Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Grant Thornton Stephen Chipman
Stephen Chipman
7 Ratings

Pros
  • Better work life balance than the Big 4 (in 55 reviews)

  • Offers more work/life balance than Big 4 (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover: Work-life balance does not exist if you're consistently short staffed (in 28 reviews)

  • Some of the challenges of working at Grant Thornton is that it requires almost as much work as a big 4 firm without the same pay (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Not quite Big 4

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You work with some good people, better work/life balance than big 4

    Cons

    Worse comp, benefits than big 4. Not as many exit opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't give proper incentive to your top talent properly, you'll lose them to the Big 4 and end up only retaining the employees you don't actually want to keep.


  2. IT Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Grant Thornton as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quality coworkers. Consistent tier 2/3 support. Great office perks. There is a lot of opportunity for building strong working relationships with coworkers which extends past employment with GT.

    Cons

    There is currently strong consideration of outsourcing IT which comes with many risks simply for the sake of cost cutting. Also, communication from the top down has been consistently poor.

    Advice to Management

    These staffing agencies pay their employees the bare minimum that they can get away with. When you pay people that little, you wont get the same quality work output as your current full time staff has consistently provided.


  3. Experienced Manager - Business Advisory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Taking tremendous strides to improve overall atmosphere.

    Cons

    Clients are boring, business development is a challenge.


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  5. Tax Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Grant Thornton as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Descent client experience and exposure of tax issues.

    Cons

    Unorganized office, lack of communication and dis-functional group of people.

    Advice to Management

    Assess quality of management and better hiring practices


  6. BAS Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BAS Associate
    Former Employee - BAS Associate

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great lot of people that work for the company. The BAS practice feels like a family. Benefits are good, bonuses for passing CPA and other tests are same as Big 4.

    Cons

    GT doesn't really know where it fits in the food chain. It prides itself in being a professional services firm catering to the mid-market, yet there are clients ranging from 1-10 M in revenue to public companies with billions of dollars. This creates some disconnect with staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out staffing and travel arrangements more efficiently. Pay your employees more in base salary and bonuses, Big 4 is more competitive in pay.


  7. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good people, good learning environment

    Cons

    don't reward employees enough, take on some really low-budget stupid clients for "market share"

    Advice to Management

    reward your employees and motivate them to work harder


  8. Assurance Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Care about people, emphasize learning and expanding your knowledge in audit

    Cons

    lots of last minute client changes causing disrupted schedules and unplanned work on the back end of engagements, can be long hours and become tedious if you don't like audit

    Advice to Management

    invest more time and money into retaining current employees, really difficult to continue jobs with high turnover


  9. Executive Level

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Park, NJ

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Accounting and Audit staff are robust and hardowrking

    Cons

    Advisory business lacks direction, pockets of excellence but gaps in knowledge base

    Advice to Management

    evaluate executive management team


  10. Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Nice home office, nice laptop, good company perks, good health insurance. Expect a decent amount of proposal work.

    Cons

    Utilization is high and this concept was not made aware to new employees until the first day of orientation. This limits being able to use the vacation time they give.


  11. Good company, growing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    - Ability to mingle with senior leadership - Welcoming environment, collaborative culture - Potential for growth

    Cons

    - Not a lot of opportunities - Hard to transition off projects - Little recognition for hard work

    Advice to Management

    real time recognition will help boost morale



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