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Fast, ruthless, and no room for error work.
Audit Internship (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 18, 2019
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.
Pros
High pay, and lunch is often free.
Cons
Not a lot of diversity, and should have previous audit knowledge
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3.0
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Controls Advisory Associate (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMarch 12, 2019
The culture at GT is fair. Your experience may vary depending on which office and state you are in.

The work will vary as well. You will be able to gain experience working in different industries.
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Auditor (Former Employee) –  IllinoisMarch 12, 2019
I'm overall satisfied when working there.
Ranked as 5th largest CPA firm.
Perfect place to start career as a new grad.
Not recommended for person who wants work life balance.
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5.0
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GT takes culture very seriously
Director of Tax Knowledge Management (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 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.
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3.0
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Creativity Black Hole
Intern (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAFebruary 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.
Pros
Free pens and folders
Cons
All the jobs and responsibilities
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2.0
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Be prepared to not have much downtime
Associate (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAFebruary 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.
Pros
Decent pay, lots of training
Cons
lack of diversity, personal views get in the way of professionalism
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Don't work there
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAFebruary 13, 2019
bad idea to work at this place, it will drive you into the ground - big mistake will be to work for GT, it will be the regret of the lifetime if someone
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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5.0
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Wonderful Oportunty
Audit Assistant (Internship) (Former Employee) –  Puerto RicoFebruary 8, 2019
This paid internship really helped me to gain experience during the audit cycle. I had a the opportunity to have direct conversation with clients, and perform various substantive procedures.
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4.0
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Decent company to start career
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 30, 2019
I learned a decent amount working here, and you can meet some really talented people if you get on the right team. Decent company to start your career and structured promotions.
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5.0
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Great place
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  DC - District of Columbia, DCJanuary 25, 2019
Pros
-nice people
-fun culture
-great work life balance
-minimal travel
-pretty good compensation
-focus on growth and development

Cons
-nature of work not always as interesting
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4.0
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Learned and honed new skills. Developed positive relationships.
Manager Risk Advisory Services Practice (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 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.
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3.0
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Waste of Time
Lead Field Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAJanuary 17, 2019
When has bad mouthing a previous employer ever benefited my career, even if they have flaws? Does this review come with other opportunities? What is this information used for?
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4.0
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Great Environment /HR issues
Personnel Security Specialist (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAJanuary 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.
Pros
Flex time off
Cons
No flexibility on policies
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4.0
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Good company
Senior Auditor II (Former Employee) –  ILJanuary 16, 2019
You learn and grow alot, which is great. Coworkers were great, and loved my time there. Was a good learning experience, and my managers were overall good.
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Worst place for work
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  San Juan, PRDecember 24, 2018
Kevane is the worst place for work, no work-life balance, management doesn't treat you with respect, salary is not good, tense atmosphere, hope it helps.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Bad atmosphere, bad salaries, no respect
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5.0
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Audit and consulting
Assistant Auditor (Former Employee) –  Préfecture de CasablancaDecember 22, 2018
GRANT THORNTON is a multinational company operation in Audit and Consulting industry.

Grant Thornton gave me the opportunity to progress and also practicing my academic knowledge.
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3.0
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Captain your career
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 13, 2018
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.
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4.0
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Good professionals and work environment .
University Representative (Former Employee) –  San Juan, PRDecember 9, 2018
Good work environment, i have work as student representative in 2008. A lot of good professionals. I would work there again in the near future if there is an opportunity.
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5.0
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A "modern" accounting firm.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 8, 2018
Great firm to work for. Everyone works very hard. Great "People Culture". Keeps up with changing work environment. A firm proud to be a part of!!!
Pros
Free breakfasts on Friday; lots of free food, practice communities events.
Cons
Very busy firm.
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Career Development
Managing Director (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 19, 2018
As a member of an international organization the US firm provided support and opportunities for staff the develop their careers, including opportunities to rotate as Secondees to other countries.
Pros
International, Strong backoffice support
Cons
None worth mentioning
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