CohnReznick Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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CohnReznick CO CEO'S Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
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Pros
  • Young and casual office during the busy season (in 14 reviews)

  • Just a notch below the Big Four with relatively good work-life balance (compared to the Big Four) (in 7 reviews)

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

  • There is no work-life balance even in off-busy season (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Amazing Culture (in Bethesda office)

    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Incredible group of people, made the tough busy season hours manageable.

    Cons

    Long hours (as expected), salary for a new hire with a Masters Degree is the same as a new hire with Undergraduate degree.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider pay scale based on merit and level of work.

  2. Administrative Process Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Process Supervisor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Process Supervisor in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Bethesda is a beautiful place to work. Plenty of workplace outings to try and make up for being over worked.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, be work culture. No room for an innovative person eon likes to work and excel. Racism both gender and ethnically charged.

    Advice to Management

    Fresh faces, younger more technically knowledgable people. Respecting management and those with authority. Not allowing an EXec Asst to run an operation full of CPA's.

  3. Audit Senior

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you put in your effort and time, your effort will be acknowledged. They make sure you receive the appreciation you deserve. Also, they are flexible adjusting your portfolio if you would like to experience different industry.

    Cons

    Although you will be recognized for your efforts, that does not mean it will get translated into your paycheck. Benefits are not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    There is uneven distribution of workload to different engagement team. Management should make sure staffing issues are resolved prior to the busy season.

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  5. Bethesda Office - didn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Senior manager was nice and company supports pregnancy

    Cons

    HR is never on your side (ears and eyes are everywhere), parking is $10 a day; did not like manager, long hours, .. mostly its HR why I didn't take the job. HR is very nosy and fake. They pretend to be there for you but really just fake it. I do not recommend this office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new HR

  6. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work-life balance. Employers respect your time-off such as don't try to contact you when you're on vacation. I came from a small CPA firm where managers still contacted me when I'm away on my days off or over the weekend. Managers are responsible and helpful and care about their staffs.

    Cons

    Staffs are decent; not a lot of high-quality peers for you to learn from. Not a lot of career opportunities since the firm specialized in real-estate related audits and accounting practices. So unless you're dedicating your career to real-estate, don't join.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friday jeans day and other jeans days are nice

    Cons

    HR Department is horrible, so unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Office culture needs improved

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    Invest in employees, that's your most important asset

  10. Great place to start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Not the best Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Word Processor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Word Processor in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    Learn how to value the employees that you have


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