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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Much better work life balance than big 4 firms (in 146 reviews)

  • Great people that are always nice to you (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is of course difficult during the busy times/season (in 83 reviews)

  • Long hours however flexible time off is helpful (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Good Starting Point"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time off, steep learning curve, and solid culture. There are good opportunities if you are willing to take on the challenge.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, relatively low pay, and not many travel opportunities. Huge focus on chargeable hours and budget. I got the sense that they laid off accountants to hire more HR and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building culture and encourage more networking.


  2. "Senior Tax Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is work flexibility, although you do have to get formal approval for time off. Company culture. Washington tax office.

    Cons

    It is high demand like all public accounting firms. I think they are slightly below market pay. Less respect if you're from a smaller office.


  3. "Tax experienced associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience and worklife balance

    Cons

    everything is really good and amazing


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  5. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -compassion and Flex Time Off

    Cons

    Utilization determines a lot and it is out your control

    Advice to Management

    Reach out as much as possible for assignments when unassigned


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposed to many different projects and engagements. Great team work environment

    Cons

    A lot of boxes you have to check outside of corporate work to be considered for promotion


  7. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture of positivity and work life balance

    Cons

    Also has a very good college hire program

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the culture and work.

    Grant Thornton Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – 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. Thanks again for your comment!


  8. "Tax Senior Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility with my schedule.

    Cons

    The salary and year over year raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to keep current employees.


  9. "Work life balance is a priority"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire people with potential, not to just fill a staff augmentation contract. The tools are there to advance as fast or as comfortably as you want, but you need to use them. Very respectful of work life balance and do a great job emphasizing continuing education through company online training, certification reimbursement and training, graduate degree support, etc.

    Cons

    In the middle of a cultural shift and have not done a great job communicating expectations. It seems they pushed the shift before figuring it out and it has left both employees and leadership confused

    Advice to Management

    Uncertainty in company direction makes people look for opportunities and there is a risk of losing talent

    Grant Thornton Response

    Mar 30, 2017 – People & Culture

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We do place great importance on offering our employees the opportunity to learn about different industries and clients, enabling them to be the captain of their ... More


  10. "Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton as an intern

    Pros

    Able to work on a variety of modules, such as Cash; Revenue; Accounts Payable, and so forth. Great culture abd not just another number.

    Cons

    No overtime as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Culture focused firm
    -Flexible time off policy
    -Partner availability/partner interaction
    -More individualized attention
    -Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    -Cannot provide the perks of a Big 4, including both salaries and benefits


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