Grant Thornton Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

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  • Apr 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Houston, Texas

    They call it a "Flexible Time Off". Nothing flexible about it. You have to get approval several weeks in advance and justify your the time. Enough paperwork and approvals to make you just say no thanks, I guess I'll work. Top it off, there is no vacation accrual so if you leave there is not vacation payoff. Worst vacation policy I've ever dealt with and I've been in workforce over 20 years. To add insult to it, they say its so you can "bring your whole self to work", which appears to be code for "we own you"

  • Apr 04, 2017

    The FTO request form requires you to produce a plan for how you will make up the time you have taken. This is not time off, this is time deferred. I preferred having the control of my life, with the FTO policy I am unable to ensure I will ever take a vacation again. Poorly thought out policy, not an incentive to working at this company.

  • Feb 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Associate in Alexandria, Virginia

    The "flexible time off" policy is a scam. GT advertises that they offer "unlimited time off," but don't be fooled. You need partner approval to take more than 5 days, and the utilization targets are so high that you can't really take any time off. Firm holidays count against your utilization, so even if you take NO time off, you are still starting from behind.

  • Feb 10, 2017

    Don't be fooled. Senior leaders are still tracking time off and if you have taken more than "normal" you will be talked to.

  • Oct 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Flexibility and offered within the first year, rather than after first year.

  • Aug 20, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    Sick time comes out of your PTO. You can basically only take time off during the summer.

  • Jul 17, 2016

    Unlimited flexible time off. However if you have work you must finish your your. Hence flexible time off. Working from home is often expected.

  • Feb 20, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Audit Associate in Dallas, Texas

    FTO means that as long as you are not engaged with a client, you stand to take some time off.

  • Jan 15, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Manager in Los Angeles, California

    Best in the accounting industry

  • Nov 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current ICS Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

    The firm previously had 15-22 PTO days but they recently started an unlimited time off policy.

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