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Squar Milner Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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3.9
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Squar Milner CEO Steve Milner
Steve Milner
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Paid firm trip, nice perks, great pay and excellent benefits package(in 14 reviews)

  • "Firm paid trip every year after busy season, good opportunity to meet peers(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance might not be the best(in 9 reviews)

  • "Also, busy season can get pretty hectic, so that's something you need to embrace when coming to the firm (but really, it's totally worth it)(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Lot's of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squar Milner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm is growing and moving in the right direction. Constantly improving. Management is transparent.

    Cons

    401k match needs improvement. They say 25% of $4000. Just say $1k match.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Constantly improve. Remember to say hello to junior staff.

    Squar Milner2019-05-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Senior at Squar Milner"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Squar Milner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Each year the company throws a Firm Trip around May for an after busy season celebration.

    Cons

    Since they’ve grown through mergers and acquisitions the company structure and support is shaky at best. Processes between different offices vary and nothing is standardized. The HR Manager/CFO hires her family and doesn’t take into consideration the actual people that will be affected as long as she “wins”. Management is money centered and expenses for reimbursement are constantly rejected. Company is stickler for “the...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and seniors and provide better support/solutions. Train employees thoroughly on systems and how to use resources.

    Squar Milner2019-06-11
  3. "Always Seeking to Improve"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squar Milner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, friendly culture, constantly improving processes and very open to younger generation.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season but thats expected

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up processes that cause delays in decision making

    Squar Milner2019-05-08
  4. "Good team"

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      Current Employee - Audit Senior 

      I have been working at Squar Milner full-time

      Pros

      Quality team members and help from support staff

      Cons

      Not many opportunities to work in multiple industries

      Squar Milner2019-05-22
    • "Love my team!!"

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      Current Employee - Accountant in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Squar Milner full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The Firm has approachable Partners that care about their team. Awesome busy season meals. My team rocks great friends! They offer great benefits. I pay 32 a paycheck for my health insurance thats cheap!

      Cons

      Its busy season and I'm tired of staring at my screen.

      Squar Milner2019-03-26
    • Helpful (5)

      "Weak Operations Department"

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      Former Employee - Operations Associate in Newport Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Squar Milner full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The office location is well situated

      Cons

      Poor operations management. The CFO/COO is not competent and this can be limiting to the growth and culture of the Firm and its operations staff. Recommendation is to avoid working in the operations department if you are a talented individual. Note: this recommendation is an evaluation of the administrative and operations group, not the professional staff.

      Advice to Management

      Distribute authority among operations leadership and/or consider a reorganization on the operations team.

      Squar Milner2018-09-22
    • Helpful (7)

      "Great place to grow!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Squar Milner full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      I've worked extensively in the Administrative/Operations side of the house for over 5 years so here are the best things of the Firm that I've seen: 1) Internal Growth & Opportunities Personally, I started out at the very bottom of my department and over the course of 5 years, been promoted four times. My story isn't uncommon here, they truthfully are looking to grow everyone on the team. Some departments do temporary...

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      Cons

      There have been some challenges in regards to migrating from older software platforms to newer platforms but that is to be expected when the Firm is growing as fast as it is. I can tell you that if you think you've worked in a fast-paced environment before, you've never worked in an environment like this. Some can't handle it

      Advice to Management

      There are policies/procedures that may have been efficient when the Firm was much smaller that don't quite work as well now - these need to be addressed.

      Squar Milner2018-03-26
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great Firm!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Squar Milner full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      My team was great "Dream Team". I enjoyed the staff and the partners I worked with on a daily basis. Had a close relationship with the CFO who is also in charge of the administrative department operations. She has a good relationship with each location and has one on one time with her staff when needed. She was a great mentor and easy to talk to without feeling intimidated on any situation. With any conflict, she would...

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      Cons

      More training on people skills and communication for certain management employees. Some managers are not the right fit for their title.

      Advice to Management

      Take care of your team/ department & coworkers with respect, honesty and communication. They are what makes a great team under your umbrella.

      Squar Milner2018-03-25
    • "Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Squar Milner full-time

      Pros

      CPE, training, some good people to work with

      Cons

      long hours, small office, etc...

      Squar Milner2017-12-21
    • Helpful (10)

      "This is basically a good firm, let down by one of its departments"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Squar Milner full-time

      Pros

      Has good learning experiences, I guess.

      Cons

      This is aimed at a specific group within the company. I am sure other offices and partners are probably better. Culture was very far from what I was told it would be like. Felt as if I was being bullied. Basically middle school. Management puts too much credibility on complaints from people who have their own agenda, instead of investigating and forming their own opinions. Huge turnover in employees serves as a guide...

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      Advice to Management

      Some of the senior managers need to be re-trained in more modern work ethics.

      Squar Milner2017-11-12
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