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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Steven Kass and Howard Altman
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Pros
  • Great advancement and learning opportunities, competitive salary, good benefits and loved my coworkers (in 4 reviews)

  • Firm events (Picnic, Holiday party) (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Very long hours during busy season and even for jobs out of season (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Super Nice place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1) You will learn everything about Hedge Funds
    2) Very Experienced people to train the staff
    3) In House training available for all levels of people
    4) Decent Summer hours

    Cons

    1) No Experience in Private Equity

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good Job.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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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

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

    Pros

    RK is a great place to start a career. It is a midsize firm that offers lateral and upward mobility. The firms structure is not as rigid as other firms, there are great benefits, flexible hours and fair compensation.

    Cons

    The firm has grown tremendously over the past years and the growth pains are felt throughout the firm resulting in voluntary and involuntary turnover of employees.

  3. "Great company to work for if you aren't a slacker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rothstein Kass has a great culture and intelligent individuals working for the firm. Only people who have anything negative to say are those who got let go because they were below average.

    Cons

    As with any accounting firm, the hours are no fun. It's doable, you just have to want it. If you don't, private is the way to go

    Advice to Management

    Management has improved over time. I think they try and lsiten to the lower-level staff, but they never adhere to comments or suggestions as much as they want.


  4. "great."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was an amazing experience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time

    Pros

    It is your way to get involved in business environment.

    Cons

    hardworking, handle tough pressure and so on.

    Advice to Management

    must adopt a new culture


  7. "Great experience, knowledgable but not without faults."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is amazing, you'll receive incredible industry experience and work closely with partners & senior managers. Everyone, including staff, are incredibly helpful and want you to progress in your career and understandng of the industry. Everyone is willing to teach no matter your experience level which was good for when I started since I had none in financial services. Our office seems committed to promoting and hiring management level employees from within which hopefully will retain top talent.

    Cons

    Lots of hours (though well-compensated through overtime), sometimes employees feel underappreciated, tax season is strenuous, sometimes small issues are micro-managed. Many of these same cons I have had with previous firms I've worked at as well. This firm is not without faults but recognize there may be disgruntled ex-employees on the site.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent you currently have and work harder to advance their careers. The more effort and commitment you show to providing your employees with the opportunity and tools to advance within the firm, the more likely you are to retain top talent and ultimately improve the firm as a whole.

  8. "Overtime!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation days, pretty good benefits, and paid over time. People are younger and are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    The office environment could feel like highschool at times. There's no clear vision of your future at this firm. ok


  9. "decent experience but management needs to re-evaluate firm's future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company offers very good for work/life balance.

    Cons

    management looks at employees as a cost not an asset. there is lack of job security no matter how good you are and how hard you work. employees are demotivated.

    Advice to Management

    Employees think management only cares about company's profit going into their/principals pocket. Whether this is true or false, management must have done something not right for the firm/employees to make employees think that way.


  10. "good place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    overtime pay; flexible hours; good team; open door policy

    Cons

    weak budget control for hiring new staff and sudden layoff after busy season


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