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Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, good culture, good training (in 27 reviews)

  • People are good pros of big 4 without cons of (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • But a better work culture than some of the Big 4 (in 31 reviews)

  • long hours, lack of flexibility (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Promotes within company. Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time

    Pros

    People
    Opportunities
    International Company
    Exposure to different clients

    Cons

    Need to provide time for on the job training


  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time

    Pros

    Great values! Strong and compassionate leaders.

    Cons

    long hours, lack of flexibility


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  5. "Director of Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Technology in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Technology in Miami Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with a multicultural viewpoint as people are distributed around the world. Those below the leader are very open minded people and willing to work with everyone. Leadership simply do not care.

    Cons

    The company is in the process of disbanding the leadership organization that manages all firms. Working at GTIL is bad at this time. The US firm does not see value in IT and has unsuccessfully outsourced IT.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what successful outsourcing looks like. A multitude of case studies are available that show how to do this successfully. Outsourcing "everything" is seldom successful.


  6. "Good team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work life balance, interesting work, fun group

    Cons

    billing, office space, billable hours, mid-size clients


  7. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great and trustworthy peers, mentors, and managers

    Cons

    Culture is a bit confusing


  8. "quality time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    time off for maternity leave

    Cons

    having to conduct weekend working


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    COOL COMPANY People are really nice

    Cons

    not big than big 4 firms


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not great."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company name looks good on resume (but not as good as a Big 4 firm)
    Because the clients are smaller, the OT is not as bad as with Big 4
    As an Associate you can quickly get direct exposure to clients because the teams are relatively small
    Occasionally they have fun events - ie. basketball games, bowling nights, etc.

    Cons

    No flexibility or control of your schedule. As an Associate you stay at the engagement until you are dismissed by your senior- and you never know when that will be. It could be 5PM or 10PM... there is no warning ahead of time. Makes it difficult to have a life outside of work and plan things when you don't know what your schedule is.
    There is no care for your health or well being. I worked on an engagement where we stayed at the client's office after they had turned off the lights and air conditioning.
    Pay is significantly lower than with other public accounting firms.
    High turnover (from the time I interned to the time I started full-time, none of the seniors I had during the internship were still there.)
    You are expected to stay at the office from 8.30AM-5.30PM even when unassigned- meaning you have no work to do, you just have to be there "in case something comes up", which feels like a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees' time. Let associates review their seniors/managers instead of just the other way around.


  11. "Intern in Shanghai, China"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cresskill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cresskill, NJ

    I worked at Grant Thornton International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, take good care of interns, high exposure

    Cons

    occasional work lulls, infrequent to no performance reviews



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