Citrin Cooperman

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Citrin Cooperman Reviews

6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    The Best Office Culture, Period.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone at the firm, from the staff and managers to the partners and directors, are happy to answer your questions. They truly hope that you learn from them and become excellent at the accounting profession. The compensation is above average as they are selective in who they hire. Everyday benefits that we may take for granted such as software updates, functioning computer equipment, office supplies, clean kitchen with coffee/tea, and IT technical support are abundantly available. Very organized in their distribution of work amongst the staff and allowed tax season to be manageable and less hectic compared to other firms.

    Cons

    Reviewers will catch any mistakes in your work and let you know about it. This is so that you learn and make fewer mistakes, as adhering to budgets of billable hours is very important to the firm. Work-life balance is only poor during tax season as you are expected to work long hours during those 4 months. They are very selective in who they hire, so be genuine, well-spoken, and knowledgeable during your interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change nothing. The culture you breed, your hiring practices, and your day-to-day management of the firm are excellent. Your understanding of people in providing excellent service to clients, hiring intelligent and friendly accountants, and everyday interactions amongst the staff generate a motivated workforce and profitability for the firm going forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Generally a very good work environment. It's fast growing, but still has a small-firm feel. Most of the partners really want you to learn and are willing to spend time investing in up and coming professionals. They have a foundation, so they are community-oriented and engage the employees in opportunities to give back.

    Cons

    Because there are many different firms merging together, some are still set in their ways and do not follow processes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    accountant

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace enviroment, a place where you need to have quick reflexes, quick thinking, and rapid decision-making skills. A full service accounting firms allows for career diversity.

    Cons

    Not a freindly environment. Very cut-throat and every man/woman for himself. Management tends to protect their book to a point that personal and client values are lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the training. You believe you have a great profesional education program, however the truth is it is way to broad in its teachings and some what company brain washing. You need to train material clients expect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    It was a very busy fast paced environment.

    Cons

    This company showed a lack of respect to their employees. The senior management looked down on the lower management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should treat their employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Patner, preparer, reviewer they are all the same person.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    The firm has a wide variety of clients ranging from real estate to retailers. The numerous partners offer a wide variety of skill sets.

    Cons

    Partners do not want to hand work down. They would rather do the work themselves without review in order to keep billing/collection rate high. It is not unusual to have a partner prepare individual returns, then push a tax manager into doing a curser review. Typically a firm this size would have three levels of review. The patners are quick to ask questions of the tax department but do not want to provide the tax professionals with billable time to answer the question. Therefore the partner is really only asking an opinion of the tax department. Returns are often based on off the cuff answers without proper research support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow proper review of all returns. Let staff prepare returns instead of Partners.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    the company overall treats employees fairly

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

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    provide CPE course so you don't need to spend time and money on credits
    flexible work schedule.
    no pressure eat hours
    promotion is reasonable
    easy to communicate with partners

    Cons

    medical preminums are high if you need family plan because the company only pays a few thousand for each employee a year.
    profit sharing and 401K match is very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should consider use different billing rates for different markets since the company is currently operates in multiple states.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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