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Marcum LLP Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Marcum LLP Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Weiner
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Pros
  • Whether you decide to join the Assurance, Tax or another department, Marcum provides an opportunity to learn without having to specialize (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice coworkers, average allotment of paid time off, free dinners during long hours in busy season, beautiful view from the office (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Not to mention any quality staff leave within a busy season (in 22 reviews)

  • Lots of long hours during busy season (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful people to work for, but at times, stretched too thin and a little too much stress."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work for not just good, but smart people. There is some flexibility within your schedule (in terms of what hours of the day you work, you still need to work full-time hours for the most part)

    Cons

    Due to clientele base and if there is turnover at the wrong time, your busy season can extend or start before the typical January - mid April.

    Advice to Management

    They are open and friendly people, at least in Providence. Don't be afraid to go to them with any questions or concerns about anything.


  2. "Staff Auditor- Real Estate Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marcum LLP full-time

    Pros

    The one pro of Marcum is what sucked me in initially- they pay more compared to most firms.

    Cons

    The "initial higher pay" all evens out as Marcum hires and fires quicker than any other firm in public accounting (this is a direct quote from the CEO!). If you come back every 3 years, you might not recognize anyone. The training is bad and you need to learn things on your own. Most of the employees are good employees but awful teachers. You get exposed to less aspects of audit than you would at any other company, as Marcum makes their staff do boring repetitive tasks, which takes away from development. Everyone at the firm walks on eggshells and the culture there is the worst I have seen. An co-worker told me she used to go to the bathroom to cry during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees! With how much turnover there is, it is nearly impossible to be on the same jobs year after year. Also makes it hard to build relationships with the client. Management (managers especially) need to stick up for employees more when the budget is unreasonable than to tell staff to "not bill." Then they deny ever having said that. It is uncomfortable when a manager tells you that a 10 hour task should take you no longer than 5. Creates a culture of not billing your hours and working till 10pm every night. God forbid that someone leaves before 7pm during busy season- the entire office will know.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accommodating! any accommodation you need, they go out of their way.

    Cons

    More responsibility because of reliance of staff

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marcum has great flexibility, but does not care about its employees as much as you think they do"

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is great. Lower level employees are amazing to work with and the resources are available to obtain your cpa

    Cons

    Raises are weak. Communication amongst management is not as good as it should be. Supervision is tough because of high turnover


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    collaborative coworkers, friendly staff/peers, some perks

    Cons

    upper management is not open to feedback

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid this firm at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None come to mind

    Cons

    Terrible culture. Partners don't get along. Zero respect for their people and personal development. This firm hires and fires more than any other firm in NYC. Strongly recommend to stay away

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with even a little respect.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Beware of Fake Reviews. If i could give less than 1 star i would"

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    Former Employee - Auditing Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Auditing Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Saturday Bagels
    They promote community service
    That's it. But don't believe the reviews. It had 2.5 stars 2 months ago.

    Cons

    Managers shift blame on to lower level staff who have no experience because they can't afford to hire quality staff. Not to mention any quality staff leave within a busy season.

    Plenty of managers are afraid of both the clients and partners. Are afraid to stick their neck out for anyone. Avoid at all cost unless they throw you a big $ offer.

    You get market raises only if you hint your unhappy or may leave.

    Beware! Would give 0 ratings if i could.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Senior"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a few good people

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad bonuses
    Terrible raised
    Large disconnect between upper management and staff
    Very unaccommodating
    You will be told you are doing very well during your review and later be surprised by not getting a good raise or promotion
    Business formal dress
    Managers are innapropriate
    High level work for low level pay
    Pressures you to get a CPA but gives you little to no reward for getting one
    Look at other firms because there are much better ones out there

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people instead of machines


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be"

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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 Marcum LLP full-time

    Pros

    Marcum offers lots of room for growth. I have been able to showcase my skills and been recognized for the work I accomplish. The flexibility is very helpful for those with families. Its a face-pace environment that rewards you for your hard work. The management of the company is friendly and helpful. Never do I feel uncomfortable being around those at the top.

    Cons

    Business attire 95% of the time. Only bad thing, which isn't that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in growing the firm and keeping everyone informed of where the company is headed. The appreciation from management is also great, helps me want to do better!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marcum is a dynamic, entrepreneurial, growing national firm!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marcum LLP is designed for those individuals who want to be active participants in their career. The DNA of the firm is that of an entrepreneur and if you are someone who wants to make an impact in their place of business, their communities, and for their clients this is the place to be. As one of the large national accounting firms, we have all the resources, expertise, and diverse client base you would expect, but doesn’t have the constraints and downside of the Big Four. Marcum shows this through its generous bonuses for new business, bonuses for referring new employees to the firm, paid sabbatical program, and much more. Marcum allows direct partner access and encourages collaboration and teamwork. Our mission is to serve our clients and the communities in which we live and work through our private foundation, The Marcum Foundation, which boasts 100% partner contribution and strong employee participation as well. This is truly a great place to build a lasting and rewarding career.

    Cons

    Marcum is not for everyone. It is a fast-paced and year-round focused firm. There are no summer Friday's off and there is always client to serve. If you are looking for a slower pace, a small or smaller regional firm is probably a better fit.

    Advice to Management

    I encourage Marcum to continue to innovate in all areas and continue to build out their regional and national college recruiting programs to keep new talent coming into the firm and focus on making their compensation and benefits packages even more competitive.


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