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

McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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3.3 312 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams

Joe Adams

(91 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work-life balance is significantly better than what you will get at a Big 4 firm"
    in 41 reviews
  • "Do not work as late of hours as the big 4 with relatively comparable pay and benefits"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year"
    in 31 reviews
  • "I was sent out of town for 4 weeks in a row during busy season"
    in 29 reviews
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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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Great place to work - lots of support

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat support of management - excellent career oportunities. Good culture. People that are willing to work hard are recognized for their work and accomplishments.

ConsIts public accounting - so like all firms there are long hours at certain times of the year. The good people get "rewarded" with more work. However, those rewards are recognized.

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

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Great firm to work for

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsFlexibility, focus on women's initiatives

ConsLong hours, and at times too many internal processes and procedures.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to allow associates the access to have flexible work styles.

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Fast-paced, mid size clients, great professional development, flexibility

Senior Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsProfessional/Personal growth, various industries, mid size clients

Consall cons with public accounting

Advice to Senior Managementhigher bonuses

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

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Right team for the right growth.

Consulting Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

ProsFlexibility, ability to create your own role and your own productivity. Work confidently with support from a large number of SME's and overall incredible pool of knowledge.

ConsProposal process has a lot of reviewers. At times the number of people reviewing a new project before the proposal reaches the customer or potential customer, is often counter productive.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement will vary. I've been fortunate to deal with a great and passionate management team.

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

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Pretty good firm

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McGladrey LLP

ProsYou learn a lot more than you do at the big 4 and you get a chance to get exposed to a lot more things & aspect of the audit

ConsThere are many pieces & clients to juggle at once; workload can be overwhelming

Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on busy season a bit

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

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My experience at McGladrey has been positive.

Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsFlexibility, opportunity to have an impact.

ConsThe number of hours; but that's really more about the profession than the firm.

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

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Great place to work

Administrative Staff (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

ProsTeam environment, everyone works together to get the job done.

ConsI don't have any complaints

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Starting place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McGladrey LLP

ProsGood work life balance, pretty good salary, promote certifications and advanced degrees, direct interaction with partners

Consbenefits aren't that great compared to companies of similiar sizes, bonuses for consulting practices need to be more in line with consulting field in general

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Mostly positive

Consulting Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsVery team focused office, even among different business lines

ConsWork/life balance is a struggle for most of the year

Advice to Senior ManagementThere's such an emphasis on work/life balance, but its impossible to achieve most times of the year based on the workload that's given - the result is a staff that feels management is dishonest.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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