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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (20)

    "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 a year

    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 Thornton2018-09-06

    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. "Fantastic Culture"

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    Current Employee - Valuation Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture and people - good hours - decent perks

    Cons

    - type of work - salary

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    Grant Thornton2019-07-12
  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Arlington, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The medium size pairs the resources of a large company with the interpersonal relationships of a small company

    Cons

    Little federal opportunity outside of Washington

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to move from project to project

    Grant Thornton2019-07-10
  4. "FTO"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recently learned how to utilize . If you are flexible with what days requesting off approval process is quick. Requested time off in later part of September and got an answer back about approval next day.

    Cons

    Started in September, no cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with employees!

    Grant Thornton2019-04-19
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and company culture. Many opportunities for firm involvement and career advancement.

    Cons

    High utilization targets. Certain projects don't allow for flexible schedules or remote work.

    Grant Thornton2019-03-30
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, decent pay, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hour during peak season

    Grant Thornton2019-02-21
  7. Helpful (3)

    "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 less 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.

    Grant Thornton2019-01-04
  8. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career development, great people, great culture

    Cons

    The hours can be quite long

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work / life balance

    Grant Thornton2018-12-20
  9. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Iselin, NJ
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly staff, opportunity to advance quickly, great culture.

    Cons

    Opportunities for internal training could be better. Compensation not on par with Big 4.

    Grant Thornton2018-11-09
  10. 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
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 10 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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