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McGladrey LLP New York City Reviews

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Pros
  • Made an effort to promote work/life balance (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 (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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No job stability"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ERP - technology & mtg consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "RSM messed up a good business operation in NY"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Just to have a job in this economy.

    Cons

    They treat employees poorly. Everyone is leaving - from the most senior people to junior staff. Employee morale is very low. this includes both the Tax and the Audit divisions.

    Advice to Management

    You need to respect and value your employees so that they want to work in this environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Directors/Partners are back-stabbers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Certain partners are micro-mangers which adds increasing time to budget and reduces profitability for which the managers are held accountable.

    Cons

    Directors/Partners are back-stabbers. They hold frequent lunch meetings to talk disparigingly about subordintes. Fees charged client and related budgets are unacheivable unless you 'eat' time.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by examples.


  9. "More good managers are needed."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible workplace. Some directors/managers are knowledgeable and helpful..

    Cons

    Training is poor and you learn on your own mostly. Scheduling of workload is messy and is not based on your level and not really aimed to develop you. Getting the products out ASAP is the first priority.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to motivate staff, fewer changes, fewer layoffs, assess people more fairly based on a job well done.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "OK if you are on the Accounting side, but less so if in Consulting"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with a good team and the benefits were decent. Work - Life balance was, at least in Consulting, doable.

    Cons

    There were a lot of internal politics and posturing. No clear or qualified leadership. No recognition for doing what really mattered - only that which drove artificial goals.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more, engage them, and realize that they are your biggest asset. Then figure who the best leaders are and let them lead.


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