McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
392 Reviews
3.6
392 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time (in 50 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • or there was nothing to do; minimal work-life balance (in 38 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.  

    Interview

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP as an intern

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Start Your Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth and exposure to many clients

    Cons

    Management is a bit disorganized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Audit Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to launch your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Flexible work arrangements would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical public accounting experience

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

    I worked at McGladrey LLP as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to upper management since it's a smaller firm

    Cons

    A lot of clients are in the suburbs so if you are living in the city, you may spend a good portion of your life commuting.

  8.  

    McGladrey pays above market, and has amazing culture. GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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

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

    Pros

    - Great salary (competitive) and excellent benefits (Best 401(k) in public accounting)
    - Best firm culture I have experienced
    - Excellent training's
    - Coaches really care and work with coachees so they can be successful
    - Lots of opportunities for bonuses, promotions, and experience in different industries
    - Great clients, with a lot of opportunity to gain client experience
    - Very flexible with CPA Exam studying, and highly support employees to get it done
    - Very flexible with PTO, and really prides itself on the work/life balance
    - Partners and upper level management are very approachable and follow up with lower level employees upon being hired to make sure all is going well

    Cons

    - Not the best tasting coffee in the office
    - Sometimes to many training's and conferences makes scheduling tough
    - Internet always seems to go out in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, just keep up the great work. I am very happy with McGladrey and my decision to join the firm several years ago, as you can tell by the cons above (nothing significant). VERY HAPPY with how this company is run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, slower pace than big4 but slow learning curve to match

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

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

    Pros

    Its in a Good location
    If you chose to make it a priority, good Work life balance

    Cons

    Definitely below market pay and due to large staff turnover, understaffed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    "Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time. The hours here are better than most places. I averaged about 60 billable hours/week during busy season. I don't have a complaint about my compensation and the people I work with are great

    Cons

    Name recognition. The name isn't as well know as some of McG's competitors. I work in one of the largest offices and at times I feel like just an employee number to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    they could be so much better

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on level, if you have proven you're good there is a certain amount of autonomy. The company has good learning tools and the technical aspects of national announcements are quite good and enable one to have a working knowledge of new pronouncements easily. From a technical standpoint they try to get things right.

    Cons

    Depending on the partner and your level there may be a certain amount of work done without a clear reason or end goal. There is constant pressure to stay within unrealistic budgets driven by low fees demanded by clients to stay with McGladrey. There is pressure to be a rainmaker. Once management has decided you will not go further they lose touch because you're only machinery & eqpt. to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management - especially in NY

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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