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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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  • Very long hours during busy season and even for jobs out of season (in 6 reviews)

  • Merged into KPMG, no longer exists (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "great culture, hard work, very fun"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Walnut Creek, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, lots of friends

    Cons

    long hours during season. Communication between mgmt and staff could improve


  2. "Tax senior"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be Yourself and Prosper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clearly an opportunity to create value for customers and colleagues

    Cons

    Politicking at the top level

    Advice to Management

    Be strong, reward positive behavior, punish negative behavior, especially among senior executives


  4. "A big four accounting internship with more in-depth exposure to every part of the audit process."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Rothstein Kass offers an internship that was similar to one at the big four public accounting firms, but with much more exposure and responsibilities on the job. The long hours and the type of work is pretty much the same regardless of which public accounting firm you work for, but what's different is the atmosphere in the office. For me, I had the pleasure to work with an office team of just 15 individuals, so the personal connections truly existed, which played a huge role in the culture. Everyone who works for the firm is extremely friendly, intelligent, approachable, and hard-working at the same time. I never felt pressured by any deadlines at any point and the entire office atmosphere feels like a team environment 100% of the time. To help cope with long hours that naturally come with busy season, Rothstein Kass had what they called the "marathon." It was a string of 26 events throughout busy season that varied from competitions to social gatherings to bring up employee morale and reduce individual stress.

    Cons

    The reason I gave Rothstein Kass 4 stars instead of 5 was because the work-life balance, at times, was not there. This kind of goes without saying with any public accounting role, but it would have been nice to get out of the office early every once in a while just to help reduce stress and get personal time. That being said, Rothstein Kass's compensation justifies the long hours and grueling work.


  5. "good place to start career before the merge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefit, great learning experience

    Cons

    lots of uncertainty inside the firm. Bad evaluation process. performance was based on how well your personal relationship with manager. Not based on work efficiency. Mentor program is just fake and not being used well.

    Advice to Management

    talk to different employee, listen to everyone, offer your help. not just listen to those you considered as your friends in your personal life.


  6. "Not a great firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Staff Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Staff Auditor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance for public accounting firm
    Hedge Funds experience

    Cons

    Sinking ship firm has no structure

    Advice to Management

    Tain employees


  7. "It was good while it lasted."

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "great."

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very flexible company that has reputation for hedge funds as good as big 4.

    Cons

    busy season can grind you as it goes on from the second wieek in january to mid april

    Advice to Management

    management is fine


  9. "Great learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Current Intern - Auditor Financial Services in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture and the people , work-life balance. Interesting to work with hedge fund companies

    Cons

    Turnover of employees are high


  10. "RK was a great place to work. Operative word being "was""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great advancement and learning opportunities, competitive salary, good benefits and loved my coworkers. Training reimbursement and support from mgmt made it easy to pursue professional certifications.

    Cons

    Flavor of the week initiatives and greed at the top sunk this firm. Culture was good until the disastrous introduction of the core values. Forced training was aggravating and only loosely applied to job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


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