McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
402 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great people, relaxing environment and in a great convenient location to the Metra

    Cons

    Benefits are minimal. There's so many more benefits you can get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Work-life balance rocked my socks

    Cons

    None, can't complain about anything here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Assurance Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning and great group of people

    Cons

    Does not seem to have a standard set of audit procedures. Everyone one has there own special touches or ways they like to see things. This caused some frustration as you moved team to team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more standard working paper. Seemed like every team had a different approach. Its a waste of time have to adjust to each senior.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have had an incredibly good experience working at McGladrey. They offer an abundance of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Flexible time off, upward mobility and promotions, culture is a huge part of the company which is overwhelmingly positive

    Cons

    Not standardized across the firm like Big 4, but working towards the same methodologies and structure. Unclear expectations at times because they can feel like management is still figuring it out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at McGladrey

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Good People and nice environment

    Cons

    Bad compensation and old technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work/Life Balance at McGladrey

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    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Encourages entrepreneurial spirit. You get to work with a lot of different technologies.

    Cons

    The expectation is that you work normal hours during the day and continue working when you are at home at night. Goals are based on a 50 hour work week minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overworked

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good bond created with starting class

    Cons

    Management takes on too many Clients with too few people to staff the jobs. Seniors especially get overworked with impractical demands for hours and schedules that are way too busy. Work life balance does not exist. Work IS life at McG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work. Great experience earned here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great culture; great partner/director group; great exposure to different industries

    Cons

    Very Long hours; significant travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to begin career

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    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many types of projects

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations and responsibility for first years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved Performance Review process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Couldn't be happier

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    The firm has great values and they truly believe in them and promote them from the top down. For instance, the value of stewardship is lived up to through various volunteer opportunities and firm sponsored events. The firm does do a good job promoting work life balance and in my experience really cares about their employees. For being the fifth largest firm, the firm does a great job of giving employees meaningful client experiences from day 1, and employees will get experiences and responsibilities they would not get at Big 4. Compensation increases are fair and sometimes very high with bonuses. There are a lot of training opportunities and other great opportunities for those who want them.

    Cons

    It is public accounting, and there will sometimes be long hours. The flip side of that is that when it is not busy, you are encouraged to go on vacation and take time for yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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