McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
383 Reviews
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383 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time (in 48 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • or there was nothing to do; minimal work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Quite often, I felt like I was pledging a fraternity, not working for a major public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to a wide range of clients, supportive team environment, high level of responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Have to work with a variety of different leaders, some good, some bad. If you don't get put in the right industry out or school you could be in a concentration you don't like and have to transfer to another audit group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to understand the needs and desires of staff better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for. They treat employees very nice

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office culture, professional growth opportunities, great learning experience

    Cons

    Work-life balance: busy season is extremely hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the work-life balance during busy season was taken more serious so as jobs plannings. As such seniors wouldn't have to work 85 hours per week to meed deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sr. Assoc

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great people who you can learn a lot from. Pretty good company overall.

    Cons

    In emerging departments, complete lack of organization. Work life balance is sometimes not existent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience will depend on the region and the practice - needs more consistency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to develop expertise in mid-market, this is the firm for you. They are not looking to be with the Big Four.

    Cons

    Highly regionalized and there's not much cross-selling and cross-functional teaming. Industry specialization is not quite there yet. There is a knowledge gap between them and the Big Four.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners need to live the brand and firm-wide strategy on a consistent basis. Firm values and mission are well developed, but the roll out has not been inconsistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    McGladrey has been a great place to start my career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive leadership, cross-training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized, lack of global recognition, too many inconsistencies across regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to shore up the inconsistencies and focus on retaining your stars and the rest will take care of itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    McGladrey LLP is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to gain lots of experience. Clear promotion track. Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season. Some traveling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, Underpaid, Underappreciated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible summer hours allow for a healthy work life balance during the off season as well as the lull before February.

    Cons

    McGladrey will run you to the ground and not compensate you for any of your hardwork, dedication or excellence. They treat their managers the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I enjoy my time at McGladrey in the IT side of things.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to move up in the company, and there are plenty fo projects to be a part of to expand your knowledge of the IT field.

    Cons

    Senior management has no idea what it takes to complete the day to day tasks. They strictly just look at metrics when evaluating you and at times it feels like we are underappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often with the teams, just to at least show you know what we are all involved in to keep the lights on everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The McGladrey Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    McGladrey provides the breadth of experience that a young accountant should want, but still hasa lot of the influence that comes with a big four firm. They provide a great work-life balance, allowing 18 PTO days when you start, and providing flexible week schedules.

    Cons

    Some projects you work on might end up being a bit dull, but usually you end up working on something else soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Advisory Serv. Associate at McGladrey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is really good to work with. Open door policy and event outings really make for good working relationships with others in the department, and director's know and communicate with even the newest associates.

    Cons

    Public accounting hours are not for everyone. No matter your team, you are going to work long, hard hours. Due to lack of training, poor team dynamic, and unrealistic goals, team's are often frustrated and individual's are not put in an opportunity to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to cross utilize your employees into other groups. That opportunity was presented to me upon hiring, but was not available once I was in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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