McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
392 Reviews
3.6
392 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time (in 50 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • or there was nothing to do; minimal work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Quite often, I felt like I was pledging a fraternity, not working for a major public accounting firm (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to begin career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultng Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many types of projects

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations and responsibility for first years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved Performance Review process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Couldn't be happier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    The firm has great values and they truly believe in them and promote them from the top down. For instance, the value of stewardship is lived up to through various volunteer opportunities and firm sponsored events. The firm does do a good job promoting work life balance and in my experience really cares about their employees. For being the fifth largest firm, the firm does a great job of giving employees meaningful client experiences from day 1, and employees will get experiences and responsibilities they would not get at Big 4. Compensation increases are fair and sometimes very high with bonuses. There are a lot of training opportunities and other great opportunities for those who want them.

    Cons

    It is public accounting, and there will sometimes be long hours. The flip side of that is that when it is not busy, you are encouraged to go on vacation and take time for yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Starting Block

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax
    Current Employee - Tax

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of work within taxation. Certain managers are great others are not. Overall a positive place to start your career.

    Cons

    All of the work is prepared in house so work becomes repetitive and boring after awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    source more repetitive tasks and preparation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounting intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great people, firm encourages individual growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, but people are great to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great culture

  6.  

    Nothing special

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Standard corporate consulting firm, you'll get some good experience to land a job somewhere else.

    Cons

    Very little employee engagement, limited growth opportunities, too much focus on billable goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume to have such a big company that you have worked for. I know it will possibly be the help I need for future job choices. I get no benefits, had minimum training, and because "i'm still in college" I do not qualify. I would only take a job here if you are offered a permenate possition when you are starting.

    Cons

    I have had minimum training on my work and I am treated as if I dont know how to do my own job even though I have worked hard to learn everything I needed to know. I do not get any benefits from the company because I am a full-time temp employee, even though i have been here for over a year. I was told that when i graduate college we would "discuss" the possibility of becoming a permenate employee, but there is someone who has graduated in May and he has yet to even recieve a raise and he was promised a permenate possition the 4 years he has been working here. I would only recommend this company if you are planning to find some other form of employment but just need a job to pay the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to learn how to be proper manager. They all need to go back to school to learn how to actually be leaders of the company. The manager over me constantly takes his frustration with the company out on those who are unfortunite enough to work under him. There is a MAJOR issue of favoritism here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My experience at Mcgladrey was great for a contract job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    The best values of working at mcgladrey was getting a inside look on how everyone operates in the firm and gaining the experience.

    Cons

    No Balance even as a contract worker, during tax season i was working 12hr shifts everyday slaving and doing what tax associates should be doing. The talent acquisitions like to recruit outside the firm before they even think about refering a intern or some one thats under contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accommodate more interns and contract workers with postions.

  9.  

    Great experience but long hours and travel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory
    Former Employee - Risk Advisory

    I worked at McGladrey LLP as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    great resume builder. Pubic accounting firm experience is highly sought after in the job markets

    Cons

    work life balance and travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Assurance Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, knowing your trajectory, a handful of good people who care about you and your career

    Cons

    It's public accounting, now matter how they try to differentiate themselves from the Big 4. Long hours, miserable people, and sometimes you're stuck with horrible teams. Because you start in a 'class,' it can sometimes be high school with the cliques, gossip and drama. If you don't fit into the mold, it can be rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more seniors so that they can focus on developing staff. Make it worthwhile to stay there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, but advancement was limited/blocked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Director
    Former Employee - Tax Director

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good flexibility. Dynamic group. Good marketplace recognition. People in my office group were very friendly. National level talent in technical areas.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity was limited and seemed like a moving target. Compensation was at least 25% below market. It may have been close when I started but was not accelerated as quickly as the market. I left for a 35% increase. It bothered me that the company could get rid of partners with 25-30 years with the firm so readily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose track of market value for people who have been with the firm. You will have to replace them at market, why not keep the ones you rate well in performance reviews?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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