Audit Associate (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – June 20, 2017
Strap in and be prepared to go through the hustle and bustle of public accounting. I worked in audit for RSM (which was McGladrey at the time) and did not enjoy my time there. To each their own, but I honestly should have not been an auditor from the start--like many others it just wasn't for me. The people were great, upper management treated me and others well, but if you don't like the work/have trouble understanding the clients and what to do you will NOT succeed. This mainly wasn't anyone's fault but my own---it was clear I did not want to be there during/after busy season and I had to get out after a short year with the firm. Most people can cope with this atmosphere but I, and certainly others I have spoken to, can not.
Auditor for national CPA firm (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 2, 2017
No personal items on your desk, no personal items on your walls, cups must have lids at all times, no talking in the hallways, kitchen police are vicious, no coffee in the afternoons per kitchen police.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – May 26, 2017
Very disorganized management structure and it seems its an every man for himself type of company. Little to no guidance in the upper management chain. Fires individuals for no good reason and sometimes very abruptly
Audit Intern (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – May 25, 2017
What stuck out to me is how negative some of the workers are. As an intern, I came in expecting most of the employees there to like their job and to be positive in a stressful environment. I was wrong. I experienced lots of gossip, people complaining about their pay, and negativity about certain work assignments. There are some great workers there, but unfortunately there also just as many bad ones. RSM seems like it was a good firm when it was Cole and Reed, but ever since the change to RSM a lot of the workers seem bitter. Lastly, when it came down to offers for interns, recruiting told us that they would contact us after our internship ended. A month passed by and some of the interns got a call from recruiting saying they got offers. So I reached out to recruiting, the same day and they told me I didn't get an offer. I thought it was messed up that I had to be the one to reach out to recruiting to hear if I got a response or not. I also think it was messed up, because I waited a month thinking I was getting an offer and wasn't going to hear from them unless I had contacted them. Most internships let their interns know if they got offers at the end of their internship. This is definitely something RSM has to fix. There are good workers there, but in a way I'm glad I didn't get an offer, mostly because of the environment!! One thing I will say though is that RSM tries to incorporate a better work life balance than most firms.
excellent place to work and develop skills to advance
NE Region Finance and Operations Leader (Former Employee) – New York City, NY – May 23, 2017
expanded responsibilities to include the NE Region and included supporting due diligence and integration of two acquisitions. Involved in Real Estate driving more efficient use of space. People were terrific and CDI is improving.
Senior Assurance Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago – May 13, 2017
RSM is an excellent place to get your foot in the door in a public accounting environment. I was surrounded by extremely bright and talented individuals each day. Although the work is demanding and challenging, you will make friends that will last a lifetime.
Overall a great firm with lots of great coworkers. Lots of opportunities to prove yourself and to challenge yourself. Most people are very willing to help you with questions. Definitely involves some long hours due to the nature of the job, and the work/life balance line is sometimes hard to define. But overall for the realm of public accounting, RSM is a good firm.
Fun office, where each person was an integral part of the team.
Director, Business Development (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC and the state of North Carolina – May 8, 2017
As a seasoned Director of Business Development I was able work with junior managers and assist them in understanding the sales process. I must say, I loved working at RSM. Each day presented new challenges. I was fortunate to be part of the initial BD's hired. The job evolved over time to be more of a professional role - leading various partners and directors in the pursuit to develop new clients and expand our offerings to current clients.
I especially enjoyed leading the technical team in prospect meetings and in presentations. Also differentiating our firm from our competition.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 8, 2017
During busy season (Feb - April 30), you can work very long hours, but the company provides many amenities to help you relax. They encourage break time and they have provided WII game competitions, free massages, fruits, candy, cakes, sodas and end of busy season celebrations. People are nice and it can be a fun place to work.