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Great firm at the time

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great leadership, outstanding base of staff and managers with visionary partner leadership

Cons

Change in partnership destroyed the culture

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, comfortable job ... with absolutely zero advancement opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company with the resources that large companies have. Generous time off and holidays (but not as generous as a few years ago). Top tier benefits package; you could have your legs fall off and all you'd pay is a $20 co-pay. Salaries are above average, and most people forgive things that would normally make them start job hunting, just because the pay is enough to keep them there.

    Cons

    If you don't work in the Chicago office, your advancement prospects are severely limited. Each of the offices in different cities is unique and has its own corporate culture -- some are very laid back, while others are personal kingdoms ruled over by Don-Draper-esque tyrants. Two identical positions in two different cities could be an entirely different experience. Grant Thornton is a great place to be if you're trying to start a career (by gaining skills and contacts to establish yourself) *OR* to end a career (by coasting for the last few years before retirement). If you're anywhere in between, however, you'll find the lack of opportunities to be stifling and the 1970s business mentality to be baffling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is expensive. Look it up. It's actually cheaper to just treat your people well and retain them than it is to constantly be hiring. "That's the nature of public accounting" is a defeatist attitude and it is amazing to me that highly paid partners who are running the company are allowed to think that way without being challenged.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start career in public accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people; Work flexibility; Hours are good during non-busy season months

    Cons

    Ratings can be subjective; Lack of communication from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better to staff regarding expectations

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