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4.2 of 5 stars (386 Ratings)

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Experienced in Tax

3.5 of 5 stars

Palo Alto, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flexibility, ability to develop yourself to achieve your goals with firm support, one-on-one mentoring

Downers

New untested leadership in tax department (don't read this as bad, just different), changing expectations at all levels, not as much transparancy into tax leadership

Premium clients, challenging and interesting work, energetic and fun environment, flexibility

3.5 of 5 stars

Experienced in Controller | San Jose, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Working with people I really like, the challenging work, and flexibility

Downers

Sometimes the hours are long and it is hard to take time off as finding people to cover your clients can be difficult

Warm, Friendly, High Level CPA Firm with great people!

3.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Administrative Services | San Francisco, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Constant change and challenges.

Downers

Constant change and challenges.

Advice to Candidates

We work hard and play hard. Friendly, humane corporate culture. Great opportunities and training for the practice. High level performance.


2.6 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people are fun.

Downers

The management who do not wish to make the effort to grow those that work below them.

Internship was one big marketing tool/daycare

3.0 of 5 stars

October 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

people were great. Firm really knows how to recruit and market themselves. Pay was good.

Downers

Almost non-existent actual work offered to interns. Felt more like a big "wine and dine" event which obviously appeals to the younger crowd. Engaged more with the recuruiters than the actual employees. Due to the nature of the summer season, often told to "act busy" rather than perform actual work. At the end of the internship, we were required to fill out an "optional" Vault survey with the other interns and recuiters present. Brilliant form of marketing used by FRCO to gain national exposure however I think they are a bit overrated.

Advice to Candidates

Its a solid firm in the Bay Area, but take everything with a grain of salt. The recruiters and marketing team need a raise!

Experienced in Tax

3.2 of 5 stars

2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flexible hours

Experienced in Administrative Services

3.0 of 5 stars

Palo Alto, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Downers

communication

Experienced in Tax

3.4 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

client base; working with young, bright, motivated people

Experienced in Tax

3.4 of 5 stars

Palo Alto, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Telecommuting and flexibility

Entry-level

3.4 of 5 stars

Palo Alto, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Advice to Candidates

If you're interested in becoming an accountant and working directly in the tax department, you're king here. If you work in any other department, you bow down to tax for the most part, especially if you're hired as a staff person or in the Service to the Firm department.

The workload is intense during busy seasons but manageable for the rest of the time (unless you're in Family Office and then it's always busy). As an associate, you get paid a LOT, especially for an entry level position and you have a clear path to moving up in your department, packed with large raises yearly. Everyone's generally really nice and friendly, and there's a huge population of young people. If you're hired as a first year associate, you'll be coming in with at least 20 other people in you're same spot, so it's easy to make friends.

If you get hired as a staff or service person, your time at the firm will be a lot different. If you're not in tax, you have fewer opportunities or advantages to move up or succeed and you don't get praised as much or get invited to as many parties.

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