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Updated May 12, 2021

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3.9
74%
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Grant Thornton CEO Brad Preber
Brad Preber
140 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and work life balance(in 277 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people, fun work environment(in 148 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours as expected from public accounting(in 231 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be a problem - always an issue in public accounting though(in 228 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm where leaders truly care about employees

      May 10, 2021 - Office Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible time off granted to all employees; great benefits

      Cons

      No downsides that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place To Work

      Apr 15, 2021 - Associate in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My team and I have been treated great. Always get the time off we request with absolutely no push back or guilt. GT is always trying to help out their employees, for example, free small gifts, extra days off during holiday season, and bonuses (not the yearly bonuses). The opportunity to go into different aspects of audit and learn from others. The diversity of the engagements. Cost of benefits, less than half of what it was at other accounting firms and even less than the cost while with the government. On the public side, don't really have to work super long hours (at least not yet).

      Cons

      Sometimes it takes a while to get the feedback you'd like. GT seems to be more of a liberal company, always having input on social issues which they clearly get from CNN and MSNBC. (I just think they should stay completely neutral or wait for all the evidence to pick a side). Long commutes depending on where you live.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working at GT

      Apr 6, 2021 - Audit Associate II in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GT's Dallas office has a good mix of large, medium and small clients in a variety of industries, so you should be able to get the experience you want if you ask for it. Also, the people at GT are very smart and usually nice people.

      Cons

      GT definitely low balled their employees in terms of pay during COVID when you compare how they managed the situation to how the Big 4, BDO and RSM did. This made a lot of people mad. Also, I don't know if this is exclusive to GT, but the woke politics has definitely started to show up in the firm culture and required "trainings". Last thing I will say, GT has no idea how to balance out the workload between associates. One associate could end up never working more than 70 hours all busy season and have a light summer on top of that, while others get pigeon holed into working on horrible clients and end up working multiple consecutive 100 hour weeks during busy season and working 70 plus throughout the summer.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Focus on Your Employees Well-Being

      May 12, 2021 - IT Senior Auditor in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great People, Great potential for career growth

      Cons

      Employee Welfare has been put on the back burner in lieu of profits over the past several years. A drive to centralize the firm has had negative impact on the local office culture.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Tax

      May 9, 2021 - Senior Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Various types of clients and tax situations. Gain useful knowledge.

      Cons

      Long hours and the better work you do, the more work you get

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not AT ALL What They Claim!!!

      Apr 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure to large organization work/clients

      Cons

      EXTREMELY bureaucratic! I held a high level position that offered me insight at the leadership level. The firm constantly talks about culture and its importance, yet leadership is consistently scheming behind everyone's back to push other agendas and backstab people. The people who make it to the highest levels are the ones who play the political games the best.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Greta firm to work at

      May 9, 2021 - Auditor in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Great culture and a lot learning

      Cons

      Long hours during busy season

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      idk

      May 9, 2021 - Accountant in Southfield, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decently close to my house

      Cons

      they were alright but salary was not too high

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Grant Thornton review

      May 7, 2021 - Associate in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, culture, and people

      Cons

      Busy season hours can be long

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      ICS accounting department is a toxic workplace run by uneducated and underperforming management

      Feb 22, 2021 - Senior Accountant in Downers Grove, IL
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      Pros

      Better places to work than GT

      Cons

      Toxic workplace culture run by inadequate leadership that lacks trust, mutual respect, transparency, and offers zero work-life balance. Falsely advertises winning Working Mother Award in recruiting only to find out the Accounting department is excluded from the same benefits offered to the rest of the firm. Highly uneducated managers who are not leaders and just collecting paychecks since they don't have the proper training and skills needed to successfully run the department which explains the high turn-over.

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      Grant Thornton Response

      People & Culture

      We are truly disappointed to hear about your experience and take these types of concerns very seriously. Grant Thornton strives through its policies, values, and culture to provide a respectful workplace which affords employees an equal opportunity to pursue their goals. Your feedback is very important to us and we would value the opportunity to connect with you to understand and address your experience. Our People and Community team can be reached by emailing NationalEmployeeRelations@us.gt.com.

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