Rothstein Kass
2.8 of 5 46 reviews
www.rkco.com Roseland, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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2.8 46 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Steven Kass and Howard Altman

(9 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great learning experience

    Auditor Financial Services (Current Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    ProsThe office culture and the people , work-life balance. Interesting to work with hedge fund companies

    ConsTurnover of employees are high

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed the firm culture

    Assocaiate (Current Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    ProsCulture, environment, nature of work

    ConsScheduling needed an overhaul. HR was too busy with promotions and didn't deal with obvious issues.

    Advice to Senior Managementinclude all staff in your engagements. Don't have pets.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossupportive culture, good time off provided out of season

    ConsFavoritism at times, inconsistent learning, can be a stressful environment

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide more transparency in career growth

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    Overall good experience but there are some short comings

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAutonomy in carrying out your job, flexibility in work schedule, vacation time

    ConsLack of feedback, lack of guidance for. Sr management. Ma y times you fly by the set of your pants and hope you get it right because management is just not available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have a better mentoring program, need to teach partners how to truly be partners

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just OK

    Staff Accountant (Former Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    ProsOpen door policy, overtime pay, good culture

    Conslaid off 75 people unexpectedly

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    A great learning experience!

    Audit Intern (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat pay because of overtime!
    Office culture is a plus!
    Amazing senior management, always has a open door policy!

    ConsLong hours!
    No work life balance, but that come with working at an accounting firm during busy season....
    Career Opportunities are lacking because of slow business during off season.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Start, but know when to leave..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    Pros-Provides great benefit package with ample vacation time and days off
    -Great learning experience and gateway to better opportunities at Hedge Funds or Private companies
    -Paid overtime
    -Firm events (LIFE Initiative, Holiday Party, Picnic)

    Cons-Completely unrealistic budgets
    -Some people would be managing 10 jobs during seasom while others only had 3 and would leave at 9pm, while others would be there until past There is no confidentiality. You can take management a personal problem and you can guarantee the whole office knows the next day.

    Advice to Senior Management-Prove trustworthyness to workers
    -Listen when your workers are speaking out (I think something is wrong when 90% of the senior class quit)
    -Give FAIR evaluations with FAIR compensation. It isn't okay to give the entire company the exact same raise. It undermines the dedication some people do put in while the rest just breeze by.

    I think this is a great company to start out at. You learn SO much - about hedgefunds, corporate life, and business, in general. This is a great environment to learn and strengthen your skills. After 4 years or so - get out. It's the best choice I made.

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    Good place to start, but not a long-term career option

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsAdditional PTO from working busy season hours
    Diverse crowd of people to work with
    Firm events (Picnic, Holiday party)
    Extensive exposure into the hedge fund industry
    Ability for seniors to manage clients and coach new staff

    ConsUnrealistic budgets and expectations
    Lack of training opportunity for new staff (start in mid-November but only have little time to prepare for busy season which can overwhelm them)
    Very long hours during busy season and even for jobs out of season
    Management having the quick trigger of letting people go

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees of what they need to help them to achieve success in the firm. Most often when giving performance reviews it can hurt the staff's confidence and management really needs to help out the staff from a humanistic standpoint.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Roseland, NJ

    ProsDecent benefits and PTO
    Many great co-workers
    A diverse group of employees
    Opportunity to learn, depending upon whom you work for

    ConsIncreased pressure to "network" since business downturn
    Quality of client experiences vary
    Increased pressure to keep time "down" on complex jobs because clients want lower fees
    Quality of training varies from poor to excellent, with little oversight

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't "buy" business from clients and then expect jobs to come within an unrealistic budget
    Don't make promises to clients without considering your staff's workload

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    depends on which group you are working for

    Senior Tax Accountant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMid-sized...well diversified, fair compensation, many talented people

    Conslong hours busy season 75-80 hours, politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not fake people... do not fight, managers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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