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McGladrey LLP New York City Reviews

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Pros
  • Better work life balance than the Big 4 firms (in 74 reviews)

  • When I worked in Big 4 Tax I was expected in the office all day (in 43 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. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, community service focus, growing.

    Cons

    Experience highly dependent on practice group. Branding issue still needs to be worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and reward high performers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ERP - technology & mtg consulting"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, opportunity to act HIGHLY above level (both responsibility and expectation wide)

    Cons

    Acting multiple levels above current rank without pay or any attention; no life balance; boys club; be expected to be taken advantage of

    Advice to Management

    Selling a position based on fictional details doesn't benefit anyone.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full ownership of work, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Was not trained at ALL, was treated with racial prejudice and had a 2.5 hour commute each way! All this was on top of a bait and switch in the offer letter. Also did not get fully reimbursed for my expenses (and reimbursement process is typically longer than CC billing cycle, you will incur the float)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Organizational mess"

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    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Services in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at home when not visiting clients

    Cons

    No organization or procedures in place. High turnover, and the clients know it, so reinventing analysis every year. Upper management either nasty in the wrong role.

    Advice to Management

    I think many of the problems are particular to the New York Office. Midwest and Boston seem to know what time it is.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No job stability"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the training was good. Some of the assignments were interesting.

    Cons

    Place is a revolving door. Even if you are making the company money, they will eventually send you on your way. If you are not one of the mid-west inner circle, eventually you will be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Find work somewhere else.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a very nice place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro I've encountered was the flexibility to work remotely if you are unable to make it to the office/client.

    Cons

    Where do I begin... I will start with communication, which is practically non-existent at the firm even though it is emphasized greatly - employees find out about changes at the last minute (if at all). Leading by the example, the group leaders as well as engagement team management is also very bad, as essential information regarding staffing is dissimilated poorly (such as employees leaving, staff moved to other engagements/staff availability, client communication to managers and/or directors is not forwarded to staff timely, etc). There does not seem to be clear structure of what needs to be done, affecting performance.
    There is also no clear understanding as to what one is expected to do or what was done badly, until it’s time for the year end evaluations. Again, there is no communication between managers and staff. It felt as if this is done on purpose, just to cover all basis in case decision makers decide to reward based on favoritism, rather than performance (favoritism is another issue, but hey that seems to be the case in many firms/companies). Employees are not rewarded for a job well done or going above and beyond; errors are magnified and staff is penalized for errors often caused by miscommunication.
    Firm seems to be very big on hiring staff for the busy season and then lay off in April-may. Training is mostly on the job, and it involves management NOT devoting sufficient time to teach - basically one is left alone with problems and there don’t seem to be anyone who can guide in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Communication & Employee recognition/retention


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