McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
406 Reviews
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406 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time (in 50 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • or there was nothing to do; minimal work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Quite often, I felt like I was pledging a fraternity, not working for a major public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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    Organizational mess

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work at home when not visiting clients

    Cons

    No organization or procedures in place. High turnover, and the clients know it, so reinventing analysis every year. Upper management either nasty in the wrong role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think many of the problems are particular to the New York Office. Midwest and Boston seem to know what time it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No job stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the training was good. Some of the assignments were interesting.

    Cons

    Place is a revolving door. Even if you are making the company money, they will eventually send you on your way. If you are not one of the mid-west inner circle, eventually you will be gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find work somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a very nice place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    The only pro I've encountered was the flexibility to work remotely if you are unable to make it to the office/client.

    Cons

    Where do I begin... I will start with communication, which is practically non-existent at the firm even though it is emphasized greatly - employees find out about changes at the last minute (if at all). Leading by the example, the group leaders as well as engagement team management is also very bad, as essential information regarding staffing is dissimilated poorly (such as employees leaving, staff moved to other engagements/staff availability, client communication to managers and/or directors is not forwarded to staff timely, etc). There does not seem to be clear structure of what needs to be done, affecting performance.
    There is also no clear understanding as to what one is expected to do or what was done badly, until it’s time for the year end evaluations. Again, there is no communication between managers and staff. It felt as if this is done on purpose, just to cover all basis in case decision makers decide to reward based on favoritism, rather than performance (favoritism is another issue, but hey that seems to be the case in many firms/companies). Employees are not rewarded for a job well done or going above and beyond; errors are magnified and staff is penalized for errors often caused by miscommunication.
    Firm seems to be very big on hiring staff for the busy season and then lay off in April-may. Training is mostly on the job, and it involves management NOT devoting sufficient time to teach - basically one is left alone with problems and there don’t seem to be anyone who can guide in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication & Employee recognition/retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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