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Best place to launch your career and build up basic skills

Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA (US)

Pros

Work is challenging and rewarding
Great teaming with others

Cons

Work life balance, lack of focus on mentoring

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Good exposure and great compensation

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and climbing the ladder is tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start career, but may not be long-term best fit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    1) The diversified staffing group. With the DSG, there are two things that happen, that are pretty cool.
    a) You yourself know that if you don't like a particular job, you aren't necessarily stuck doing it.
    b) Other people for the most part are interested in helping you find a group you like.

    2) Great culture for coaching, learning, training, and teaming.

    3) For a Big 4 firm, many people are willing to work with you on flexibility.

    Cons

    1) Like all the Big 4 firms, the hours become rough at times. Even with work-life balance, there is a LOT of work.

    2) With the diversified staffing group, staff and seniors can experience rolling out of one busy season directly into another with no breaks.

    3) While compensation is a good solid start compared to most majors, it's not the top in absolute terms, and when you start looking on a per hour basis, it's not very competitive. This is mostly a Big 4 issue, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to spread the workload better. There are some people who are consistently over 100% utilized (and maybe part of the reason is that they are the most desirable employees), but over-utilization burns people out, and there are other employees to smooth out the opportunities for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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