CohnReznick

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CohnReznick Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
102 Reviews
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102 Reviews
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CohnReznick CO CEO'S Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
Kenneth Baggett & Thomas Marino
23 Ratings

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)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would work somewhere else if I were you.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    -Good training programs
    -Other CR offices are WAY better than CR Sacramento. The LA office is awesome.

    Cons

    -Nobody cares about your personal life. Work comes first and if you don't have that mentality you will not survive there. There is no work-life balance even in off-busy season. Good luck getting your CPA!

    -Narrow industry focus. You won't gain much experience doing any "real" auditing there. You will only do low-income housing audits.

    -Lackluster work quality. The emphasis is on getting the work out the door rather than making sure work is of high quality. If you don't do things the "SALY" (same as last year) people think you're an idiot and you're "reinventing the wheel," as opposed to making improvements in processes.

    -Everyone thinks everyone else is stupid.

    -If they promise to "get you on track for promotion," they're lying. They say that just to get you to sign the offer letter.

    -High turnover - I would estimate 15 people left in a 9 month period for an office of less than 40 people. That should give you an idea of how great the culture is. So, good news is, they're ALWAYS hiring. That isn't because business is expanding.

    -No bonuses whatsoever. And the raises are less than inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real and please stop being oblivious to the turnover issue. It isn't because its "just public accounting." We realize you have a job to do but you've lost 90% of your best staff. Trust me, they aren't coming back, ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician Lvl2 in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Support Technician Lvl2 in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Love working here and enjoy my job

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Love it!

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

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

    Pros

    Motivation provided by seniors and managers is extraordinary. Busy season hours are long but there is so much to learn that it only helps people grow.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good public accounting firm to get experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good clients, good benefits! Nice clients. Sophisticated work!

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive. Long hours...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to put more efforts to improve employees' morale including bonuses, raises, giving employees the future visions..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Average

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    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    A good career start, and that's it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to get the public experience that you need. Background is extensive and varied.

    Cons

    Very political and tons of favortism. Just get your experience and leave...unless they like you, then you might have a shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handing out some chocolate will never fix your employee morale problems.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many hours, too little leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    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)

    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
  11.  

    Lack Luster

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

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (more than an 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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