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    Helpful (17)

    "Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, everyone is inclusive and friendly. -The work/life balance is good. Hours are busy, but manageable. Our Flex Time Off policy gives us unlimited time off as long as we are maintaining certain percentage of chargeable hours, which is not hard to do. -Great culture. GT has really stressed culture in recent years. We strive for Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Responsibility, and...

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    Cons

    -It is public accounting, so obviously hours are long (55-70 hours during busy season, 35-50 during off-peak times) -Travel. I am fortunate and only travel about 25% or less, but I know people who are on the road a lot.

    Grant Thornton2018-09-06

    Grant Thornton Response

    September 7, 2018People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! So happy to hear you are able to use our flexibility policies to enjoy work life balance. Our people are awesome too, and it sounds like we are lucky to have you on our team. We will use this feedback to make Grant Thornton an even ...

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  2. "FTO"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recently learned how to utilize . If you are flexible with what days requesting off approval process is quick. Requested time off in later part of September and got an answer back about approval next day.

    Cons

    Started in September, no cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with employees!

    Grant Thornton2019-04-19
  3. "GT review"

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      Current Employee - Audit Associate in Denver, CO

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

      Pros

      Great people, open minded culture, unlimited vacation

      Cons

      can get staffed on bad jobs and have extended busy season

      Grant Thornton2019-05-14
    • "Like any other large accounting firm"

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      Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Mostly all great people who are willing to help/mentor. Many opportunities to work on different types of engagements (speaking from advisory standpoint)

      Cons

      All the requirements of larger Big4 accounting firms, without being able to drop Big4 on your resume. Benefits not great when compared to others in the industry. Recent "staff reductions" have really killed morale

      Grant Thornton2019-05-13
    • "Awful Meetings"

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      Former Employee - International Tax Associate in Dallas, TX

      I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      We didn't have much business when I worked there, so I listened to podcasts all day.

      Cons

      We had to sit through these ridiculous weekly meetings where we used the most buzz words possible to describe how we were helping out the company. Spoiler alert: everyone was super boring. Any type of somewhat controversial opinion was thoroughly discouraged. They force you to go through an "Unfreezing Session" where you sit and tell your feelings to stranger coworkers.

      Advice to Management

      Thaw out the corporate environment, allow your employees to have personalities.

      Grant Thornton2019-05-10
    • "Honest Opinion"

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      Current Employee - Tax Associate in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      There are some great people to work with Offers flexibility to work from home if it makes sense Some Directors and Partners seem to really care about the life of Associates and Seniors outside of work

      Cons

      The hours can be a bit rough, which is expected at a public accounting firm Due to high turnover, currently under staffed causing everyone to be vastly overworked Amount of work and responsibility placed on Associates and Seniors not at all reflected in salary or bonus Bonus was borderline insulting FTO policy is supposed to be a great perk but if you have so much work and responsibility that you know you...

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      Advice to Management

      You have a lot of very talented people at all levels, you lose some of them because talented people know there are work options that exist that allow them to actually have a life outside of the office Hire more people (easier said than done) so less people are overworked and burned out Don't become a victim of groupthink. If you have people that do not have the typical tax personality (confident, outgoing, etc)...

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      Grant Thornton2019-05-01
    • "Decent first job not forever"

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        Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Work life balance, decent perks

        Cons

        FTO, Insanely high utilization, boring project work

        Grant Thornton2019-04-24
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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 2 years

        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
      • Helpful (1)

        "The cons outweigh the pros"

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

        I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great people Open environment Unlimited FTO Great experience I absolutely love the people I work with. They are all so friendly, casual and generally fun to be around.

        Cons

        Low salary Hours worked Unappreciated GT really cares about the money, which I know is how a business functions, but they care TOO much. If you're not charging enough time to clients, you're looked down upon, even if you've been spending non-billable time helping the company progress internally. In the end, money is all that matters. They appreciate the people who want to work 7 days a week, and who have no desire...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to the associates, and show more appreciation. Associates prepare everything, and are often looked over for the hard work that they put in. Pay us more so we're less likely to look for a job elsewhere.

        Grant Thornton2019-04-09
      • "Good"

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

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

        Pros

        Culture, decent pay, learning opportunities

        Cons

        Long hour during peak season

        Grant Thornton2019-02-21
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