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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is of course difficult during the busy times/season (in 78 reviews)

  • Brand not as strong as big 4 or premier strategy consulting shops (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Good Place to Start Your Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. "Senior Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. "Great company with growing pains"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Tax Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Grass is not always greener on the other side"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, less stressful than Big 4

    Cons

    Unorganized, management lacks in oversite


  8. "Senior Associate - Public Sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. "Senior Assoc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Small office with good chemistry, more people oriented than larger firms

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, mediocre benefits


  10. "Senior associate - advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay, broad experience. Exposure to variety of clients and industries. Plenty of room for growth assuming you can sell.

    Cons

    Limited brand recognition and therefore limited engagement opportunities. Working predominately with middle market clients with few opportunities to do true consulting work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the practice and go after the big fish.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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