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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. Featured Review

    "Great place to work - Baltimore"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD
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    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Assurance Services. Great client base. Knowledgeable and accessible partners. Invested a lot in employees. Great culture. Let you be in charge of your career path and gave you tools to get there. Comp was reasonable. Great for someone looking to really kick-start their career in P/A or finance/accounting.

    Cons

    Like all those in P.A - long hours and some grunt work with clients. Not as transparent as they should have been with comp and reviews - but that just may be the industry.

    Advice to Management

    The Baltimore office should be standard of what the organization should be across the nation. Great leadership, valued employees and truly cared about their clients.


  2. "RSM McGladrey, the place to work"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    RSM McGladrey is a midsized company where everyone works together. We are a very close knit company that managers have open-door policies where anything can be discussed. If I have needs, RSM gives them to me. I am not limited by any resources, and RSM is alway there to provide anything for me.

    Cons

    The office layout at RSM McGladrey in Chicago is not very well planned. Our group is growing so much that we are running out of room to give all the new hires work space.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is very helpful and nice. It really is a great environment to work at.


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    "Excited about working at RSM McGladrey"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    If you are a person dedicated to your profession and have a sincere desire to do well RSM McGladrey is a good place to work. Hard work and dedication is rewarded. The opportunity seems endless... it is encouraging to see partners in their 30's.

    Cons

    The downside is the required hours. My guess is that I work somewhere between 2300 and 2500 hours per year, the majority of the overtime during the winter months. Unfortunately this profession is very seasonal - there really is no way around it.

    Advice to Management

    I would hope senior management would see how hard people work during busy season and would allow for more flexible work hours in the off-season.


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    "Neural"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of professional, some not so great

    Cons

    Clients are not publically traded

    Advice to Management

    More training to associates


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    The culture. The culture creates an environment where "the cream rises to the top." It is also a culture where when asked the leaders will take the time to explain to you what you need to do to reach the level above where you are. They actively encourage and reward their employees for their community service. I've worked places where you can't mention having any outside commitments because that would be seen as detracting from the time you should be spending on career but RSM has programs to award employees for their community service and there are many many people in the company that are active in their community.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at RSM is just the aches and pains of an organization that is growing and has a great number of employees in total. Not many people have heard of RSM and that can be a definite downside when it comes to people asking where you work. I often have to explain to people where I work since they haven't heard of it. It really doesn't have a strong downside and I've worked enough other places so that when I think of this question I can readily site some really bad things about the culture, environment or management of a few of my previous employers but I just don't have those stories about RSM.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they are doing in providing good direction and clear goals.


  7. "An amazing company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Schaumburg, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment that consistently provides challenging and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Due to the acquisitions that have occurred over the last several years, there still remains a culture clash between legacy firms brought into the company.

    Advice to Management

    keep focusing on the future and taking efforts to align the company with their long term visions


  8. "Work Hard - Play Hard"

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    Former Employee - Audit in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance. As an intern, I was paid really well and sometimes even better than salaried employees when you count overtime pay. Good chance that you will get a full time offer as long as you didn't mess anything up too badly.

    Cons

    Doesn't give off the allure of one of the big named accounting firms. People still think it is American Express. While interning, I didn't get the feeling that the people at the company were all that intelligent. Don't get me wrong, they didn't seem stupid, but they just didn't blow me away as I thought they would.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving solid feedback to interns as to where they can improve so that they leave the company better off then when they joined.


  9. "Good place to start in public accounting"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Orlando, FL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not as stressful as Big Four. There is a better work-life balance, but not as much as you may think. The hours are still long, but the people I work with make them fairly enjoyable.

    Good people is the main reason why I have stayed with McGladrey.

    Cons

    Like I said, the work-life balance could be better. Also, from the day I was hired, I felt like there wasn't very much guidance in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job assessing the employees' work and giving valuable constructive criticism in a more timely manner.


  10. "Good opportunity is you are agreesive enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company promotes hard working and ambition

    Cons

    The competition inside the company for promotion is huge

    Advice to Management

    Have better evaluation system


  11. "RSM McGladrey, it's not just a job, it's a career."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RSM McGladrey is a great place for a career. There are many opportunities for advancement, while maintaining work/life balance. Co-workers are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned for one another.

    Cons

    Working at a large corporation has it's down side, primarily the internal politics. While internal politics is inevitable RSM does a great job of keeping employees informed and addressing issues as they arise.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is an important part of any organization so do what is necessary to nurture it. RSM's culture is one of it's most positive attributes and while there are always things happening that threaten this don't allow these issues to change what is most positive about the firm.



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