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Citrin Cooperman Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Joel Cooperman
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Pros
  • The partners are friendly and have an open door policy (in 11 reviews)

  • This company offer their employees generous compensation packages, numerous growth opportunities and is open to work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Definitely felt underappreciated even while leaving after a majority of the staff during busy season (in 11 reviews)

  • This IS a public accounting firm (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Professional, Congenial Workplace Where You Can Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Culture
    - Diversity of work and exposure at entry level
    - Professionalism
    - The people of the tax department.

    Cons

    At times, it was slightly too warm in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking the necessary precautions to preserve the culture that you've built during growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    World class partners & management team who "gets it". My direct reports advice & patience helped propel my CC career.

    Cons

    Zero, was a positive, once in a lifetime experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and support to your staff

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nice packaging, but it's what's inside that counts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice office space.
    If you are a person who wants to be directed, but is not interested in thinking, this would be a great fit for you.
    If you prefer relationship-building to technical development, this might be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    The description of the role during interview was incredibly inconsistent with the actual work.
    Initiative and creativity are discouraged.
    Bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy is the name of the game.
    There is an air of arrogance and superiority among the majority of firm staff and partners, and ironically expertise is treated with disdain.
    There is no cohesion across practice lines. It's a very disjointed firm.
    This is probably the only position I've had that did not feel at all welcoming or inclusive. In fact, the sheer fact of my newness seemed to be cause for distrust and venomous looks.

    Advice to Management

    A new hire is a rare opportunity for an outside, honest perspective. Be open to that perspective, and humble yourself in the face of criticism. When facts present themselves, even if they are uncomfortable or inconvenient, it's best to face them and adjust your path. Avoidance will lead to problems sooner or later. Close attention to detail and astute observations should be encouraged and rewarded, not stifled and treated with skepticism. Hire the right person for the right job - review your job descriptions.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Needs Some Work"

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

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time

    Pros

    PTO, paycheck, new initiatives, dress code

    Cons

    HR NYC needs to be revamped. They are not nice to employees nor are they connected to them. Just a numbers game..

    Favoritism or "who you know" runs rampant in this firm. It's not about what you know to work here but who you know.

    Also, with the goings on in the world recently, watch how you joke around or things you say as they are no longer appropriate and you open yourself up to law suits

    Advice to Management

    Revamp NYC HR and don't be so blatant with your favoritism and WHO YOU KNOW employee protecton.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "...steer clear of PROVIDENCE office"

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

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time

    Pros

    Citrin Cooperman as a whole, is a wonderful firm...top notch leaders that do care and provide an excellent learning environment. However, beware of office locations that were not an original location (i.e. Providence) as these were NOT individuals hired by Citrin but formally a smaller local firm constantly losing top employees and clients that Citrin came in and bought.

    Cons

    Highly unprofessional. No strong leaders. Management in this office does not care about their employees nor do they provide any strong learning opportunities as management themselves have NO clue as to what they are doing.


  6. "Valet driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time

    Pros

    None to speak of.

    Cons

    management needs to be almost completely replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Fire nick.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t waste your time here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start out of college if it’s your only choice. Providence location is nice but expensive parking (can’t really think of any Pros)

    Cons

    Bad management
    Don’t really care about employees
    I’ve been at audit clients with senior management. I was embarrassed by the superiority complex displayed by the principal on the job...

    Advice to Management

    Go back to college and take some leadership courses

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, great staff, excellent benefits!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Majority of coworkers are friendly and help each other.
    + Constantly expanding: new hires, new clients.
    + Company treats it's employees well: benefits, food, company events, work culture.
    + Depending on your position, you may have periods of no work due to scheduling (sometimes days, sometimes whole months): free time.

    Cons

    - SOME coworkers can be a problem and favoritism affects fair resolution. Seniors can rate you negatively but don't explain to you why.
    - Due to size of the company, it's easy to be forgotten. You must constantly ask for new work.
    - Some employees claimed that benefits were very costly (medical).
    - Depending on your position, you may have periods of no work due to scheduling (sometimes days, sometimes whole months): boredom / anxiety for getting fired.

    Advice to Management

    = Communicate better.
    = Delegate work better.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not representative of the whole company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office frequently brings in lunch for employees.
    Although not all federal holidays aren't off, management will give 4-day weekends for Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, and Independence day.
    Good location.

    Cons

    Management in this specific office is very uncommunicative - there were several times that the CEO would be coming in for a visit and only some people would be told and others wouldn't find out until he walked through the door.

    The Office Manager makes or breaks this place - (s)he will be your friend one day, and then nothing but rude and cold the next day. (S)he also has no problem insulting you both to your face and behind your back. Extremely unprofessional - has no problem cursing and being rude even to the partners. When (s)he addresses you, instead of doing it in a polite, civil manner, (s)he'll be curt. If you have a concern about anything, don't waste your breath bringing it up with them because they'll tell you "deal with it" instead of addressing and trying to solve the problem. With the exception of one managing partner, and when you're employed there for the first few months (or until a new employee comes along), (s)he'll rude and unprofessional to everyone. Most, if not all, employees notice and experience this rude and unacceptable behavior and that's literally the saving grace of this office. A lot of good people have been let go because of the Office Manager, and if an employee acted like this Office Manager does at any other place, it would be the Office Manager that would get the boot - not the good people that (s)he convinces management to get rid of.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with ALL of your employees - not just a select few.
    To the Office Manager - please treat everyone with respect and that includes the people who work below you - yes they're below you, but they're human beings, too.
    If an employee raises a concern - ADDRESS IT, don't ignore it. This will make people feel unimportant and will motivate them to leave the company, not continue working for it.


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