Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
46 Reviews
3.2
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    overtime pay; flexible hours; good team; open door policy

    Cons

    weak budget control for hiring new staff and sudden layoff after busy season

  2.  

    Enjoyed the firm culture

    Current Employee - Assocaiate  in  Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Assocaiate in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, environment, nature of work

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include all staff in your engagements. Don't have pets.

    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RK is a great place to start a career. It is a midsize firm that offers lateral and upward mobility. The firms structure is not as rigid as other firms, there are great benefits, flexible hours and fair compensation.

    Cons

    The firm has grown tremendously over the past years and the growth pains are felt throughout the firm resulting in voluntary and involuntary turnover of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fairly good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time

    Pros

    supportive culture, good time off provided out of season

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more transparency in career growth

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    decent experience but management needs to re-evaluate firm's future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    the company offers very good for work/life balance.

    Cons

    management looks at employees as a cost not an asset. there is lack of job security no matter how good you are and how hard you work. employees are demotivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees think management only cares about company's profit going into their/principals pocket. Whether this is true or false, management must have done something not right for the firm/employees to make employees think that way.

    Negative Outlook
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  7.  

    Overall good experience but there are some short comings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a better mentoring program, need to teach partners how to truly be partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Just OK

    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Open door policy, overtime pay, good culture

    Cons

    laid off 75 people unexpectedly

  9.  

    senior associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    gained experience in finanical service auditing

    Cons

    Should have more mentor programs

  10.  

    Easy

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -One fair Partner who is very proactive and listens to the needs of his employees
    -The job is simple and can be done efficiently with all the resources available when you work with managers whose interests support the firm interests as a whole.

    Cons

    -The system always freezes and IT blames it all on the server and there's just 'nothing' that can be done.
    -Some members of management believes in only ONE way to audit
    -Personal preferences affect the evaluation process
    -Very detailed that Supervising Seniors miss the big picture of the audit because they focus too much on the neatness and uniformity of workpaper documentation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world of auditing is diverse and it continuously evolves so efficiency is key to more competitive bidding and winning proposals. Your traditional ways are in no way contributing to your efforts of being efficient. Educate your managers and supervising seniors who are afraid come out of their comfort zones and accept other audit methodologies that encourage efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start your accounting career!

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

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great reputation in the fs audit industry,flexible working schedule for people who need it

    Cons

    Lack of international exposure, lack of resources like big four has

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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