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"professional company"

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Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

Pros

professional people and professonal experience

Cons

no comment, I see only positives

Advice to Management

appreciate their effors,

Other Employee Reviews for Grant Thornton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awful place to work for unless you are incompetent C- player."

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a C- player you might like this place since you are working with C- Leadership and partners who are followers and not leaders who do not have a long term vision or care about its people.

    Cons

    In the last few years the firm has changed its direction many times, GT leadership does not have a clear vision and cant even identify its target market. The leadership is very short visioned the partners do not care about the company and the only thing they care about is how to cash out as much as possible. Extreme amount of turnover most of the people who are currently there have been with the firm for less than 4 years. It is a revolving door since there is no growth opportunities, and no development.

    Advice to Management

    Change Leadership


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Cohesive Leadership, Individual Fiefdoms"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton LLP is a marketplace. Within that marketplace are many different groups and cultures that operate independent of each other, and independent of any higher leadership. If you can find (on your own) a group for which you are a good fit, you may have a very good work experience.

    Cons

    It is a marketplace. Once you are hired you are on your own. You are put in a little cubicle and that's it. You must then figure out how to (once again) market yourself to get a job on an existing engagement. You have to peddle yourself, the same as you did to get the position at GT to begin with. It is a cold and alien environment. Even as you are sending out tons of e-mails to various engagement managers to conduct meet and greet interviews, the firm is continuing to hire more people for whom there are no open jobs. The absence of company loyalty to their employees, despite lip service, is quite astonishing. It is better to look for a firm that is committed to you once you are hired.

    Advice to Management

    Exercise true leadership, commit to the staff you have hired. Include in your cost analysis the cost of turnover, loss of talented and proven consultants. As you churn your people, understand that they go to your competitors, and go to work at current and future client sites. Many former employees remember their experience, and will be in a position to select or deselect this firm.

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