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Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and great people to work with (in 20 reviews)

  • They feed you well during busy season (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • No Work-life Balance; No procedures on expectations; Poor management with little guidance (in 20 reviews)

  • Busy season requires long hours (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Outstanding Company providing Great Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 CohnReznick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has commitment to its employees and its clients. Under the new CEO, the company has dramatically shifted its culture positively. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and develop skills in a variety of industries. Co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Busy season has long hours as client deliverables need to be met after fiscal year end. This is the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on breakthrough services for clients, and growth for the firm. Great job.


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Help new candiate find the right fit

    Cons

    There is a lot of traveling

    Advice to Management

    They are doing great


  3. "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Associate II in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Audit and Assurance Associate II in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Provides various onsite and offsite training for a variety of industries. Seniors and managers are very helpful and approachable during the training process.
    -Excellent working environment, great colleagues, and company sponsored employee appreciation events.
    -Decent pay and benefits, parking garage access attached to office.
    -Strong CEO and forward looking vision for the company moving forward.
    -Good work/life balance outside of busy season, flexible hours.
    -Employees receive immediate feedback on jobs and through engagement reviews, which are beneficial to employee growth moving forward.

    Cons

    -Miscommunication between feedback, received on jobs and engagement reviews, and continuing employment decisions. Positive feedback on reviews may not be indicative of future employment with the firm.
    -Negative feedback which can impact future employment is not communicated with the employee before or after decision is made.
    -Employee layoffs can occur immediately after putting in long hours during being season, with no notice to the employee beforehand.
    -Employee utilization can falter at times due to cancellation/delays of certain jobs and unavailability of other work. Employees can ask managers and other employees for additional work, and then HR, but at times, may not receive additional work.
    -While employee assigned coaches are supposed to help employees with utilization hour goals for the year, underperformance may not be communicated. If you are to work here, I suggest keeping a tight track of your utilization and make formal complaints with HR if your utilization hours are not meeting the firm's goals.

    Advice to Management

    -Professionalism when dealing with employees- give adequate notice to employees for employment terminations rather than immediate termination.
    -Revise review and coaching process so that negative feedback is provided to the employee on a timely basis. It goes without saying that employees want to excel at their jobs and if they are not doing so, they should be notified so they can make improvements.
    -Giving employees a chance to improve upon negative feedback will increase employee competence, efficiency, happiness, and overall realization on jobs.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Good training and great NYC location.

    Cons

    Low pay long hours, no work life balance. Certain managers treat staff like slaves.


  6. "Great place to work, great and smart people, focu on providing workd call client service."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CohnReznick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    At CohnReznick, you are supported and surrounded by extremely intelligent and hard-working people, from entry level associates to partners, it is the 11th largest CPA firm in the United States and, in my opinion, will be in the top 10 within a year or two at the most. The firm serves all types of clients, from small to large, in any many industries from real estate and affordable housing to hospitality to technology and life sciences to government contracting, and many more. The firm heavily supports having a diverse work force so you get to work with many people from many ethnicities and cultures, so you get to meet and work with many interesting people from many different backgrounds.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of.


  7. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good location. The office is also brand new which is nice. Non-busy season hours aren't bad and working from home from time to time is somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    Scheduling is a mess and the office managing partner doesn't care about his employees. Benefits are not great and overall they do not treat their employees that well. Would not recommend.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "One of the worst firms out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Jeans days aka flex dress
    - Get to work on medium size clients

    Cons

    - Management is incompetent and incapable of training people properly.
    - Clients are middle market and unknown to most business people
    - The culture is workaholic to a degree significantly worse than other firms.
    - Depending on your office the staff are extremely cliquey
    - You have very little say in management decisions

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people and not as machines


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Incredibly high turnover for a reason."

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

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

    Pros

    Young group, good place to make friends if you move somewhere new out of college. Happy hour/events. amount of PTO.

    Cons

    Bad upper management. No accountability on jobs. Partners don't know what their staff are doing, which allow managers to throw lower tiered workers under the bus when it comes to any job shortcomings. Even if there is another partner vouching for a staff's work, if they're not the team you're on, you're going to ultimately get screwed from a raise or getting credit for doing a good job. Workload is never fair. Some people work non-stop where others won't get any work before management doesn't think they're good enough. The pay is also very low in comparison to other firms. There is no matching for the 401k (it's at the discretion of management). No bonuses are paid. The hours are really brutal in tax season. Even if you don't have a lot of work it is frowned upon if you're not there at least 12 hours a day. It's all for show.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do a better job at holding onto staff and you'll have a better chance creating managers. Try to listen to employees more. Partners should try and care about more than just their own bottom line.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management Issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat of a new company so it is expanding.

    Cons

    No type of real training so it's primarily on the job. Management believes that your lack of understanding what they want you to do and how it should be done falls on you and not on their lack of training and leadership. Different managers will give you multiple task to complete at the same time with no communication between themselves, no direction and no guidance on how to complete them. Also, once you start working on certain clients and industries it is difficult to expand to different ones. Affordable housing is the bread and butter of this company so if that does not interest you, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff and stop throwing them under the bus for your management and leadership failures.


  11. "tough environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Engineer in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Technology Engineer in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work locations, cities, states

    Cons

    tough to move up in management


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