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Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated November 9, 2016
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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. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    flex time, company events, good people

    Cons

    poor inter-department communication and connection


  2. "Tax senior"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "SMGR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Great place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time

    Pros

    "Cool" accounting firm - if that makes sense

    Big time reputation in alternative investments with a small firm feel. Great training to start.

    Upper management is real down to earth and approachable.

    Cons

    Morale could have been handled better.

    Did not want to treat firm like a Big 4, which is fine, however, would have been better to get rewarded for out performing peers than getting thrown into a general pool. People are too nice during reviews and marginal performers get as good treatment as top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Should not have lied about the impending sale to KPMG.

    Should try to retain talent better. Having a policy about no counter offers will only make people walk out the door quicker.


  6. "No longer in business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great/fun environment and culture.

    Cons

    Shady management
    Work life balance


  7. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, work and opportunities

    Cons

    Company got sold, became part of KPMG


  8. "Senior Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, you can earn up to 7 weeks vacation or choose to be paid in cash for overtime worked,

    Cons

    lack of proper training, lack of acknowledgement of good work, lack of constructive feedback, lack of professional environment, lack of opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Improve performance evaluation process, improve brand name by improving the quality of work not by lowering price, improve consistency in work performed and management philosophy


  9. "depends on which group you are working for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-sized...well diversified, fair compensation, many talented people

    Cons

    long hours busy season 75-80 hours, politics

    Advice to Management

    Please do not fake people... do not fight, managers!


  10. "Rothstein Kass -"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO
    Many great co-workers
    A diverse group of employees
    Opportunity to learn, depending upon whom you work for

    Cons

    Increased pressure to "network" since business downturn
    Quality of client experiences vary
    Increased pressure to keep time "down" on complex jobs because clients want lower fees
    Quality of training varies from poor to excellent, with little oversight

    Advice to Management

    Don't "buy" business from clients and then expect jobs to come within an unrealistic budget
    Don't make promises to clients without considering your staff's workload


  11. "Good place to start, but not a long-term career option"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    Pros

    Additional PTO from working busy season hours
    Diverse crowd of people to work with
    Firm events (Picnic, Holiday party)
    Extensive exposure into the hedge fund industry
    Ability for seniors to manage clients and coach new staff

    Cons

    Unrealistic budgets and expectations
    Lack of training opportunity for new staff (start in mid-November but only have little time to prepare for busy season which can overwhelm them)
    Very long hours during busy season and even for jobs out of season
    Management having the quick trigger of letting people go

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees of what they need to help them to achieve success in the firm. Most often when giving performance reviews it can hurt the staff's confidence and management really needs to help out the staff from a humanistic standpoint.



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