Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Continued Learning Experience for me there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Iselin, NJ

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, knowledgable staff, ability to work from home on a regular basis, very flexible work hours

    Cons

    no opportunity to get a full time position

  2. Audit Manager

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are nice and very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    it depends on what engagement you are assigned on. Sometimes working hrs are crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well.

  3. You're better off at the Big 4

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Auditor in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, bagel Fridays, free snacks

    Cons

    Staffing arrangements are luck of the draw. Possible busy season year round since the company is always understaffed. Completely no work/life balance. Outdated software. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Staff engagements properly - there's no need for people to work busy season year round.

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  5. A company that is continuing to grow and change.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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

  6. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Drank the kook-aid initially but now burping regrets!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some really awesome people who are very intelligent and talented.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are also airbags hiding behind talent. Those egos will be the constant breaks to the growth potential that GT has in financial services.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic. While you want to hire people for a bench, hire managers who can actually manage. Coaches should not be the managers of people that they coach!!!!

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    increased my knowledge base in the nursing field.

    Cons

    agency is usually a specified amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, growing company, good ooportuinites

    Cons

    Identity crisis, high staff turnover, not Big 4

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Rated One of the Best Places to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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