McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
359 Reviews
3.6
359 Reviews
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McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams
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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 45 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year (in 34 reviews)

  • I was sent out of town for 4 weeks in a row during busy season (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good For A Stepping Stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    The people are great and you will learn a lot from each engagement. In the summer you will have some down time to recoup from busy season. If you need a flex schedule they are more than willing to accommodate. The raises are a decent % however, the work load just gets harder.

    Cons

    Personal growth can be a challenge if you don't get into the "A Team" your first busy season or if you rub a certain partner the wrong way it can destroy your career at McGladrey. Some people are outgoing and will teach/help you with something even if your not working on their client but most are too overwhelmed with their own work and would rather just finish your work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training received on the job needs to improve. The week long training is helpful but it doesn't cover most issues that are encountered at clients. Often in-charges and managers have no time to assist you and really walk through things so you can really take away from the experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great office great people great experience.

    Cons

    Bad coffee. Not much else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience as a Tax Intern for McGladrey, LLP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  New Bern, NC
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New Bern, NC

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the New Bern office. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, as well as intelligent. You could tell they cared about your future, as well as your future with McGladrey. The office environment was more laid back than say the Charlotte office.

    Cons

    Long hours during tax season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More review notes for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assurance Associate

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

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

    Pros

    As a staff, the work hours are flexible.

    Cons

    There is definitely a lack of training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement in the training structure is a must.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tax Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    No crazy charge hour goals like big 4, good balance of life & work, has flexible work option so worktime could be flexible.

    Cons

    Not exciting bonus, salary raise is nominal. Firm is still working to differentiate itself so to outstand competitors so policies could be confusing. Turnover is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to retain talants (motivations thru real bonuses & real raise of base).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Assoc

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people who you can learn a lot from. Pretty good company overall.

    Cons

    In emerging departments, complete lack of organization. Work life balance is sometimes not existent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for. They treat employees very nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Office culture, professional growth opportunities, great learning experience

    Cons

    Work-life balance: busy season is extremely hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the work-life balance during busy season was taken more serious so as jobs plannings. As such seniors wouldn't have to work 85 hours per week to meed deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    I Love working here at McGladrey

    Cons

    Currently I do not see any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love

  10.  

    It was worth the time

    • 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

    Pros

    You will get good exposure

    Cons

    There can be lack of clear communication

  11.  

    Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    career advisor is very supportive

    Cons

    nobody really talks to you because they are busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a more employee friendly culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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