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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    Audit Associate

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, everyone is inclusive and friendly. -The work/life balance is good. Hours are busy, but manageable. Our Flex Time Off policy gives us unlimited time off as long as we are maintaining certain percentage of chargeable hours, which is not hard to do. -Great culture. GT has really stressed culture in recent years. We strive for Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Responsibility, and...

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    Cons

    -It is public accounting, so obviously hours are long (55-70 hours during busy season, 35-50 during off-peak times) -Travel. I am fortunate and only travel about 25% or less, but I know people who are on the road a lot.

    Grant Thornton Response

    September 7, 2018People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! So happy to hear you are able to use our flexibility policies to enjoy work life balance. Our people are awesome too, and it sounds like we are lucky to have you on our team. We will use this feedback to make Grant Thornton an even ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    Associate - Public Sector Advisory

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    Current Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Truly caring, helpful coworkers. I’ve been astounding by the number of people that are willing to mentor - For the most part, coworkers have been very intelligent and capable - Interesting, technical work where I’ve had the opportunity to really grow my R and Tableau skills - Career growth - it’s pretty easy to figure out what you need to do to get ahead, and there are opportunities to do so - Very manageable work/life...

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    Cons

    - Some competitors pay more - Data science capabilities need work

    Advice to Management

    - Certain people may be great at selling analytics services, but we’re behind the curve on the actual data science behind this. Apply more scrutiny to “models” so that they are truly statistically sound models.

  3. 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.

  4. Associate Business Consultant

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    Current Employee - Associate Business Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Ability to grow, be promoted

    Cons

    Not as prestigious as Big4, performance not heavily rewarded (low bonuses) and not much to separate great vs. okay employees

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best team members accordingly

  5. Operations associate

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Diverse makeup of employees. Perks like daily snacks, coffee machines, bagels on friday, employee outings

    Cons

    Older management, not flexible hours, beauracratic

  6. Strong organization but growth depends on relationship with partner

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
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    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Prestigious organization. Competitive compensation. Flexible time off.

    Cons

    Challenges navigating partnership politics. Difficulty leaving service lines. Corporate initiatives hardly trickle down.

  7. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Better hours than Big 4, great people

    Cons

    Work can be slow sometime

    Grant Thornton Response

    February 15, 2019University Recruiter- People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! So happy to hear you are able to use our flexibility policies to enjoy work life balance. Our people are awesome too, sounds like we are lucky to have you on our team. We will use this feedback to make Grant Thornton an even better ...

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  8. Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good organizational culture with solid access to management.

    Cons

    Antiquate systems, unrealistic utilization targets, no training.

    Advice to Management

    Grant thornton is stuck in the middle. It's not a big four firm nor is it a small regional firm. Its systems and processes are antiquated and employees have to search across disparate technologies to get an adequate picture of project financials.

  9. Audit Associate

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
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    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great experience with a large firm but better hours than the big 4

    Cons

    Public accounting is a tough job.

  10. Helpful (1)

    The "flexible" time off policy is a misnomer

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I needed a new job due to my former employer losing a major contract and having to conduct layoffs, and I appreciate that GT gave me an opportunity to break into data analytics when I was mid-career and had not worked in the consulting world. The people I worked with in my brief time there were all smart and eager to help out, and the company really emphasized collaboration and working as a team. HR was really on the...

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    Cons

    I knew by the end of my first day orientation at GT that I was going to need a NEW new job when I learned about the flexible time off policy. At GT, you can take as many weeks of vacation as you want, as long as you put in the 1870 or so billable hours for the client and another 300 or so hours towards training, writing proposals, and schmoozing at GT events. Excluding ten holidays per year, that means that you are expected...

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    Advice to Management

    I think that these historically straightlaced consulting firms venturing into data analytics is going to lead to some culture clashes. If GT is your first job out of school, then there are some clear rewards to staying with this job and molding yourself to fit the culture, but if you've worked elsewhere, you know that there are jobs out there that offer less rigidity. I think it would behoove GT to allow people to earn...

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    Grant Thornton Response

    February 13, 2019People & Culture

    Thank you for sharing your feedback - We’re grateful to hear about your experience, both the positive and practical areas for improvement. Our culture and career initiatives focus on offering our employees the resources to have flexibility, grow personally and professionally, and ...

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