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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Better work life balance than big 4 (in 131 reviews)

  • Great people who work around you (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy season hours impede upon work life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Long hours year round not just during busy season (in 80 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A Challenging Environment with Great Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues who genuinely care and respect their fellow employees. A supportive environment founded upon deeply rooted cultural values. Countless opportunities and resources to encourage employees to focus their career in the direction that suits their lifestyle best. You quickly feel like you are welcome and at home at Grant Thornton! I can easily say I admire and aspire to be many of the leaders at this firm, at the local and national level.

    Cons

    Busy season hours impede upon work life balance. However, the flexible time off policy rewards employees by encouraging them to take time off during slower periods to compensate for the tough hourly demands this industry requires.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to accommodate the various lifestyles of the diverse GT population and provide them the support they need! Your focus on employee satisfaction is paramount, and it is CLEARR from the culture journeys.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, values, work ethics, and people.

    Cons

    Occasional heavy workloads but expected for seasonal busy periods and manageable with preparation.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for appreciating your workers.


  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    They have a great benefits package

    Cons

    Leadership of the company does a poor job of communicating to employees. Organizational planning is lacking, the company has many incidents with "over" hiring.


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  5. "Good Place to Start Your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I've worked with has been fairly normal and easy to work with. There are a lot of good personalities in the Chicago office. If you work with your coach, it's not super difficult to get experience in whichever industry you choose. By the time you get through your second busy season, you'll have gained exposure to nearly all sections of the audit, not just a handful of balance sheet areas. The learning opportunities are endless and just keep coming. You never truly get comfortable as you're continuously given more and more responsibility, but this helps you grow as an auditor and as a person in general.

    Cons

    Some jobs can be poorly managed from the top down (poor staffing choices, timeline, etc.). Also, the year-end bonus and raise was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Fully consider staffing requirements on large engagements, especially when new partners/managers are thrown into the mix. This almost always leads to changes being made which will require a larger budget. Also, compensate employees more appropriately.

    Grant Thornton Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – People & Culture

    We’re so glad to hear the many positive things about your experience as an employee at Grant Thornton. We do place great importance on offering our employees the opportunity to learn about different ... More


  6. "Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    supportive environment
    Company cares about giving back to the community
    Challenging opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours however flexible time off is helpful

    Advice to Management

    Continue the culture discussions and GT United.


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to start your career

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind


  8. "Great company with growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Committed staff.

    Opportunities for consultants to work on a variety of projects.

    Variety of offices across the country.

    Opportunity for forward thinking and internal improvements.

    Cons

    Company is now so focused on increasing profits, that former values that made the firm great, like internal leadership through volunteer projects and committees, have been left behind.

    No career path for internal facing staff.

    Continually trying to make things more professional, but with varying success across departments. Inconsistent application.


  9. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits & Culture are strongpoints

    Cons

    Growing Pains allow for the associate to learn on his or her own


  10. "Senior Associate - Public Sector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Access to leadership great relative to comparable firms

    Cons

    Public sector - long term engagements possible


  11. "Great work culture but could end with bad teams"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture & quality of work for a shared service model

    Cons

    Not so good managers, not transparent enough

    Advice to Management

    Invest in good managers



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