McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is significantly better than what you will get at a Big 4 firm (in 50 reviews)

  • Many opportunities for growth the Big 4 do not have (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year (in 38 reviews)

  • Lots of work, but that is going to be the situation in any public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Working at Mcgladrey

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I just started at McGladrey and I love it here. The work environment is great. Focusing on the middle market really differentiates the culture of McGladrey from their competitors. Looking forward to working here for the rest of the summer.

    Cons

    I honestly have not found any cons. The only thing I might say is that the New York office is quite crammed. Hopefully they will be able to change offices or expand within the current building.

    Advice to Management

    I have not been working at McGladrey long enough to give advice to management. Still in the stages of them giving advice to me. I will write another review at the end of the summer.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Beware of this place... not a sales-oriented accounting firm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    First regional sales manager was a very fair and decent person, a pleasure to report to and helped us to try and meet our goals. They are generous with paid time off. Some of the co-workers were very cool people to work with.

    Cons

    There's huge turnover with managers at this firm. We inherited a different sales manager over time and it became painful to report to this person so the team fell apart., it was like watching a train wreck in progress so quite disastrous. There are some managers who don't understand why sales at this accounting firm is important and they refuse to take their blinders off. The marketing dept is a disaster and painful to work with as well.

    Advice to Management

    Certain sales teams needs a new manager. Understand why sales is important and become more sales-oriented.


  3. DO NOT WORK HERE!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

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

    Pros

    Full ownership of work, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Was not trained at ALL, was treated with racial prejudice and had a 2.5 hour commute each way! All this was on top of a bait and switch in the offer letter. Also did not get fully reimbursed for my expenses (and reimbursement process is typically longer than CC billing cycle, you will incur the float)


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stay out of the NY Office if you can

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - being able to work with smaller clients
    - using tax software to prepare returns

    Cons

    - office culture in the NY office is beyond terrible
    - demand you commute to the office on the weekends even if there isn't any work to be assigned
    - no AC during the summer months when told to work on said weekends, stuck using a desk fan
    - Management has little to no personality
    - Management gives you the impression they will work with you and train you but once you are hired and started could care less about you
    - health benefits are the worst i've seen in the industry

    Advice to Management

    The current staff in the NY tax dept now are the main reason why there has been so much attrition. In the few months of my employment I saw multiple managers, supervisors and staff leave because of the culture alone. Does not promote a friendly environment to work in and just makes people want to leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Organizational mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at home when not visiting clients

    Cons

    No organization or procedures in place. High turnover, and the clients know it, so reinventing analysis every year. Upper management either nasty in the wrong role.

    Advice to Management

    I think many of the problems are particular to the New York Office. Midwest and Boston seem to know what time it is.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Interview

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are genuine and wholehearted about their work and their culture.

    Cons

    Office is rather small and it didn't seem as though the opportunities are as great as the Big 4


  8. Good Place to Start Your Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth and exposure to many clients

    Cons

    Management is a bit disorganized


  9. Audit Staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, nice flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Can be unorganized at times, lack of communication in the group as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to launch your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Mid-size firm with Big 4 resources. Lots of learning opportunity with a diverse group of clients in the financial services industry. Tight-knit community. Great benefits package. Will 100% cover your CPA tuition and exam expense.

    Cons

    Be ready to work long hours during busy season. Office space in the NY office can use some work.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible work arrangements would be great.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good for experience, but not if you want a life.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    You will get a lot of experience of specific industries.

    Cons

    It is a national firm that you can get national exposure, but if you do then you will have no one to support you or be able to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Support those that have good work and are involved nationally. Provide actual mentorship for those that are looking for it and try to accept blame for when things happen and not just take the credit for the good.



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