McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is significantly better than what you will get at a Big 4 firm (in 50 reviews)

  • Many opportunities for growth the Big 4 do not have (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year (in 38 reviews)

  • Lots of work, but that is going to be the situation in any public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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  1. ERP - technology & mtg consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, opportunity to act HIGHLY above level (both responsibility and expectation wide)

    Cons

    Acting multiple levels above current rank without pay or any attention; no life balance; boys club; be expected to be taken advantage of

    Advice to Management

    Selling a position based on fictional details doesn't benefit anyone.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time

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

    Pros

    Atlanta is a small office that will grow. You get to work on small teams and learn the audit process from beginning to end.

    Cons

    The turn over in the office is very high even for public accounting. Management is very set in their ways and will take any work that is thrown their way.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look on the inside. If the same thing keeps happening address the actual problem. Make sure your staff is happy or at least not unhappy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Assurance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Some good clients and good experiences.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Everyone in assurance who has gone part time has been terminated within 12 months of their part time arrangement starting. They brag about their work life balance all the time but will expect you to work 70+ hours a week in busy season and 60+ hours in the off season. If you don't book your vacation on the schedule a year in advance good luck getting time off. Co-Workers are openly rude in order to pressure you to work more than 70+ hours and often tell people they are "Stupid". Managers/Partners have no qualms about telling people they are getting promoted next round then letting them go the next time promotions are announced. They have no sympathy for illness or family situations. When the very few people that have worked here have gotten ill or had a seriously ill family member they are terminated as soon as possible upon their return to work. Don't get sick and don't take anytime off and you'll be fine. Those who are successful at moving up the ranks have no families or boyfriends/girlfriends.


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  5. Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay; community service opportunities and external social activities

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Long hours with no flexibility. Management didn't focus on development and was not professional at times.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage effectively, be approachable, not confrontational and micromanaging. Focus on utilizing team's strengths and developing their weaknesses.


  6. Helpful (2)

    DO NOT WORK HERE!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

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

    Pros

    Full ownership of work, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Was not trained at ALL, was treated with racial prejudice and had a 2.5 hour commute each way! All this was on top of a bait and switch in the offer letter. Also did not get fully reimbursed for my expenses (and reimbursement process is typically longer than CC billing cycle, you will incur the float)


  7. Helpful (1)

    Organizational mess

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't do it

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The office is in a nice building and great location

    Cons

    The culture is absolutely terrible. It is a dog-eat-dog environment. Lot's of backstabbing and gossip behind people's backs. You cannot trust anyone or believe anything people say. They overwork and deplorably underpay you.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is too valuable to freely give to this company.


  9. Not a good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Huge firm, has many resources

    Cons

    My internship consisted of a frustrating struggle to find things to do.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Understaffed; too many hours (plus many weekends); unhealthy lifestyle

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with younger demographics. Our miles can be expensed for the long drives to our clients. Free lunch when working on Saturdays at the office during busy season (but only during busy season).

    Cons

    No sick days. Long hours of sitting (weight gain, back problems, etc.). Unrealistic deadlines. Under-budgeted engagements. Understaffed teams. We are expected to eat our billable hours when posting our time sheets. Cell phones are not subsidized even though we use our personal mobile devices for client and team communication. The managers and partners are out of touch with associates and seniors. People think working 65 hours a week is a normal life. We are unable to get enough sleep as well as find the time to exercise while working so much. More notably, we don't have enough leisure outside of the work site for us to pursue other educative interests. I feel as if many public accounting professionals are ignorant about subjects external to their work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Distribute the work accordingly. Grant us more PTO days. Pay us overtime. Realize that we have families. Know that we want to learn, read, innovate in other areas outside of work/accounting.


  11. Co-workers are great but management is not

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Claims to have flexibility but when asked for time to spend with family, manager will not give time off



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