McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall a positive experience, with a large amount of travel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Risk Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Technology Risk Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Frequent promotions based on performance, a variety of projects and clients to work on. Career adviser is your direct manager whose job is to provide your reviews, but not necessarily be your manager in your daily work

    Cons

    Large amount of travel required, the higher you go in the ranks, the more travel there is. Selling is also required past the Supervisor level. Easy to burn out, especially if you have a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Unforgettable Experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Benefits; Some personnel; Learning and Training

    Cons

    Question is : Where do I begin?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give.

  3. No real connection with management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Location and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Mentorship needs work. CA does not assist in aiding in your goal achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review and Train CA personnel better to assist in helping team achieve personal goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great firm with lots of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Large company feel, focused on the middle market. Great leaders who genuinely care about your career development. A growing company with lots of opportunity to move up within the firm.
    Company is focused on recruiting and retaining top-talent; if a high-performing employee is unhappy, firm would rather move them to another practice/location than lose them.

    Cons

    Performance feedback system is somewhat flawed/inconsistent. Limited training tools and offices/regions tend to operate independently as the firm continues to grow through acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction from leadership to ensure consistency in delivery of services across all offices/regions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Provides good public accounting experience with fewer of the cons associated with the Big Four.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate

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

    Pros

    McGladrey offers the diverse industry exposure and service offerings of the Big Four with fewer of the scorch-the-earth managers present at the Big Four.

    Cons

    Occasionally groups can be very disorganized - it very much matters which office you are in. Some offices are full of rock stars with a really tight operation, while others seem to operate more like a struggling regional firm - sometimes acquisitions are bad because you get stuck with all the people that don't know what they're doing. The Chicago and New York offices are the "big leagues" while many of the rest feel like weekend softball leagues.

    Compensation is usually lower than the Big Four firms. Don't listen to the recruiters promising you 40-hour weeks and a fast-track to becoming a partner if you'll take a lateral move over to McGladrey - obviously hot air.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting some more industry veterans into management positions that have diverse experience from other public accounting and financial services firms. Many people are in positions of management simply due to tenure which stifles innovation and simply maintains the status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Coming from another firm in public

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere great; Summers are real nice; Raises have been competitive

    Cons

    Bonus is less than appealing; Travel can be rough and at a moment's notice; Supervisor role really slows down your development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Winter Audit Intern

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    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great Pay and Nice people

    Cons

    Long hours and not a lot of training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    flexible hours, manage own time and schedule.

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, unrealistic expectations.

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Busy Season Intern (Audit)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Vienna, VA
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Vienna, VA

    I worked at McGladrey LLP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people/ team, awesome culture
    - Enjoyed the work
    - Great pay, learned a lot
    - Closer ties to the companies you audit

    * I loved the experience and the people I met throughout this opportunity but I realized it the busy season lifestyle wasn't for me. For an accounting company, I would highly recommend this mid-tier company to anyone going to the accounting path*

    Cons

    - long hours (it's expected of busy season)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Nice compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Nice people great environment

    Cons

    Busy schedule not enough flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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