CohnReznick Reviews in Baltimore, MD | Glassdoor

CohnReznick Baltimore Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
14 reviews

Filter

Filter

Baltimore, MD Area

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Frank P. Longobardi
2 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Busy Season Hours are a bit intense due to under staffing at the time (in 51 reviews)

  • Work/life balance could be better (in 22 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Potential to learn and grow under the guidance of some of the top leading professionals in the business
    Small internal teams allows for a more close knit working atmosphere while still being part of a larger company

    Cons

    N/A -


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Eh, What would you expect?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart dress policy…translation…wear jeans everyday unless at a client site.
    -Exposure to clients happens early and often
    - All stages of the audit from start to finish are visible
    -You will eat well during busy season
    -Renovated office space

    Cons

    -There is little to no training typically. Your first assignment will most likely be a sink or swim experience with little to no guidance because no one has the time to train you properly.
    - Your life will take a back seat to work. There is no balance here and it is mostly all for show. “We work hard” is a more valued statement than “We work smart.”
    -Every job is a fire drill. Each assignment you get is the absolute most important thing and needs to be finished as soon as possible because the client already isn’t happy and you will need to drop everything and get to work! Oh and at any given time you will have multiple assignments like this and the managers won’t coordinate with one another, they’ll expect you to do that.
    -You are replaceable and management will let you know this and treat you as such. At least pretend like we aren’t.
    -Everyone is extremely passive aggressive.
    -Everything is for show but there is no substance, primarily the hourly expectations and showing up for “team building” events.
    -Communication without results is the norm.
    -Managers are subject matter experts but they will not manage anything. They will throw you under the bus.
    -Office politics is high school all over again except much pettier.

    Advice to Management

    -Make and stick to a decision.
    - It seems like a lot of the frustrations are between generational expectations. Take some time and get some training on your new associates and cater to their needs. This will help you to retain and find desirable employees.
    -Take the managerial and administrative rolls away from the senior associates. Train executive assistances to do admin like duties on the jobs. Allow your senior to actually do the test work and review the job while YOU make calls, keep the work on the scheduled deadline, handle subject matter problems, etc.
    -Include senior associates in the scheduling meeting. You expect the senior associate to review the file, clean up the test work, handle calls, manage you, train new staff and know everything that is going on but you don’t invite them to the meetings?

  3. "Could be great, but..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "So So place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. "It was great!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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!

  8. "Decent introduction to a CPA Firm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  9. "Great career start"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fine if you don't want to grow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


Showing 14 of 355 reviews
Reset Filters