Rothstein Kass

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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
51 Reviews
3.3
51 Reviews
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn everything about Hedge Funds (in 12 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, employee-friendly culture, upper management cares about their people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, but that come with working at an accounting firm during busy season (in 7 reviews)

  • and the seniors and managers are HORRIBLE (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Be Yourself and Prosper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Clearly an opportunity to create value for customers and colleagues

    Cons

    Politicking at the top level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong, reward positive behavior, punish negative behavior, especially among senior executives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A big four accounting internship with more in-depth exposure to every part of the audit process.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Rothstein Kass offers an internship that was similar to one at the big four public accounting firms, but with much more exposure and responsibilities on the job. The long hours and the type of work is pretty much the same regardless of which public accounting firm you work for, but what's different is the atmosphere in the office. For me, I had the pleasure to work with an office team of just 15 individuals, so the personal connections truly existed, which played a huge role in the culture. Everyone who works for the firm is extremely friendly, intelligent, approachable, and hard-working at the same time. I never felt pressured by any deadlines at any point and the entire office atmosphere feels like a team environment 100% of the time. To help cope with long hours that naturally come with busy season, Rothstein Kass had what they called the "marathon." It was a string of 26 events throughout busy season that varied from competitions to social gatherings to bring up employee morale and reduce individual stress.

    Cons

    The reason I gave Rothstein Kass 4 stars instead of 5 was because the work-life balance, at times, was not there. This kind of goes without saying with any public accounting role, but it would have been nice to get out of the office early every once in a while just to help reduce stress and get personal time. That being said, Rothstein Kass's compensation justifies the long hours and grueling work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad to see it go...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, employee-friendly culture, upper management cares about their people...

    Cons

    Acquired in July 2014 by KPMG

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Highschool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Nothing at all..well has a good reputation to get a job as an accountant at a hedge fund.

    Cons

    Pay is low, immature, childish work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

  6.  

    Hired only to be laid-off.

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in New York, NY

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They paid for dinner if you stayed late and car service if you were in the office late as well.

    Cons

    Deceitful in their employment practices. I was hired full-time permanently only to find out that the company was being bought out by KPMG and that the last few people hired would be the first to be laid-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people permanently when you know that the company's future is unstable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good place to start career before the merge

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefit, great learning experience

    Cons

    lots of uncertainty inside the firm. Bad evaluation process. performance was based on how well your personal relationship with manager. Not based on work efficiency. Mentor program is just fake and not being used well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to different employee, listen to everyone, offer your help. not just listen to those you considered as your friends in your personal life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a great firm

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance for public accounting firm
    Hedge Funds experience

    Cons

    Sinking ship firm has no structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tain employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was good while it lasted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It had great benefits and a great workplace environment. It also had a good work/life balance. And it paid overtime.

    Cons

    Being bought out by KPMG. Bye bye mid-size perks. Also, inter-office work teams and interactions were not nearly as efficient as working with team members located in one's local office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you wouldn't have sold the firm. We were doing so well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefit and great co-workers

    Cons

    Life and work balance is terriable during tax season. most time employees are not inform of the extral time they have to put in until they get hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some balance for your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Staff was willing to listen to new ideas

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Partnering departments were very enthusiastic

    Cons

    Marketing leadership was reluctant to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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