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Great experience.

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Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great people.
Competitive Compensation.
Small Company Feel.

Cons

Low commitment to employees from leadership.

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    Cut-throat

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    Former Employee - BAS Associate
    Former Employee - BAS Associate

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company name and public accounting experience

    Cons

    Individuals in this company will blame subordinates for their own incompetence and mistakes. If you do not "play the game" you're career and tenure at the firm will be short-handed. The office lacks diversity greatly with no focus on improvement. The practice does not provide adequate training for entry level employees and superiors will throw you under the bus if the unreasonable performance goals are not met. Firm competes with Big 4, but does not always win these former/current clients. Depending on the practice, there may be times where work isn't available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have back-bone and can take responsibility. Also hire and retain employees who have proper qualifications CPA, CIA etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. No Cohesive Leadership, Individual Fiefdoms

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton LLP is a marketplace. Within that marketplace are many different groups and cultures that operate independent of each other, and independent of any higher leadership. If you can find (on your own) a group for which you are a good fit, you may have a very good work experience.

    Cons

    It is a marketplace. Once you are hired you are on your own. You are put in a little cubicle and that's it. You must then figure out how to (once again) market yourself to get a job on an existing engagement. You have to peddle yourself, the same as you did to get the position at GT to begin with. It is a cold and alien environment. Even as you are sending out tons of e-mails to various engagement managers to conduct meet and greet interviews, the firm is continuing to hire more people for whom there are no open jobs. The absence of company loyalty to their employees, despite lip service, is quite astonishing. It is better to look for a firm that is committed to you once you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exercise true leadership, commit to the staff you have hired. Include in your cost analysis the cost of turnover, loss of talented and proven consultants. As you churn your people, understand that they go to your competitors, and go to work at current and future client sites. Many former employees remember their experience, and will be in a position to select or deselect this firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
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