McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.3 345 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

McGladrey LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams

Joe Adams

(109 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place if you're stupid or lazy.

    Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWhile it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary. But they will screw you out of everything else annual bonuses, PTO payouts, referral bonuses, promotions, etc. It will also be hard to get busy if you do anything other than simple compliance. They should have stuck with H&R Block.

    ConsFrom top to bottom, the place is full of idiots. It's the least well run place I've ever encountered outside of the government. The have no strategy. They can't execute. The work is simple. Oh, clients hate them. At least 30% of clients I worked for fired us. Local industry connections all said we did bad work and wouldn't hire us again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeet you obligations. Figure out how to do more than compliance. Don't promote awful people just because they have a Big 4 background. Act like a national firm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The McGladrey Experience

    Consulting Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsMcGladrey provides the breadth of experience that a young accountant should want, but still hasa lot of the influence that comes with a big four firm. They provide a great work-life balance, allowing 18 PTO days when you start, and providing flexible week schedules.

    ConsSome projects you work on might end up being a bit dull, but usually you end up working on something else soon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Risk Advisory Serv. Associate at McGladrey

    Risk Advisory Services Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsManagement is really good to work with. Open door policy and event outings really make for good working relationships with others in the department, and director's know and communicate with even the newest associates.

    ConsPublic accounting hours are not for everyone. No matter your team, you are going to work long, hard hours. Due to lack of training, poor team dynamic, and unrealistic goals, team's are often frustrated and individual's are not put in an opportunity to succeed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to cross utilize your employees into other groups. That opportunity was presented to me upon hiring, but was not available once I was in the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work - lots of support

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat support of management - excellent career oportunities. Good culture. People that are willing to work hard are recognized for their work and accomplishments.

    ConsIts public accounting - so like all firms there are long hours at certain times of the year. The good people get "rewarded" with more work. However, those rewards are recognized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Right team for the right growth.

    Consulting Senior Associate (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsFlexibility, ability to create your own role and your own productivity. Work confidently with support from a large number of SME's and overall incredible pool of knowledge.

    ConsProposal process has a lot of reviewers. At times the number of people reviewing a new project before the proposal reaches the customer or potential customer, is often counter productive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement will vary. I've been fortunate to deal with a great and passionate management team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great firm to work for

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, focus on women's initiatives

    ConsLong hours, and at times too many internal processes and procedures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to allow associates the access to have flexible work styles.

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    Fast-paced, mid size clients, great professional development, flexibility

    Senior Audit Associate (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsProfessional/Personal growth, various industries, mid size clients

    Consall cons with public accounting

    Advice to Senior Managementhigher bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou learn a lot more than you do at the big 4 and you get a chance to get exposed to a lot more things & aspect of the audit

    ConsThere are many pieces & clients to juggle at once; workload can be overwhelming

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on busy season a bit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at McGladrey has been positive.

    Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsFlexibility, opportunity to have an impact.

    ConsThe number of hours; but that's really more about the profession than the firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly positive

    Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsVery team focused office, even among different business lines

    ConsWork/life balance is a struggle for most of the year

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's such an emphasis on work/life balance, but its impossible to achieve most times of the year based on the workload that's given - the result is a staff that feels management is dishonest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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