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  1. "Grant Thornton Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, everyone is always willing to help if you seek it out.

    Cons

    Like any public accounting firm, things can get slow during the summers.

    Grant Thornton2019-11-02
  2. "Good Place to Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great place to start your career, a lot of opportunity for different projects - Great People - Fair pay - Good work/life balance (especially compared to a Big 4)

    Cons

    - Advancement within the company is highly correlated to business development - not to your actual client work. There is a very high stress on writing proposals if you want to move up. Actually doing well on your deliverables is hardly recognized. - You get placed in Service Lines and Business Units which theoretically dictate the type of work you do based on your skill set. However, this is very unorganized and in practice, you'll likely just get placed on a project wherever they can bill you. - Not as many project opportunities as a Big 4.

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out the structure of the SBUs and Service Lines.

    Grant Thornton2019-10-18
  3. "Great people, great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    work/life balance great people focus on culture

    Cons

    leadership constantly changing direction lack of communication downward

    Grant Thornton2019-09-25
  4. "An amazing place to work"

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    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Grant Thornton for less than a year

    Pros

    Grant Thornton has done a phenomenal job of cultivating their culture, and creating a healthy workplace environment. The firm employs a lot of really great people, that make working there a very enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Summer internships are less beneficial to the intern as a spring internship.

    Grant Thornton2019-08-31
  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Manager, BAS in Boston, MA

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and client mix.

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted in smaller practices

    Grant Thornton2019-06-05
  6. "GT review"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great people, open minded culture, unlimited vacation

    Cons

    can get staffed on bad jobs and have extended busy season

    Grant Thornton2019-05-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Like any other large accounting firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly all great people who are willing to help/mentor. Many opportunities to work on different types of engagements (speaking from advisory standpoint)

    Cons

    All the requirements of larger Big4 accounting firms, without being able to drop Big4 on your resume. Benefits not great when compared to others in the industry. Recent "staff reductions" have really killed morale

    Grant Thornton2019-05-13
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    "Honest Opinion"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with Offers flexibility to work from home if it makes sense Some Directors and Partners seem to really care about the life of Associates and Seniors outside of work

    Cons

    The hours can be a bit rough, which is expected at a public accounting firm Due to high turnover, currently under staffed causing everyone to be vastly overworked Amount of work and responsibility placed on Associates and Seniors not at all reflected in salary or bonus Bonus was borderline insulting FTO policy is supposed to be a great perk but if you have so much work and responsibility that you know you can't actually afford to take any time off, it's almost useless. Due to lack of bodies, teaching is minimal at the senior and manager levels unless you get lucky. Generally it's a "do this..and this...then this.." with minimal instructions and you may be met with an attitude if you attempt to ask questions.

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    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of very talented people at all levels, you lose some of them because talented people know there are work options that exist that allow them to actually have a life outside of the office Hire more people (easier said than done) so less people are overworked and burned out Don't become a victim of groupthink. If you have people that do not have the typical tax personality (confident, outgoing, etc) don't try to minimize them because they're different and can be difficult for the shy, soft spoken, unconfident people to relate to. A balance of the personalities would be an asset to the firm, not a hindrance.

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    Grant Thornton2019-05-01
  9. Helpful (4)

    "The cons outweigh the pros"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Open environment Unlimited FTO Great experience I absolutely love the people I work with. They are all so friendly, casual and generally fun to be around.

    Cons

    Low salary Hours worked Unappreciated GT really cares about the money, which I know is how a business functions, but they care TOO much. If you're not charging enough time to clients, you're looked down upon, even if you've been spending non-billable time helping the company progress internally. In the end, money is all that matters. They appreciate the people who want to work 7 days a week, and who have no desire for a work-life balance. Hours are terrible (spring and fall), and you're REQUIRED to stay to a certain time of night, as well as show up for most of the day Saturday, even if you don't have enough work. Pay is absolute crap considering the hours put in and the amount of money that the company makes. You work a lot for free and don't get any benefit. Raises at the end of the year are laughable and the bonuses are so small, there isn't even a point.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the associates, and show more appreciation. Associates prepare everything, and are often looked over for the hard work that they put in. Pay us more so we're less likely to look for a job elsewhere.

    Grant Thornton2019-04-09
  10. "Great place to intern!"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Intern work can be slow

    Grant Thornton2019-03-27
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