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RSM Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work Life balance is not good during busy season (in 99 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but that's expected (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "company overview"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company allows for work flexibility.

    Cons

    Long hours and excessive work during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    To focus on the people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Audit Partner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent opportunities for clients .

    Cons

    Leadership is corrupt, only focused on profits. Do not join this company at all!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so bureaucratic, listen to everyone.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "meh."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    okay pay, great benefits, decent pto policy

    Cons

    travel, hours, culture, clients, pitiful raises


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at RSM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is comparable to Big 4

    Cons

    Does not offer the opportunity larger firms can.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "RSM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great learning experience, free soda, Flexibility

    Cons

    office politics, long hours, benefits suck


  6. Helpful (2)

    "You'll be worked until you're burned out, but at least you'll gain a wealth of knowledge!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get exposed to a wide variety of industries and situations that will give a ton of knowledge, make the most of this! Once you settle in and get a feel for the work requirements, the hours can become more flexible, i.e. working from home certain days. The environment can potentially be very rewarding and enjoyable, but it highly depends on the team and management you end up in.

    Cons

    Overworked.
    Underpaid.
    Not transparent on income brackets, leaving some overpaid and under qualified, while losing quality employees because they're underpaid.
    Benefits and work-life balance not accurately represented by advertising or interviews.
    If you are client-facing and rarely work from the company office but rather from client sites, you tend to be forgotten and are undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Genuinely care about your people:
    Communication about anyone under Manager level comes across like you're talking about slaves. Although not highly inaccurate as that's where the real work gets done, it creates a really negative environment and makes it difficult to provide optimal utilization.
    Improve the training/education reimbursement process:
    Invest in your people when they request training because they see first hand that they need the training you promise in your benefits package. It seems that training budget is allocated in advance which forces people to get certifications on things they no longer need, and prevents employees that have a real business need from getting training NOW because they didn't foresee it 12 months in advance. This is especially true for Technology rather than Audit/Tax.


  7. "Senior"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility in time management; selection of clients - small to large; quick climb up the ladder.

    Cons

    Timesheets, just like any other firm

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away From This Company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be good but no more. Stay away!

    Cons

    Many continued layoffs. Declining revenues. Trying to get workers to do double their workload with no additional compensation and no encouragement. Toxic environment; poor management. Used to be good but stay away now.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Only favorite employees get rewarded. Gossipy, ,back-stabbing staff. Sad but true. Good work not rewarded unless you are a favorite. Favorites get special treatment. Your say good things but treat employees poorly. Revenues only to partners; poor salaries for support staff who work so hard and make you look good.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Corrupt Cast Culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Brand recognition, Nice office space, decent technology

    Cons

    Accounting Firms do not understand sales and marketing, slow to adopt market trend applications, bottom line attitude, not willing to listen to associates or sales people (Only listen to accounting and finance people). Does not service their customers (stay away from existing customers, regardless if they are paying to much for a service that RSM offers). Country club atmosphere (Nepotism, friends, friend of a friend will get hired before the best candidate for the job).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sales people. They know and understand your market 10x better than you do. Stop hiring people you know and go for the best candidate. The Caste Society is not an effective culture to promote. Everyone should have a voice, regardless to their position within the company.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open environment, relaxed dress code, partner interactions, ability to advance your career

    Cons

    It’s not a car n but you need to be accountable, be ready to work hard


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