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Grant Thornton Atlanta Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Much better work life balance than big 4 firms (in 146 reviews)

  • Great people that are always nice to you (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is of course difficult during the busy times/season (in 83 reviews)

  • Long hours however flexible time off is helpful (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Senior associate - advisory"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay, broad experience. Exposure to variety of clients and industries. Plenty of room for growth assuming you can sell.

    Cons

    Limited brand recognition and therefore limited engagement opportunities. Working predominately with middle market clients with few opportunities to do true consulting work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the practice and go after the big fish.


  2. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture Transformation process and exposure to various levels of a project and clients early in your career

    Cons

    Leadership not really living the values


  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, need more work

    Cons

    need more work, obsessed with culture

    Advice to Management

    keep the culture conversations down


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  5. "Technology Solutions Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Company events are fun (formal holiday party, end of busy season baseball games in a suite & happy hours, etc.)

    Cons

    Heavily dependent on Oracle product implementation. Pipeline is exceedingly dry, so enjoy the bench life!

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many college graduates. The pipeline of projects you have call for experienced professionals!


  6. "If you are going to be in public accounting this is the place to do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The firm has created a culture that promotes a fun, open work environment where the individual matters and has the opportunity to pursue their goals inside and outside the firm.

    Cons

    This is public accounting, so you can expect work weeks to exceed the usual 40.

    Grant Thornton Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – People & Culture

    Awesome! It is so wonderful to hear about your positive experience at Grant Thornton. Thank you for your feedback and your enthusiasm. It sounds like we are lucky to have you at our firm!


  7. "Good for Public Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People and Culture, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    compensation and transparency, no incentives to perform well

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain talent you'll need to comp them better and give them incentives to perform well.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    The Partners group driving sales and marketplace presence are second to none in identifying dynamic opportunities. The Companies Grant Thornton serves are those that provide opportunities for accelerated learning opportunities and career advancement. Compensation is provided in line with value provided by the individual professional. The audit practice has a strong "family" feel, as out of working hours coworkers will be found participating in intramural sports, or other activities.

    Cons

    Working at any public accounting firm, there will be pressures to take on as much (or more) than you can handle. The office runs lean on talent.


  9. "Not bad to start"

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    Former Employee - BAS Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - BAS Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of clients, travel if you like that sort of thing

    Cons

    You'll mostly work on SOC reports if you are in the BAS group


  10. "Compensation and Equity Consultant"

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    Former Freelancer - Experiemced Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Freelancer - Experiemced Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A variety of opportunity with the firm to grow professionally and expand ones skill set.

    Cons

    Lack of boundaries and work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance to retain key talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Typical big public accounting environment"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The network, connections, and resources of this firm have definitely benefited me. I have not had the experience of working in Big4 or any other public accounting firm, so I can't say how it is relative to those.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Many decisions that affect your growth are determined by how you assimilate into the cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. Minorities are extremely underrepresented at all levels in the firm. Have partners, not just seniors/managers invested in the growth of associates from the very beginning.


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