Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Associate

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth. You have a lot of interaction with firm leadership and overall business cycle of the firm (Business Development, Proposal, project execution, etc.) Great people. Fun and mostly young

    Cons

    Easy to be stuck in a certain field. bad communication form leadership. career management process is unorganized

    Advice to Management

    adapt better to growth


  2. Experienced Manager

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. The work is challenging and is very rewarding if you put the time and effort into it. There are plenty of opportunities to expand your skillsets, whether it is from a technical or non-technical perspective.

    Cons

    The overhead of having to maintain training credits for subjects that don't apply to my position. Other than that no other cons.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at the moment. Things are going well and I enjoy working with my team and the project work is fulfilling.


  3. Audit Senior

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company. They look at for their employees, give you endless opportunities if you work hard and are a team player.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but this expected in this field of work. But honestly, the hours are not even that bad compared to other firms in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Give the associate responsibility but be there to guide them along the way. Fantastic job!


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  5. Experienced Manager - Business Advisory

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Taking tremendous strides to improve overall atmosphere.

    Cons

    Clients are boring, business development is a challenge.


  6. Great place to start

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Variety of audits; IPO's, public, private, A-133, benefit plans. Good culture and firm environment and management that wants to help employees succeed.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on realization and unrealistic job budgets due to undercutting competition to win clients.

    Advice to Management

    Work on pulling higher quality engagements, rather than a smattering of going concerns.


  7. Rather work here than Big 4 any day

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Leadership has a REAL open door policy which is great. Opportunities to actually take the PTO you're awarded Decent raise and bonus structure

    Cons

    Changes/reorgs/realignments every year; makes it hard for prior year changes to take root Not every teammate is the brightest bulb in the pack Rate structure is low which can impact bonus pool (I believe)

    Advice to Management

    Stop making engagements so top heavy; if a team member isn't responsible for generating a deliverable that team member should not be full-time


  8. potential for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities but you have to push leadership. Same resources as big 4 but retains the feel of a smaller firm. Easy access to partnERS AND LEADERSHIP

    Cons

    Some staff and managers come to grant Thornton so they won't have to work as hard compared to big 4. Working with these lazier elements can be trying if you are a hard worker.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance accountability on managers and staff. A few people that get by doin less cause a lot of problems with the people you want to stick around.


  9. Overall: Good

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

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

    Pros

    Good people, overall good culture.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals for billing percentages.


  10. A Focus on Leadership

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

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

    Pros

    There are some great initiatives taking root and I saw a lot of great leaders being identified and promoted. This includes many strong female leaders who can provide guidance to young women just starting out in the industry.

    Cons

    I think that leadership struggled to give the local office it's due simply because many of them had national initiatives fighting for their time. This cut a lot of people off at the knees in that they neither had the authority to fix a problem nor had access to those who did. This drove out a lot of top talent and perpetuated poor management habits.

    Advice to Management

    While in the office there were several new leaders that we're starting to connect with the younger classes. Continue to hear them out and begin to rebuild the relationship between senior mgmt and the new generation.


  11. Review

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. The partners care about your growth in and outside of public accounting.

    Cons

    Being stuck in an industry and not being able to get out if it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the open door policy. It's good to see the culture being implemented but sometimes the replies don't seem genuine.



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