I worked here in IT for 3.5 years, no issues, then all of a sudden out of the blue the CTO started acting weird, asked me to install tracking software on a partners home, personal computer. Computer did not belong to GRF and had this person's family accounts on it. I hesitated, said I didn't feel comfortable doing this without the user knowing. Attempted to call the CTO to discuss it, no answer. Emailed him explaining why it was unethical and borderline illegal, was told "you don't get to make that decision, do what you're told, you're getting a negative review this year" despite doing nothing wrong except not allow him to spy on our partners personal computer. He was "disappointed" that I didn't blindly follow orders (have emails to back this up) Immediately started looking elsewhere for employment, notified HR and left. Can't work for untrustworthy C level employees that have access to everything and apparently felt like spying even more. If you ever brought a personal computer into this office, you should probably wipe it. No clue what he was looking for or why he decided to track a female partner working at GRF, but was not going to be a part of it. Crazy what those with some power will go to to stalk their coworkers. When an IT director doesn't want records in writing that's a HUGE red flag. When your morals outweigh possible illegal actions ordered by your superior, it's "disappointing", even when related to security.
Worked here for less than a year, ran into some major security issues, sharing client info, tax returns, things like that. Found lots of internal issues where SSN and PII was in plain text, open for anyone to view. Careful what you share here. The nepotism is crazy off the charts too. You'll get passed up for promotions if you're not related to a partner. Look at the latest 5 star review, from the managing partner's family member.
I started working for GRF approximately 8 months ago and I couldn't be happier! Great people, culture and work/life balance - it is truly the best place to work!
The team at GRF has been an invaluable resource as I've launched, grown and succeeded with my business. David Graling is a consummate professional who is quick to respond to questions with thoughtful and insightful answers. And when he doesn't know, someone else at GRF does -- and they're ready to help. Accounting isn't something I want to worry about; with GRF helping to prepare our taxes and advise on how to handle issues with the IRS, out-of-state entities, and the intricacies of tax law, I know we're in good hands.
GR&F was literally the worst experience we've ever had with a CPA. Our accountant grossly miscalculated our tax liabilities for 2016, leaving us with a $34,000 tax bill we were not expecting in the spring. It was a simple "math error" that was admitted to be the fault of the CPA. The already-disastrous situation was exacerbated by the fact that we were currently in escrow to purchase a home...which almost cost us the house purchase and the money we had already put down. Luckily, we were able to continue with the home purchase unscathed thanks to the smart thinking of our lender. But to say it was stressful would be a complete understatement. Following that terrible incident, we were assigned another CPA who provided our 2017 estimated payments past due and cost us a few hundred dollars in penalties and interest payment as a result. And in the months following, they did not provide us with timely responses to our very basic questions about tax filing. We are still, and will continue to be, digging ourselves out of the $35,000 they created.
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