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Grant Thornton Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
1924
Company - Private
Accounting
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Imagine a work environment where you can thrive professionally and personally. At Grant Thornton, you’re not just a consultant or an accountant, but a parent, a philanthropist, a musician, a biker. Maybe you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an animal lover or a ... Read more

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  • Business people in a people business.

    We never forget that our colleagues are not just brilliant at what they do in business; they're brilliant people, full-stop.

    That's why we invest in them and are proud to sponsor their attendance to professional development and networking events like the 2017 Out & Equal Workplace Conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

    So stop by our booth and say hi to the team. ��

    —30+ days ago
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Grant Thornton – Why Work For Us?


We solve problems.
We are a leading audit, tax and advisory firm that helps dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Our teams use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find the right solutions for their businesses.


Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 38,500 Grant Thornton people in more than 120 countries are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. - See more at: http://www.grantthornton.com/about-us/firm-facts.aspx#sthash.76mJfydi.dpuf
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 38,500 Grant Thornton people in more than 120 countries are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. - See more at: http://www.grantthornton.com/about-us/firm-facts.aspx#sthash.76mJfydi.dpuf
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 38,500 Grant Thornton people in more than 120 countries are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. - See more at: http://www.grantthornton.com/about-us/firm-facts.aspx#sthash.76mJfydi.dpuf

Find out what sets our firm apart, and why you should join us.


We want you to be your whole self, in and out of the workplace.
At Grant Thornton, our people are talented, intellectually curious and driven to make things better for our clients, our community and our firm. It's one of the reasons our people are proud to work here. From day one, you have the opportunity to contribute to our results and have your voice heard.

We have a healthy, high-performance culture where people feel valued, respected and encouraged to contribute all their unique abilities. Up and down the organization, we support your quality of life and your unique aability to contribute. We challenge you -- and we support you -- to do and be your best in and out of the workplace.

Come thrive professionally and personally in a collaborative, vibrant and inclusive culture, where you can make a difference every day.



We live (and work) by our values.
At Grant Thornton, we are bound together by a set of global values and supporting behaviors that shape the way we work with our clients, with each other and within our communities. These values are:

  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Agility
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Our values are the foundation of each step we take toward as a leading firm serving dynamic organizations. They are the bedrock of our culture as a modern organization that is inclusive, respectful, flexible and where employees can truly and fully be themselves.

Build a strong foundation for growth.
Starting your career on the right foot is important. You want to grow with a firm that’s interested in your long-term professional development. That's us. We'll help you learn the technical skills that will grow your career, and provide guidance, mentorship and inspiration along the way. You will gain valuable experience by working alongside our approachable, available leaders, and through formal leadership and technical training courses.

We are committed to your growth. Learn more about our career development and career mobility.


Flexible time off. Really.
In November 2015, we introduced a new flexible time off policy, instead of a predetermined set of paid time off days. Our employees don't need to deplete their PTO banks to take a special trip or take care of family obligations. We are the first public accounting and consulting firm to move away from the traditional paid time off model in an industry focused on utilization.

We do this because we trust our employees to manage their own time, which in turn allows them to return to work refreshed, with better ideas and solutions for clients. It's one more way we encourage you to bring your whole self to work. You decide when and how much time you need to pursue your passions. Go ahead, climb Kilimanjaro. Go to the beach. Reconnect with your kids.

See how employees reacted to the new policy when we shared the news! (Spoiler alert: They were delighted.)

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    This firm has exceed all my expectations. I came from a Banking background to the Consulting world and am amazed at the cultural differences. This is a lean, entrepreneurial firm where they value their staff as the true engines of growth that we are. Actions speak louder than words and GT gets it.

    Cons

    It is a fast-paced culture that rewards entrepreneurial drive. This is not a place for followers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your focus on the quality of life initiatives that you have in place and the staff will continue to support you

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    Met with a greeter while waiting for the interviewer and discussed any questions I had about the program. When we finished, she brought me back to the interviewer. The interviewer was very nice and made the interview conversational.

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Grant Thornton Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Most Attractive Employers in the U.S., Universum, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother, 2016
  • Vault Accounting 50, Vault, 2016
  • Vault Accounting 50, Vault, 2016
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