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Gelman Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2019

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  1. "Tax and Audit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get experience in both tax and audit. The work is challenging and they give support to help you thrive.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season. May sometimes feel under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are your real assets. Reward those that work harder than the rest.

    Gelman2019-01-10
  2. "Good"

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    I worked at Gelman for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great at the time I was hired and worked with my experience, allowed me to learn and expand.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities if you are not a CPA.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and make sure they remain happy and feel valuable to the team.

    Gelman2017-04-14
  3. "This is a very professional office with a strong team work functionality."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serious working atmosphere with time out for fun and stress relief during crunch times.

    Cons

    The loss of the founder, Glenn Gelman changed the dynamics of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Apply company rules consistently to each and every employee.

    Gelman2015-03-28
  4. "Great Environment and Great Place to Work!"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gelman

    Pros

    -Everyone was very personable and always willing to talk or help -You are able to work with just about everyone -Very competitive pay and benefits -Great working environment

    Cons

    -stress around meeting client deadlines

    Gelman2015-03-12
  5. "The best place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place for individuals new to accounting all the way through to seasoned veterans. Management has great training and procedures in place and also allows for individual creativity. Employees are setup for success. Work-life balance is excellent considering the demands of peak season.

    Cons

    Client industry base is not very diverse but employees will be become experts at this boutique accounting firm's bread and butter.

    Gelman2014-08-20
  6. "Satisfactory."

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Nice people.

    Cons

    Horrible training. Poor team-oriented synergy. Management demands communication from staff, but fails to provide properly themselves. Very limited personal interaction. Relationships are not genuine.

    Advice to Management

    At least try to make time to train your employees and get to know them.

    Gelman2013-11-04
  7. "Interesting and challenging work that has been rewarded with career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Receive open & immediate feedback, structured goal setting for career advancement, good training, diverse,friendly people, great perks (wellness program, massages, games with prizes, jeans on Friday)

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, high stress due to client deadlines, audit & tax departments do not engage as much as you would expect given the size of the firm, half day Friday is not always honored during non busy season.

    Gelman2013-06-26
  8. "Great place to enter the public accounting feild"

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    Former Employee - Senior in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Numerous opprotunities to learn and get training Flexible hours and friendly work environment Advancement opportunities A variety of projects and the firm is open to allow staff focus on their area of interest Construction industry niche with the potential to expand in other related areas such as Real estate development, manufacturing, and distribution indstries

    Cons

    Potentail to work in a niche that may not be of interest

    Gelman2012-10-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like a Cult."

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gelman full-time

    Pros

    - Staff are allowed to make decisions and are provided more autonomy than at other firms - Clients are very nice - Managers are very technical and know their stuff - Everyone has offices, limited use of cubicles

    Cons

    - The partners can be very mean, at times may yell at you for mistakes. Not just yell, but yell and curse at you. - If you try to leave the firm, the partners may consider it a personal attack rather than a business decision - Compensation is not consistent with Industry - They do primarily Construction, so it requires a specific technical understanding. This also means they have been hit hard by the downturn... in this industry. Compensation and benefits reflects this.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like people.

    Gelman2012-10-15
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