Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Better work life balance than the Big 4 (in 55 reviews)

  • Offers more work/life balance than Big 4 (in 20 reviews)

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

  • Some of the challenges of working at Grant Thornton is that it requires almost as much work as a big 4 firm without the same pay (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Pros and Cons

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Services Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Services Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Partners are available to project teams

    Cons

    Certain partners lack pedigree and customer service focus


  2. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    Great family oriented workplace with high quality work!

    Cons

    Can get stuck on bad clients with limited ability to break away from them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but be attentive of negative feedback.


  3. Enjoying Grant Thornton in Charlotte, NC

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Grant Thornton (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive work environment.
    Large company technology, small corporate feel.

    Cons

    No cons. Office closes at 5:30p.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. MD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Client base is strong.
    Leadership is competent
    Strong focus on values

    Cons

    Generally a lower competitive drive than the big 4

    Advice to Management

    Transparency can be improved


  6. Senior Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Reputable firm with a solid client base. Staff are exposed to a lot early in their careers and are empowered to take on additional responsibilities.

    Cons

    The hours are long. Leadership can be suspect at times. The office is very political. The firm seems to lack a true idea of who and what they really are.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sales and doing the right thing for clients instead of internal benchmarks. There seems to be an over-focus on politics internally and where client service should be more rewarded.


  7. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Good pay thats competitive with industry

    Cons

    Many hours compared to the rest of industry


  8. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    The people are terrific. The commute is very convenient

    Cons

    It's a partnership, which can be extremely challenging to the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful if the firm enforced "one firm"


  9. BAS Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some engagements can be quite dull.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Things move very quickly at GT in Denver. If you don't like a policy or procedure, there's a good chance that things will change.

    Cons

    There really weren't any. I loved my time there! I only left because of a regional restructuring.


  11. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virginia in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Alexandria, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Very structured career path
    - Better than average salaries
    - Decent coaching models
    - Great bonuses for the all-stars

    Cons

    - Salary adjustments are average to below average
    - You need to be fairly well connected to Partners to really make it in the organization
    - Overly complicated performance review process, although I heard they recently streamlined it
    - Work/life balance is difficult if you are an all-star and work on lots of proposals (you need to learn how to say 'no')



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