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Senior SharePoint Consultant (Current Employee), Chicago, ILApril 20, 2014
Good work life balance but managment focused on overall numbers.
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Assurance Associate (Former Employee), Boston, MAMarch 4, 2014
Pros: the people at your level
Cons: the people above you and work/life balance.
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 – more... 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. – less
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Assurance Associate Financial Services (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 3, 2014
• Auditing of financial statements for: Hedge funds, fund of funds, broker-dealer, non-profit organizations
• Drafted financial statements and ensured proper presentation and footnote disclosures
• Organized and coordinated necessary team meeting
• Completed engagements with deadline requirements
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Unpaid Intern (Former Employee), New York,NYNovember 19, 2013
It was not a job, it was an internship. I gained experience by working with others. A typical day would be spent putting files in their proper places.
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Stiff environment, poor work-life balance and communication
Financial Report Processor (Temporary) (Former Employee), Schaumburg, ILNovember 7, 2013
Pros: great compensation
Cons: long hours, poor communication
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.
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everyone is in sales
Supervisor (Former Employee), Moorestown, NJAugust 26, 2013
Pros: pay and amount of time off
Cons: pressure pressure pressure to hit billable hours
I was a project manager but everyone is expected to create more billable hours. Pressure to hit the company hourly goals is very apparent.
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Respected business consulting and accounting firm
Principal, National Technology Leader (CIO) (Former Employee), Davenport, IAJuly 2, 2013
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
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 – more... 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. – less
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Basic public accounting firm
Tax Intern (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMay 3, 2013
Pros: free dinner, coffee, and tea
Cons: long hours of sitting glued to 3 computer screens.
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.
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Not what is advertised
Lead Tax Associate (Former Employee), VieraApril 26, 2013
Pros: exposure to advanced accounting experiences
Cons: excessive work hours with little work/life balance and salary that doesn't go with this expectation
They expect you to work 80+ hours a week although they thrive on a work/life balance.
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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 – more... any of them. They're brutal! – less

Partner – January 26, 2013

McGladrey has a very clearly defined matrix related to compensation and promotion. Generally speaking, one would need the proper balance of experience, education and performance in order to make partner. My guess is that if you are not on the partner track, you probably are not deserving of it. There are an abundance of people in the workforce, who are entitled and lack work ethic. So perhaps ask yourself; do you deserve it? Are you earning your keep? Meaning, do you bill out more than you cost? Just thoughts....

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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 Accounting Firm to Work For
Manager (Current Employee), CaliforniaAugust 9, 2012
Pros: people focused
Cons: some offices much larger than others
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.

Kelli – August 16, 2012

Does this company have good medical benefits?

Poster – August 20, 2012

I would say the benefits are comparable to other accounting firms.

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Great place if you want to learn new technology.
Associate, Information Technology (Current Employee), Cedar Rapids, IAJuly 16, 2012
This a a good place if you want to have the all or nothing for your job. You will be able to learn all kinds of new technologies. I am busy from the start of the day to the end of the day working with our clients. The team is great and we fall back on each other for help if needed.
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Struggling for a vision
Tax Director (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDJuly 5, 2012
Pros: none really
Cons: management and culture
Company still operates as disjointed group of sole proprietors forced under a single umbrella.
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Productive and nice environment to work in
Tax Assembler (Seasonal) (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJune 27, 2012
This company is great and i love the people that I worked with. Everyone one was positive and very informative. I would love to work there again.
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Good company to start your accounting career
Tax Intern (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJune 17, 2012
Good overall, however blind-sided in the review process despite constantly asking for feedback
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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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If you're not a partner, you don't count
Director level (Former Employee), Twin CitiesApril 18, 2012
Used to be a great company; not anymore. Leadership keeps changing. Really focused on sell, sell, sell and not service, service, service. Partners get rewarded. People beneath them don't.
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Focus on employees
Specialist (Current Employee), MinnesotaMarch 19, 2012
McGladrey is focused on making your career work for them and you. They are flexible and focus on their people and their employees' unique career interests/paths. I've really enjoyed working for McGladrey.
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Thumbs down as an employer
Manager (Former Employee), USMarch 6, 2012
Pros: atonomy
Cons: not a foward thinking company, tactically driven
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.

About McGladrey

McGladrey & Pullen, LLP operates under the McGladrey brand as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting – Read more