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Grant Thornton Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
1924
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$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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  • We’re proud to announce that Grant Thornton and the Texas Rangers have entered into a multi-year partnership extending through the 2019 season. Learn more at: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdLK Now let's get this season off to a great start!

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    Grant Thornton introduces industry-leading flex time off policy for employees

    CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP today announced a new, industry-leading benefit enhancement that will allow employees to take time off as needed to meet their individual needs instead of a predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days.

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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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    Pros

    Grant Thornton is a diverse firm, and meeting new people within the firm has been one of the greatest highlights of my experience thus far. I have been proud to be a part of a family of employees who treat one another professionally, and are real, down to earth people who care about one another. Besides the new friendships I have made, I have gained a broad experience within the audit department. I have had the opportunity to audit companies across all industries and learned more than I thought possible within a short time span of 2 years.

    Cons

    Busy season hours can vary on a per person basis, but that's to be expected at any public accounting firm, as clients don't all have the same fiscal year. Grant Thornton's culture and willingness to be flexible with it's employees allows for this inconsistency to be over looked.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to lead their staff by example. Continue to be innovative, ahead of the competition, and keep up the integrity which is seen across the firm as a whole. I am proud to work for a firm with an amazing reputation. Keep this up, and there are no limits to where the firm will go in the future.

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Grant Thornton Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

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    -Went to Meet the Firms and spoke to several employees
    -Applied online at GT's website and on campus job board
    -Got the Interview
    -Went to pre interview social with everyone
    - Had conversational interview for about an hour.

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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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