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3.4
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Joel Cooperman
88 Ratings
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  • "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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - Growing firm with great culture!

    Cons

    Aggressive Growth is little overwhelming

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ehhh. No one really likes it"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    - They have been growing so the name means something. - Some of the partners are very smart

    Cons

    - Bad product - the partners are encouraged to take on so much work that they give a terrible product. Clients complained all the time that no partner ever answered their emails or calls. This doesn’t make you feel proud of where you work. You need to encourage a best in class product before pushing more clients on everyone. - No one cares about anyone. Literally you are just a number to them - No culture. This firm...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring diversity to the top. Realize your people are more than just billable hours and try and make them happy. Don’t look down on everyone that isn’t a partner and encourage work life balance. Regroup and focus on a good product

  3. Helpful (1)

    "U-Turn... Abort! Abort!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting (Audit/Tax) 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    I continuously said to my friends outside of the firm that the ONLY good thing about this company was their coffee machines & unisex bathrooms on the 4th floor of the NYC office. Everyone was very nice to me (not sure they were actually happy with their lives though)

    Cons

    - No culture. Very overwhelming feeling that you are being micro-managed - In order to have an "unplanned" work from home day - you need to ask for approval from your department head, send the approval from your department head to HR for their approval, then take the approval from your department head and the approval from HR and send that for approval from the billing department. I may even have missed a level approval....

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    Advice to Management

    - spend money on an outside consulting company to change your culture to create a youthful, positive energy, nice place to work. - as long as things are being run by Joel and Nyles and the other members of the exec board I doubt things will get better.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Dog and pony show"

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    Former Employee - Senior 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nice employee break room with ample seating. This is all.

    Cons

    Egotistic, pseudo-intelligent management and partners. Stay away from this sweat-shop.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Maybe one more season"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time

      Pros

      Medical benefits are good. Most people are wonderful to work with.

      Cons

      There is racism and bullying. If they don't like you, they make your work life miserable to push you out or find reasons to have you fired. I have seen it done to three people and I have been here for just over a year.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your staff. Don't make them feel like they can't come to you.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Place to Work"

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

      I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than 2 years

      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

    • Helpful (2)

      "Senior Mgr"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Citrin Cooperman

      Pros

      salary, location, benefits, training, clients

      Cons

      sweat shop. Mgmt was treated horribly. Staff was untouchable because no one wanted them to resign. Partners through managers worked much harder than staff and we were told to be nice to them so they don't leave

      Advice to Management

      Teamwork seemed almost non existent because partnerships kept being bought up. It felt like a conglomerate of companies instead of one big firm. Very uncomfortable.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Audit Intern"

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

      I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent place to work - Growing firm with great culture!

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons...

    • Helpful (7)

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

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      Current Employee - Senior in Livingston, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than 4 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...

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      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).

    • Helpful (7)

      "You can’t make this stuff up!!!"

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      Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Citrin Cooperman full-time for more than 4 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...

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      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.

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