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Updated January 9, 2019
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  • "Good work-life balance for the industry" (in 136 reviews)

  • "Flexible Work Location, Great people, Health Savings Account match" (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "RSM Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not my preferable industry type


  2. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and don't force you to work crazy hours throughout the year (besides busy season)

    Cons

    Scheduling by HR could improve and not put employees on jobs last minute without a heads up

    Advice to Management

    Improve scheduling and on job training with new hires.

  3. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, mentorship, and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Busy season flexibility (mandatory Saturdays unnecessary)


  4. "Friendly Top Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location
    Great benefit
    Great career advisor

    Cons

    Not cons yet
    Not applicable


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic people
    - Great culture
    - Interesting projects
    - Fair pay
    - Advancement opportunities
    - Great professional education offerings
    - Lots of free food in the office all the time :D

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Some difficult clients
    - Traditional tax compliance seems to have lower margins compared to the past; therefore, there was increased pressure to take on more work to sustain overall numbers.
    - More value placed on sales than technical expertise for promotion decisions. As a result, I sometimes felt there was a lack of technical support/expertise from the senior-manager/partner level.
    - Favoritism & politics at the top: some people seem to get rewarded for playing the political game.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people. Maintain the friendly culture. Continue developing your specialty lines and value your technical experts.


  6. "Risk Advisory Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility on hours, travel, great pay

    Cons

    Not a big four, really the only con


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Tax Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Tax Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RSM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very accommodating and interested in achieving a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Tax department somewhat understaffed currently, many new people coming on soon to relieve this.

  8. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at RSM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Nice Perks
    Company as a whole treats employees well

    Cons

    Boston Office has office politic issues, only want clean cut stereotypical "normal" people, any deviation will get you a talk with HR.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Tax Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great staff and great management

    Cons

    hours can be a bit off balance throughout the team

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "A fantastic start and hoping it continues."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Maybe I just lucked out on my team and leadership, but so far its been amazing. No company is perfect. I'd be skeptical if a company advertises themselves as being perfect in any way. However, after almost 2 decades of experience at various companies from large to small, I can say with absolute certainty that this is one of the best companies I've had the pleasure to work for. I'm not afraid of hard work, long hours, and challenges. That comes with the job. What I've learned to appreciate, is the genuine effort and support from all levels in the company to uphold the the best principles of the company. Some of the items I've listed below are things I've noticed that really add to this.

    There is a lot of thoughtfulness put into the career development, resources, and support for employees. The idea is 'Understand your employee', and I like that a lot.
    - Career Advisors and Navigators assigned to each employee. The CA helps identify opportunities for growth and guides the career development of the employee. Navigator is like a buddy who helps answer any questions you might have and shows you around.
    - HR Tool which allows you to track your 'successes' and 'things-to-work-on' so that you're not left hanging in the wind come time to do the annual review.
    - Easier ways to give thanks and kudos to co-workers who have impressed you, helped you, done something great
    - Comprehensive orientation to give a solid overview of the company and how things work
    - Centralized location for all opportunities, learning tools, etc... for the employee who wishes to continue to grow.

    Beyond what I've listed above, just the little things make it great. Flexible work arrangements, social clubs, philanthropic groups and activities, celebration of employee life milestones, decent coffee and choices, .25cent soda machines, prime corner window offices converted to meeting spaces/break areas for everyone to utilize, etc..

    It's a large company, but it seems to have embraced the progressive forward-thinking elements of start-ups and smaller companies to continue to improve the work experience for employees.

    Cons

    None so far. I'm expecting that the usual office politics, personalities, etc.. will pop up here and there, but again, I believe that almost everything is what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    I expect a lot from management! Especially to adhere to the company principles of "leaving it a better place than when you started" and "understand your employees".