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Updated January 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and great people to work with (in 19 reviews)

  • Incredible group of people, made the tough busy season hours manageable (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy season requires long hours (in 42 reviews)

  • Recruiters will brag about work-life balance at CohnReznick (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly coworkers, great culture. Love it so far."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Tax in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Tax in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CohnReznick as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people
    Good compensation
    Great training program
    Coffee and breakfasts.
    Excellent learning oppurtunity

    Cons

    Parking
    Busy season work hours
    Other than that can not think of anymore bad things. Love CohnReznick.

    Advice to Management

    Doing excellent. Keep it up.


  2. "Could be great, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CohnReznick (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Young office environment can make it fun to work with peers and make friends.
    -Recent office renovation has made room for a bigger kitchen and outdoor eating space.

    Cons

    -HR and management seek out employee feedback but don't seem to take any into consideration when making decisions, big or small.
    -Work/life balance is bad. Even outside of the busier seasons, work never slows down.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "So So place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CohnReznick (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent people to work under. Opportunity is there to grow and learn if you really try.

    Cons

    Offices are severely understaffed, and while they get applications they can't seem to hire people so the work life balance they promote is not realistic. There are hours minimums during busy season but you don't end up working much less during the summer.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "One of the worst companies I've worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Practice Management in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some (Very few) people made my personal experience bearable.

    If a Partner respects you you know it in the way they talk to you and deal with you. They give you the independence to do what they are paying you to do

    Some management are friendly and fair

    The PTO is great when you can take it

    Cons

    The merge.

    Partners.

    Management

    And MOST of all HR is a joke. If you have an issue with manage you might as well not pursue it with HR as they are strictly for management.

    This place pays little for all the hats they expect you to wear along with the expectation to kiss the rear end of management

    Never felt valued or appreciated for my good work and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more personable people.
    Partners need lessons/classes on how to treat EVERYONE with respect
    Management along with partners need to learn communication skills and give warnings, let someone know what's being done wrong before further action has to be taken.

    Get some real HR personnel firm wide.


  6. "It was great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great culture, and an opportunity to gain significant experience!

    Cons

    There are no cons from my experience!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Decent introduction to a CPA Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CohnReznick as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Put the interns right to work with meaningful tasks; Compensation is slightly less than the Big 4 but on par; Full week of training in the beginning. Once in a while management would throw us a happy hour or provide us lunch even during heart of busy season to "refresh" us.

    Cons

    Even during my limited time, I can see there is too much focus on billable hours. Employees dedicating numerous hours that went unbilled. Not a very good feedback system for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little less focus on billable hours and more time on viewing your employees as assets.


  8. "Great career start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great career start and ability to progress in the company. Lots of energetic and helpful employees in the office. Busy season not terrible

    Cons

    They really need to reward those who deserve it

    Advice to Management

    Please reward employees bases on performance rather than depending on which partner you work for


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fine if you don't want to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are friendly enough.
    Steady work through out the year.
    Overtime pay for some of the year.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow as an assistant. I asked numerous times for other assignments /to take on more challenging work only to be told I wouldn't have time or that my manager didn't think I would like the work.
    Very basic assistant work - filing, expense reports, letter writing, etc.
    Told during my 2nd year review (which was very good) that after his raise, I shouldn't expect a raise the next year as I was at the top of the pay scale. Talk about unmotivating!
    Atlanta and Bethesda offices don't communicate or support smaller offices.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all your employees as valuable. Just because someone is not a accountant doesn't make them non-essential.
    Give more feedback throughout the year. Provide growth potential for all employees - $500 a year for education (accounting classes only) is chump change.


  10. "Retire...give it up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay scale and vacation/PTO time. They are electronic workpapers so that is a plus

    Cons

    Poor managment skills, It's more of a sweat shop than true accounting/auditing experience.

    Advice to Management

    I advise management to really take a step back and get an understanding of each employee needs. They don't focus on being a great place to work. The is little time to really understanding and gain knowledge of accounting treatments if they are using a system doing the audit for you. So the staff is really learning how to use the audit program which are skills that won't be able to take with them. Just not an ideal place to get good experience.


  11. "Reznick is a young, quickly growing firm looking to work it's way into the Top 10 national CPA frims."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for advancement if you're willing to put time and effort into your career. Reznick is a young, growing company that is trying very hard to find it's way into the upper echelon of public accounting firms.

    Cons

    Reznick is trying very hard to diversify from it's niche roots which focused exclusively on low income housing tax, audit, and consulting work. At times the work can be a little too focued on one business sector but there are opportunities to work on multiple clients throughout the year and the firm is actively going after a broader selection of business while continuing to be recognized as real estate experts.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing strong talent and be willing to part with staff who are not 100% committed to a career in public accounting.



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