employees. The CEO seems to ignore, or condone this behavior, or is perhaps too weak to put a stop to it. One can only assume that the cost of all the lawsuits is why the company owes money to employees, vendors and service providers and forces employees to work on equipment form the 1990's.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your losses, fire the President, use the extra money saved from fighting the lawsuits he creates to upgrade your equipment and hire a real management team to run the business.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    High degree of technical skills learned

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and sink or swim learning style


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "The grass is greener elsewhere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanli Pastore & Hill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Open to room for growth
    -Office Management is aware of an individual's work ethic
    -Willing to train

    Cons

    -Poor compensation for the amount of work given
    -Corporate bullying in the office is massive
    -Office Management does not stand up for employees

    Advice to Management

    Much needed evaluation on the way you run your company and poor treatment to your employees; eventually people become tired and fed-up.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Better management, training, equipment and more credibility working in fast food than this place."

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

    I worked at Sanli Pastore & Hill full-time

    Pros

    Helpful staff and good analysts (all of whom would leave if they got another offer)

    Cons

    They say there is training but all you will learn is how to work a computer that still runs on MS DOS. Time off is non-existent and paranoia runs rampant if you are off for any reason. The work mostly consists of backing into valuations already agreed to in shady deals between management and the company being valued. Management has no clue how to run a business and milks every dime out of the place both under paying employees and forcing them to work on equipment from the cold war. They barely make payroll each month which makes life intolerable around those times. Labor laws are violated daily. Finally the reputation of the firm is poor in the business community.

    Advice to Management

    The management is SLEAZY! The "Chairman" is lazy, greedy and incompetent but makes up for it by verbally abusing the staff and analysts. The CEO was born without a back bone and allows the "Chairman" to berate him in front of staff, dances around like a marionette to agree with, and cover, the constant lying and inappropriate behavior from the "Chairman", then spends his time cleaning up the mess from the lies and bad behavior. GET NEW MANAGEMENT!


  7. "I learned a lot, grew professionally."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sanli Pastore & Hill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In finance and consulting in CA, everyone knows the firm and it has an excellent reputation. So when I moved to Northern California, it was easy to get interviews. My 3 years here were valued very well.
    Diversity of work, learning to perform at a higher level, great skillset and career growth. Good compensation. Good hours. Manangement' focus on efficiency at the office results in very rare overtime or week-end work.

    Cons

    Sometimes learning curve of almost a year can be hard but after that, it gets easier. No office in SF.

    Advice to Management

    Open an office in SF and more offices. Can anything be done about the learning curve?


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Only the Strong Survive!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    -A constant strive for excellence
    -Everyday I can learn something new from everyone here!
    -Help is always available
    -Management has your back
    -No micro-management
    -Resume looks great with this company stamped on it
    -Money business is always interesting business
    -Appreciation is shown openly
    -NO weak links will survive the pressure of this boiling pot! But the pressure makes for a great diamond in the end...

    Cons

    -No mistakes
    -MUST know how to prioritize your time and projects
    (not really cons but just need to have qualities)

    -lack of Communication at times
    -No company is PERFECT. There will always be room for improvement. This is a high pressure job with lots of deadlines and detail. It's a job/career for those who thrive in that environment. No cry babies here! Only the closest to perfect and the farthest from lazy!

    SURE We are human, and we may day dream about throwing our boss over the edge of the building from time to time, but who doesn't! We are encouraged to be open about any problems we may have to HR, management, and we have meetings monthly to make sure we are moving in the right direction to stay at the top.

    Advice to Management

    BREATHE.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good learning opportunity, poor management and ability to progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with other great analysts and learn how to deal with difficult management

    Cons

    Managers are stressed and take out their stress on the employees, not somewhere to grow long term, managers are paranoid about what employees are doing outside of work (difficult to visit doctor, etc.). When looking at some of the positive reviews note the dates - the reviews were written by company management to improve the company's image.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to run the business.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Little Boutique Firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in West Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice Offices in West Los Angeles – away from all the downtown traffic (and pretty close the beach)
    Good work and life balance
    Exposure to fairly challenging clients
    Good client base
    Good variety in roles
    Give you progressively more responsibility to prove yourself
    Great training

    Cons

    They place high importance on billable hours
    Sometimes weekend work is required for deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Great office manager that knows how to look after each and every employee and make sure all is well with everything. Good executive level management that is involved in training and the work process.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good training on tools and methodologies.
    Exposure to all industries.
    Innovative company.
    Approachable partners.
    Casual and comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Unclear reporting structure (but it looks like its being addressed).
    Strong emphasis on billable hours.


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