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  • 9 employees say

    Excellent (1)
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    Good (0)
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    Subpar (8)
    88.888888888889%
    1.49
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1.49 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 02.May 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

There is no culture....

Support from management

If you have a question they’ll just solve it with little to no explanation. Tick tick tick the clock is running.

Teamwork

Zero teamwork

Freedom to work independently

You work exclusively independently, and not in the good way.

Gender Equality

Usually all women except for the partners.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not much in the way of older employees, a professional wouldn’t work work for Derenzis. They would have countless better options.

Career Development

You won’t be here long enough to learn anything. You won’t be given time to study for the exam.

Overall compensation for your work

By the time you include all of the pointless overtime forced. You’re better off joining the #FightFor15

Office / Work Environment

Zero environment. Tick tick tick....

Environmental Friendliness

They print a lot

Work-Life Balance

The partners want you to work excessive hours even during non busy season, just because you’re salary. You’re hourly rate when factoring this is close to 15 per hour. You’ll have no time for family or friends. Forget trying to study for the exam. The only CPA’s are the partners and they couldn’t care less about giving time to study for the exam.

Job Security

Zero job security! If you don’t work crazy hours and throughly impress them from the beginning.... you’re gone. Keep applying for jobs if you decide to work here, you’ll probably need it.

Challenging Work

It’s the same work with different looks. Zero valuable experience.

Inclusive / Diverse

mostly White

Suggestions for improvement

  • Work on developing employees and only ask them to work overtime when it’s needed.

What I like about the company

Nothing, working here was a huge waste of time.

What I dislike about the company

Everything

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Derenzis & Associates, LLP
  • City
    Chino
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 29.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Great, everyone works together to finish projects and expand their knowledge. We have a great group of diverse individuals who respect and accept each other. The company does their best to make sure the office comradery is at its finest and encourages us to continue to bond. It really makes waking up to go to work enjoyable everyday. We also work comfortably in our own offices. Drama free environment that makes it joyful going to work.

Support from management

We have great management. The two brothers- partners and another manager are always available to help. they are so good at multi tasking and reviewing ones work. The other manager has been with the company 20+ years. She always takes her time to go over any questions or assist any way she can. if you don't understand or know something she makes sure to dedicate time to you.

Teamwork

Team members are often in each others offices helping each other out. Management has team training when necessary. The training is great because we all get a chance to chime in and ask questions or demonstrate what we are learning with team members. We also all have the accessibility to call each other for quick questions on projects or anything, really.

Freedom to work independently

The partners trust everyone to work independently but based on individual experience they stay open to questions and guidance. If you dont have to much experience they gradually work you up, if you are willing to learn and work on correcting mistakes. I've never felt restricted from having my own system of working. The partners have always encouraged me to work however makes it best and easiest for me.

Internal Communication

There is regular communication in the work place. Every door is open and welcoming. We are informed as a team of successes & challenges in a team meetings, when necessary. We are all on board daily with one another with what we can do better or what we are doing great at.

Gender Equality

I think we dont only have gender equality but plenty of diversity, its beautiful. We have team members from different race, culture, ethnicity. Each with their own beliefs and lifestyle. No ones is made to feel like they cant be themselves. I work with females and males.

Attitude towards older colleagues

As long as I've worked for the company, I have witnessed everyone given equal opportunity, no matter their age, gender, ethnicity etc. The only ones who would say different is of course, past employees. The way I see it is, you're not going to leave a rotten apple in the middle of a basket of good apples, because the quicker they all start to do the same. Everyone is given the same opportunity, it just depends on how they want to use it.

Career Development

There is plenty of opportunity to further establish ones career. The bosses offer different assistance to reach professional goals as well.

Overall compensation for your work

Yes, I get paid appropriately for what I do. I have been given raises and promotions during my growth and hard work for the company. And the opportunity is available to anyone willing to work just as hard for them.

Office / Work Environment

The office is on the nicer end. We have individual offices, kitchen, restrooms, conference room, copy room, supply room etc. There is good lighting throughout the building along with thermostats we can adjust ourselves. In our offices we have cool ergonomic desk, 2 desktops and a laptop, a phone, and all other necessary supplies we need to complete our task. as far as decorations, everything is nice.

Environmental Friendliness

Environmental friendliness is dependent on each individual. As the bosses dont like to push anything on anyone.

Work-Life Balance

We have all had a time where we needed to take care of things at home, run errands, go to the doctor, stay home because we are sick etc. The partners never give us a hard time because they know we have a life outside of work that we need to nourish too. They have also needed their time to handle business away from the office. Our team is more like a family, when one of us is away from the office we all feel comfortable to show our support to each other. We go out of our way to help internally and externally...because we want to and because we care about each other. from helping with the work load to sending a text/ email or call to who ever is out, to offer our self and wish them well.

