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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. Helpful (1)

    "Be Yourself and Prosper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Highschool"

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all..well has a good reputation to get a job as an accountant at a hedge fund.

    Cons

    Pay is low, immature, childish work place.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hired only to be laid-off."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sad to see it go..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "It was good while it lasted."

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


  7. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefit and great co-workers

    Cons

    Life and work balance is terriable during tax season. most time employees are not inform of the extral time they have to put in until they get hire

    Advice to Management

    Create some balance for your employees


  8. "Staff was willing to listen to new ideas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Partnering departments were very enthusiastic

    Cons

    Marketing leadership was reluctant to change


  9. "Very cliquish staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; good professional support/ongoing credits; variety of clients

    Cons

    office culture - if you fit in with a clique, great, if not, tough luck! Seniors could care less about staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let staff get stuck with just one senior in the beginning - make sure they work equally with everyone


  10. "great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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