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The Siegfried Group Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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

    "Hit or Miss"

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

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

    Pros

    Siegfried offers a good base salary and has great benefits such as a stipend every year to help grow your network, as well as money towards health and wellness. Management seems approachable and is very transparent.

    Cons

    Bonuses are mainly based on how many hours the client gives you which can be very limited. Even if you're willing to work more hours, you may not have the ability to do so. This job may be great for senior associates, but I found at the manager level it felt like I was taking a step back in my career and I wasn't being challenged. The clients I got placed on I felt like I was just doing busy work and it was hard to stay...

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    Advice to Management

    You need to find a way to get more challenging projects and experiences for managers and above.

    The Siegfried Group2019-07-30
  2. Helpful (2)

    "WOW! What a great place! Variety of projects that will help me grow"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Variety of Exciting projects Grown My Salary and Compensation tremendously Work Life Balance much better than Big 4 audit Great Culture Opportunities to grow (different growth programs) Allowed to see what I enjoy doing with the excellent variety of projects, as I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to get out of audit...

    Cons

    I guess that I didn't specialize in any one particular area (which I think is good, but some might think it's a negative) so this prepared me for things I want to do in the future, and it allows me to actually be qualified to that

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the excellent growth opportunities for Resources, I think these rotational type programs area great!

    The Siegfried Group2019-05-10
  3. Helpful (6)

    "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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that set me up for the future!"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    variety of projects pretty good work-life balance (especially compared to public accounting audit) Salary was great! company does some great things and offers different ways to grow with the company

    Cons

    currently they do not have any International offices

    Advice to Management

    perhaps could do even more events to get the entire office out socially as when they had events they were amazing

    The Siegfried Group2019-01-25
  5. Helpful (27)

    "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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Company to Work For, Zero Trust in Siegfried Leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of good colleagues who were skilled

    Cons

    The people who send us out to work at clients are a bunch of buffoons! Some are not even accountants and you will receive arbitrary ratings based solely on someone at the company. A vast majority of the people I worked with at Siegfried think that the local leadership, such as Directors and Regional Directors are total scumbags that you should not put any faith in. The work may be good but the "leadership" who oversee...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire and replace

    The Siegfried Group2018-12-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing and Unique Opportunity...for the RIGHT People"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Siegfried is small enough that you are seen (and valued) but big enough to have great benefits and stability. The variety of work keeps you interested and challenged unlike traditional accounting. Total ownership of career progression and schedule (on most jobs). Compensation is amazing, both salary and bonuses are generous. Focus on personal growth and development is sincere and helpful.

    Cons

    You have to be more flexible. They won't make you travel, but you might be asked to commute. Client schedules may be tight, especially around certain dates and times of the year. BUT all of that is universal to accounting and at least here you are compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Parental leave should be expanded to match public accounting. Reporting requirements (such as time and expenses) should be minimized as possible.

    The Siegfried Group2018-04-24
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Has been a great experience"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Siegfried Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Variety of projects. working on some great projects in many different areas Great compensation Better work-life balance compared to time in Big 4 audit fun culture

    Cons

    some projects more exciting than others

    Advice to Management

    encourage others like myself that have had a great experience with the company to share more of the positive information. There are a lot of reviews that I believe are inaccurate, or views of a very small percentage

    The Siegfried Group2018-04-13
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