McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
382 Reviews
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382 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    No job stability

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the training was good. Some of the assignments were interesting.

    Cons

    Place is a revolving door. Even if you are making the company money, they will eventually send you on your way. If you are not one of the mid-west inner circle, eventually you will be gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find work somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a very nice place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    The only pro I've encountered was the flexibility to work remotely if you are unable to make it to the office/client.

    Cons

    Where do I begin... I will start with communication, which is practically non-existent at the firm even though it is emphasized greatly - employees find out about changes at the last minute (if at all). Leading by the example, the group leaders as well as engagement team management is also very bad, as essential information regarding staffing is dissimilated poorly (such as employees leaving, staff moved to other engagements/staff availability, client communication to managers and/or directors is not forwarded to staff timely, etc). There does not seem to be clear structure of what needs to be done, affecting performance.
    There is also no clear understanding as to what one is expected to do or what was done badly, until it’s time for the year end evaluations. Again, there is no communication between managers and staff. It felt as if this is done on purpose, just to cover all basis in case decision makers decide to reward based on favoritism, rather than performance (favoritism is another issue, but hey that seems to be the case in many firms/companies). Employees are not rewarded for a job well done or going above and beyond; errors are magnified and staff is penalized for errors often caused by miscommunication.
    Firm seems to be very big on hiring staff for the busy season and then lay off in April-may. Training is mostly on the job, and it involves management NOT devoting sufficient time to teach - basically one is left alone with problems and there don’t seem to be anyone who can guide in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication & Employee recognition/retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
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  5.  

    This is a "String of Regional Accounting Firms"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They have a good infrastructure on national training at Q center, and decent employee benefits, and good exposure to clients at even at Jr levels. If you work hard, manager's are not going to stop you. You then get experience you don't get at Big 4 firms, but obviously with less pay. Your best bet is move to HQ in Chicago, or offices in the South or West where the clients in your Line of Business is growing.

    Cons

    It completely depends on which Line of Business you work in. Some just don't get it, while other businesses work cohesively within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue as is and hope to get lucky winning new business through hard sales efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    too much change and not enough strong leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    good office location
    free coffee and tea
    vacation policy is good
    people try to honor work and life balance
    the ipad is pretty cool

    Cons

    cheap with money - bonuses and raises, especially junior people
    systems are old and need upgrading
    leaders are afraid to speak up
    too much dead wood hangin around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to a plan and go for it

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK if you are on the Accounting side, but less so if in Consulting

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

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    I worked with a good team and the benefits were decent. Work - Life balance was, at least in Consulting, doable.

    Cons

    There were a lot of internal politics and posturing. No clear or qualified leadership. No recognition for doing what really mattered - only that which drove artificial goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more, engage them, and realize that they are your biggest asset. Then figure who the best leaders are and let them lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    More good managers are needed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Flexible workplace. Some directors/managers are knowledgeable and helpful..

    Cons

    Training is poor and you learn on your own mostly. Scheduling of workload is messy and is not based on your level and not really aimed to develop you. Getting the products out ASAP is the first priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to motivate staff, fewer changes, fewer layoffs, assess people more fairly based on a job well done.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Directors/Partners are back-stabbers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Certain partners are micro-mangers which adds increasing time to budget and reduces profitability for which the managers are held accountable.

    Cons

    Directors/Partners are back-stabbers. They hold frequent lunch meetings to talk disparigingly about subordintes. Fees charged client and related budgets are unacheivable unless you 'eat' time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by examples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RSM messed up a good business operation in NY

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Just to have a job in this economy.

    Cons

    They treat employees poorly. Everyone is leaving - from the most senior people to junior staff. Employee morale is very low. this includes both the Tax and the Audit divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to respect and value your employees so that they want to work in this environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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