Grant Thornton International

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Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good (in 17 reviews)

  • Fewer hours and less stress than big 4 (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of investment, weak infrastructure compared to Big 4 (in 25 reviews)

  • If you're expecting great work life balance, public accounting is never the way to go (in 11 reviews)

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    "Ad hoc" is the name of the game, in all things...if you like staff aug, this is your place

    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is pretty good. All staff is generally friendly. Great holiday party.

    Cons

    Federal practice tries to figure things out as they go vs. putting together a discernible strategy. Low-end consulting - 99.9% of work is staff aug. "Not invented here" mentality is pervasive. Collaboration feels like an assembly line process - people focus on their respective "part," but don't focus on the overall "machine" being built. Continual "restructuring" of practice leaves feeling of utter confusion, in everything. Career management practices are a joke, and change each year.

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    Bermuda triangle of consulting firms

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Grant Thornton International

    Pros

    The pay was decent and most of the staff was young and friendly. It was a very social place if you were in the office and not on-site. It's fine if you're just putting a name on your resume before grad school.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth, drawn-out and inscrutible promotion process, dead-end engagements, huge turnover. Lots of growing pains--every week it seemed like there was a new "strategy" with some goofy graphic and/or slogan. The whole thing felt staged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your staff or they will leave. And for the love of God, stop stealing slogans from the US Army.

    Doesn't Recommend
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