Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
9 Ratings

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. Tax senior

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Edison, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly. Tech savvy

    Cons

    None at all besides kpmg bought them

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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    Be Yourself and Prosper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clearly an opportunity to create value for customers and colleagues

    Cons

    Politicking at the top level

    Advice to Management

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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Not a great firm

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    Current Intern - Staff Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Staff Auditor in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance for public accounting firm Hedge Funds experience

    Cons

    Sinking ship firm has no structure

    Advice to Management

    Tain employees


  6. good place to start career before the merge

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. It was good while it lasted.

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  8. Great learning experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Turnover of employees are high


  9. great.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    management is fine


  10. RK was a great place to work. Operative word being "was"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great advancement and learning opportunities, competitive salary, good benefits and loved my coworkers. Training reimbursement and support from mgmt made it easy to pursue professional certifications.

    Cons

    Flavor of the week initiatives and greed at the top sunk this firm. Culture was good until the disastrous introduction of the core values. Forced training was aggravating and only loosely applied to job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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