Rothstein Kass

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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated December 27, 2014
Updated December 27, 2014
50 Reviews
3.2
50 Reviews
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
9 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very cliquish staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; good professional support/ongoing credits; variety of clients

    Cons

    office culture - if you fit in with a clique, great, if not, tough luck! Seniors could care less about staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let staff get stuck with just one senior in the beginning - make sure they work equally with everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Turnover of employees are high

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    RK was a great place to work. Operative word being "was"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Great advancement and learning opportunities, competitive salary, good benefits and loved my coworkers. Training reimbursement and support from mgmt made it easy to pursue professional certifications.

    Cons

    Flavor of the week initiatives and greed at the top sunk this firm. Culture was good until the disastrous introduction of the core values. Forced training was aggravating and only loosely applied to job responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for if you aren't a slacker

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Rothstein Kass has a great culture and intelligent individuals working for the firm. Only people who have anything negative to say are those who got let go because they were below average.

    Cons

    As with any accounting firm, the hours are no fun. It's doable, you just have to want it. If you don't, private is the way to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has improved over time. I think they try and lsiten to the lower-level staff, but they never adhere to comments or suggestions as much as they want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good place to start your career

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time (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

  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fairly good company

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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

    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
  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good experience but there are some short comings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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