Alpern Rosenthal

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After working there for over a year and a half, I was very excited to leave public accounting.

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Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

Pros

Good clients, provides exposure to a number of different industries. AR also provides the ability to move around laterally within the firm.

Cons

Despite providing ample vacation time, the firm often makes it difficult to use it due to staffing issues and employee turnover which leads to overworking those who stay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire an abundance of staff, the attrition rate in public accounting is a known issue and it should be addressed appropriately.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Auditor

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Alpern Rosenthal full-time

    Pros

    Flex hours during summer, 2 week leave for excess hours worked in audit season and social events

    Cons

    Limited flexibility - Not much opportunity to move within organization or seek projects you would like to do
    Very high expectations - They expect you to perform from your first day of the job
    No appreciation from manager/partners - You will not get good reviews for nice job done or progress made
    Tight environment - People are not very friendly and tend to remain in their own group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more open for suggestions and give chance to junior management to progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Alpern Rosenthal was a good name in the Pittsburgh public accounting market. BDO USA's great reputation and national experience made this a very smooth transition. BDO USA's IT team was smart to wait to roll out the new audit and tax software until after the busy season was completely wrapped up. BDO USA also gave us extra time off between the winter holidays and New Years as well as a nice pay increase.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can recall. The Alpern Rosenthal and BDO USA teams both did a very good job during the merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the BDO brand in Pittsburgh.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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