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Sikich Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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Pros
  • "Strong Leadership, Great people to work with, Work/Life Balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and culture" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Required to work insane amount of billable hours" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The Health Benefits are extremely HIGH along with HIGH deductibles" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Flexibility and Work/Life Balance"

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

    I have been working at Sikich full-time

    Pros

    A large number of people are able to work either completely from their homes or if working in an office can typically work at least one day a week from home. I love the flexibility of being able to work at home when I need to be there for my kids. Any time something comes up family related my boss is always completely understanding and let's me do what I need to do to make life easier, knowing that they can trust me to still get the job done.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that we just need to increase opportunities for those in the offices to get together. Since we do have so many at clients or working from home it makes it more of a challenge for group fun events and makes the office super quiet. But they are trying to increase those with a Halloween gathering and a holiday lunch that everyone is invited to.


  2. "Best Company I've Worked for, and Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Time Off, People, Locations, Flexible Schedules, Innovative

    Cons

    Upper management can be more transparent

    Advice to Management

    Sikich is by far the best company I worked for, not only because of the range of services they offer and the way they treat their clients, but because of the people I work with. Happy people means a happy company and a great company culture, and the one thing you'll notice is that everyone says hi to you in the hallways. Our work is always appreciated and teamwork and independent brainstorming are both valued and encouraged. Innovation seems to be at the heart of Sikich, so no idea, critical or beneficial, is left unheard.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good place for young talent, would not recommend for more senior professionals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sikich full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    large company with variety of opportunities in professional services indurstry

    Cons

    promotion is scarce, unless you are pushing hard for a partner roles
    management is not well organized


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best for a new to the workforce employee"

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    Former Employee - NetSuite Consultant in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - NetSuite Consultant in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sikich full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small intimate team. Could work remote if you wanted.

    Cons

    Did not provide any training to help me be good at my job. I was expected to learn everything on my own or from my peers who were always on site with clients and almost impossible to get a hold of at times. Very bottleneck type of management at times.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees and have them get certified quickly so they know that you care about their development.


  5. "Great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sikich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sikich has a great culture and offers a ton of flexibility. It is an agile team environment without a lot of hierarchy. The leadership team encourages new ideas from the whole organization.

    Cons

    High growth organization so you have to be able to move quickly and adapt to change.

    Sikich Response

    Sep 13, 2018 – Human Capital

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy the culture at Sikich and appreciate all your efforts as a member of the Sikich team!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Security & Compliance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO
    Travel expense policy
    Team managers were willing to help and teach

    Cons

    Everything is billable hour driven.
    Partner in charge only cares about profits and not employees
    Created role (associate consultant) to help move people through career development, but actually exists so that they can pay them 60% of what their peers make once they become normal consultants.
    Health benefits are terrible

    Advice to Management

    There are more important things that billable hours.
    Creating a second tier of employees paid far less than their peers isn't a good practice.

    Sikich Response

    Sep 13, 2018 – Human Capital

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Sikich. We are sorry to hear that you had a less-than-ideal time working with us, and your feedback gives us valuable insight on how to continue... More


  7. "Technology Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikich full-time

    Pros

    Sikich is a strong company

    Cons

    There are high expectations for billable hours

  8. "Marketing Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Sikich full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Lots of morale.

    Cons

    Constant night and weekend work during the tax season even if you are not part of the tax department.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear what someone is being hired for, and then stick to that.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "There could be improvements"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sikich full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So far there is a great culture, training opportunities, a little flexibility from time to time employees can work from home. There are opportunities to work in different offices

    Cons

    Career growth is somewhat stunted because of the size of the firm.Health insurance is expensive when you add any family member to it. 401k match maxed out at 2% when you contribute 4% and vests over 5 years. The flexible time off comes with budgeted billable hours that assumes you are working all 52 weeks which means you have to make up any time you take off. I feel like this is a downgrade from the 18 days we had before the change of policy. The only focus now is how much billable hours you got even if you meet your deadlines.They could invest in technology a little more like updating laptops, old equipment is slow and frustrating. We spend personal mobile phones quite a bit,they could have considered reimbursing some of that cost, basically if you dont have a smartphone you can't log in for work, when if the field, you more likely than not use you personal phone for business.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here"

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

    I worked at Sikich full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Bad benefits. Bad managers. Bad culture. Ugh