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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 267 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Grant Thornton CEO Stephen Chipman

Stephen Chipman

(90 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meaningless staff augmentation projects will allow you to have a great work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and my team tries to be proactive about a work/life balance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover: Work-life balance does not exist if you're consistently short staffed (in 22 reviews)

  • Less competitive in terms of brand name in comparison to Big 4 audit firm (in 22 reviews)

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    Continuing Education and Strategy Learning

    Quality Control (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCompany offers a program to help all staff advance their career goals.

    ConsEducation program is more focused on higher level employees, manager and above. It is much too difficult to get promoted within the firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the educational program so people are growing from day 1, no matter their title. Train coaches on how to coach so people can grow and meet those career goals. People will want to stay with a firm who they can see, are supporting their growth within the firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at GT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- flexible hours
    - work/life balance

    Cons- limited exposure
    - fewer growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior Management- develop leadership skills
    - retain talent

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

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    Manager audit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh hours of training provided
    Great overall experience to progress your career in finance and accounting career

    ConsNo workl ife balance lots of travel especially in south east. Carolina office was just focused on getting chargeable hours but their realization was not profitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Grant Thorton has offered a robust learning environment.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGrant Thornton has a robust learning platform as well as annual trainings.

    ConsLow salary and not enough management interaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResearch industry average salaries yearly and offer compensation based on the research.

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

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    Its okay

    Associate (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Proswork like balance (in public accounting standards)

    Cons"mentor program" needs improvement, assign people who actually want job

    Advice to Senior Managementselect "buddies, coaches, and mentors" who actually want to help and see interns succeed, not to just do it for the title because they feel like they have to

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    GT NYC**

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture within the firm is supportive and professional. A team emphasis permeates the firm providing a pleasant work environment. Have to give kudos to management for setting the stage by creating a working "Community."

    ConsQuality performers do not grow on trees. While they are recognized individually the firm does not seem to have an effective way of stopping the revolving door of talented staff that are checking out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGT aims to raise the bar with growth initiatives that have been marginally communicated to staff. Quality performers must be retained in order to achieve these goals. The good news is GT has managed to create a wonderful working environment no small feat in corporate!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People

    Audit Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are fantastic to work with. Work-life balance is very good for public accounting. Flexible work hours.

    ConsLow salaries, poor training and development

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

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    Standard Public Accounting job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, lots of opportunities to learn, great exposure to interesting people (clients)

    ConsUnpredictable, long work hours; low pay, no sick days, small vacations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible environment

    Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros- Great experience overall
    - Flexible work environment, able to work from home on Fridays
    - Training

    Cons- Leadership lacks a clear direction
    - Growth opportunity depends on who you know
    - Quick to layoff people when times are tough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good, lots of opportunity to learn

    Audit Associate (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLots of learning, diverse client industries, and numerous opportunities to take on interesting research projects.

    ConsWork life balance didn't work for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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

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