McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
392 Reviews
3.6
392 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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  

    Beginnings of a great career

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

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

    Pros

    The client opportunities and work experience allows you to develop your personal skillset and take pride in your work. Partners and Directors are always open-door and are great to work with. Employees work with you to help you develop, and the mentor program is great. Overall, outstanding morale at the company. Great training and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Benefits could need some improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into compensation and benefits in comparison to Big 4. Other than that, keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, but very fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great leaders at the top, great bosses, great people, decent pay (not big 4 pay though)

    Cons

    Long hours, multiple travel weeks in a row during busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow hiring to improve work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP as an intern

    Pros

    People are genuine and wholehearted about their work and their culture.

    Cons

    Office is rather small and it didn't seem as though the opportunities are as great as the Big 4

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to begin your professional career.

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management. Many opportunities. Very knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Many long hours (to be expected in public accounting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure new employees receive proper training before being put on projects that are over their heads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job for public accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Tacoma office for over a couple years. Great work life balance, great training, and awesome career growth. Great food and beverages for those long hours during busy season. Great benefits and vacation! Flexible work environment and you can work from home.

    Cons

    Long hours (typical public accounting) and multiple bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get on the same page with each partner/director and with what headquarters is training associates. Often times, headquarters would set one standard and the local offices had another - sometimes each partner/director would do things all differently!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    McGladrey is the best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great company culture. Intelligent people. Huge growth in the company.

    Cons

    Promotions are tough to get.

  8.  

    Not a good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Huge firm, has many resources

    Cons

    My internship consisted of a frustrating struggle to find things to do.

  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great experience within the firm.

    Cons

    Lots of work, but that is going to be the situation in any public accounting firm

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, but advancement was limited/blocked.

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

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good flexibility. Dynamic group. Good marketplace recognition. People in my office group were very friendly. National level talent in technical areas.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity was limited and seemed like a moving target. Compensation was at least 25% below market. It may have been close when I started but was not accelerated as quickly as the market. I left for a 35% increase. It bothered me that the company could get rid of partners with 25-30 years with the firm so readily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose track of market value for people who have been with the firm. You will have to replace them at market, why not keep the ones you rate well in performance reviews?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Good team. Flexible. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Hours. No promoting on teAm from within

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