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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated November 9, 2016
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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Pros
  • Good opportunities to get experience in hedge fund industry, so you can find a good job after five years if you use RK to build your credentials (in 4 reviews)

  • Good amount of vacation days, pretty good benefits, and paid over time (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Management played favorites, long workweeks during busy season, upper level employees reluctant to let go of clients (in 10 reviews)

  • Work life balance, communication lacking (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "SMGR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Rothstein Kass (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small firm feel was nice

    Cons

    Work life balance, communication lacking


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Up-to-date from technology standpoint, efficient processes, good environment and office location. Good benefits.

    Cons

    High performers not always appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell to KPMG. Whoops!


  3. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Billing and Collections Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Billing and Collections Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The company was in Beverly Hills

    Cons

    I actually started in '06 and the job barely lasted until '07. It's a good thing the company got bought out. That's about all I have to say about this place. Well, I have more to say but I'm sure the new company is on to bigger and better things.


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  5. "Tax senior"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly. Tech savvy

    Cons

    None at all besides kpmg bought them

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Manager"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work there were the teams from across locations coming to the aid of offices who needed a project to get done.

    Cons

    I wish management could've been more transparent when it came down to performance review and critical feedback.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Supervising Senior Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Supervising Senior Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart and energetic people.
    Firm's many initiatives for Work Life Balance.
    Very generous vacation policy as compared to industry.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season (but that's to be expected in Public Accounting) and hours are better as compared to other public accounting firms.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -collaborative and caring co-workers
    -variety of assignments
    -busy workload
    -OT opportunities

    Cons

    -administrative rotation
    -many type 'A' personalities

    Advice to Management

    -a moot point now; KPMG should be a better environment


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sad to see it go..."

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    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, employee-friendly culture, upper management cares about their people...

    Cons

    Acquired in July 2014 by KPMG


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hired only to be laid-off."

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They paid for dinner if you stayed late and car service if you were in the office late as well.

    Cons

    Deceitful in their employment practices. I was hired full-time permanently only to find out that the company was being bought out by KPMG and that the last few people hired would be the first to be laid-off.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people permanently when you know that the company's future is unstable.


  11. "It was good while it lasted."

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

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

    Pros

    It had great benefits and a great workplace environment. It also had a good work/life balance. And it paid overtime.

    Cons

    Being bought out by KPMG. Bye bye mid-size perks. Also, inter-office work teams and interactions were not nearly as efficient as working with team members located in one's local office.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you wouldn't have sold the firm. We were doing so well.


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