Marcum LLP Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Marcum LLP Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Weiner
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  1. Good place if you work for right peoplep

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    Former Employee - Supervisor Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at Marcum LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place, if you are working directly with the right people above you. Good benefits and vacation (PTO) policy. Opportunities exist for people, but they have to work really hard and get involved in office politics.

    Cons

    Last minute out of town travels. In order to climb the ladder you need the right people to fight for you. Working late hours and being good does not always cut it.

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment of people that have been with the firm for a while. Higher salaries - the current ones are a bit below the market. Maternity policy revision.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Marcum LLP (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I very much enjoy being part of a great CPA firm. Great SEC practice and tons of industry experience in many industries. All the industry groups work very well together as one team to achieve quality work and share great experience with everyone.

    Cons

    We could be a larger firm. Great opportunities to acquire other firms and we need to share that we are a great firm for other to merge with us.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work an d let's get to $1 Billion dollar firm.


  3. Marcum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Marcum LLP (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are good hard-working people in the different locations. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    The IT department in NY thinks they control all aspects of all operations. The Managing Partner in NY is out of touch with the effects of the rapid growth of the company and has an ego as large as a house.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation days (23 for new hires, then 28 after five years). Pay is competitive. Good experience, chance for travel. Good resume builder, good experience is variety of transactions and practice areas.

    Cons

    Almost non-existent maternity / paternity leave for employees for such a large firm. The harder working employees get slammed with work while others are able to skate by, leave early during busy season, etc. with no repercussions. Upper management date the staff. Some employees get favored over others. New employees get stuck working with managers that no one else wants to work with and those employees end up leaving the firm. Managing member is rude, walks through the office and doesn't say hello to anyone except good looking females.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good exposure but awful environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Marcum is a great place if your looking to learn the SEC practice. You will work on every aspect of the financial statements (10K, 10Q), registration statements (S1, S3, S8, S4). Majority of the managers are very helpful and willing to teach you. The pay is competitive for the most part. The partners in audit are extremely bright and very down to earth.

    Cons

    It's busy season all year round in a SEC practice. There is really no down time in this firm, and like most accounting firms they are very conscience of your billable time throughout the day. Their bonus structure may be the most ridiculous I have ever seen. To begin with for supervisors and below, the bonus is a flat percentage, and not based on how hard you work, or the difficulty of your clients in comparison to your peers. Second, the bonus is usually around 5% - 6% of your salary, which is paid out in two parts, one in June and the second in November. For example if your salary is $80,000, with a 6% bonus, after taxes your looking at $1,300 in June and another $1300 in November, so you never really feel the bonus. Their belief is that it will help retain employees, which from the turnover that this firm has, does not work. HR Department is extremely incompetent when it comes to scheduling, and dealing with employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your bonuses at once, not in separate instances. HR needs to do a better job in boosting employee morale, which extremely low in this place.


  7. Tone at the top

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly professional workplace with many bright and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Fear is a primary motivator, coming from the top.


  8. great firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large variety of clients and all employees are very friendly to others.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season but that is at any CPA firm. Many firms provide half day Fridays during the summer as a "payback" for the long busy season hours but Marcum does not.

    Advice to Management

    Consider half day Fridays in the summer


  9. Solid company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    Many clients, lots of variety, great people.

    Cons

    Hours are not the best but that's to be expected being in public accounting


  10. Marcum

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth and earning potential

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more competitive in hiring talent


  11. Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    GREAT BENEFITS and Charity events for the community

    Cons

    POOR LEADERSHIP its difficult to discuss anything with anyone without the world / HR knowing

    Advice to Management

    care just a little bit about your employees.



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