Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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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. Contracts Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great team. Not everyone has a good team to work with and you can tell those who don't. I also had good partners to work with (not all are!). Overall, it was a great experience. I gained a lot of skills and met some great people.

    Cons

    Salary. I had to fight for each increase and present justification for it when asking. Increases only come after reviews. A lot of work volume, which is the reason I ultimately left. I'd get help in the short term but never resolved the bigger staffing problem.

    Advice to Management

    360 degree annual reviews. You will gain a lot of important feedback that way!


  2. Good People but under utilized

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Grant Thornton as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great people Good culture Tons of training

    Cons

    Given tasks that were very basic (not pushed) Associates have shared the incredible the unreasonable hours Associates are taken advantage of

    Advice to Management

    Be careful not to grow so quickly that you do not have the staffing. This causes you to take advantage of your associates.


  3. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Growing company with a ton of upside. Lots of former big 4 at the top so a solid base to learn from. Real focus on work life balance

    Cons

    Some offices are filling up. This means either waiting your turn to become partner or moving to a new office.


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  5. GT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    flexibility to work remotely, can work on your own schedule, good pay

    Cons

    hours, traveling, work life balance


  6. Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Stressful and a lot of hours


  7. Inside look

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Grant Thornton (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Partner/C-level executives are easy to approach to

    Cons

    underpaid compared to market and at times the busy season are too rough

    Advice to Management

    Pay people properly or else you will keep losing top talents


  8. Good not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience in government consulting. They focus on developing employee skills.

    Cons

    Market adjustments for compensation would be good rather than flat %s based on rating.


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    Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Competitive salary & Benefits, great for working mums, great culture and people to work with.

    Cons

    Very quite through busy season for EA's, I find it to be a little clicky with certain groups.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  10. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth. You have a lot of interaction with firm leadership and overall business cycle of the firm (Business Development, Proposal, project execution, etc.) Great people. Fun and mostly young

    Cons

    Easy to be stuck in a certain field. bad communication form leadership. career management process is unorganized

    Advice to Management

    adapt better to growth


  11. Experienced Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. The work is challenging and is very rewarding if you put the time and effort into it. There are plenty of opportunities to expand your skillsets, whether it is from a technical or non-technical perspective.

    Cons

    The overhead of having to maintain training credits for subjects that don't apply to my position. Other than that no other cons.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at the moment. Things are going well and I enjoy working with my team and the project work is fulfilling.



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