CohnReznick Reviews in Bethesda, MD

Updated May 25, 2014
Updated May 25, 2014
96 Reviews
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CohnReznick CO CEO'S Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
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Pros
  • Just a notch below the Big Four with relatively good work-life balance (compared to the Big Four) (in 8 reviews)

  • Young and casual office during the busy season (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Busy season, but not a huge factor since it's over the winter (for the most part) (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    CohnReznick is a good balance of personal relationships, top clients and strong accounting expertise to learn from.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many different experiences in a short amount of time. Access to partners.
    Good co-workers who become friends - how could they not when you work so many hours during busy season? Good PTO and hours outside of busy season. Cares about community service. Offers growth opportunities based more on merit than time in the job.

    Cons

    Too many hours required during busy season. Too many staff have too little productive work outside of busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the merger too many processes have gotten bureaucratic. Communicate more in person and less via email.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, reasonable work life balance for the industry (busy season is busy, but not ridicules busy).

    Cons

    Even though consider themselves as a national firm, still acting like a regional firm, no resources, no significant training, no investment in employees. Also, working for the firm doesn't open doors like working for a big 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees, that's your most important asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upper management are so nice! Always willing to help you out when you need it. The associates are nice to work with as well. Everyone is so helpful and really wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    Busy season, but not a huge factor since it's over the winter (for the most part)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Open door policy, very inviting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the best Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Word Processor  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Word Processor in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They had a nice break room and good coffee. During tax season they paid for our dinners. CohnReznick did love to give back to the community by having a social awareness day.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. The pay was low and the work to home life ratio was deplorable. I was an employee for this firm for a very long time and during that time I've seen two employees pass away because there wasn't enough time to take care of themselves because of the demanding nature that Reznick instilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to value the employees that you have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lack Luster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits to employees, lots of internal events, associates work well together- interesting opportunities if you can find them

    Cons

    unless you befriend a manager or senior manager with good contracts, you will not be put on something you want to work on; pay is low comparable to other firms; many managers do not do work throughout the day but harp on associates about being a few minutes late; most of decisions are behind closed doors so associates never know whats going on, managers are on different pages as to what work an associate is meant to be working on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent, pay at the level of other firms, take associate skill set into consideration when placing them on an engagement

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, lax atmosphere, upper management is very involved, you get to see a project from beginning to end, concerned with your well being, want to help better you as a person and employee

    Cons

    It's accounting/audit let's be real there's nothing too exciting about this job, except for the people you work with and for. The people are what keeps me here. I'd say a little less than half the time I enjoy working on the specific project I'm on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management is doing the best they can to make accounting exciting by bringing personality. The people here are very outgoing and try to make you feel important to the project. At the end of the day you like accounting or you don't. The people keep you here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience, good pay, good work/life balance

    Cons

    No room for growth, a lot of company politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad place outside of the Big Four.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Just a notch below the Big Four with relatively good work-life balance (compared to the Big Four).
    - Collegiate atmosphere; partners have open door policy.
    - 20 days PTO to start.

    Cons

    - Before the merger and when it was called Reznick, the client base was mostly real estate partnerships. The work became tedious and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to build a more diverse client base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible experience and negatives more than positives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PTOs cool young people, food

    Cons

    Low starting salary, office politics, shity clients and the fact that all you audit is low income housing audit, which doesn't help you go anywhere. So much gossip and discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your most important assets, your employees. All of them not just a few of them that you want to party with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Practice Management Assistant  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Practice Management Assistant in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick

    Pros

    Money and care are put into making the workplace pleasant and building sincere camaraderie. Employees are provided with every resource to work remotely. Firm is a good corporate citizen and certified green by Montgomery County, MD

    Cons

    Salaries start low. Management is young and and often lacks sophistication and experience. No training or career advancement for people in Practice Management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in practice management and support team, train new and young managers, even principals would benefit from management training. Please continue the staff appreciation shown, but find other ways besides food to thank employees for a job well done. Time off or extra cash are also great ways to say thanks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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