Grant Thornton International Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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3.5
70%
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85%
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Grant Thornton International Global CEO Peter Bodin (no image)
Peter Bodin
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and a positive culture(in 40 reviews)

  • "Working with knowledgeable and Ex-Big 4 employees(in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Competes in the big 4 environment but it is a unique firm that caters exceptionally successfully to family owned or originated businesses(in 37 reviews)

  • "Work/Life Balance can get distorted sometimes(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "GTI was great prior to their IT exodus"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of people to work with The Office in Chicago moved into an amazing new open floor plan

    Cons

    IT was ousted from US firm thereby causing massive IT exodus of technology This was due to cost of IT and set backs of budget from renewal cost to fix audit tool kit Outsourcing all the IT makes a difficult place to get technology support.

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    Grant Thornton International2019-06-04
  2. "Very immature with huge politics"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and having the name on your resume is a plus

    Cons

    those who work for GTIL in the London UK office have a much better work environment than those in the US Chicago office, it seems labor laws in Europe provide protections we do not have in the US add to that a significant difference in work culture My review here is for GT international in the Chicago office Really tough place to be successful, very immature IT shop with skeleton crew running around trying to keep up with the insane lack of organization Expect to work insane hours with very little productive outcome to show for it and little to no acknowledgment or appreciation Hard to succeed in IT since there is no support for staff or tools to be successful The systems are managed by incompetent vendor ... very little opportunity to grow your technical skills here Leadership seems to be mostly people that have been there for a long time ... old ways of doing things is all they know, new CIO may bring some changes but so far he is one with his head above the clouds General resistance to new fresh ideas They are very cheap and constantly cutting budgets GTIL All in all, not a healthy place to work and there is not much skill you can gain by working here as a technical IT person If you like pushing paper, deep intrenched politics and amazing complex bureaucracy then this may be a good fit for you

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    Grant Thornton International2019-07-22
  3. "Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People, Great Values and Great place to learn

    Cons

    Little opportunity for non accounting or audit staff

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    Grant Thornton International2019-03-18
  4. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    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.

    Grant Thornton International2019-01-14
  5. "Project Manager"

    4.0
    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.

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    Grant Thornton International2018-03-02
  6. "auditor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    Grant Thornton International2017-12-05
  7. "Salary survey"

    4.0
    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

    Grant Thornton International2017-11-12
  8. "Incredibly Pleasant Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GTIL Support in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton International full-time for less 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.

    Grant Thornton International2017-11-07
  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work is appreciated and recognized

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Grant Thornton International2017-10-26
  10. "Associate Adviser"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Grant Thornton International

    Pros

    Good support for career progression

    Cons

    Fee focused. Referral opportunities get lost

    Grant Thornton International2017-10-03
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