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Sensiba San Filippo Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work!"

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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 Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The partners and management treat everyone the way they want to be treated. Great working environment and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Driving to and from the offices across the Bay Area can be stressful since there's always congestion on the freeways.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    What a nice review. Thank you for sharing your feedback! We'll keep working on creative ways to keep Bay Area travel to a minimum and we are always open to your suggestions so feel free to approach... More


  2. "Extremely accommodating, ensure their people are happy in their role!"

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

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unique culture, friendly & encouraging coworkers, fun events regularly, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing that you wouldn't find in any other work environment, however, SSF goes above and beyond to ensure that their employees and clients are satisfied.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "SSF is a sham and a racist company"

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

    I worked at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No talent
    Lack of direction
    Fake
    Manipulative
    Squeeze both clients and employees to fill the pockets of partners

    Cons

    SSF take their clients for a ride. They dont treat their staff well. They have inflated egos and dont like to hear the truth.

    Advice to Management

    You guys deserved to be out of business. You guys lack talent and fake. The clients and the industry knows it!

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    We are sorry that this former employee feels this way and have looked into the comments made. SSF just received the results of our first third-party Client Satisfaction survey which resulted in a... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "tax staff"

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, good environment , good place to start

    Cons

    not diverse enough, not interactive enough


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great work life balance and very flexible.

    Cons

    There are some weeks where you will be more busy than the other but I believe that is everywhere.


  6. "Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time

    Pros

    The working hours are flexible.

    Cons

    The firm is comparably small.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "AP/AR Administrator"

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    Former Employee - AP/AR Administrator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - AP/AR Administrator in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO was the best nicest person and best place to work.

    Cons

    Need to provide good training, Communication, respect and team work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Do your due diligence before letting SSF hire you because you might get fired as fast as you get hired."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the Audit associates are very nice hard working people. Some people from the Tax department are very very nice indeed.

    Cons

    I worked at SSF for less than 8 months. I didn't know why i got so much hate from my Performance Manager. I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers about too much culture of entitlement at SSF. It is sad but it's true. You can see that there is no communication between Asians working there and the rest of the crowd. I really had high expectations from SSF as a professional company. I really don't see that. I am glad they dismissed me. i should thank them for doing that. No real grudge there except that most of the firing decisions are never based on the professional aptitude but just on whether your performance manager likes you as a person or not. I would advice you to do your homework before embarking on an experience with SSF.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your approach. It is not working. This is unwanted publicity that you could have avoided by being more transparent in your decision making .


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too much culture of entitlement and suttle discrimination again minorities unless you bring in $$$$$"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great associates, Managers, Senior Manger and some partners. That's about it

    Cons

    Too much entitlement culture. Rules are not followed. If you are somebody who brings $$$$, then you can break all the rules. Too many closed door and people are talking about others. Very tough if you are a minority. They do hire Chinese people to get them green card and make them work like indentured servants.Too late to change the culture. People don't even say good morning to each other unless your are their buddies.. Subtle discrimination when you are a minority or if you are from China. Your job is to shut and do the taxes and go home. Even the seating they segregate. Chinese employed doing tax in one area and non foreigners in one.. very few interaction. In meetings, managing partner says all the things about being professional but none of that in reality if you bring in $$$$

    Advice to Management

    If you have rules, no one is supposed to break them. Everybody needs to respect the rules, be it local rules, State Law and Federal Laws.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Aug 8, 2016 – Manager, Human Resources

    We thank this reviewer for taking the time to share their feedback with us. In response to these claims, we are conducting a thorough investigation and will take appropriate action. Discrimination... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "You want to work here!"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with SSF for a few years now and I am still just as excited to be here, if not more, than I was when I first started. If you like to work hard and play hard, this is the firm for you! The potential for growth within SSF is limitless, and up to you. The culture throughout the firm is very team oriented and being a leader is definitely encouraged. One of my favorite things about SSF is we are able to express our ideas and they are taken into serious consideration. It could be anything from a new snack idea in our fully stocked kitchen, to a process that isn’t working and you may have found a better solution. As if that wasn’t enough, SSF also has awesome events throughout the year for our clients and for us, mostly us!

    Cons

    As with any CPA firm, we do have VERY busy periods throughout the year, depending on what department you are in. As for me, I am part of our Tax department, and our VERY busy months are February to April and middle of August to October. With all the other perks working at SSF, the busy periods are worth it, and go by so fast.

    Advice to Management

    A better bonus pool for the Administrative Staff would be amazing!!!


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