Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 3, 2016
Most individuals remain in their respective silos. FAS does not positively interact with RAS, etc.. Too many regional silos. Younger associates become burned out and frustrated very quickly. That said, leadership is attempting to make corrections.
organized and review tax data. Scanned all of the appropriate paperwork into tax software and file accordingly. I learned how to manage my time and work load. management was awesome to work for very funny and outgoing. Co-workers were also fun and I really enjoyed working with them. The hardest part of the job was to learn the software. The most enjoyable part of the job was working Saturdays and getting free food and ice cream.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Rochester, MN – September 29, 2015
Good place to work for a CPA. Admins have a so-so job here. Entry-level jobs here have some room for advancement. Overall a pretty good company. Lots of slow spells and lots of inefficiencies that middle management is unwilling to address. Frustrating most of the time.
-Able to gain vast experience with variety of engagements you encounter. -Work in different teams all the time. -Rarely at the office as the job demands you to be out at the client or out of town. -Flexible hours during the summer
Experience different industries and good opportunity to develop your career in acocunting
Long hours during busy season. Amount of hours are not allocated appropriately.
Easygoing workplace where everyone was friendly and polite.
Receptionist (Temp) (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 27, 2015
Often I found that my assignments differed from day to day. Some days, I wouldn't have anything to do besides sit at the front desk and wait for clients to come in. Other days though, I would be in charge of scanning dozens of tax forms and entering them into our FileSite program, or tidying up conference rooms, or handling certified mail. One task I did have everyday though, was to sort through mail and deliver it to everyone in the office. In terms of technical skills, I learned how to use Microsoft's FileSite program for saving documents. Most of the skills I learned there were about working in office environments though. For instance, I became better at looking for things to do if I wasn't assigned anything at the moment. I also became better at directly communicating with people if I was unsure about something, or even if it was just finishing a task. My co-workers were all very nice. They took time to explain how I do things. They were also willing to explain things again if I needed more time to understand. The few times when I did make a mistake on a task, they were understanding about it, instead of getting mad at me. Most of the accountants walking by my front desk would smile and say hi to me. Some even asked me how my day was going and engaged me in small talk. I always appreciated being acknowledged as a person. I never felt like there was anything too hard about my job. If anything, I felt the hardest part was on days when I didn't have enough to do and got bored. But really, I felt like that job was very manageable. The most enjoyable partmore... of my job was having positive interactions with clients and knowing I was making their time at McGladrey easier.less
Hour long lunch breaks, nice people, manageable work load, easy commuting.
Not always given enough tasks to do during the day.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Dallas – February 15, 2015
Even though McGladrey is the 5th largest national accounting firm, it has the feel of a local or regional firm a fraction of it's size. Poor leadership and direction in the Central Region. Little to no standardization across the firm. No training available, not even on-line trainings. If you are used to the Big 4, DO NOT join this firm.
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 4, 2014
McGladrey praises work / life balance and you literally do not get that at all. You work as hard as you can for the company and give it all and they want more. Also, they want you to meet your charge hour goal, but if you don't make the required hours they get mad at you. But if you work all the time and make it, they say you work too many hours on a section and need to go quicker so the job realizes better gross profit. No matter what you do, you cannot win with this company. Lastly, when people would come on to campus to recruit us, the students would always ask "What is your favorite thing about the job" and without a beat every single person would say, "the people," well that makes so much sense as everything else about this job sucks and just so everyone knows. The people are really not that great above you either. You're staff level people are all great and you'll have good friendships with them, but supervisor levels and up, you'll always have problems with.