CohnReznick Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
98 Reviews
3.3
98 Reviews
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CohnReznick CO CEO'S Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
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Review Highlights

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)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good firm to start with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Jericho, NY

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

    Pros

    The people in the office are good and helpful for the most part.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are terribly long..but thats any public accounting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less talking about people and more talking to people would solve many issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent work environment considering it's a public accounting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The office was fairly spacious and conducive to work. Often there would be lunches and birthday celebrations for the employees and the end of busy season parties were always fun.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis is placed on billable hours and the environment is very political. Not enough support from management and HR does not help the staff. Also, the trainings were not effective. Pay is also lower than industry and they provide no contributions for 401k or retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support to your seniors and focus on staff development. Also, start contributing something to employees' 401k.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company culture needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits package, good people, top 10 public accounting firm

    Cons

    Below-market pay, no professional development offered, office politics have greatly impacted work environment in Advisory group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should be more hands-on and actually listen to associates and their concerns. Company, as a whole, should invest more into professional development. Also, some managers in the Advisory Group do not know how to lead people and it shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not big 4 but work like big 4 hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CohnReznick

    Pros

    national firm, more exposure to clients with higher revenue

    Cons

    long hours, pressure, management not helpful

  6.  

    Great Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate II in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Audit Associate II in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice and caring staff from Partners to Seniors

    Cons

    There is limited exposure. Limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are not the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    One of the worst companies I've worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Practice Management in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some (Very few) people made my personal experience bearable.

    If a Partner respects you you know it in the way they talk to you and deal with you. They give you the independence to do what they are paying you to do

    Some management are friendly and fair

    The PTO is great when you can take it

    Cons

    The merge.

    Partners.

    Management

    And MOST of all HR is a joke. If you have an issue with manage you might as well not pursue it with HR as they are strictly for management.

    This place pays little for all the hats they expect you to wear along with the expectation to kiss the rear end of management

    Never felt valued or appreciated for my good work and effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more personable people.
    Partners need lessons/classes on how to treat EVERYONE with respect
    Management along with partners need to learn communication skills and give warnings, let someone know what's being done wrong before further action has to be taken.

    Get some real HR personnel firm wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OK company where staff are treated like scrap

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

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Seniors are willing to help.

    Cons

    Company culture is completely screwed up. From partners to managers, they know that public accounting has a lot of turnover so they don't really care about treating employees well and making any sort of effort to keep them at the company. Partners are rude robots who only care about numbers; absolutely no personal interaction with staff. Pay and raises are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understandably during busy season there is no work-life balance but pay your associates accordingly during the annual raises for spending that extra time. Your currently compensation sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Audit Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful for the most part. Pay is OK, on the lower side for a large firm. Good opportunity if you don't want a life. A lot of training, but still requires you to make up the client work in addition to the training time.

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours, working in a confining work room during busy season in the affordable housing practice is so boring! It's a big firm that still acts like a small firm, definite growing pains and power struggle for legacy firms. No performance feedback except for annual review. Meetings out the ying yang! Enough already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun office but limited exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CohnReznick as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Young and casual office during the busy season.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More beer carts when goals are met would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, growing office with some growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CohnReznick

    Pros

    A lot of independence, great online training tools, great administrative staff, certain partners staff extremely brilliant, organized and provide great service to clients. Great opportunity to learn from top specialists in field on cost segregation, credit research, etc.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized but due to office being one of the 'younger' offices, opening within last 5-7 years. Currently mainly affordable housing and NFP (some may love this and not see as a con) but currently limited in other areas which will 'eventually' migrate to Boston due to merger with JH Cohn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just needs more communication and organization which will come with time and growth.

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