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.  

    Corporate environment handling cut-throat business to survive failing economy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When business was booming, management handled employees as a family environment. To survive failing economy, drastic measures were taken to become a difficult work environment.

    Cons

    To cut back on costs, partners were provided a severance package or to step down to a managerial position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management start from the top. If CEO is not likeable, staff will leave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Employer and people willing to help advance career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Fellow workers and Work life balance, willing to help advance career and achieve goals. Great benefit package with insurance, 401k, education reimbursement and flexible hours

    Cons

    Few non-team member players but they are countered by great benefits and others who are will ing to help. Some what green on common procedural process but is make an effort to correct that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very strong and willing to listen. Takes active role in helping other succeed. Motivational and good leaders, knowledgeable of the subject matter and is always willing to seek someone who is an SME for verification. Great Team of Leaders with Employee focus and direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great people to work with, always a fun enjoyable time with your coworkers. You make a lot of friends there.

    Cons

    Compensation is comparable to the Big 4.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Understaffed; too many hours (plus many weekends); unhealthy lifestyle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with younger demographics. Our miles can be expensed for the long drives to our clients. Free lunch when working on Saturdays at the office during busy season (but only during busy season).

    Cons

    No sick days. Long hours of sitting (weight gain, back problems, etc.). Unrealistic deadlines. Under-budgeted engagements. Understaffed teams. We are expected to eat our billable hours when posting our time sheets. Cell phones are not subsidized even though we use our personal mobile devices for client and team communication. The managers and partners are out of touch with associates and seniors. People think working 65 hours a week is a normal life. We are unable to get enough sleep as well as find the time to exercise while working so much. More notably, we don't have enough leisure outside of the work site for us to pursue other educative interests. I feel as if many public accounting professionals are ignorant about subjects external to their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Distribute the work accordingly. Grant us more PTO days. Pay us overtime. Realize that we have families. Know that we want to learn, read, innovate in other areas outside of work/accounting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nothing special

    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Associate

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

    Pros

    The firm offered good benefits

    Cons

    They don't care about you. Everyone is disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pretend that you firm offers a work life balance. If you can't have regular hours during non tax season there is no balance.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assurance Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great office great people great experience.

    Cons

    Bad coffee. Not much else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience as a Tax Intern for McGladrey, LLP

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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