Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better hours than Big 4

    Cons

    Only clients are hedge funds

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. good place to start your career

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    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

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  5. 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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. senior associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    gained experience in finanical service auditing

    Cons

    Should have more mentor programs

  7. Great place to start your accounting career!

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Roseland, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great reputation in the fs audit industry,flexible working schedule for people who need it

    Cons

    Lack of international exposure, lack of resources like big four has

  8. Overtime!

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

  9. Nice, Maybe Too Nice

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    Former Employee - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This firm basically lets you take off anytime you want nine months out of the year with a morning's notice. You can leave early any day during busy season so long as you think of some reasonable excuse. The only real expectation is that you get your work done at some point. After the economic downturn, the firm was able to hire more intelligent staff than they had in the past. So, it should be a better place to work now.

    Cons

    For some reason, this firm hired quite a few people who did not belong in the accounting profession. As you may notice, a lot of people on this board can barely write. This was typical at the staff level and remained at the senior and management levels. The "backstabbing" people were the ones trying to tell management to get rid of some of these idiots. Everyone received close to the same raise even though there was a clear difference in performance.

    Advice to Management

    Fire some of these morons and give the good workers higher pay.

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    Great, diverse culture in an auditing firm

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    Former Employee - Summer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Summer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The diverse, team-oriented culture that brings all of us together. Although the job itself can be tough, but the people make the office a great place to be in. Plenty of opportunities organized to bond. Great access & exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Political climate in the office may be annoying to some, and the nature of the work itself isn't the most exciting so don't expect too much. Can be a little repetitive, but you can get really good at it. In the end you're the one who is in control so it depends a lot on you on where you want to be ahead in.

    Advice to Management

    Organize more events to know entry-level employees more, improve the technological facilities there. Enhance internship program by making it more challenging, and provide greater opportunities for career advancement.

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