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Citrin Cooperman Reviews

Updated November 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "The partners are friendly and have an open door policy" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Decent work life balance (for public accounting)" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Busy season is always a con of any public accounting firm" (in 14 reviews)

  • "The biggest con is typical of any accounting job - long hours from January through the tax deadline" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - Growing firm with great culture!

    Cons

    Aggressive Growth is little overwhelming


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance (for public accounting)
    Promote based on performance rather than time in field
    CEO is extremely transparent
    Large firm with small firm feel
    You control your career and drive your own success

    Cons

    Hours during busy season (a lot but not as bad as other public accounting firms)
    No OT or bonuses, all pay is included in base salary

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Intern"

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    Former Employee - Audit Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - Growing firm with great culture!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons...


  4. Helpful (6)

    "I’ll give it another busy season before leaving"

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    Current Employee - Senior in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior in Livingston, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice staff and great people to work with (besides the partners).

    Cons

    To add to the people before me talking about the NJ office - I haven’t heard a good job in so long. I work my butt off day in and day out. I’m in before the managing partner and leave after him. How do I get rewarded? With nothing. There’s so much favoritism, it’s disgusting. The people getting promoted are only promoted because they’re good at sucking up or know someone in the firm. I’ve had HR literally tell me, “find a partner to be good with and they can promote you faster”. WHATTT?!?

    Advice to Management

    isnt the job of the managing partner to “manage”. Partners (especially the managing partner) don’t respect staff as people. We’re just a number. They don’t even bother getting to know us as people. When was the last time I had a conversation with the managing partner.... 4 years ago (duding my interview) and never spoke to him since. The managing partner is definitely doing a good job (sarcastic voice).


  5. Helpful (5)

    "You can’t make this stuff up!!!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. I’m not there anymore.
    2. I don’t have to deal with anymore mental abuse.

    Cons

    After 4 years of taking it from abusive partners, I finally got the courage to leave. I had originally felt like I was abandoning the staff for leaving, but shortly thereafter began receiving daily emails from others taking the same stand. While we all hated being without a job, we agreed it wasn’t worth the abuse. And I’ve recently heard it hasn’t changed at all. In fact, in the past year, 3 of my replacements have walked out for the same reasons.
    FYI....HR is not on your side....ever. They are happy to screw you while smiling right at you. Nobody trusted them then....and nobody trusts them now.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. I know you know what’s going on. In fact, it was admitted to me. Right to may face sitting in HR the night before I left....And nothing was ever done.
    Run from this toxic dumpster fire.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Staff-NJ"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable staff and management
    Great place to learn all varieties of accounting in different industries
    The people are all very friendly
    Held to a high level of responsibility and time management
    Summer Fridays and tax season happy hours
    Catered dinner during tax season
    Encourages younger staff to network and get involved in bringing in business

    Cons

    Public accounting has its own challenges
    Tax seasons can be long hours but should be expected in the industry
    Working from home can be difficult but is progressing

    Advice to Management

    Even though the company has had drastic growth over the past few years, make sure to keep the small firm feel as it was when I started. Encourage teams working together to build stronger relationships throughout the office.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great training, looking to improve and help young staff grow.

    Cons

    Some partners have old school values and its hard for them to change.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time

    Pros

    Was a great family atmosphere when I started. Enjoyed all the people in the office, partners were easy to work with

    Cons

    Flexible hours didn't exist while I was there


  9. "Audit Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice co-workers when they nice to take a break from punching numbers.

    Cons

    Don't receive much work as an intern.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Professional & Cooperative Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Approachable and knowledgeable senior management, confidential HR department, friendly staff

    Cons

    A little top-heavy, but due to talented staff being promoted regularly


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