McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is significantly better than what you will get at a Big 4 firm (in 50 reviews)

  • Many opportunities for growth the Big 4 do not have (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year (in 38 reviews)

  • Lots of work, but that is going to be the situation in any public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Limited growth in HR - ICS not considered revenue generating.


  2. Accounting Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides big 4 feel while in a smaller firm.

    Cons

    Immediately kicked out after 40 hours


  3. McGladrey Review

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    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fantastic culture - Good benefits - Strong presence in middle-market

    Cons

    - Limited Int'l opportunity - Minimal presence in Int'l market

    Advice to Management

    Continue in direction you're heading


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Culture and exposure are key. Gain experience fast and face time with the higher ups. Not treated like a number

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as it should be considering the market and the competition

    Advice to Management

    Focus harder on talent retention possibly by raising salaries/ bonuses. Provide incentive for people to stick around


  6. Audit Associate

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. On the job experience.

    Cons

    Busy Seasons. No company cell phone.


  7. File Clerk

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    Former Employee - File Clerk in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity for work and growth.

    Cons

    They will let you go if you do not meet their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. McG

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to start a career in public accounting

    Cons

    busy season can be demanding


  9. Helpful (1)

    TAS senior

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Transaction Support Services
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Transaction Support Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pasted, engaging work. Smart, fun group to work with. Great work flexibility and growth opportunities internally and externally.

    Cons

    Partners can be tough to work with - out of touch with the actual team and can make your life very difficult unintentionally. Have to be willing to travel on a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    Need to streamline the review process and educate partners on the technology used to avoid version control issues and rework on the back end.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Too much focus on Billable hours

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers; you learn a lot within a short period of time. They pay for your CPA exam study materials (Becker) and exam fees the first time (this is pretty standard across most public accounting firms though). I like the middle-market focus.

    Cons

    The long hours in busy season (55-90 hours/week). The strong over-emphasis on the number of hours worked rather than efficiency. If you're a good worker, you get "rewarded" with more work. They preach "the power of being understood" and work/life flexibility, but when it comes right down to it, neither of these fairly apply to the staff.

    Advice to Management

    You should better compensate your employees and take the focus off of billable hours. Provide more time off for the extra hours worked during busy season.


  11. assurance experienced staff - associate level II

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    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, people are very nice and approachable. Los Angeles office is in growth mode.

    Cons

    not as aggressive as other firms - training runs like a big 4, not in house developed.



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