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"Global Public Sector"

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Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The staff are friendly and cordial to each other and you virtually always have the ability to work at your home office.

Cons

The work is not interesting or rewarding, it is hard to leave a project even after a year or more, and the staff turnover is quite high.

Advice to Management

I work in the government practice, which has no synergy at all with the accounting firm. The CEO is not relevant to our work and does not show much respect for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Grant Thornton International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "GT is not the Big 4, which has its pluses and minuses"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GT is a mid-tier firm, and the culture is a lot more relaxed than the Big 4. Managers and partners are expected to spend more time in the field serving clients. Client issues do not get bottlenecked at the national office, and just about anyone is accessible with in the firm.

    Cons

    Staff/Seniors generally do not see to the completion of their client assignment. The staff scheduling process is a nightmare, and most of the backoffice functions are lacking. As a manager, I often have to type and proofread my own statements. I still have figured out an easy way to manage budgets and billings, as our system reports are not very user friendly. Our audit software does not allow the team to work collaboratively.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more in infrastructure and back office support.


  2. "Have Thic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Variety of clients
    -Numerous career paths
    -Access to resources
    -Experience
    -Mostly nice people

    Cons

    -No work life balance
    -The bad apples can ruin the "people" factor
    -Compensation
    -Very hierarchal
    -Your self-esteem takes a beating
    -In Chicago, the firm tries so hard to be Big 4 but they have no idea how. Result is numerous inefficiencies and a whole "little brother" syndrome with the partners

    Advice to Management

    Stop alienating the staff. Make them feel like part of the team and try and show some compassion every once in a while. It's hard on everyone, not just management

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