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Marcum LLP Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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Marcum LLP Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Weiner
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  1.  

    Hard work, good opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow, good pay @ entry level

    Cons

    Lots of long hours during busy season. Staff is scheduled interchangeably. Always changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good firm to start your career at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Very good entry level salary right out of college
    Very helpful with CPA exam prep and bonuses for passing
    Good PTO policy

    Cons

    During busy season 55 hours a week are required including work on saturdays.
    During this time only pre scheduled PTO is allowed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard lots of learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    Keep busy. Lots of Cpe. Reasonable budgets. Many pportunities if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Limited parter contact. Limited new hire training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern - NYC (during Tax season)

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    Everyone at Marcum was incredibly friendly and supportive. Even during tax season when times get a little hectic and there is need to meet deadlines, the staff and managers made sure it was not too overwhelming.

    Cons

    Pay was a little low compared to other accounting firms for interns at $15/hour,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcum LLP

    Pros

    Big 4 work expectations. Busy season year round.

    Cons

    Too many hours year round.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dynamic environment

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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

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bleh firm

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

    I worked at Marcum LLP full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    Good pay, but busy seaon is year round.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  10. 5 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
  11.  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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