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Pros
  • The company is very aware of the importance of work - life balance as well as giving back to the community (in 74 reviews)

  • When I worked in Big 4 Tax I was expected in the office all day (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Just the work life balance during busy season, but that's expected in this line of work (in 57 reviews)

  • Busy season hours are like any other accounting firm (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to begin career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many types of projects

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations and responsibility for first years

    Advice to Management

    Improved Performance Review process


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Assurance Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, knowing your trajectory, a handful of good people who care about you and your career

    Cons

    It's public accounting, now matter how they try to differentiate themselves from the Big 4. Long hours, miserable people, and sometimes you're stuck with horrible teams. Because you start in a 'class,' it can sometimes be high school with the cliques, gossip and drama. If you don't fit into the mold, it can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more seniors so that they can focus on developing staff. Make it worthwhile to stay there.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Business Developer role is more sizzle than steak"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The firm has an excellent go-to-market strategy and engagement model with deep expertise in industry segments and practice areas relevant to many industries. The sales and marketing teams work well together bringing the story to the marketplace along with the partners, directors and managers who perform the professional services.

    Cons

    Very high turnover in Boston & Northeast business developer team because (a) they hire by partner/practice leader which limits the portfolio you sell and therefore the money you can make and (b) you don't make much money in sales here. Ask a lot of questions about the mechanics of compensation and the span of your sales territory by geo, by practice areas, by industry, etc. Chances are good that a technology partner will only want you selling his/her stuff and not caring if that deal flow helps you hit your number. The ideal role is in the PEG side of the business where you sell the entire firm's portfolio to PEG and portfolio companies with a lot going on. Ask how many BD with 3 years or less tenure have made their number, ask a lot of questions in every interview.

    Advice to Management

    Put all BD under home office overhead (or at least the Office Managing Partner) and away from partner practice leaders' P&L. The BD is going to market for new clients which means you have to hear what they are interested in buying and then bring in the relevant practice resources. Going to market by specific technology services reduces the firm to a mere reseller and the firm's fees are way too high to compete and win in that model. BD can focus on market share by industry rather than feeding the fiefdom of a partner.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at McGladrey has been positive."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunity to have an impact.

    Cons

    The number of hours; but that's really more about the profession than the firm.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Mostly positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very team focused office, even among different business lines

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year

    Advice to Management

    There's such an emphasis on work/life balance, but its impossible to achieve most times of the year based on the workload that's given - the result is a staff that feels management is dishonest.


  6. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good training progress and career development

    Cons

    during tax season, have to work overtime


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience, bad treatment by administrators"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great public accounting experience here

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Yearly mass terminations.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your current employees before hiring large classes each year.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Getting better since it was reacquired by the partners."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting better all the time - the company is interested in developing its professionals. Management has been good about showing their appreciation for effort and talent.

    Cons

    Same downsides as any public accounting job; long hours, etc. If you aren't interested in working hard then public accounting isn't right for you anyway.


  9. "Positive so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is comparable to the market
    Benefits (401k)
    Culture is more relaxed than big 4

    Cons

    Work/ Life balance
    Don't get a lot of time off


  10. Helpful (6)

    "McGladrey in Boston is a horrible place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assurance Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with many great people over the years. You will come accross some very smart and wonderful people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are just as many unpleasant people working there, people who expect you to do there job and your own. Senior management is not supportive. The Boston office environment is cut throat and there is a great deal of back stabbing and management trying to shift blame down on to their supervisors, seniors and staff. Do not expect to have a life working here, however also expect to be given ridiculous expectations as far as budgets and lack of help. This is the worst work experience I have had in the past 20 years. When I began at McGladrey I did not feel this way, and I can only speak to the Boston office environment. Working in this office is a thankless job where nothing you ever do will be good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility - for you people - show them respect.


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