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The Siegfried Group Associate Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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The Siegfried Group CEO Rob Siegfried Jr.
Rob Siegfried Jr.
46 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do not ever work here"

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is what brings people in the door. The only plus is that you will make a ton of money if given the right client. Bonus pool for billable hours, tenure on client, and even a bonus for attending *mandatory* Saturday "Rob Siegfried Summits" branded as leadership development events and filling out corresponding busy work. Recruiting bonuses are huge but you are selling off your friends for money.

    Cons

    Client work is not challenging, basically busy work. Most clients do not care about Siegfried's staff - they are there because the client needs to fill a gap. No strategic projects and mostly staff and senior-level busywork. Basic GL accounting/monthly close is 90% of their "resource" placements. They also outsource audit staff to Big 4. You do not gain any valuable work experience if you are a B4 manager level or above....

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate useless leadership positions, listen to your employees concerns and get rid of the overall "fake" personalities.

    The Siegfried Group2019-06-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "This job/company is a great fit for some people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great culture -Great base pay -Incentives are high (I've made more in bonuses in 8 months than 3 combined years in public accounting) -Clients are mostly fortune 1000 companies -Work out/well being stipend -Networking stipend -Tons of opportunity for growth within the resource ranks and the company internally -Opportunity to travel if you want to

    Cons

    -Most of the cons are matched with an incentive (hours could be 50+ but you are compensated for higher weekly billable hours worked)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be upfront and transparent with professional resources working in the field. This job has been everything that I was told in my interview process. The accounting work, incentives, and everything else has been spot on from what the Market Leaders told me in my interview process.

    The Siegfried Group2019-04-11
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience & Rewards"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Siegfried Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary Good experience to offer in wide range of companies Great social aspect Really nice people

    Cons

    Long hours- 45 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Reduce weekly hours to 40

    The Siegfried Group2019-02-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Environment Decent Salary and Colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes it will be under high pressure

    The Siegfried Group2019-01-30
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Does Not Live Up to the Hype"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Onboarding process is good, and the company is setup for success...

    Cons

    I decided to leave as there are countless stories from within the professional body around nightmare horror stories of poor clients and professionals being left out in the cold with no support. Its not an environment that supports the resources and I myself witnessed a lot of lying from the head of my market as to next clients I'd work on.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the ideals mentioned in orientation

    The Siegfried Group2019-02-20
  6. Helpful (24)

    "Comprehensive pros and cons - Fair pay, bad rep and poor quality of work. "Overpaid contractor""

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    With qualifications*: 1. Slightly above market pay for minimal level of effort type of work. Can be idle/unassigned for months, great being paid to do nothing at home at the cost of gaining no experience. Pay for a senior accountant would be roughly 5%~10% higher than a senior accountant in industry depending on size of client however in some cases lower than F500 senior accountants. Qualification: *Initial recruitment...

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    Cons

    Do not let management fool you by comparing Siegfried work/life to audit work/life, this is not an apples to apples comparison. The job is very close to an industry job, but the firm operates similar to a temp placement company contracted for projects. This opportunity should be compared to industry jobs and industry compensation. 1. Poor reputation among people from all levels of the big 4 that have worked with Siegfried...

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    Advice to Management

    More and genuine PRD's Re-evaluate structure of firm to remove ineffective made up leadership roles More home grown directors that have worked as a resource.

    The Siegfried Group2018-12-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Honest Associate Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Love the emphasis the firm places on my development; they are genuinely interested in seeing me grow as a professional and especially a person. Really encourage you to become your best self, it's amazing - The firm's investment in ME is unparalleled to anywhere I've seen before (and surpasses programs offered by client companies in my market (SF, CA)) - Lots of room for growth in the company and many paths to leadership...

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    Cons

    - Deductible for benefits is somewhat high (~ $1300 for the year) - Firm could practice more vacation days for more federal holidays (ie MLK Day) that clients offer - but all major holidays are observed - I really do love working at TSG, but the firm can be kind of pushy to make you share your story with others (strong desire to continue growing, so strong emphasis on recruiting others into the firm) - like I said,...

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    The Siegfried Group2019-01-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unique company and great people"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Through the My Journey program, the company trains employees holistically and mandates self-reflection and evaluation of our own personal long-term goals. We’re encouraged to think broadly about our own wellbeing and lifelong objectives by setting goals in areas such as the Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual facets of our lives. This program is embedded in the company’s culture and truly sets it apart from anything...

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    Cons

    The work hours can be long especially when combined with after-hours events and travel. For me personally, I enjoy working, love travelling and enjoy the variety that the professional resource role brings. However, if you’re looking for a “9-5 job” you should probably look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing; we’ve got something great here.

    The Siegfried Group2018-12-22
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Not a reliable company to work for, doesn't treat employees with respect"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work at Fortune 1000 company's

    Cons

    Employees are paid to talk up Siegfried as a good place to work, it is not. Many employees are fired, hence a very high turnover I trust management as far as sending me a check once a month, I do not trust them for anything else and neither should you. You will be placed on any client they want you on, you DO NOT get to choose, again don't trust the feel good promises you told at the start. The general consensus...

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    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp or as I call it most of management in the many markets

    The Siegfried Group2018-12-18
  10. Helpful (20)

    "BUYER BEWARE"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of time on the bench meaning you have no client and are waiting for one. Some people do not get staffed for 6 months out of the year and you get fully paid for it.

    Cons

    CULT mentality. The CEO thinks he is GOD and his employees are his disciples to whom he can manifest his opinions on ABORTION TO. You will be send from client to client doing associate level work that will not develop you or any skills such as bank refs and tie outs. They promise you interesting and challenging work which is a complete lie. If you think you will be staffed on an IPO or a merger you can forget about it....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop getting HR to write fake Glassdoor reviews.

    The Siegfried Group2018-04-13
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