Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated May 18, 2015
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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Pros
  • You will learn everything about Hedge Funds (in 12 reviews)

  • Work Life balance for public accounting firm (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, but that come with working at an accounting firm during busy season (in 7 reviews)

  • there is lack of job security no matter how good you are and how hard you work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    When it was RK

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior
    Former Employee - Tax Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance during off season, decent company culture, fun people to work with, challenging job, overtime pay, PTO

    Cons

    Management played favorites, long workweeks during busy season, upper level employees reluctant to let go of clients

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites - that's why you lose some of your best employees. Be honest with them about what is going on with the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -collaborative and caring co-workers -variety of assignments -busy workload -OT opportunities

    Cons

    -administrative rotation -many type 'A' personalities

    Advice to Management

    -a moot point now; KPMG should be a better environment


  3. good place to start career before the merge

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefit, great learning experience

    Cons

    lots of uncertainty inside the firm. Bad evaluation process. performance was based on how well your personal relationship with manager. Not based on work efficiency. Mentor program is just fake and not being used well.

    Advice to Management

    talk to different employee, listen to everyone, offer your help. not just listen to those you considered as your friends in your personal life.


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  5. It was good while it lasted.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It had great benefits and a great workplace environment. It also had a good work/life balance. And it paid overtime.

    Cons

    Being bought out by KPMG. Bye bye mid-size perks. Also, inter-office work teams and interactions were not nearly as efficient as working with team members located in one's local office.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you wouldn't have sold the firm. We were doing so well.


  6. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefit and great co-workers

    Cons

    Life and work balance is terriable during tax season. most time employees are not inform of the extral time they have to put in until they get hire

    Advice to Management

    Create some balance for your employees


  7. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture and the people , work-life balance. Interesting to work with hedge fund companies

    Cons

    Turnover of employees are high


  8. Enjoyed the firm culture

    Current Employee - Assocaiate in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Assocaiate in Roseland, NJ
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, environment, nature of work

    Cons

    Scheduling needed an overhaul. HR was too busy with promotions and didn't deal with obvious issues.

    Advice to Management

    include all staff in your engagements. Don't have pets.


  9. Fairly good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time

    Pros

    supportive culture, good time off provided out of season

    Cons

    Favoritism at times, inconsistent learning, can be a stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    provide more transparency in career growth


  10. Overall good experience but there are some short comings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy in carrying out your job, flexibility in work schedule, vacation time

    Cons

    Lack of feedback, lack of guidance for. Sr management. Ma y times you fly by the set of your pants and hope you get it right because management is just not available.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better mentoring program, need to teach partners how to truly be partners


  11. Just OK

    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open door policy, overtime pay, good culture

    Cons

    laid off 75 people unexpectedly



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