Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. A company that is continuing to grow and change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Good work environment
    Management recognizes talent and will recognize those who put the effort
    Employees are awarded for performance
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Like all public accounting firms - the firm is always understaffed during busy season
    Engagement budgeted hours can be difficult to work with
    Lack of technical training on complex accounting area
    Engagements may not always staffed appropriately (with the right technical skills or the right amount of people)
    Work life balance is difficult - especially for those performing well as they are constantly being staff on multiple jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain a competitive salary (including raises and bonuses)
    Continue to recognize and reward the employees who provide the most talent
    Continue to provide ongoing perks as they currently exist and improve on work life balance by hiring more prior to the peak season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Audit in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Audit in New York, NY

    I have been working at Grant Thornton as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is friendly and people focused. They do a lot to make sure there employees are happy, at least in the New York Office. Flexible to meet people's needs and great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Clients are smaller and not the same prestige as a Big 4 Firm. Long hours during busy season but that's to be expected in busy season and you can still get "FLEX hours during the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the business or seek merger with other mid tier firm like BDO or McGladrey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. strictly agency/compliance with rules and regulations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    increased my knowledge base in the nursing field.

    Cons

    agency is usually a specified amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Grant Thornton

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people, growing company, good ooportuinites

    Cons

    Identity crisis, high staff turnover, not Big 4

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great firm and culture, but limited training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BAS Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - BAS Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance
    People are collaborative and helpful
    Competitive pay
    Open offices

    Cons

    Limited formal and on-job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing the human capital and invest more in training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Rated One of the Best Places to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment (e.g., option to work virtually, flexible hours). Upgrading all offices to include "lounge areas." Very family focused.

    Cons

    Need to be independent and self-starter. Not a lot of established infrastructure (processes, procedures, training). If you need and want structure and direction, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. This is a very successful company. The culture is established.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. The longer you work there, the better it is.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company is oriented towards family values and has improved its corporate culture dramatically in recent years. You have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of skill sets that would prove useful.

    Cons

    Some individuals get away with gaming the system and don't really carry their weight, but people like them and that seems to be enough sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great. Very supportive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and there is a lot of industry specialization. People are exposed to differnt industries early and then can pick 2-3 years in.

    Cons

    Industry specialization early has a flip side in that to navigate a change later on becomes more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation
    career mobility early on

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities at the higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to better manage and mentor staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Stressful five years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Client Base to work with and some excellent people in the organization

    A good place to work if you are an Audit or Tax professional

    Cons

    Narrow focus of management and week business development practices

    Company treats its consulting side as a step child

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to have a consulting practice then run it as such. Consulting is not the same as Audit and Tax work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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