Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
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  1. Fairly good company

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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

    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
  2. 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
  3. Just OK

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

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

    Pros

    Open door policy, overtime pay, good culture

    Cons

    laid off 75 people unexpectedly

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  5. A great learning experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Audit Intern in Denver, CO
    Current Intern - Audit Intern in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great Place to Start, but know when to leave..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    Additional 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

    Cons

    Unrealistic 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

  8. Rothstein Kass -

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

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Increased 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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

    Approves of CEO
  9. depends on which group you are working for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

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

    Cons

    long hours busy season 75-80 hours, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not fake people... do not fight, managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    RKCO

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    - 7 weeks vacation (2 weeks accrued from over time)
    - Open door policy
    - Performance evaluation after large jobs
    - Has philanthropy group

    Cons

    - Management doesn't depict a true picture of future business plans (when it affects the employees directly)
    - Prefers people with similar personalities
    - Management is disengaged with firm activities outside the office
    - Some trainings don't match with job levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please value the diversity each person provides. Providing feedback is great, but if the management is not willing to help the individual to overcome the weakness, there is only so much a lower level employee can do by his/herself. Think about where each person fits. Just because they may not have the ability to move onto the next level shouldn't mean that employee is incompetent. If you keep on moving everybody up every year, then everybody would be a manager by their 5th year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    RKCO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rothstein Kass

    Pros

    If nothing else, I would say the best reason to work there is you get paid overtime that can be used towards having up to 7 weeks off a year!

    Cons

    Like any job it is a complete toss up if you get along with the people you work for. It is better than most audit companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management doesn't really care to much about the lower levels, there is no consistency in what they do there.

    Approves of CEO

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