Marcum LLP

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Marcum LLP Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Dynamic environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    Highly qualified, highly motivated, dedicated professionals

    Cons

    Challenging behavior by managing partner which trickles downhill and affects others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to grow. Exposure to all kind of work is available, therefore, there are many learning opportunities. Generally, people is nice. There are many good treats for the employees (massage, snacks, meals, events), as well as a good balance between work and life

    Cons

    The bottom line is that you are just a number... realization. Also, promotions do not seem to be aligned with hard work or knowledge; they seem to be more aligned to who you are associated to or who you work with. At the end of the day, if you are not material for promotion and they need your spot fo someone below you that is being promoted, you are out of the door.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good pay, but busy seaon is year round.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Scheduling is not up to par. Say they are hiring to help yet no results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Marcum is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager (Tax) in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Manager (Tax) in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    I have been with Marcum LLP for about two years. I have a total of 12 years experience in public accounting and am very happy that I joined the Marcum team. The firm is a work hard/play hard firm who values their employees! You have the best of both large firms and small firms combined at Marcum. The flexibility is amazing and I work with a bunch of great people every day. If you are considering looking for a position, I would highly recommend Marcum!

    Pros:
    *FLEXIBILITY
    *Compensation
    *Benefits
    *Growth opportunity
    *Mentor program
    *HR is involved and very helpful in your career development
    *Approachable and knowledgeable partners
    *Great coworkers

    Cons

    Busy season - typical for public accounting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Senior Auditor

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

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

    Pros

    Hours are not bad, except for the busy season, january thru may must come in on saturdays. PTO is good, typical for the industry tho. Easy to get promoted if you befriend right people.
    OK as a transitional place or if you can't find a better job. Would not recommend otherwise.

    Cons

    Everything else. Pervy leadership guys. Very few sharp people. Pay and benefits are not competitive. No perks. Ugly office. Disastrous clients as mostly public penny stocks. No name recognition. Deteriorating culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, they leave for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cheap, unprofessional. Think twice before joining.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Bagels on Wednesdays.
    2. You can openly date your coworkers/partners/lower level employees.

    Cons

    1. Benefits are a joke: very expensive health insurance and joke of a 401k match which doesn't even vest for 5 years. Don't get fooled by a slightly higher base.
    2. Lack of bright people.
    3. Scheduling is preposterous, absurd time/client/location conflicts and overscheduling all the time. The worst.
    4. CPA bonus is 40% of what big firms offer + you only get half of it right away another half a year later if you (a) still work there (b) remind them. Exam fees or study materials are not reimbursed.
    5. Performance bonus is a joke and is also paid in two parts over 6 months. Not an incentive.
    6. Bonuses and promotions work in very mysterious ways, no transparency whatsoever.
    7. Very unprofessional environment, comes from the top.
    8. Incompetent managers, often no technical, managerial or people skills, Non-CPAs managers/senior managers are not a rarity
    9. Extreme voluntary turnover, people no longer get laid off in April, there is simply no need for that.
    10. Sub-par client base
    11. 50% of workload is administrative & word processing
    12. Useless training, very poor quality
    13. No diversity
    14. Does not do much to your resume or career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing OBVIOUSLY fake reviews about yourself. No one in their right mind would write something like that about ANY accounting firm, especially yours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working at Marcum for one year now. In the NYC office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a job like any other. You have to take charge and not be in the background. Professional environment. Treated with respect from managers/supervisors. Don't expect the partners to interact with you much however.

    Cons

    Busy season work hours are long. Too long.
    Partners don't interact with staff below manager level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask the partners to interact more with even the staff level associates. One partner referred to the staff guy as "what's his name". This will make the staff feel appreciated and they will work even harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marcum LLP, Roseland Office, NJ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    A few good people who should have been promoted a long time ago.

    Cons

    Career development is non-existent. Long hours. Discrimination. Partners have had multiple sexual harassment claims against them especially in the AIG group. Known for hiring and laying off dozens of staff right after busy season, then hiring every November/December. Offices are run down. No partner interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on merit not tenure. Try listening to all employees across all levels not just managers you have close relationships with. Show more appreciation to your staff. Pay good people what they are worth. Make more room for ambitious staff that want to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Auditor

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

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious, easy to grow, challenging

    Cons

    Scheduling conflicts, stressful, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix schedule, show more respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bully Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Around the same comp/benefits as other firms.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic and dysfunctional. All the components that create a bad culture are here: bullies, political environment, favoritism, constant mergers without a good way of integrating the acquired personnel, hoarding of billable work, unrealistic budgets, undermining and backstabbing each other, pressure to charge more but no real incentives provided, hiring staff for busy season and then firing them after April 15, managers without managerial skills who enjoy ripping people to shreds, many who know very little but still extremely arrogant...too many things to list but it is not a good place unless you are a bully who enjoys the sport of demoralizing and demeaning everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun stabbing each other in the back and throwing under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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