McGladrey LLP
3.3 of 5 312 reviews
www.mcgladrey.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

McGladrey LLP Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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3.4 37 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams

Joe Adams

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The McGladrey Experience

Consulting Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for less than a year

ProsMcGladrey 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have enjoyed working at McGladrey.

Tax Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are many dedicated, smart, and hardworking people at the company, and it is growing rapidly.

ConsThe busy seasons can be very intense, and it is difficult to have much time to do enjoyable things outside of work during the busy seasons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsGet experience through variety of types of returns, staff people are good to work with and flexible hours

ConsLong working hours during busy season and 40hours of work during non busy season. No bonus for staff.

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Very nice people to work with.

Assurance Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for less than a year

ProsNational firm
Opportunities to travel
Work life balance

ConsLong hours during busy season

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsGood training, coworkers were great as well.

ConsPay was slightly behind market, they work you haaard

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Start to an Accounting Career

Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBroad experience with multiple clients, great training, team oriented environment

ConsNo work life balance, Travel

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on people and not data

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Run, don't walk away.

Assurance Associate (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsThe summer is usually pretty relaxed as long as you can stand up for yourself.

ConsI was asked during my interview if I wanted to travel. I said no. I was sent out of town for 4 weeks in a row during busy season. I spoke with all the partners in our office, and each of them said it would not happen again. Well it did. They don't seem to care who you are or what you want, you're just a source of revenue.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees wants and needs!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work and learn

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsWork life balance and Great people

ConsCons are compensation and brand recognition

Advice to Senior Managementanagement should work on branding the firm so it’s a recognized nationally. Also, it needs to stop comparing itself to Big 4. They don’t compete in the same market place as we do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Educational & FUN

Consulting Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than a year

ProsEver since McGladrey bought back the consulting business from H&R Block, they have been making some major changes on how to operate and they have been growing non-stop. Consulting, unlike Audit and Tax, has an extremely low turn-over. Hours are very reasonable and the people, that's what makes it. The consulting group has some of the most energetic, bright, and passionate people in the business.

-Very bright and passionate co workers. People here are very intelligent and superiors are always very helpful, especially to new hires.
- Upper management is very transparent about issues and events
- Consulting is very laid back, working approx 35-40 hours a week and very low turnover.
- Opportunity to work in various industries and meet many people
- Great work/life balance
- Bonuses are great

Cons- Being on the bench can be boring
- Salary isn't as high as other smaller firms

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Manager, Transaction Services (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time for less than a year

ProsTreat people well
Work Life Balance
Training resources
Opportunities to grow

ConsCould provide better Compensation
Need for a clear bonus structure
Need more dynamic Leaders

Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees better
Expand client base to bigger companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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