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    "Grant Thornton - Reality is very different from the sales pitch"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton for more than a year

    Pros

    Aware that there is a need to change the environment/culture so training is a big part of the organization.

    Cons

    People are very separated and there is a huge mindset from leaders that is very different from the training given to change the culture. The organization was misleading about the role and work done in the FS group. Doesn't seem the organization has the maturity in the industry to really grow as they want to outside of the Accounting/Audit/BAS groups.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and develop clear expectations of roles and work you for people you hire. Remove the "we hire your friends" mentality and monitor the types of incentives that promote unfavorable behaviors that separate and devalue employees.

    Grant Thornton2016-11-17
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    "Great Culture and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people and company culture. Many opportunities for firm involvement and career advancement.

    Cons

    High utilization targets. Certain projects don't allow for flexible schedules or remote work.

    Grant Thornton2019-03-30
  2. "Changing Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Management is very open and helpful. - Roundtables are fair; not cutthroat like some other firms I have been in. - FTO is great and reasonable, so long as you plan. - Good mix of large and medium sized clients. - Good work/life balance with management support. - Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    - Culture is changing, for the worse. - Often very reactive, not proactive. - Can become siloed if there is no one else in the office or if you are at the client site by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your success comes from your employees. Many people who have been with the firm for years are leaving because the culture has changed. Be transparent. If there are layoffs, then address them first with your employees instead of shoving the culture journey down our throats. No one will care about the culture if there are layoffs happening.

    Grant Thornton2019-06-14

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