At RSM US LLP, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 878 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.63. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 3157 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked RSM US LLP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

RSM is the fifth largest U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services, and the leading provider focused on the middle market. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois US Sites: 86
Major Locations: New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; McLean, Virginia US Employees: 9,139
US Revenues: $1,800 million Worldwide Revenues: $4,600 million
Corporate Structure: Partnership Founded: 1926

RSM Irvine employees spend Volunteer Day at local Second Harvest Food Bank.

Perks and Programs

We asked RSM US LLP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Accolades: RSM employees have the opportunity to send and receive "Accolades" - real time recognition of others. These come in the form of e-cards and points, which employees can redeem for items within an online store.
  • Birdies Fore Love: RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program is a giving platform tied to our RSM Classic golf tournament. RSM offices select charities aligned with the RSM US Foundation mission and raise funds to help youth. In 2015, we raised nearly $1.3 million, including a $500,000 match from our foundation.
  • 90-90-9: As part of our 90th anniversary celebrations, we launched the 90-90-9 - Pursue Your Passion program. Nine employees won $90,000 ($10K each) and nine additional PTO days to help them realize a dream.
  • Take One: Take One is based on the simple principle that we can enhance the RSM Talent Experience by taking one opportunity each day to help someone feel cared about, mentored, developed and engaged. It is as simple as taking someone to coffee or lunch, taking them on a client or prospect visit, or even just taking a minute to say hello and ask about someone's weekend.
  • Employee Network Groups: The firm’s employee network groups bring together people from across the organization in the spirit of inclusion. Each network provides its members with support, learning, growth and development. There are 11 national employee networks, and membership in these groups is open to all.
  • RSM US Foundation: The RSM US Foundation builds tomorrow's middle market leaders by funding programs focused on education, housing, hunger and health. The foundation’s Dollars for Doers program matches employee volunteer time with grants at eligible charities.
  • Volunteer Day: One day a year, employees are invited to step away from their desks and spend time giving back to the community where they live and work. Thousands of employees sign up for local volunteer events that take place in shifts, or for a few hours during the day, to maximize the opportunities for employees to participate in a way that fits work and personal schedules and commitments.
  • Extended Care Cash Program: This program reimburses up to $1,500 annually for backup child or elder care expenses if an employee works outside of their regular schedule (e.g., longer hours, weekend work, overnight travel).
  • Achievement Awards: The RSM Achievement Awards honor teams and individual partners and employees for exceptional contributions that are aligned with our firm values and strategies. Thirty regional awards and five national awards are given annually.
  • First-Choice Advisor & Strategy Simulations: RSM builds electronic business simulations to align our people with our strategy and empower them to deliver our brand promise - the power of being understood®. These experiential learning programs are effective in developing behaviors to support our client and talent experiences.


$57,470 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Administrative Assistant $57,263 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Assurance Associate
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary72% Company-paid health coverage for employees
72% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $6,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
RSM employee Terri Andrews (R) and friend with Dr. Neita who provided 200 mammograms for women in Jamaica as part of RSM’s 90-90-9 program.


33 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 33 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 weeks Paid sabbatical after 10 year(s) 24 weeks Unpaid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks


60 days Job-protected maternity leave35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
33 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
15 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)9 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
15 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Flu shots
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $3,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$557,300 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • 'Partner and Combined Leadership Team Member' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 500 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Employees with RSM cycling club participate in Tour de Cure bike race benefiting American Diabetes Association.


Our event planning team ensured everyone had a roaring good time during our 20s-themed partner meeting.

How to Get Hired

We asked RSM US LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

RSM’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship are at the center of everything we do. To succeed at RSM, prospective employees should demonstrate similar values. We are continuously seeking dynamic, energetic high-performing individuals to join our fast-paced, client-focused organization. Our employees excel at working in teams, while simultaneously making strong individual contributions. They must also develop deep understanding of our middle market clients’ needs, and be laser-focused on helping our clients achieve success by providing the best possible service based on each individual clients’ needs.RSM employees are equally responsible for helping colleagues excel, and we place a heavy emphasis the ability to provide candid feedback, coach and develop others.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

At RSM, we’re always looking for high-performing professionals to join our team. To get our attention, prospective employees should highlight not only their professional and educational accomplishments, but also provide examples of their commitment to our firm’s core values. For example, by highlighting community involvement activities, prospective employees can demonstrate their personal commitment to stewardship. Positive customer or client feedback from previous employers might demonstrate excellence while feedback from co-workers could demonstrate teamwork.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

At RSM, we’re always looking for high-performing professionals to join many areas of our team. While the types of vacant positions vary over time and new jobs are posted regularly, we currently have high demand in: Specialty Tax - SALT (State and Local Tax), ITAX (International Tax) and Corporate Tax Managers Consulting – Risk Advisory IT, Security & Privacy, Regulatory Compliance Audit – Senior Associates If you don't see anything listed here, but think you would be a great fit for RSM, visit to search and apply for other open positions.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To begin, potential candidates should do a little homework. Visit our website ( to learn about our firm, clients, lines of business, and focus industries, as well as current job openings and careers.  If you know someone who works with RSM or who is a client, reach out to him or her to begin networking. If it’s a client, ask them to connect you with their RSM client server, one of our recruiters or someone else they might know at RSM. Then connect with those individuals. Our professionals welcome the opportunity to share insights about our firm with others, assuming their schedules permit. Keep in touch and share information you think our clients, or we, might find of interest. Regularly visit the Careers page of our website to keep current on vacancies and, if you see positions for which you are qualified, submit an online application.    

hiring Outlook

4,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 12% Job Growth
19 Average applicants per opening 63,711 Applications received
3,422 Positions filled in past year 46% New hires by employee referrals
1,253 New positions created 1,636 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 1,851 New graduates hired
14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 12% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.


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