Great Company for Fast Learning, Poor Work Life Balance
Audit Senior Assistant (Current Employee) – Jericho, NY – August 6, 2016
This company gave me a step up immediately out of college and taught me a significant amount in a short period of time. Though the learning curve is steep, the people I worked with were very intelligent, and personable. The major issue with the company, is that you will have multiple busy seasons and a small amount of work-life balance. Many people are jaded into believing that working a 12 hour day is normal. The best part of the job for me was the people I worked with, and the amount that I learned, however, it was not worth it for me to give up years of my life for quick advancement. I learned many things in 2 years, such as: how to manage people, running a full audit engagement from start to finish, professional etiquette while travelling and managing multiple jobs, time management in extreme situations, meeting tough deadlines, running meetings, Sarbanes Oxley 404, filings such as 10-K, 10-Q, S-3, acquisition procedures, opening balance sheet, reviewing prior auditor's workpapers, etc. I have worked with companies that make $100M to $30B on an annual basis. I am glad to have worked with this company, and appreciate all that I have learned, but am happy to be leaving.
Free lunches, Intelligent employees, Benefits, Steep Learning Curve
Work Life Balance, Salary (no overtime/many hours/underpaid)