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Updated January 31, 2018
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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.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    We are so pleased to know that we have provided an environment and work experience that you enjoy!

  3. "Great firm, poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology so staff can work from anywhere. Seasonal hours can be long, but this is the profession- the hours are better here than most other firms. Good group of clients. Great co-workers. Kitchens are well-stocked, healthy snacks.

    Cons

    Partners seem to be checked out and not interested in bringing in business or mentoring to grow managers. Flexibility is stated, but hard to come by depending on who you are working for. HR cannot maintain confidentiality, only represents management and is not an advocate for staff. Managers are hand-cuffed and not able to make decisions. A 'committee' makes the decisions as to the direction of the firm whether realistic or not because buy-in is not sought out. If you are "IN the circle, you'll do fine. The Golden Rule is part of the value system, but it is certainly not consistently applied.

    Advice to Management

    There are some definite problems among partners who lack the desire or skill set to grow their staff. The firm is turning into a lot like high school, popularity contest. Sad to see the loss of some great people.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Manager, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We can't learn and get better without it. I'm glad to know you were happy with our technology, your co-workers and our stocked kitchens. We get... More


  4. "Great place to learn"

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

    I have been working at Sensiba San Filippo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SSF is great place to learn and grow your accounting and project management skills. The pay is very competitive and the benefits are great as well. The best aspect of SSF is the people. I've made lasting relationships with so many of my coworkers and have had the best team work experiences.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the work/life balance. Depending on the department/team you work in the hours can be pretty demanding. Busy season is to be expected in public accounting, but staff members are pretty regularly having to work 6 days a week and 10+ hours a day to get through their work load through the summer and fall. As a result the burnout rate is pretty high. And since this is a service industry you can pretty much count on client needs being prioritized over employee needs.

    Advice to Management

    Employees who feel they are the priority will lead to happy clients. The shift of putting clients over employees is beginning to cause resentment in the ranks.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    Thanks so much for your review. We're happy to know that you find our compensation and benefits to be great! Yay! We work very hard to provide our amazing staff with an equally amazing total rewards... More


  5. "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good food and drink, updates made frequently

    Cons

    too many offices, hard to get to know people in other offices

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    We're happy to know that you're enjoying some of the many perks offered at SSF. As we grow, so does the challenge of maintaining that "small firm, family feel." This is why we continue to hold our... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "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


  7. 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

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    Thank you for the review. Really happy that you enjoyed the work environment and benefits and would love to get a bit more insight into your constructive feedback related to diversity and... More

  8. 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.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    We frequently receive kudos on our flexibility and we work hard to ensure we balance work with everything else that is important! We work hard , but understand that time with our family, friends and... More


  9. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    Sensiba San Filippo prides itself on providing a flexible work environment and work-life balance. We're a smaller firm with a family feel but offer the resources and opportunities of a larger firm.... More


  10. 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.

    Sensiba San Filippo Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    Thank you for the feedback and we're really happy to know that you enjoyed working with our CEO and found SSF to be a best place to work. That's fantastic! I note that your review was left in... More


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