CohnReznick Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
95 Reviews

3.3
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CohnReznick CO CEO'S Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many hours, too little leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Salary above market. excellent benefits package

    Cons

    Total lack of work-life balance. Required 80+ hrs a week during busy. Busy season lasted 8 months. Leadership was considerably lacking the department I worked. If you had a question you were reprimanded for asking the question, then had to figure out the answer on your own, right or wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that people may have families and would like to see them. Working 14+hrs a day 6 days a week does not allow this. Employees like to grow and feel appreciated instead of like a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not the best Company

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    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
  3.  

    Lack Luster

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    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
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  5.  

    It was great!

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    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Intern in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great culture, and an opportunity to gain significant experience!

    Cons

    There are no cons from my experience!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, abundant vacation time to offset seasonal work schedule, fair compensation and commitment to improving work / life balance whenever possible. Good position for coming out of school however my experiences were mostly contingent upon who I worked with.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season and focus on few core industries. Career opportunities and advancement become more competitive after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on appropriate compensation for quality work and maintaining the office culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent employer but poor experience and internal culture

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CohnReznick as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Low Pressure
    -Decent pay
    -Good HR team

    Cons

    -Lack of motivators for good work (Motivation is largely salary only)
    -Disconnected superiors
    -Lack of support

    It could have been my experience with the particular group I was in, but I was not inspired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a little more on your internal culture and make people more excited to be involved at work. People are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start your career

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    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
  9.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great people with a focus on Real Estate. Great opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Real Estate focus. Need to diversify industry focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Unprofessional and toxic work environment - Doesn't appreciate employees.

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    Public accounting experience
    20 days of PTO, but frowned upon when you use them.

    Cons

    Office politics, gossip and drama, Co-workers stalk your time, Terrible clients, Under staffed,
    Low income housing real estate experience only leverages you for real estate opportunities.
    Management talks bad about staff behind there back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your strongest assets are your employees. Treat them well and they will give back more. Management should not be trash talking employees behind there back rather than dealing with issues in a professional manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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