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McGladrey LLP is now known as RSM. Effective Oct. 26, 2015, McGladrey united with fellow members of our global network under the common brand name RSM. RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide.

McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Better work life balance than the Big 4 firms (in 76 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. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    great people and nice work life balance

    Cons

    little room for growth or professional development


  2. "Tax Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Tax Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good client base, knowledgeable tax managers and partners

    Cons

    Still in transition from acquisition of local firm by McG


  3. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great learning experience and training

    Cons

    travel and some poor leadership


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  5. "Up and coming"

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

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

    Pros

    Various opportunities for growth
    Great office location (Midtown Manhattan)

    Cons

    Existing hierarchy is not as fast moving as other places; decreases overall org. tempo

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in bringing the right people; clean house w/slow moving management


  6. "Audit Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    experience with mid-size to large companies

    Cons

    work/life balance and lots of hours


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience but commitment to staffing levels was lacking"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Good annual pay increases relative to private industry
    lot of freedom to work autonomously once you have proven yourself

    Cons

    Busy season deadlines
    staffing levels - for years management refused to increase new start head count, instead relying on consultants to bridge the gap during busy season. This created a lot of pressure on the senior associates as consultants were not prepared/capable of truly replacing a full time audit staff

    Advice to Management

    If you want to fill the senior associate ranks internally then you will need to have to over-hire at the entry level staff position. Attrition will naturally remove some from the pool before they reach senior associate level so you can't hire one for one and expect staffing levels to work out.

    Also encourage managers/partners to learn how to motivate without negativity. Negative reinforcement can work but only to a point. The managers/partners that I really wanted to perform for were the ones who I didn't want to let down because they were invested in me as a person and my career.


  8. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great folks and great learning environment

    Cons

    Can feel too laid back at times


  9. "Ok Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Rockville, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Rockville, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small department, good environment. The office was a nice place to be and the clients were interesting.

    Cons

    Pay could have been a little better. Some of the managers really let it go to their heads that they were management and took it out on lower ranked employees.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor management better. This will lead to staff wanting to stay with the firm. Also give them a clear path of promotion.


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    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility with minimal interference from senior leadership; broad range of services to offer

    Cons

    Difficult to cross sell services because the target clients were different for different lines of business

    Advice to Management

    Clarify what services someone should focus on.


  11. "Must like accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    gain insight into a number of clients

    Cons

    If you do not like accounting, you will not like this job



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