McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & 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. IT Consultant

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    McGladrey has a great culture and employs many people across the US and world. Very flexible and many different departments should you want to change.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons for this company at this time. I have enjoyed everything with this company

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Senior tax associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great people, really want you to succeed in your career. Will help you if you ask for it

    Cons

    Large firm office problems, very competitive and people will do whatever to protect their turf.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A Great, Forward-thinking Firm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    McGladrey has an excellent brand identity and they provide opportunities to network nationally with counterparts in different geographic locations. They offer all of the major services so an employee can really obtain a diverse public accounting experience.

    Cons

    It is a big firm and at times an employee may feel like just a number. However, McGladrey makes a decent effort to provide recreational activities for its' employees such as golf outings and holiday parties. Such a relationship between the employee and employer should be expected in such a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the same forward outlook on the industry. The firm seems well-positioned to continue its' growth. Keep investing in your employees.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    My McGladrey experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunities for advancement
    -Company culture and people are terrific
    -Management financially rewards hard work
    -Good training, both for new hires and long time employees
    -Management/Partner group truly wants you to succeed
    -Excellent learning opportunities
    -Lots of PTO offered
    -Good benefits including great Company HSA match

    Cons

    -Long hours both during busy season and outside of busy season
    -Small bonuses, but large raises
    -401k match is mediocre, in line with industry, but nothing special
    -Partner track does seem very long
    -Work-life balance is not what is advertised


  6. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Young and fast paced

    Cons

    None at the moment


  7. Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Workplace is very relaxed and comfortable. Can joke around with co-workers

    Cons

    Salary isn't in line with other competitors

    Advice to Management

    attempt to adjust salary to match other competitors. We understand it can't be exactly the same but keep it in the ballpark.


  8. Great Company

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, fair compensation. All the team members are very willing to help you advance in your career. Partners have a great open door policy.

    Cons

    Consulting is a hard-driving area of McGladrey. There is a large focus on billable hours.


  9. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Eagan, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young culture, lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Long hours with no incentive for going over charge hour goal


  10. Great people, headed in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I found most of the people to be great, benefits were competitive and the work environment in my office was great.

    Cons

    Due to how the firm grew, many offices still retain the culure of the respective old firm from that office. This resulted in an inconsistent qualty of people/attitude across the firm. Also didn't seem to have the bet people running the technology side of the house, although the IT folks in the trenches were dedicated and

    Advice to Management

    What's up with the name change? You just spent years and millions telling people that McGladrey was a player!


  11. Mcgladrey newb

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth and opportunities. Variety of projects.

    Cons

    Technology needs updating! More locations needed

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees



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