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Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Alexandria, VAFebruary 20, 2018
Constantly changing/adapting to stay ahead of the curve. Lots of training offered, but also required. FTO is a bit of a scam, but adding designated sick days (recently) makes it a bit better.
Pros
Many client engagements
Cons
Utilization goals can be tough
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Good Place to Work with Flexibility
Senior Associate - Advisory Services (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 13, 2018
GT is a good place to work and supports gaining experience across multiple areas within advisory services if you so desire and you work to gain that experience.
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Risk Advisory Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 7, 2018
Great place to work and every exciting. Lots of learning opportunities and very smart people to work with. Overall great experience. Lovely company and culture.
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Great Place to Start and Develop your Career
Director (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAJanuary 30, 2018
I was very impressed with the positive attitude, professionalism and work ethic of most individuals, particularly Associates and Senior Associates. Great work is rewarded, but the bar is set fairly high by your peers. You have to understand top bonuses are hard to get.
Pros
Positive and supportive attitude
Cons
People can be "too nice" and not provide honest and timely feedback, external training budget is limited and competitive.. If you don't thrive independently, it's difficult to change how many perceive you.
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Less strategy work than expected
Strategy & Performance Improvement Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 26, 2018
Lots of learning experiences. Smart people. Some of the work is too easy for talent. Should be tackling more advanced and strategic products. Essentially just a staffing agency for marketing departments in tech companies. Management favors certain employees and do not always reward best performance.
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The culture is real
MARKETING LEADER- CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJanuary 24, 2018
Grant Thornton has been on an extended cultural journey to get to a place in the market where we are truly an alternative to the Big 4 accounting firms. From a marketers perspective the brand today is healthier than ever. The digital infrastructure is nearly there. Biggest gaps are in resources for content and client facing events. Budget and people bandwidth.
Pros
Respectful, collaborative culture
Cons
Many marketers competing for limited resources
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Overall good
Advisory Services/Marketing Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 24, 2018
The company is good but as new management came in, other people in charge did not foster the culture which brought me into this firm. Opportunity to advance in your career was not given to most on the services side. I don't suggest educated people to start their career on the services side. You will not have the opportunity to move up and shine plus grow the business as the culture advertises.
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Great Company, Great Culture
Manager, Business Consulting & Technology (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 23, 2018
I am proud to be a part of an organization that values its culture so much. Being a relatively smaller organization compared to the Big4, Grant Thornton enables its employees to work outside of their comfort zone and gives a lot of opportunities to learn.
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Productive and fun work place
Assurance Associate/Financial Auditor (Former Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VAJanuary 19, 2018
I was just there for a short time but one of my most favorite places to work. They have a fun loving and hard working team that supports one another in getting the job done!
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Stay Curious
Senior Associate III (Former Employee) –  GTSSCJanuary 16, 2018
company is good, management is poor. They are not following ethics and based on race they hire the people. please look closely and take decision. they dont care about their old employees.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Poor Management
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More and more hours but not more and more salary
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Bouches-du-RhôneJanuary 16, 2018
In France, the organization of the company is not optimal. Salary and bonus per year in Marseille office is under the market. The other compensation (paid off for example is legal, health care, dental etc... is correct but under the BIG 4 for).
When you are an excellent employee, manager & associate give you more and more work to do. So, you can work w-e.
Pros
clients
Cons
salary and bonus
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Public Accounting
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 16, 2018
Great work experience. It was a good working with the Partners and Senior Management. In particular with a Partner named Barry Weiss and Senior Managers named Dwight Delapenha and Luciano Centanni.
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Fun to work at Grant Thornton
IT Specialist Tier II (Former Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 16, 2017
a great company to work for, great benefits great, I learned so many things while working at Grant Thornton IT department, great team work, intellectual culture
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Excilent place to work
Experienced Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 15, 2017
Grant Thornton strives to put culture before sales. As a consulting firm they go to great lengths to ensure the right people are selected for the right job. They firmly support training, education, and self-improvement. The belief is if you are a better person you will provide better service to the client.
Pros
Excellent benefits and pay
Cons
Narrow focus on advancement
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Overall strong place to learn and develop
Experienced Manager (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MODecember 15, 2017
Overall strong place to learn and develop, but once you have exceed the knowledge of the industry, you top out. I do not regret my time there, but there was no where for me to move up in the organization.
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Great Company
Senior Associate in the Global Public Section (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 13, 2017
Grant Thornton, LLP is an overall great company to establish your financial and accounting career and grow your base skills to leap to your next career level.
Cons
Long hours
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Great Opporunity
Senior Manager Human Capital (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 13, 2017
The culture at Grant Thornton makes this company one of the best to work for, hands down! It is focused on building women as leaders and is very mom friendly.
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Had a good time while it lasted, but in the end wanted a better work life balance
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Appleton, WIDecember 12, 2017
Little work life balance. Lots of turnover. A lot of politics, and petty drama within the office. Unbalanced review process. Some seniors/managers were great while others were not.
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Senior Manager - Professional Standards Group (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 10, 2017
Typical public accounting practice. Client demanding challenging environment. Focus on quality client service and professional excellence. Emphasis on client development.
Pros
Opportunity for advancement
Cons
Long hours
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Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHDecember 8, 2017
This is a professional firm with a good, solid reputation. However, "everything, every day" is considered a rush in an extremely fast-paced work environment, where no additional time left to focus on objectives, strategy or planning (although as an employee you are required to do so).

The most challenging part of the job was that the turnover rate increased due to leadership changes constantly, which affected decisions, procedures, policies, workload and strategies; thus causing more angst among the employees.

A huge complexity is encountering and working with multiple supervisors in various locations that don't always conform to the firm strategies or are not on the same page.

The most enjoyable part of the job was developing special relationships over the years (especially at the senior leadership level) and being part of a "team" producing a terrific product overall.
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