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Marcum LLP Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Marcum LLP Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Weiner
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Pros
  • Depends who you are working under, could have opportunity to learn if you are eager and on the right clients (in 6 reviews)

  • Working busy season hours year round (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • During busy season, the hours are pretty heavy (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but that is at any CPA firm (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Tax Intern / Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thorough technical training, great coworkers, collegial work environment, efficient workflow

    Cons

    Hours are tough during busy season, some partners are high strung, some clients are a pain to deal with


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Could be so much better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was ok, professional environment

    Cons

    Lead by fear, too much focus on money and not on talent

    Advice to Management

    Step back and really look at what is going on


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place to work, will hate your life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marcum LLP full-time

    Pros

    Cheap dinner is provides during tax season

    Cons

    The leadership in the Tax department in Deerfield is terrible. Do not expect to ever socialize or get to know the partners, they rarely interact with entry level employees. Expected to work in the office 7 days a week in the office during tax season if you want a bonus, even though all the work can be completed remotely. The leader of tax department is known to fire or purge entry level employees immediately after tax season to avoid paying a bonus. Poor training was provided and "marcum" training in New York is different from the actual software used in Deerfield office. Marcum does not have a Chicago office, it is purely a satellite office. Expect to have a commute time of 1.5+hours each way if living in city or outside of Deerfield. Managers and partners do not communicate with consultants and do not explain what is done right or wrong. Working at this firm was the worst decision of my life, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for employment. Oh, and everyone has to check in when they arrive, leave for lunch, return from lunch, and leave for the evening. You are treated like a child.

    Advice to Management

    Provide real training, learn to communicate, don't plsy favorites, realize hours worked does not equate to more produductivity.

    Marcum LLP Response

    May 22, 2017 – HR Manager

    We listen and regularly collect feedback from various sources (current and past associates) through various methods to assess our current procedures, and subsequently prioritize and develop changes ... More


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  5. "Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are really great

    Cons

    The benefits need much improvement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions for improvement


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Micromanagement culture - under surveillance feel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse and down-to-earth employees for the most part.

    Cons

    Stretched thin employees during busy times. Scheduling issues. High turnover. Dull. Robotic routine.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "No leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working busy season hours year round

    Cons

    The new Chicago/Deerfield office is a disaster. They have no idea how to motivate employees - forget to hire kids out of college for 2 years in row resulting in significant staffing issues. 80% of the audit staff from staff to senior manager have left in the last 6 months. Pay is below market competition by $20k on avg.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up - take a tougher stand on clients that are never ready on time and realize your employees are your number one assets


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work and to have work done by"

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    Former Employee - Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marcum LLP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Audit team is smart
    Pays more than any other accounting firm
    Overtime and Double-Time Pay

    Cons

    Tax team is flailing
    Horrible 401K Matching and choice

    Advice to Management

    Hire brighter Tax Management


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Staff in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Staff in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are female and know how to flirt with male bosses then you are safe. Espicaially in Fort Lauderdale. Everyone else beware of working here

    Cons

    Zero chance of being a partner, zero reasons to work here. Go with another firm.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating on your wives with co-workers. Its like a banking environment in that place.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Has Potential to Do Right But Needs Serious Attitude Adjustment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay and PTO
    - Lower level staff incredibly friendly

    Cons

    - The mindset of many of the senior management folks was antiquated at best. Upper management apparently expects this to be 1950 again with the attire and work ethic.
    - The poor IT folks.
    - Very demanding when sometimes you have little to no workload.
    - Too strict of hours in today's climate
    - Bizarre culture with very apparent favorites-playing.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that your newer employees are of a different generation and that YOU have to adapt sometimes, not always them. Don't assume people know immediately how to do something when they've never been trained on it. This isn't 1950 anymore and it's not the halls of the GOP.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcum LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    free fruit. massages during busy season. free dinner during busy season. The marcum foundation is nice and does good things for the community.

    Cons

    They work you like a slave during busy season, which is all year long. The scheduling is handled by someone who has not idea how to schedule, so everyone is all over the place and nothing gets done on time. Always last minute rushes because they can't schedule correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the real talent and not just the employees who have spent the majority of their careers learning how to get to the top by shaking the right hands.


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