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Grant Thornton Chicago, IL Reviews

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    "Great firm to work for but partner attitudes and behaviors still need to change!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge investment in changing the culture
    Awesome CEO
    Great vision and values
    Amazing people
    A really fun place to work despite being a bunch of accountants and consultants!

    Cons

    Partner attitudes still need to change in a big way. There is too much in-fighting still over who serves which clients with what services. Significant conflicts arise that seem so unnecessary when the good of the client is what matters most.

    Confusing manner of organizing services internally. Also creates unnecessary in-fighting and tension. Tensions rise over which service line should be providing which sub-service. This is an issue in Advisory....not Audit and Tax as these services are more straight forward with a lot less overlap.

    Vacation policy really stinks. Used to be a generous 20 days vacation plus holidays at Manager and below. 25 for Directors. Then they moved to "unlimited time off" based on your professional judgement. Over time, the restrictions put in place and the forms that must be filled out have caused this change to be a huge negative for the employee. They would be better off moving back to the structured number of days approach instead.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons. Fix PTO policy and associated administrative approval process for taking time off. Work on further revisions to Advisory offerings to make sure it is more clear as to which subservicelines take the lead on what type of work. Address cultural barriers at the Partner level that negatively affect how people resources are allocated to proposal opportunities and service delivery.

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Grant Thornton Chicago, IL Salaries

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Grant Thornton Chicago, IL Interviews

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Grant Thornton (Chicago, IL) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Had on-campus interview, then got invited to an office visit/interview. I had two behavioral interviews during my visit. The rest of the day was geared towards why I should choose Grant Thornton.

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