Marcum & Kliegman
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www.marcumllp.com Melville, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Marcum & Kliegman Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Weiner

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    Great environment to work for a long time

    Busy Season Tax Intern (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prosstable, nice office environment, nice team work tendency

    Consless opportunity for promotions, less challenging and exciting

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management may consider put in more controls on job performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible management in the IT department. Does anyone at Marcum notice?

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Melville, NY

    ProsThe firm as a whole seemed like an ok place to work outside of the IT department. It was by far the most miserable career experience of my life due to bad management, absent leadership and highly unprofessional conduct by the people Marcum pays to head their IT department.

    ConsAs for the Cons, where do I begin?
    Fortunately for me, I was there for a little less than 1 year. Soon after I started working there, strangely I was told by IT management not to talk to certain team members who eventually quit before I did. I wonder why they didn't want team members talking to each other? In truth I really didn't need to talk to anyone as I knew very early on the problems stemmed from bad management.

    There was no genuine appreciation and or compensation for the long hours, nights, holidays and weekends given up to work on projects that were poorly managed and planned . Then if there were any problems, management would lie about certain events and point the blame to their own staff to cover their mistakes. The team if you could even call it a "team" had very low morale. Not to mention participation in a 24/7 on call rotation that was heavily micro-managed and every event "big or small" was treated as a severity 1 high priority issue.

    As far as career development - The Engineering team was told that training was only given if you deserved it and if you asked for training it was held against you at review. So basically no one received training of any kind (formal or informal) and it was conveyed that you should use your own time and money to enhance your knowledge of their systems. There are many problems with that philosophy but the biggest oversight is having your Engineering team work on average (60 to 70 hours per week) with no bonuses or comp days and then to expect them to use their personal time for training is just plain shortsighted as well as leading to the above mentioned low morale and high turnover.

    About the high turnover - more than 75% of the IT Engineering staff had been there less than 6 months when I started and before I left some of them were even working on leaving too. I found out that they had been through at least 4 complete IT teams in 3 years and everyone eventually left, yet they kept the same small management group. When I left, there was not one person in the Engineering Dept. that had been there for longer than 1 year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaving a revolving door employment environment for certain departments in a company might not be so bad but if your IT department is a revolving door, it's a critical business failure. The Marcum Senior Partners need to realize that their IT management problems cost them a lot of money in the long run. Mainly in the form of high turnover of IT staff which leads to, IT head hunting fees for the many new hires that get cycled through each year, having projects "sit on the shelf" because you do not have the people to get the work done and having to overpay IT new hires just to deal with the horrible working conditions created by inept manamgment. Unless Human Resources gets together with the Senior Partners to discuss the IT management problems and to possibly change the leadership of the IT Dept., I would highly recommend that all IT professionals stay away from this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst IT Department ever!

    IT Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Melville, NY

    ProsThere is a great opportunity to learn in a chaotic environment if you are stoic and able to handle the abuse, overtime and lack of appreciation.

    ConsLack of Quality of Life:
    Management is disconnected with reality when it comes to making employees work overtime, on holidays, oncall, and weekends without any comp days. There is truly no quality of life at Marcum so this place would be perfect for a workaholic bachelor. If you have family, Stay away! For example, if you request a comp day, Management will review how many hours you have worked the past week. Anything lower than 60-65 hours is not eligible for a comp day. Seriously, people had to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Superbowl weekend, etc.

    Lack of Training and Promotions:
    Training here is abysmal and growth opportunities is non existent. Management prefers to hire from outside instead of promoting eligible people who are looking for opportunities to grow.

    Lack of a Team:
    There is really no IT team, just IT people who are housed in the same building. Management fosters backstabbing among peers and encourages people to snitch on one another. This affected the group as a whole with the turnover rate being 200% in the past few years, as described in another post. Yes, the Engineering team has had three complete turnovers in the past 2 years. Remote IT Support and merged IT personnel from new ventures who were engineers before the takeover--are reduced to help desk positions.

    Lack of bonuses and raises:
    There are no bonuses at Marcum for IT people because the business does not put this in their budget because we are deemed administrative staff and not professional staff. The raises are really small which does not reflect the amount of overtime people put in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have and have had a great IT team. The issue lies with the upper IT management. There needs to be a turnover there and hire someone that understands the business and IT. Everyone that was blamed for being a problem is gone, but the problem still exists. You must realize the problem lies with you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do yourself a favor and Don't Join this company in the IT department!!!!

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Melville, NY

    Pros- Competitive Salary and compensation
    - Company's own parking lot
    - Good team to work with in the department & people are nice

    ConsNot sure where should I start with but few of them are :

    - You are compensated but expect to be on call 24 x 7 and if you have family please stay away from them. It is not mentioned during the hiring process but found out later on. You are expected to respond to even a very low severity event in the middle of the night.

