McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great overall culture. Co-workers genuinely enjoy each other's company, to the point where friendships extend beyond the office. Happy hours and social events are regularly scheduled within the company but people get together by choice as well. Being in the trenches with people that you can share a genuine laugh with makes the late nights much more bearable. Salaries are competitive and in line with other major accounting firms. Career opportunities and promotions are very obtainable if you put the years in.

    Cons

    The typical grudges against public accounting apply. 8 hour days are virtually non existent, as would be expected. The worst part is the hierarchy of power. If your superior still has work to do, you aren't going anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Trust that the employees you have chosen to hire are capable of getting quality work done. The number of hours of work a superior has should not dictate the number of hours it takes everyone else to get their work done.


  2. A Middle-Market "Big Four" Feel

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although McGladrey is largest middle-market public accounting firm, the promotion process is much less structured than firms on this size. For example, instead of only getting promoted to senior associate after 2 years, if you express your desire for a promotion and work with your career advisor to accomplish specific goals, you could potentially get the promotion much quicker. Also, McGladrey doesn't limit the amount of each level of employee which they employ, which means you don't have to wait for position to open up in order to be promoted.

    Cons

    McGladrey has been growing tremendously in the past few years, which is fantastic as far as job security is concerned; however, the tremendous growth also means the company is understaffed in its highest growth areas. This severe understaffing in certain groups doesn't seem to be getting better any time soon due to turnover and what seems like no desire to address this issue by partners. This makes busy seasons even worse than those experienced by the Big Four - even though this is a middle-market-focused company - so those seeking a smaller-fiirm feel should no longer come to this firm.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to listen to avoid becoming a "Big Four-esque" company. McGladrey markets itself to potential employees as a middle market public accounting firm, but is quickly moving toward the feel of a Big Four company with respect to the number of busy season hours-per-week, lack of work-life balance, and level of disgruntlement for lower-level staff.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, flexible, great benefits, no drama

    Cons

    Have to pay for parking in downtown mpls


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  5. Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance relative to the Big-4; Company is open to change and improvement with processes; Ability to be exposed to wide range engagements;

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as Big-4;


  6. Helpful (1)

    Come work here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, growth potential, connection with middle-market clients, experiencing the entire project from start to finish, staff technical ability, lack of egos

    Cons

    Confusing matrix organizational structure, lack of compensation visibility, antiquated IT infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Investment in IT infrastructure will increase efficiency and employee satisfaction, basically paying for itself. Include more levels other than partner regarding company's strategic vision and policy decision making


  7. Great company with many opportunities for growth and development

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

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, talented employees, and many resources available to everyone

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season


  8. Tax

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Nice culture, Good clients

    Cons

    Long hours, Can be a difficult commute in the winter


  9. Lead tax associate

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

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great communication from managers on how you are doing.

    Cons

    Tax season is always a rough time if year but McGladrey helps make the time bearable.


  10. Cool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Better incentives for young employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    Beware of this place... not a sales-oriented accounting firm

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

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    First regional sales manager was a very fair and decent person, a pleasure to report to and helped us to try and meet our goals. They are generous with paid time off. Some of the co-workers were very cool people to work with.

    Cons

    There's huge turnover with managers at this firm. We inherited a different sales manager over time and it became painful to report to this person so the team fell apart., it was like watching a train wreck in progress so quite disastrous. There are some managers who don't understand why sales at this accounting firm is important and they refuse to take their blinders off. The marketing dept is a disaster and painful to work with as well.

    Advice to Management

    Certain sales teams needs a new manager. Understand why sales is important and become more sales-oriented.



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