McGladrey Employee Reviews

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productive and fun place to work, people very nice to work with
Seasonal Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MNSeptember 16, 2016
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.
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Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 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.
Pros
The people at your level
Cons
The people above you and work/life balance.
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Stiff environment, poor work-life balance and communication
Financial Report Processor (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILNovember 7, 2013
The environment here was strict and judgemental. I received praise but was not further recognized for my efforts, and eventually terminated with no notice, despite misleading communication that promised a permanent, full-time position in the near future. Management did not communicate effectively regarding workflow.
Pros
Great compensation
Cons
Long hours, poor communication
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Productive workplace with a monthly birthday cake.
Report Processing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILSeptember 17, 2012
The company offers terrific benefits. The healthcare is great, with different choices to be made. They also offer dental and vision benefits which is very helpful. Turnover though, is high and employee loyalty pretty low. Unfortunately in this company, the only ones that matter are the partners and management. Don't think for one minute you can trust any of them. They're brutal!
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Stressful Office Environment During Tax Season
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MNSeptember 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.
Pros
Free food on weekends during tax season
Cons
Stress High
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Midsize public accounting firm
Assurance Associate (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 19, 2015
-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
Pros
Experience different industries and good opportunity to develop your career in acocunting
Cons
Long hours during busy season. Amount of hours are not allocated appropriately.
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Not what is advertised
Lead Tax Associate (Former Employee) –  VieraApril 26, 2013
They expect you to work 80+ hours a week although they thrive on a work/life balance.
Pros
exposure to advanced accounting experiences
Cons
excessive work hours with little work/life balance and salary that doesn't go with this expectation
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Productive workplace with a monthly birthday cake.
Report Processing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILSeptember 17, 2012
The company offers terrific benefits. The healthcare is great, with different choices to be made. They also offer dental and vision benefits which is very helpful.
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Great place to work with friendly coworkers
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 14, 2015
Learned Audit Practice
Helpful management
Very friendly Coworkers
Hardest Part : learning to audit
enjoyable part : meeting new clients
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Great culture but being public accounting a struggle with work/life balance
Tax Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 4, 2012
A typical day for roughly 6 months out of the year if not more was a 10-12 hour day. Despite good culture, coworkers, and management there is simply no way to get around that public accounting is public accounting. That means long hours and struggles with work/life balance.
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Respected business consulting and accounting firm
Principal, National Technology Leader (CIO) (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAJuly 2, 2013
McGladrey is a professional services organization that works with small to mid-size companies across the United States. The firm derives most of its revenue from the assurance and tax side of the business with business consulting doing its best to catch up.

The internal technology group is constantly in motion helping to support the business both from an internal and external perspective. Internally is where most of the time and effort is spent including the Service Desk and remote IT coordinators supporting all 7,000 employees, internal software development of applications and enhancements, and technical services which installs and maintains the LAN's, WAN's, and data centers.
Pros
Great people, great technology, not afraid to spend money on the right software and hardware
Cons
Tough to have good work/life balance due to staffing levels
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CPA firm focused on the middle market.
Consulting Director (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAAugust 19, 2015
Very strong presence in the Midwest. Very strong client service culture and focus on business development. Lot's of opportunity for advancement.
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Basic public accounting firm
Tax Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 3, 2013
I worked during the busy season and liked my co workers. Possibly, one day I'll reapply for a full time position. I Felt Management genuinely cared but training wasn't the most thought out. The pay is on par or just a lil under the big 4 average.
Pros
Free dinner, coffee, and tea
Cons
Long hours of sitting glued to 3 computer screens.
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Great place
Senior Risk Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 13, 2015
Work life balance was great and the flexibility of a consulting job like this made it a great place to work. If I was doing another kind of consulting, I probably would still be in this role.
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Good place to work
Director (Former Employee) –  MinneapolisJune 1, 2015
Loved my peers, have lots of appreciation for the company. A great 12 years. Loads of opportunity but challenges in communication throughout entire teams (partners and senior leaders to new hires)
Pros
People, great enjoyment when team all pulled together to achieve the impossible
Cons
Little opportunity for advancement despite the company's attempts to do so
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Great working environment
IT Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 15, 2015
Great working environment. Great place to really put your skill set to the test and where you can also challenge yourself.
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Great Accounting Firm to Work For
Manager (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaAugust 9, 2012
Leadership problems mentioned by other reviewers has been resolved. Company now has connected vision between all the regions. This firm cares about its people. Yes there are long hours but you will be working with people you like to be around. McG is the best alternative to Big 4.
Pros
people focused
Cons
some offices much larger than others
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Great People
Consulting Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 25, 2015
A typical day requires attending a client site. The management and co-workers are great people who enjoy their jobs and take time to help you advance.
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corporate reorginazing
Consultant/ Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  washington dcAugust 5, 2015
Company restructure and change name confusing but promises to be a stronger corporation. International opportunities for job placement.
Pros
internationally known
Cons
proactive leadership
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Thumbs down as an employer
Manager (Former Employee) –  USMarch 6, 2012
Executive Management is continually changing and the company has a hard time making any headway due to the fact that they can't stick with a plan. Their only means of growth is through smaller company acquisitions via funding by H&R Block. Turn over is high and employee loyalty is low.
Pros
atonomy
Cons
not a foward thinking company, tactically driven
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3.6
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