    - The senior management including the ones at the top expect you to stay late and work on the weekends. Please keep in mind this is never mentioned during the interview/job process. You are not compensated for working long hours.

    - Poor management, rude unprofessional treatment with no accountability. Employees are treated like crap.

    - Everything is Micro-managed and very unhealthy environment (upper management). Your work is checked behind your back so no trust relationship.

    - The whole IT team left after working few months because of they way they were treated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI guess the upper management is blindfolded by some people. Please go back and revisit the number of people who have left the IT department in the past 1-2 yrs. If Marcum wants to be a better place to work the senior-most management has to take some action.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of Communication since mergers

    Tax Senior (Former Employee)
    Bala Cynwyd, PA

    ProsGood clients to work on and co-workers were great. They are working on a national training for all offices so travel may be involved on teh firm.

    ConsMain NY office didn't communicate with Phila office or Phila partners were afraid to tell the staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare for your employees better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, it was a job and a pay check.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGenerally speaking they have some good people, and strong professionals. They are expanding the firm quite significantly with new marketing efforts and aquiring practices in the major markets.

    ConsThis is not an employee based company and they have little to no management abilities. They really need to look into a new group for Human Resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tone from the top is poor

    Experienced Senior (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsColleagues and coworkers are friendly and good people
    Generous vacation leave time
    Plenty of exposure to different industries and accounts

    ConsReview process is waste of time
    Favor-tism given to certain employees (usually the young attractive women) by certain male partners
    Bonus structure only for Managers, no bonuses paid to the lower level staff who work longer hours
    Poor compensation and raises, no consistency, no loyalty
    They Lay off staff after busy season when they no longer need them. They do'nt care about your career progression
    Certain long time employees got laid off and then they went and hired other less competent staff in time for busy periods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 10 experienced staff/seniors/supervisors quit in the space of 6 months, you should take a look at yourselves and ask why. There is no loyalty for those who have been there longest and worked hard for you, thats why we all left. Maybe compensate the loyal ones and promote those we like working for and with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't believe the marketing hype

    Tax (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOpportunties for promotion for lower level staff

    ConsA conglomeration of many merged practices, not a "one firm" mentality

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    M&K Rosenfarb, Roseland, NJ office - an unhappy place to work

    Director (Former Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    ProsInteresting engagements, opportunities to try new things available to the self directed, talented people to work with, willing to pay for training and marketing (albeit very inconsistently), technologically up-to-date.

    ConsDisorganized management, disrepectful treatment of employees, boys club mentality, everybody is out for themselves, no team spirit, back stabbing, inconsistent application of the rules to "related to the boss" / popular employees vs. unpopular employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead a management book.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run don't walk away from this firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe only pro I can think of is that if you want to make partner you do not have to worry about building a book of business. You can basically become a partner by being a service deliverer. For example in a firm this size they have three QA partners. I would say that is overkill.

    ConsThe firm claims to be growing. The way they are accomplishing this is by acquiring other firms. When asked how they planned to grow the managing partner stated at one of his asinine lunches with staff (apparently they think this is a good idea - note to Marcum, Jeff Weiner is not a personable or nice guy. Keep him away from your staff) that they would just do more of the same. Way to have a clear idea of what you want to be and how to follow the market.

    They acquired a forensic accounting firm located in NJ and a full service CPA firm located in the southeast US within the past year. Therefore there is little organic growth and little if any quality in their client deck. The overwhelming majority of their public clients are SPACs which are non-operating companies that exist only as blank check companies for the purpose of trying to acquire a real operating company. One of their real public clients is American Apparel, a California based clothing firm, that has received alot of negative press. (You have to ask yourself why would a California based firm want a local NY firm to do their audit?).

    There are no stated goals even though there is a goal setting and performance evaluation process. It should be noted that people have been fired even before they have received their annual evaluation, (can you say lawsuit?).

    The firm claims to have an office in CT. This is only a partners house. They also used to claim to have an office way out in Suffolk county. Don't know what happened to this one except it is not listed on their website any longer.

    The quality at the partner level is very poor. Apparently the way they think they stand out is to require their partners to wear suits and ties every day. That is correct; partners are required to wear suits and ties. What leadership. Perhaps open and honest communication would do alot more.

    Finally the NYC office at 650 third avenue is a dirty unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am sure that as long as present management is there nothing will change. You need to focus on improving the quality of your client base, communicate to staff openly and honestly, set real goals with them and don't sand bag your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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