McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Tax Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits package

    Cons

    work/life balance nonexistent, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Develop managers so they can effectively grow/develop a team.

  2. good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    flexible hours, manage own time and schedule.

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, unrealistic expectations.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Stay out of the NY Office if you can

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    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate 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

    - being able to work with smaller clients
    - using tax software to prepare returns

    Cons

    - office culture in the NY office is beyond terrible
    - demand you commute to the office on the weekends even if there isn't any work to be assigned
    - no AC during the summer months when told to work on said weekends, stuck using a desk fan
    - Management has little to no personality
    - Management gives you the impression they will work with you and train you but once you are hired and started could care less about you
    - health benefits are the worst i've seen in the industry

    Advice to Management

    The current staff in the NY tax dept now are the main reason why there has been so much attrition. In the few months of my employment I saw multiple managers, supervisors and staff leave because of the culture alone. Does not promote a friendly environment to work in and just makes people want to leave.

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  5. Overworked

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good bond created with starting class

    Cons

    Management takes on too many Clients with too few people to staff the jobs. Seniors especially get overworked with impractical demands for hours and schedules that are way too busy. Work life balance does not exist. Work IS life at McG.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP 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

    Looks great on your resume to have such a big company that you have worked for. I know it will possibly be the help I need for future job choices. I get no benefits, had minimum training, and because "i'm still in college" I do not qualify. I would only take a job here if you are offered a permenate possition when you are starting.

    Cons

    I have had minimum training on my work and I am treated as if I dont know how to do my own job even though I have worked hard to learn everything I needed to know. I do not get any benefits from the company because I am a full-time temp employee, even though i have been here for over a year. I was told that when i graduate college we would "discuss" the possibility of becoming a permenate employee, but there is someone who has graduated in May and he has yet to even recieve a raise and he was promised a permenate possition the 4 years he has been working here. I would only recommend this company if you are planning to find some other form of employment but just need a job to pay the bills.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to learn how to be proper manager. They all need to go back to school to learn how to actually be leaders of the company. The manager over me constantly takes his frustration with the company out on those who are unfortunite enough to work under him. There is a MAJOR issue of favoritism here.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Assurance Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, knowing your trajectory, a handful of good people who care about you and your career

    Cons

    It's public accounting, now matter how they try to differentiate themselves from the Big 4. Long hours, miserable people, and sometimes you're stuck with horrible teams. Because you start in a 'class,' it can sometimes be high school with the cliques, gossip and drama. If you don't fit into the mold, it can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more seniors so that they can focus on developing staff. Make it worthwhile to stay there.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot, but advancement was limited/blocked.

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    Former Employee - Tax Director
    Former Employee - Tax Director

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

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility. Dynamic group. Good marketplace recognition. People in my office group were very friendly. National level talent in technical areas.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity was limited and seemed like a moving target. Compensation was at least 25% below market. It may have been close when I started but was not accelerated as quickly as the market. I left for a 35% increase. It bothered me that the company could get rid of partners with 25-30 years with the firm so readily.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose track of market value for people who have been with the firm. You will have to replace them at market, why not keep the ones you rate well in performance reviews?

  9. Leadership(s)?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Work with many great people. Good place to work if you want to ride it out

    Cons

    Strategic direction is always changing and seldom makes it through execution. No understanding or willingness to invest in IT, HR, or other "corporate" supporting groups.

    Advice to Management

    Unite! Enough of the fiefdom world. If it's all about making partners rich, that's fine. Then lower your expectations of supporting corporate groups. Demanding results without investing or collaborating or giving consistent guidance gets you what you got.

  10. Corporate environment handling cut-throat business to survive failing economy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    When business was booming, management handled employees as a family environment. To survive failing economy, drastic measures were taken to become a difficult work environment.

    Cons

    To cut back on costs, partners were provided a severance package or to step down to a managerial position

    Advice to Management

    Management start from the top. If CEO is not likeable, staff will leave

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good for experience, but not if you want a life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    You will get a lot of experience of specific industries.

    Cons

    It is a national firm that you can get national exposure, but if you do then you will have no one to support you or be able to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Support those that have good work and are involved nationally. Provide actual mentorship for those that are looking for it and try to accept blame for when things happen and not just take the credit for the good.

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