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Overall, GT was a good company to work for and is where I gained the most valuable experience in my field. Work life balance was sometimes not considered by managers and was often a challenge.


Good work experience


Work-life balance wasn't always good, quality of managers was inconsistent (more training for managers needed to ensure this is addressed)
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Supportive Manager but toxic work life balance

I worked with GT for 2.5 years and for most of the time it was good but the work culture is very stressful and almost everyone had to sit late hours during busy season inlcuding weekends. I was give almost negligible raise in my 2nd year inspite of working overtime during busy season and I was laid off immediately after I cam back from my maternity leave.
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Very much based on favoritismNot equable pay in comparison to market No work life balance Management style was very unorganized and scrambled Pro- there are opportunities to get along with colleagues
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Amazing managers

Working at GT was like any other large organization. However, the benefits are one of the best in the industry with upto 3 months paid maternity leave and the work life balance was good. Not so much focus on utilization as other companies do. There was plenty of flexibility.
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Good starting job

Grant Thornton was my first job starting out. It did give me the exposure I needed to start out, however, they do need to work on their work life balance issues.
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Overall recommend. Fast paced, sometimes no support, great exposure to various industries. Better work-life balance than Big 4, but a lot of similarities between the two.
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Awesome place to work. Teams are friendly and managers and partners care about you. The only thing is the work life balance isn’t really there and understaffed
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Okay to work

Not a bad place to work but management needs to be hiring better and fit talent better to right place of fitment. As such not a bad place to work at all if you need only work life balance
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Low work life balance, but good career mobility

Like any position in public accounting, this comes with its work life challenges. Management is trying to keep up with inflation, but there is only so much they can do.
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tough hours for top performers

Good work was rewarded with more work/clients so work life balance became very difficult, leading me to look elsewhere. Became too much to juggle. Great variety in client work.
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No work life balance at all

I work 60-70-80 hours a week due to antiquated technology that creates more work for the individual. If they could solve that I would be able to have really good work life balance


Benefits pay and my dotted line manager


No work life balance everyone is wanted now lots of people do not like change
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Not the best place

You get great experience working with large clients. Very high turnover of the company which leaves work to fall on the shoulders of current employees and seemingly no action from management to rectify the issue. Management pressurize you to stay late and complete the work. Compensation for employees is blanketed and given equally regardless of work performance. There is a lack of transparency from management on firm initiative and direction. Firm initiatives do not align with their goals. Trainings are for only short term and then you are expected to know everything.


You get great experience working with large clients.


No Breaks, Long working hours, No work life balance, Culture does not align with their cultural goals, Extensive critisim
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You may be placed on multiple busy seasons and management isn’t concerned about how much effort you put in as long as the work is completed in some way, shape, or form.


Awesome teammates, Pay


No work/life balance
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Good experience

Overall good experience. There are positives and negatives everywhere.Pros:Good peopleTraining DevelopmentCons:Work life balancePayInsurance
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Productive and fun place to work

The people are nice to work with. They have good pay. They have good culture, and a nice work/life balance. They continue working to improve cultural diversity.




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Great place to start an Accounting Career

Originally I went with Grant Thornton to have more work-life balance in audit season (about 55hrs a week). However as the years went on it became more of a big-4 feel where it was long hours and I felt under-appreciated. Also there was less work life balance as my family grew.You'll get a lot of experience very fast - it is best to focus on a couple of industries that you enjoy so you can be an expert in that field. It will help when you transition to other opportunities.There is a set promotion track up to manager.


Salary and benefit package. Lots of exposure to different types of companies


Not much work/life balance.
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The Culture

The people first culture is outstanding. I had a medical issue and could no longer work for the company and was treated with respect and care for me as an individual, for my personal well-being.


Salary, culture, leadership


Work/Life balance
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Lots of work if you're ready to learn

The Firm has a newer approach to culture and "taking care of its people." A good initiative, however, It just feels empty as it doesn't change the facts; the firm always feel under staffed, too much work go around, and impossible to realize a work/life balance anymore. The compensation isn't great either.


flexibly, team


too much work, no work life balance, diminishing rewards
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Opportunity for Quick Growth but Little Worklife Balance

People you work with can be great or okay, it really depends on your office and which team you are put on. The company is very inclusive with decent benefits. However just like any other public accounting firm the work life balance is mediocre.


Progress quickly


Little work life balance
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Learning a lot

Work life balance is bad. However you do get to be involved in many different projects. The learning curve is steep and if you can handle the load of work you will be rewarded.


experience, people, culture


work life balance, pay
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Good work life balance

good work life balance, compensation is a bit low, structured promotion schedule, fun company events. great co-workers who really want to help one another
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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