McGladrey LLP

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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
410 Reviews
3.6
410 Reviews
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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.  

    Winter Audit Intern

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    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Great Pay and Nice people

    Cons

    Long hours and not a lot of training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    flexible hours, manage own time and schedule.

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, unrealistic expectations.

  3.  

    Nice compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Nice people great environment

    Cons

    Busy schedule not enough flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    An accounting firm, consulting is growing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office, flexible hours, awesome benefits, cafeteria in the building and free coffee

    Cons

    No coordination between consulting groups,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to spread out the work you have. Directors - make sure your managers can assign work, relieving your employees of the pressure to be billable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Consulting - Technology and Management Consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    McGladrey has a large amount of exposure to middle market companies, and the assignments that I work on are varied, and we do get to experience a large amount of breadth in the different assignments. Most of the people you will work with and for are easy going and down to earth.

    Cons

    Top Heavy - still an accounting and tax firm at heart, it is changing, but it is taking quite a while for it to happen. It is very regionally based, and there is hesitance to share resources across regions. Work life balance is limited, and pressure for billing hours is extremely high. Bonus structure is not great, and in certain areas, they are hiring senior staff versus promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Busy Season Intern (Audit)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Vienna, VA (US)
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Vienna, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great people/ team, awesome culture
    - Enjoyed the work
    - Great pay, learned a lot
    - Closer ties to the companies you audit

    * I loved the experience and the people I met throughout this opportunity but I realized it the busy season lifestyle wasn't for me. For an accounting company, I would highly recommend this mid-tier company to anyone going to the accounting path*

    Cons

    - long hours (it's expected of busy season)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Expereince in Sales / Biz Dev.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A solid Middle Market professional services firm in NYC. Professional, collaborative, friendly. NYC location is perfect - easy walk form GC. Money is ok, a little below FMV Vs other professional service firms. Comp plan changes a lot.

    Cons

    Partner driven culture - BD's cannot be partners and in some instances you're reminded of this daily. Firm is made up of mostly acquisitions and operate individually so it's luck of the draw how strategic your office might be. Once a client is sold, you're not allowed (usually) to "farm" the account.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace a pro-sales culture. Have a sales person be VP of sales (not a CPA). Create a career track for BD's to become principals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Have been learning each and every day. It was slow at first but picks up soon after.

    Cons

    Pay could be alittle better, but this is the industry average. Salary varies by which office you go to, because they adjust for COLh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    awesome team but long work hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    the team is great. kind of like a family.

    Cons

    work hours are long, just like any public accounting firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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