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GT has many of the advantages of a large company with the feel of a small firm.

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

I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Grant Thornton really has maintained a small organization feel in a large company. At GT, if you have ambition you can really excel. Associates and seniors work directly with directors and partners and can move up quickly as a result.

Cons

Very focused on charge hours to the point where learning and development are sacrificed. The staff is not giving the time to complete pre-requisite training and are expected to do that after hours. Cheap to a fault. They are more than willing to let employees leave rather than compensate them appropriately.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the long-term development of staff. It will pay off much more than a few extra charge hours a year.

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    Grant Thornton offers a great work environment with resources to mold and advance a successful career.

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    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Competent, helpful senior management
    -Respect
    -Tremendous learning curve
    -Good personal-work life balance

    Cons

    -Hours subject to work load during busy season (January-April)

    Recommends
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    OK but inflexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Grant Thornton International

    Pros

    Large enough to have good resources, small enough to know most people in your office. Up or out is good if you are at least an average performer (almost guaranteed promotion... eventually).

    Cons

    Pigeonholed by industry. If you want exposure to lots of industries, good luck! If you wind up on clients in an industry you don't enjoy or find interesting, it's difficult to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heed the words of staff who are unhappy working on a particular client or in a particular industry and do what you can to implement more flexibility for horizontal movement. It may cut down on attrition.

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