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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great firm to work for but partner attitudes and behaviors still need to change!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Huge investment in changing the culture Awesome CEO Great vision and values Amazing people A really fun place to work despite being a bunch of accountants and consultants!

    Cons

    Partner attitudes still need to change in a big way. There is too much in-fighting still over who serves which clients with what services. Significant conflicts arise that seem so unnecessary when the good of the client is what matters most. Confusing manner of organizing services internally. Also creates unnecessary in-fighting and tension. Tensions rise over which service line should be providing which sub-service....

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    Advice to Management

    See Cons. Fix PTO policy and associated administrative approval process for taking time off. Work on further revisions to Advisory offerings to make sure it is more clear as to which subservicelines take the lead on what type of work. Address cultural barriers at the Partner level that negatively affect how people resources are allocated to proposal opportunities and service delivery.

    Grant Thornton2018-09-11

    Grant Thornton Response

    September 27, 2018People & Culture

    Thank you for sharing! We’re so glad to hear the many positive things about your experience as an employee at Grant Thornton. We recognize the industry is diverse and each project has different needs; we are strategically working to equip our leaders with the tools and resources to ...

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  2. "Good, not Great"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, interesting job assignments

    Cons

    Too much focus on utilization

    Grant Thornton2019-05-16
  3. "It used to be much better, but they are headed for doom"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working from home, FTO basically unlimited as long as you get close to your utilization goals (but when PPMDs in forensics can’t sell any work that makes it tough!), my team members made it enjoyable, Pay is decent

    Cons

    PPMDs in forensics can’t sell work so no one meets goals and people get laid off, bonuses are low, raises are basically inflation if you aren’t up for promotion, no fun firm trainings EVER (and they wonder why people get to manager have can’t manage people, or no one knows how to do basic conflict checks, ACEAs, engagement letters etc.), they put no money into investing in people to learn their own jobs like big 4 does

    Advice to Management

    Put money into teaching employees how to do their jobs, otherwise they get to higher levels and they have no idea what they’re doing, it’s a flawed system. Start laying off people who bring no value like associates and senior associates who can’t do anything for themselves, instead of laying off people who bring value into our extremely well liked among colleagues and clients.

    Grant Thornton2019-05-11
  4. "Boring"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong coworkers provide quality support

    Cons

    Boring, accounting firm trying to be more than it really is

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue what you do well and not try and re-invent the wheel

    Grant Thornton2019-04-17
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    culture / people / work environment / benefits

    Cons

    resource management, constantly short on staff.

    Grant Thornton2019-04-03
  6. "GT"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    unlimited FTO, great culture

    Cons

    Recently short staff on every job which is making every person burnt out . No upward growth

    Grant Thornton2019-04-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for varied projects. Decent pay

    Cons

    Leadership is all about the leadership getting paid Utilization model is out of alignment to projects available

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who don't know how to lead

    Grant Thornton2019-03-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Caring Employer"

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    Former Employee - Resource Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, flexible, caring, very nice work space

    Cons

    Large workloads that often drive well over 40 hour weeks. While not everyone in the firm expects this level of commitment, often individuals who provide feedback to annual reviews do expect this commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all team leads are adhering to reasonable work hours for peers and direct reports.

    Grant Thornton2019-02-15
  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will treat you will if you bring in work

    Cons

    Management lacks direction in long term view

    Grant Thornton2018-11-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively flexible working hour here

    Cons

    pay is relatively low here

    Grant Thornton2018-09-24
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