Rothstein Kass
2.9 of 5 39 reviews
www.rkco.com Roseland, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rothstein Kass Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2014
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2.9 39 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Steven Kass and Howard Altman

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Enjoyed the firm culture

Assocaiate (Current Employee)
Roseland, NJ (US)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than a year

ProsCulture, environment, nature of work

ConsScheduling needed an overhaul. HR was too busy with promotions and didn't deal with obvious issues.

Advice to Senior Managementinclude all staff in your engagements. Don't have pets.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fairly good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time

Prossupportive culture, good time off provided out of season

ConsFavoritism at times, inconsistent learning, can be a stressful environment

Advice to Senior Managementprovide more transparency in career growth

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Overall good experience but there are some short comings

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAutonomy in carrying out your job, flexibility in work schedule, vacation time

ConsLack of feedback, lack of guidance for. Sr management. Ma y times you fly by the set of your pants and hope you get it right because management is just not available.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have a better mentoring program, need to teach partners how to truly be partners

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just OK

Staff Accountant (Former Employee)
Roseland, NJ (US)

I worked at Rothstein Kass full-time for more than a year

ProsOpen door policy, overtime pay, good culture

Conslaid off 75 people unexpectedly

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A great learning experience!

Audit Intern (Current Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat pay because of overtime!
Office culture is a plus!
Amazing senior management, always has a open door policy!

ConsLong hours!
No work life balance, but that come with working at an accounting firm during busy season....
Career Opportunities are lacking because of slow business during off season.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Start, but know when to leave..

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Roseland, NJ (US)

I worked at Rothstein Kass

Pros-Provides great benefit package with ample vacation time and days off
-Great learning experience and gateway to better opportunities at Hedge Funds or Private companies
-Paid overtime
-Firm events (LIFE Initiative, Holiday Party, Picnic)

Cons-Completely unrealistic budgets
-Some people would be managing 10 jobs during seasom while others only had 3 and would leave at 9pm, while others would be there until past There is no confidentiality. You can take management a personal problem and you can guarantee the whole office knows the next day.

Advice to Senior Management-Prove trustworthyness to workers
-Listen when your workers are speaking out (I think something is wrong when 90% of the senior class quit)
-Give FAIR evaluations with FAIR compensation. It isn't okay to give the entire company the exact same raise. It undermines the dedication some people do put in while the rest just breeze by.

I think this is a great company to start out at. You learn SO much - about hedgefunds, corporate life, and business, in general. This is a great environment to learn and strengthen your skills. After 4 years or so - get out. It's the best choice I made.

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

I worked at Rothstein Kass

ProsAdditional 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

ConsUnrealistic 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 Senior ManagementListen 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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Roseland, NJ (US)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass

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

ConsIncreased 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 Senior ManagementDon'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

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depends on which group you are working for

Senior Tax Accountant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Rothstein Kass

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

Conslong hours busy season 75-80 hours, politics

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not fake people... do not fight, managers!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rothstein Kass

Pros- 7 weeks vacation (2 weeks accrued from over time)
- Open door policy
- Performance evaluation after large jobs
- Has philanthropy group

Cons- Management doesn't depict a true picture of future business plans (when it affects the employees directly)
- Prefers people with similar personalities
- Management is disengaged with firm activities outside the office
- Some trainings don't match with job levels

Advice to Senior Management-Please value the diversity each person provides. Providing feedback is great, but if the management is not willing to help the individual to overcome the weakness, there is only so much a lower level employee can do by his/herself. Think about where each person fits. Just because they may not have the ability to move onto the next level shouldn't mean that employee is incompetent. If you keep on moving everybody up every year, then everybody would be a manager by their 5th year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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