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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance (outside of tax season) (in 32 reviews)

  • You are required to work a lot of hours during busy season (it (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Yearly layoffs after busy season with no warning (in 60 reviews)

  • Work/life balance could be better (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Assurance Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Very few people are honest while dealing with other team members

    Cons

    They will tel you the people are the best here they will help out every step of the way but you better watch out your back because when it comes time for help they will all throw you under the bus, you don't control your future/ career. you are only told what to do

    Advice to Management

    Make certified people as mentors and don't make immediate seniors on the engagement as a mentor for staff


  2. "Tax Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    Good company functions, organized and structured, casual attire, training programs are very well developed

    Cons

    Health Insurance Benefits not the best, long hours required around deadlines, high stress environment, high turnover of tax and audit staff (which is normal for public accounting), salary offer will be low-balled

    Advice to Management

    It would be very beneficial to encourage good communication, be understanding, and learn how people at lower levels perform to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

  3. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good support, good culture, and good people.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    It is better to be overstaffed than understaffed.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Run don't walk!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people amongst the whole

    Cons

    Inept senior leadership; lack of quality partner level talent with a few exceptions; whole place is a scam to allow a select few to make a lot of money at the expense of their partners and capital investment; most commonly heard phrase when business is sought from anything more than a local small business is: "why would they hire us?"; firm does NOT aspire to be bigger, and anyone with Big Four on their resume is very quickly told: "we're not the big four!". This place is where tired accountants go to laze away, and where ambitions go to die.

    Advice to Management

    You're not worth what you pay yourselves. How do you look yourself in the mirror? Admit you're over your head and go outside for real qualified leadership.


  5. "Good place to work, VERY busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working remotely, 6 weeks vacation, good benefits, many attempts to build teamwork and unity, cares about work life balance and well being of the employees, close commute, flexible

    Cons

    TONS of work, lacking resources, poor raises, poor bonuses, too much work and not enough employees, tendency to hire FTEs for busy season and then fire them


  6. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Good People, Nice office

    Cons

    Penny Pinching, Bonuses are Negligible, Below Market Salary


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing."

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    Former Employee - Audit in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Audit in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    CohnReznick has a lot of great people and great talent across all functions. The partners are really passionate about their job and great to work for (though can be very demanding). They have a lot of flexibility with employees who want to WAH from time to time. Autonomy to set your schedule as long as the work gets done. Lots of opportunities to take trainings to advance your knowledge (but good luck finding the time to actually do it). About 25 days of PTO, which is nice. Not expected to work on PTO - management will actually leave you alone on your day off. Ability to carry forward 2 weeks into the new fiscal year. Pay is competitive in the industry. Bonus potential. You get the day off to sit for your CPA exams.

    Cons

    The benefits suck. They pay for CPA material but under the condition you work for them for 2 years (or something like that), else you have to pay it back. Pay $6 to park everyday. No 401K match, only profit sharing (which is always iffy). The maternity/paternity leave policy is really awful. Coming in as an experienced hire seems really hard (clear lack of training/thrown into sink-or-swim situations). Nobody really honors giving you time to study for your certifications (i.e., letting you leave at a reasonable time to study - everyone is driven by the strict deadlines). I had to take weeks off at a time to make sure I made the time to study. There seemed to be a lot of turnaround/little success with experienced hires and management seems to not be understanding about it (experienced this by participating in the review of experienced hires). Audit busy season is January to maybe mid-May/late April and working 50-55 hours and every Saturday is mandatory for all audit employees. Management is really bad at communicating to the staff of their needs and expectations for jobs. The employee performance review process is not good because I always left my reviews with mixed feelings and not sure exactly where I stood. Senior Management can be extremely condescending and/or contradictory to you, so come with thick skin. Every partner does things differently; there really is no formal or set approach to engagements. Scheduling is tough - I felt that I was constantly in a state of stress to reach deadlines, keep partners happy, and dealing with being overbooked. Limited resources if you get stuck or need help with a client. Always under staffed. Technology isn't great, they could use better systems and training. IT team struggles because they are so small.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow professionally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, each person has a coach and a buddy which helps to improve their own skills.
    Great amount of Paid time off

    Cons

    A lot of busy season hours, but it gets paid with the amount of days off and some months are really slow.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive more entry level associates to get their CPA faster.


  9. "CohnReznick"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CohnReznick has a great work life balance! You are required to work a lot of hours during busy season (it’s the nature of the game), but the reward is a generous PTO plan. The culture is young and fun and you have plenty of opportunities to interact with people outside of your workgroup.

    Because it’s a national firm there are many resources and benefits like national A&A and national tax groups with technical experts. There’s also a variety of services and industries, which gives you an opportunity to specialize.

    Cons

    The 401k isn't matched. Besides that, no real cons to speak of.


  10. "Typical Entry Level Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CohnReznick full-time

    Pros

    Mentorship and strong learning environment.

    Cons

    Little room for fast growth.


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