McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
375 Reviews
3.6
375 Reviews
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great job for public accounting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Tacoma office for over a couple years. Great work life balance, great training, and awesome career growth. Great food and beverages for those long hours during busy season. Great benefits and vacation! Flexible work environment and you can work from home.

    Cons

    Long hours (typical public accounting) and multiple bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get on the same page with each partner/director and with what headquarters is training associates. Often times, headquarters would set one standard and the local offices had another - sometimes each partner/director would do things all differently!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to begin your professional career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly management. Many opportunities. Very knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Many long hours (to be expected in public accounting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure new employees receive proper training before being put on projects that are over their heads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    McGladrey is the best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great company culture. Intelligent people. Huge growth in the company.

    Cons

    Promotions are tough to get.

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great experience within the firm.

    Cons

    Lots of work, but that is going to be the situation in any public accounting firm

  6.  

    Audit Staff

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    • 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
  7.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to a wide range of clients, supportive team environment, high level of responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Have to work with a variety of different leaders, some good, some bad. If you don't get put in the right industry out or school you could be in a concentration you don't like and have to transfer to another audit group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to understand the needs and desires of staff better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  9.  

    Fantastic company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    -After having worked at a few different companies throughout my career, I can honestly say McGladrey is by far the best place I have worked
    -Overall the individuals who work at McGladrey are very intelligent AND nice individuals
    -Career growth...especially within the Transaction Advisory area, the ability to continue to grow is amazing.

    Cons

    There are truly no major cons of working at McGladrey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    okay place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    potential to work on top clients early on career.

    Cons

    cam feel like you are just another number cruncher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees better

  11.  

    Big Firm Practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Have access to more resources

    Cons

    long work hours in busy season

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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