Grant Thornton

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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
348 Reviews
3.4
348 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meaningless staff augmentation projects will allow you to have a great work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • After being at the Big 4 for many years I wanted to see if working at GT would be any different (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover: Work-life balance does not exist if you're consistently short staffed (in 28 reviews)

  • Less competitive in terms of brand name in comparison to Big 4 audit firm (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    The people I work with

    Cons

    I cannot think of any right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work (GT GPS)

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Practically everything is great- see below
    -Culture
    -People
    -Clients
    -Benefits
    -Work/Life

    Cons

    -Pay
    There really isnt anything else that's bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay more. These are business professionals, its an investment and risk for us to work another year with an indecent raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Smart co workers
    Team players
    Technical and Leadership Training
    Career Development
    Work Hard - Play Hard vibe

    Cons

    At the end of the day, whatever you do will never be enough, you could've always done more of something. That gets to be a more difficult pill to swallow after spending several years there.

    Due to the levels/project team structure, there's always someone right there and available to replace you. It can be difficult to feel valued for being the individual that you are vs. the role/spot you fill on the team. Trying to stand out in this kind of a crowd/environment can feel defeating and frustrating at times, especially the farther you get into your career at the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Amazing development training that contributed to professional growth. Great mentors. Competitive compensation package. Consulting placement allowed for great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be unchallenging and therefore can underutilize one's skills and talents, however, this depends on work placement rather than Grant Thornton.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start your public accounting career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training resources and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of staff

  7.  

    Grant Thornton

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Good people, growing company, good ooportuinites

    Cons

    Identity crisis, high staff turnover, not Big 4

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    GT Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BAS Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - BAS Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career. You will learn a lot quickly. Great potential for advancement. Not too big like the big 4 but still big name clients and prestige.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. There is a lack of associates and seniors so associates get thrown to the wolves to fill client demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people at the associate level. Hire the right people out of college. Do what it takes to hang on to good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    On top of training and overall employee happiness

    Cons

    Too new to know the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    experience could have been better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    good people, positive and flexible work environment

    Cons

    little cohesion, vague communication of direction, little advancement opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be so petty - national partner sitting on annual performance evaluation calls to criticize chargeability? really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Good Pay for the work

    Cons

    Lots of hours and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on hours for employees

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