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Squar Milner Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2019

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Squar Milner CEO Steve Milner
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54 Ratings
  1. "Growing firm with great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Squar Milner full-time

    Pros

    - Full service accounting firm with tax, audit, bankruptcy/consulting, etc. - Specialty groups in State & Local, R&D, and International - Strong opportunity for advancement as the firm continues to grow. Management group has a focus on revenue growth and expansion. - Flexibility to work at multiple offices, transfer between offices or groups - High quality work that promotes professional development

    Cons

    - work/life balance has improved but there is still room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    - Need more of a focus on medical coverage/benefits. Firm trip and other events can be seen as excessive spending in the wrong areas.

    Squar Milner2017-06-25
  2. "Growing Firm w/ Upward Mobility"

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    Current Employee - Tax Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encourages a social work environment with very cool perks such as annual firm trips to interesting locations (Cabo, New Orleans, Austin, etc.) and various bonding events. There is also room for folks that would rather come into to work and keep to themselves - not too much pressure is placed upon this individual type if production is high. Squar is also participating in a UK exchange program, which is is an amazing...

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    Cons

    You can't really say Squar is on the leading edge of technology. Tech is a bit behind but upper management is aware and reaches out for suggestions on improvement. The current improvement plan is exciting and ambitious so crossing fingers implementation isn't too rocky.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication of the firm's changing environment and growth plans.

    Squar Milner2017-06-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "I have been working at Squar Milner full-time (6 months)"

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Squar Milner for the past 6 months has been a great experience. I've been fortunate enough to be placed in the all the industries that I have been interested in learning more about (financial services, real estate, etc). The people are great to work with and the opportunities for growth are endless. The firm gives you countless opportunities to meet everyone in the office from Partner to associate and they...

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    Cons

    The bonus is pretty hard to get at the 6 month mark, however it can be obtained by the end of the year. Not as many travel opportunities in this office as there are in other offices. While there is an abundance of constructive criticism there isn't much commendation offered for jobs well done.

    Squar Milner2017-06-05
  4. "Growing, dynamic, high potential firm..."

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

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

    Pros

    Solid support from partners for career and business development. Very competitive pay structure. Encourage career and technical growth. Firm paid trip every year after busy season, good opportunity to meet peers.

    Cons

    Benefit package is somewhat limiting as to options and employer paid perks. Moderate turnover but that may be a millennial "thing". Software systems need to catch up with growth of firm. High growth firm still has the feel of multiple sole proprietors running their business versus a cohesive, inclusive firm. Still stuck on desktop computers for the majority of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to mold senior management into a greater awareness of delegation, mentoring and shared responsibility. Invest in new, greater technology.

    Squar Milner2017-06-08
  5. "Excellent public accounting firm to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    - All personnel have great opportunities to advance their careers and grow with the firm. - The firm has a very open and relaxed vibe that allows junior-level staff to mingle with and ask questions of management and partners. - The firm focuses on professional and personal growth along with mentorship which is key for junior-level staff. - This is an extremely diverse firm and very tolerant of people's ideas, suggestions,...

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    Cons

    No major cons that are worth mentioning. If you want to begin your career in public accounting, expect the typical stresses that come along with it here.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a good job so far, but keep focusing on keeping the staff happy (understanding that there are a lot of millennials that are joining your workforce and your conventional ideas of staff attitudes/needs need to continue to evolve).

    Squar Milner2017-06-07
  6. "Audit Staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Squar Milner for the past six months, I've been able to gain exposure to a variety of industries and work with partners, managers, and supervisors. The people here are very patient and create an environment encouraging learning. The mentor system implemented is well thought-out and organized to promote not only growth within the company but also outside. The firm is also actively listening to the employees,...

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    Cons

    The only minor con would be the difficulty in obtaining the year-end bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging growth!

    Squar Milner2017-05-03
  7. "Excellent, Ethical Company"

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    Current Employee - R&D Associate (Technical Writer) in Encino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Firm trip after every busy season. Great Benefits. Beautiful View (Encino office). Growth opportunities. The people are the BEST to work with. Totally fun, good-natured individuals.

    Cons

    The Encino office does not have a gym, yet the Los Angeles office does :( 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).

    Advice to Management

    Can we have our snacks back at the Encino office?

    Squar Milner2017-04-27
  8. "I love my job at Squar Milner"

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks. Company trip to different exciting destinations that's all expense paid for. Good benefits. More vacation days than most places I've worked. I enjoy the majority of the people that I work with. Beautiful office. Fun events planned for employees. Recognition for a job well done. Growing company that seems to have a very bright future.

    Cons

    Haven't experienced any major cons yet, only minor ones not even worth a mention.

    Advice to Management

    None. I have been acknowledged and made to feel welcome and like part of the team here at Squar Milner.

    Squar Milner2017-04-06
  9. "Outstanding Colleagues"

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

    I have been working at Squar Milner for less than a year

    Pros

    This is the middle of my first busy season and it's\, well, very busy! I was concerned that the realities of transitioning from the dynamics of recruiting would be vastly different than the realities of the workplace. It is different because of the accountability for your work and pressure to be efficient. What is also different and refreshing is the willingness of my supervisor to answer my questions and help me...

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    Cons

    Some of the budgets tend to be tight and it's tough to complete the work within them.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze whether job budgets are realistic.

    Squar Milner2017-03-10
  10. "Senior"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Squar Milner full-time

      Pros

      Great technical education in a variety of industries and entity types

      Cons

      Long hours as is the nature of public accounting, politics

      Squar Milner2017-03-22
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