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Grant Thornton International CEO Peter Bodin
Peter Bodin
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance with good pay(in 33 reviews)

  • "Unlike in Big 4 where you can get lost in the crowd(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance is a little off(in 23 reviews)

  • "You work (and probably learn) as much as on a Big 4 but you don't get as much salary or recognition on your CV(in 34 reviews)

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  1. A great place to work

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time

      Pros

      People oriented, nurtures growth both personally and professionally

      Cons

      Not many cons. The accounting field can be a busy one. The people make the difference.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time

        Pros

        Good firm. Good location and great people

        Cons

        Hours can be long. Too much politics.

        Advice to Management

        Please reduce hours.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time

        Pros

        more responsibility, got more exposure into different fields

        Cons

        too much overtime, less work life balance

        Advice to Management

        reason for excessive overtime is need more resources,

      • Salary survey

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time

          Pros

          Challenging, rewarding, good environment, strategic

          Cons

          Demanding, compensation, hours, career progression

        • Incredibly Pleasant Place to Work

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          Current Employee - GTIL Support in Chicago, IL
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

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

          Pros

          There are many opportunities to prove yourself as a strong worker, it's a beautiful office in the Loop, there are many friendly co-workers to meet, and BRGs (Business Resource Groups) to facilitate.

          Cons

          IT is kind of a mess, and the lines between GTI and GT US can blur for many individuals.

        • Great company

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Good work is appreciated and recognized

          Cons

          Can't think of any cons

        • Associate Adviser

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Grant Thornton International

            Pros

            Good support for career progression

            Cons

            Fee focused. Referral opportunities get lost

          • Great company

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            Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time for more than 4 years

            Pros

            Work life balance (some times) good coworkers

            Cons

            Hours during peak seasons Unfair peer feedback

            Advice to Management

            More Upward feedback

          • Helpful (1)

            My first year

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            Current Employee - Audit Associate in Irvine, CA
            Recommends
            Neutral Outlook
            Approves of CEO

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

            Pros

            People & Culture, Work experience (variety of industries and working on every part of an audit) and opportunities to bring your strengths to the office (recruiting, community service, culture & diversity, etc.) Also, the buddy/coach system helps a lot with long term career growth as you have 2 people to go to for advice on how to further your career. Despite the lengthy Cons & Advice sections, I could not be more happy...

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            Cons

            FTO plan is great in theory but tough in application. PTO (accrual format) feels more like you've earned the time off, while FTO feels like you're taking time from the firm. Also, short term/immediate performance feedback (& expectations) is completely dependent on your senior in-charge (so either non-existent or really great depending on the individual). There is also a lack of workload balance at each level; high achievers...

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            Advice to Management

            I believe the new ratings scale (essentially 1-3) is inefficient as the over achievers have less incentive to continue to push themselves harder than their peers, which leads to the bigger issue. The workload balance (mentioned in the cons section) results in two negative effects: high achievers get burned out and low achievers don't get the opportunity to improve. The job budget focus leads to seniors wanting only the...

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          • Promotes within company. Great place to work.

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook

            I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time

            Pros

            Promotes from within; good training opportunities.

            Cons

            Can be long hours during busy season.

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