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CFGI Reviews

Updated May 21, 2019

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Nicholas J. Nardone
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Better Base Salary from Big 4, with Bare-bones Benefits Package"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a moderate base pay bump from Big 4 with some overtime compensation. The annual 20% of Base OT pay, calculated on any hours over 1,900 billable client service for the year. (They allow a grace of 40 hrs for trainings/non-billable to find your next chargeable project.) Paid out 25% in August and 75% in February. 401k employer match 50% of up to 6%. Carlyle Group investment prestige. If you were unhappy with...

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    Cons

    Better base salary is offset by high cost of benefits. Compared to Big 4 and several other companies, the premiums are exorbitant. There is no intermediary cost step between individual or family plan. They changed from BCBS MA to Aetna and I noticed decline in my coverage, and increase in out of pocket costs. Only 8 holidays (including 1 floating holiday) and 15 days PTO. Increases to 20 after 6 years. Can carry over...

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    Advice to Management

    Evaluate whether the company has provided each of its employees all of the necessary resources to succeed or just a select few.

    CFGI2019-05-21
  2. "Great Compensation Structure and Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - OT comp. structure that is available for everyone to take advantage of - Promotions are merit based, which is huge. I was promoted from consultant to manager in less than year - Collaborative work environment - Constant stream of challenging projects (IPOs, M&A, carve-out accounting, implementation of accounting standards)

    Cons

    The biggest downside is on getting everyone connected, since as Consultants we are constantly out on the field. The firm does put together quarterly social events in order to get everyone together.

    Advice to Management

    As the firm grows, I would start to focus on cultural aspects of the firm.

    CFGI2019-03-19
  3. "Good company- rapidly growing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CFGI full-time

      Pros

      Great coworkers, mostly from Big 4's

      Cons

      Might involve lots of travel

      CFGI2019-02-26
    • "Former CFGI Consultant"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CFGI full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Friendly, ambitious colleagues Diverse project experience. Including technical accounting, M&A due diligence, system implementation, interim accounting, and others. Opportunity for growth in your career and within CFGI Strong financial backing with sight on exciting growth One of the top spots in my opinion to land after a stint in the Big 4

      Cons

      Your schedule can be unpredictable but that's frankly expected in this nature of work.

      Advice to Management

      A tweak to compensation structure could help align incentives.

      CFGI2019-02-03
    • Helpful (9)

      "Good as a jumping block, but a few yellow flags exist."

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

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

      Pros

      - You will get exposure to a wide variety of projects and clients across various industries - ranging from "transactions" work to systems data entry work, and from biotech firms to cloud computing companies. - Great stepping stone for more rewarding opportunities in industry based on experience with CFGI (especially since The Carlyle Group acquisition). - Work/Life Balance is tons better compared to Big 4. - Base...

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      Cons

      - VERY unpredictable schedules. Not much direction given about what to do during "available time" - culture is such that you still need to come into the office and awkwardly pretend to be busy. - Benefits are just terrible: Insurance is around 65% more expensive to employees than Big 4. The 401k is not great and the "bonus" is a joke and NOT supportive of a high performance culture. No motivation to work faster or perform...

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      Advice to Management

      - Sort out the (many) issues with the pay structure. It's been said over and over again. - Be transparent about the actual type of work new hires will be doing. - GIVE some thought to what employees should be doing during "available time". - Offer opportunities to provide upward feedback.

      CFGI2018-10-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "CFGI"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CFGI full-time

      Pros

      Great place to advance career. Gain experience with numerous accounting areas of expertise. Care about

      Cons

      Consulting work - while you gain a lot of experience, may be going to companies that are in need of a lot of help

      CFGI2018-10-09
    • "Senior Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CFGI full-time

      Pros

      Certain partners and the directors are team oriented. A well established client base in the Boston area. Staff are able seek different ways to contribute to the firm and its clients.

      Cons

      Business development is top priority for the firm, and a large contributor in the promotion to partner.

      CFGI2018-05-29
    • "Current Big 4 professionals - have a conversation with the team"

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      Current Employee - Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great transition for my career - the positive stories I heard prior to working here from existing CFGI employees have worked out to be spot on and are resonating for me now that I'm with CFGI myself. - Moving out of audit has been life changing - The nature of the work I'm involved in is exhilarating - I'm surrounded by super smart people(I'm reunited with many of my former friends in big 4) - I'm exposed to a...

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      Cons

      Initially the difference in feel from big 4 is a shock as it is very different, but the adjustment is a great one for your work/life balance.

      Advice to Management

      N/A

      CFGI2018-03-12
    • "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CFGI full-time

      Pros

      - Good salary and benefits - Exciting Projects and client base - Fast Paced - Flexible Leadership who care about employees

      Cons

      - Need to improve internal infrastructure. Due to high growth struggling to adjust systems

      Advice to Management

      Keep growing, great success story

      CFGI2018-03-08
    • "Good transition out of the big four"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at CFGI full-time

      Pros

      I love everyone at the firm

      Cons

      Its consulting so your work is subject to the partners which can be frustrating.

      Advice to Management

      Better benefits for women

      CFGI2018-02-09
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