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Schenck Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. "Friendly people, lots of freedom"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Preparer in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Tax Preparer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schenck part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in work space, you can plenty of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Consistently Improving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedules
    True sense of family culture
    Embraces growth and development
    Lets you set own career goals and helps you achieve them
    Very good compensation package

    Cons

    None really. You have to work as hard as you would be expected in any other firm, but here you likely don't mind the hard work with all the other perks and trade offs.

    Schenck Response

    Feb 19, 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We are so glad that you are enjoying your career with Schenck.


  3. "Friendly people, flexible"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schenck full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and very friendly people in the Appleton office.

    Cons

    Some portions of the business are split and the people don't interact much but it is a focus to change that.

    Schenck Response

    Feb 19, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we really appreciate the input. We love to hear that you are happy with your career with Schenck and thank you for recognizing that we are ... More


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  5. "Not as Great as they think they are"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schenck (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in Appleton office for 3 years. They are very professional and concerned about doing things right.

    Cons

    They are very arrogant and think no other firm quite measures up to them. Way too many shareholders. Each shareholder is way too concerned with how you can make them money. I prepared returns for one partner where the job took an hour. He charged the client thousands of dollars and complained that I spent too much time on the return. That was enough to make me look elsewhere. They can be very petty and backstabbing and very demeaning to their employees. About 1/3 of their employees leave each year especially middle and upper levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.

    Schenck Response

    Feb 6, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, both positive and constructive. We strive to have a positive, intentional culture across the firm but recognize that at times on our journey ... More


  6. "Investment Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schenck (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good corporate experience with learning opportunities

    Cons

    Socio-political system is out of control

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of small minded management

    Schenck Response

    Feb 19, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We are sorry your experience working at Schenck was not all you had hoped for, but we thank you for your contributions to the firm and wish ... More


  7. "Good opportunities, but heavy workload at times."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schenck full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and many opportunities to develop and grow. Majority of people are easy to work with. Produce a quality work product for clients.

    Cons

    Long hours and high degree of stress during tax season, but that comes with the job. Somewhat negative culture at times. Tax department is treated like a service department for the rest of the firm, so work is sometimes dumped on them with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff for new ideas and innovation. Get input from staff on ways to improve processes and procedures. Office was understaffed for some time, but management has done a good job at improving this.


  8. "Great regional firm based solely in WI."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Non-Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work in public accounting without constantly being in the airport. Can start and/or maintain relationships with friends, family and significant others. Working parents can scale back hours to better fit with child care schedules. Firm is not so large that certain people are "off limits" to newer staff.

    Cons

    Hours can get long during tax season.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to newer staff for great ideas.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bought out my former company,Company closed down 4 years later"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerical in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - Clerical in West Allis, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schenck part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They gave nice gift's at the holiday

    Cons

    They came in to buy out the company I was working for then they pretty much drove it into the ground, within four years no one had a job


  10. "Awesome workplace"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manitowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manitowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at the company

    Cons

    Work hours during tax season


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great technical people, but poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good paid time off. A professional setting. Decent work-life balance. Technology was alright and a very knowledgeable group of partners.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Lack of constant feedback from management. Poor communication from management. Onerous annual review process. Long busy season hours come standard.


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