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  1. "After working there for over a year and a half, I was very excited to leave public accounting."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpern Rosenthal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good clients, provides exposure to a number of different industries. AR also provides the ability to move around laterally within the firm.

    Cons

    Despite providing ample vacation time, the firm often makes it difficult to use it due to staffing issues and employee turnover which leads to overworking those who stay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an abundance of staff, the attrition rate in public accounting is a known issue and it should be addressed appropriately.


  2. "Auditor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alpern Rosenthal full-time

    Pros

    Flex hours during summer, 2 week leave for excess hours worked in audit season and social events

    Cons

    Limited flexibility - Not much opportunity to move within organization or seek projects you would like to do
    Very high expectations - They expect you to perform from your first day of the job
    No appreciation from manager/partners - You will not get good reviews for nice job done or progress made
    Tight environment - People are not very friendly and tend to remain in their own group

    Advice to Management

    Should be more open for suggestions and give chance to junior management to progress


  3. "Not A Fan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at this company when it was Alpern Rosenthal. The benefits were generous. I do not have much to say.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced environment. So fast that the employees act like robots and push out tax returns like machines on an assembly line. Not a friendly atmosphere. If you enjoy a very disciplined environment and clocking in and out, then this is your company.

    Advice to Management

    Although you may promise a fast turn around to your clients, you need to slow it down so the employees can take a break.