Rothstein Kass

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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
28 Reviews
3.6
28 Reviews
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn everything about Hedge Funds (in 12 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, employee-friendly culture, upper management cares about their people (in 5 reviews)


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

  • and the seniors and managers are HORRIBLE (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Be Yourself and Prosper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Clearly an opportunity to create value for customers and colleagues

    Cons

    Politicking at the top level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong, reward positive behavior, punish negative behavior, especially among senior executives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    very flexible company that has reputation for hedge funds as good as big 4.

    Cons

    busy season can grind you as it goes on from the second wieek in january to mid april

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for if you aren't a slacker

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rothstein Kass has a great culture and intelligent individuals working for the firm. Only people who have anything negative to say are those who got let go because they were below average.

    Cons

    As with any accounting firm, the hours are no fun. It's doable, you just have to want it. If you don't, private is the way to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has improved over time. I think they try and lsiten to the lower-level staff, but they never adhere to comments or suggestions as much as they want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    RK is a great place to start a career. It is a midsize firm that offers lateral and upward mobility. The firms structure is not as rigid as other firms, there are great benefits, flexible hours and fair compensation.

    Cons

    The firm has grown tremendously over the past years and the growth pains are felt throughout the firm resulting in voluntary and involuntary turnover of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Super Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    1) You will learn everything about Hedge Funds
    2) Very Experienced people to train the staff
    3) In House training available for all levels of people
    4) Decent Summer hours

    Cons

    1) No Experience in Private Equity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good Job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    It was an amazing experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time

    Pros

    It is your way to get involved in business environment.

    Cons

    hardworking, handle tough pressure and so on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    must adopt a new culture

  8.  

    A big four accounting internship with more in-depth exposure to every part of the audit process.

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    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working at Rothstein Kass offers an internship that was similar to one at the big four public accounting firms, but with much more exposure and responsibilities on the job. The long hours and the type of work is pretty much the same regardless of which public accounting firm you work for, but what's different is the atmosphere in the office. For me, I had the pleasure to work with an office team of just 15 individuals, so the personal connections truly existed, which played a huge role in the culture. Everyone who works for the firm is extremely friendly, intelligent, approachable, and hard-working at the same time. I never felt pressured by any deadlines at any point and the entire office atmosphere feels like a team environment 100% of the time. To help cope with long hours that naturally come with busy season, Rothstein Kass had what they called the "marathon." It was a string of 26 events throughout busy season that varied from competitions to social gatherings to bring up employee morale and reduce individual stress.

    Cons

    The reason I gave Rothstein Kass 4 stars instead of 5 was because the work-life balance, at times, was not there. This kind of goes without saying with any public accounting role, but it would have been nice to get out of the office early every once in a while just to help reduce stress and get personal time. That being said, Rothstein Kass's compensation justifies the long hours and grueling work.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    overtime pay; flexible hours; good team; open door policy

    Cons

    weak budget control for hiring new staff and sudden layoff after busy season

  10.  

    decent experience but management needs to re-evaluate firm's future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    the company offers very good for work/life balance.

    Cons

    management looks at employees as a cost not an asset. there is lack of job security no matter how good you are and how hard you work. employees are demotivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees think management only cares about company's profit going into their/principals pocket. Whether this is true or false, management must have done something not right for the firm/employees to make employees think that way.

    Negative Outlook
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  11.  

    Overtime!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation days, pretty good benefits, and paid over time. People are younger and are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    The office environment could feel like highschool at times. There's no clear vision of your future at this firm. ok

    Recommends

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