Grant Thornton International Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good (in 17 reviews)

  • Fewer hours and less stress than big 4 (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of investment, weak infrastructure compared to Big 4 (in 25 reviews)

  • If you're expecting great work life balance, public accounting is never the way to go (in 11 reviews)

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  1. IT Project Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent employee culture, personable people.

    Cons

    Very small IT team, so opportunities are limited.

  2. not well paid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good people; relatively less hours

    Cons

    low pay; small engagements; not standardized

  3. great company

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    Former Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Grant Thornton International as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work for, they inspire and care about their employees. compensation is more than adequate and company culture is outstanding.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a big presence in the public accounting market. Their name isn't as visbile and known as Deloitte or KPMG.

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  5. intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International

    Pros

    good management, good training, coaching

    Cons

    too many hours, no family life

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

  6. Great Experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Grant Thornton International as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, everyone's nice and helpful. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Long hours, but it's CPA firm and it was in the busy season.

  7. Great people, fun work environment

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    Current Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flexible and fun work environment, ability to move within the company, international public accounting firm with a smaller firm feel

    Cons

    Not enough higher-level staff sometimes puts extra work load on people who should be promoted, but haven't been; the office culture and certain procedures vary significantly from office to office, there needs to be more consistency between offices that work together frequently

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers, add more consistent procedures between offices

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    Feet wet

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    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time

    Pros

    Good training, similar audit approach to big 4, nice people, and plenty exposure to private companies.

    Cons

    best get worked the hardest, year round busy season, office politics.

  9. Overall good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High end salaries, amazing associates, great environment to be a part of, updated tech to use for work, flexible with time off and working from home when appropriate.

    Cons

    Review process is overlooked. coaching is more like dropping hints instead of working with the associate to make real progress.

  10. Best Culture of any of the Large Accounting Firms

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Fantastic learning enviornment that provides knowledge and skill set necesssary to be sussessful in many fields of endevour 2) Quickly move up through ranks 3)Reasonable work life balance (especially when compared to big 4 accounting firms 4)Work enviornment that allows one to bring their whole self to work.

    Cons

    1) 55 hour workweek Jan - April 2) Pay is comparable to other public accounting firms, but low compared to industry.

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap between salaries available in industry and at GT.

  11. Good place to start a career in accounting.

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    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Grant had a good corporate environment. The company definitely took care of the employees. Management wasn't afraid to promote people earlier if they worked hard and were ready for the challenges of the position.

    Cons

    Long hours, but it's public accounting and OT is expected. National can limit the types of work/jobs that offices can engage in, but that's typical of any big 4 or national accounting firm.

    Advice to Management

    none

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