They treat you as if you have knowledge or understanding of previous audit procedures. The job climate is fast, and its hard to ask questions and receive explanations because everyone is in such a hurry to do their work. Expectation are not clear, and training does not help much. You have to learn on the job.
High pay, and lunch is often free.
Not a lot of diversity, and should have previous audit knowledge
Director of Tax Knowledge Management (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – March 11, 2019
Most companies talk about their values and culture. Grant Thornton lives it. There are monthly culture conversations. There is an "unfreezing" session for every employee where you learn to speak the same culture language. Truly amazing and great way to move forward together.
Intern (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – February 17, 2019
If you like audit then go here. If you like anything besides staring at excel spreadsheets for hours, then avoid this place at all costs. Do not buy the hype. The people are absolutely fantastic, but the company is struggling mightily to compete.
Associate (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 14, 2019
The culture they "promote" is a joke, only focusing on who they like. They also don't foster a culture of autonomy that makes it hard to be creative. They could use more diversity in their leadership and not keep hiring young students from college to pay peanuts and force to keep over a 95% utilization rate (billable hours). The FTO policy is a joke if you want to exceed your goals to get promoted.
There is much work to be done to ensure retention and especially diversity.
Decent pay, lots of training
lack of diversity, personal views get in the way of professionalism
Learned and honed new skills. Developed positive relationships.
Manager Risk Advisory Services Practice (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – January 20, 2019
During the time I worked for Grant Thornton, SOX was new. This allowed me to sharpen my SOX and general auditing skills. Our region (Western Unite States) in the Risk Advisory Services Practice was a close group. I have maintained a number of personal and professional contacts from this group, which I greatly appreciate.
Personnel Security Specialist (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 16, 2019
Typical work day was very pleasant. Never issues with management or coworkers. Only issues were with the HR department. Hardest day of work was if anyone called to HR for any issues. HR dept staff condescending.
This firm is a great place for college recruits to get their feet wet in public accounting. There is room for advancement, continuing education & growth as a professional. Morale declined recently, but the company seems to be interested in improving it. It makes sense to ensure that their Accountants are trained, mentored and meet their profressional goals. The same doesn't hold true for administrative suppport...............yet. I am hoping that changes in the future.