Company Image

I am very proud to work for this company. I've been at other jobs where I dreaded even waking up to get ready and deal with the work environment. I dont feel that here. The type of accounting we do is interesting. The owners really represent their company well and have selected a team that can do the same.

Job Security

I can say my job is one I can be at for years to come. I feel stable and secure enough to even plan my future outside of work. Such as having a family of my own or buying a home.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes, we have a handicap accessible office.

Workplace Safety

Yes! there is a burglary and fire system put in place. There is fire extinguishers, an emergency exit, and a first aid kit.

Challenging Work

It can be challenging at times but for a person who loves growth, challenge is welcomed. It is nice to have team members who can help trouble shoot issues with you or share their knowledge so you can also advance. With time, patience and confidence I have gained producing quality work. I am always working on something but at the same time dont get overwhelmed.

Inclusive / Diverse

Team members are welcomed to share ideas and opinions and that goes for anything. I have also shared my personal opinions and ideas and they have been acknowledged and/ or supported. It feels good to be able to be open in a work place and not be scared to be shut down.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I dont know if there is any improvements I can suggest. The company should keep doing what they do for the best of the team and their self. I've seen people come and go and have seen the outcome, we have a really amazing group of people we work with everyday. The ones who are no longer with us are gone because at the end of the day they weren't a good fit individually, with the team, or even with their work ethic. Thanks to executive decisions, we have the work environment that we very much enjoy. I applaud the bosses for creating this for us through trial and error.

What I like about the company

Our clients are lovely, the work place is peaceful, we have a great team, the company takes care of us, the bosses dont micromanage because they know we are here to do what they hired us for, we have lunch together everyday but Fridays are the day we all agree to gather and order food. We celebrate our birthdays and holidays, have benefits, and are appreciated for the work we do. that is to say the least. And all that amounts to being able to say the work load is the least of it. Because I have not yet felt overwhelmed enough or stressed out to the point that it overshadows all the good that the company has to give. I feel very fortunate to be part of this company.

What I dislike about the company

nothing. absolutely nothing.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Derenzis & Associates, LLP
  • City
    Chino
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Executive leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 26.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Controlling

Support from management

One partner seems to just sit in his office and watch everyone's timers. All of your time needs to be billable. Even bathroom breaks. Seems unrealistic for the employees and unfair to the clients.

They expect perfection, but prior years work that the partners themselves did is FAR from perfect.

Internal Communication

Rather than call you on the phone and letting you pick up, they use an intercom and just start talking to you without any warning.

Gender Equality

They hire women almost exclusively, which sounds great on the surface, but I believe that they actually look down on women. They get to be "powerful" men in charge of a bunch of women. It's good for their image and good for their egos. If you read carefully the one good review, that is clearly written by the partners, it mentions being so lucky that it's casual dress code because that means we don't "have to sit in a dress." "They treat all the women in the office great." You are not paid based "on your gender." I, as a woman, do not think in these terms. This is clearly written by a man who thinks he's a really great man for hiring all of these women who would, without his help, be stuck in dresses, being mistreated, and not paid well.

Career Development

It's not like you could ever become partner. It's family run and always will be. They were handed this business by their father. They didn't have to work for it. They weren't even preparing tax returns correctly until they brought in a real tax preparer.

Overall compensation for your work

It's not worth it for how you are treated.

Office / Work Environment

Office is extremely close to where the partners live, and far away for everyone else. That's fine. They own the business. But they try and twist it like "we picked a central location for everyone." As if they are doing everyone a favor, when really they are just doing it for themselves. Just own up to it, guys!

Work-Life Balance

Minimal vacation time. They are early risers, and they force all their employees to be as well.

Challenging Work

Same work over and over. The only challenge is to do it faster each time. It's a race, and you are being timed. Always.

Inclusive / Diverse

Pretty white

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop micromanaging. Stop being controlling. Trust your employees.

What I like about the company

I literally did not like a single thing other than getting paid.

What I dislike about the company

One of the partners once bragged to me about how he tricked the CPA licensing board into giving him his audit license. He had to go in front of the board because his dad is the one that signed off on his experience. He had to show the board an audit that he had completed, so he brought the whole thing on paper because he knew they wouldn't want to shuffle through a bunch of papers. Then he started talking with them about dairy farms to distract them, and he barely had to talk about auditing.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Derenzis & Associates, LLP
  • City
    Chino
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

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Review averages

  • 9 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    11.111111111111%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (8)
    88.888888888889%
    1.49
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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