McGladrey LLP Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
359 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is significantly better than what you will get at a Big 4 firm (in 45 reviews)

  • While it isn't the Big 4, they pay you a decent amount in salary (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle for most of the year (in 34 reviews)

  • I was sent out of town for 4 weeks in a row during busy season (in 32 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical public accounting experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to upper management since it's a smaller firm

    Cons

    A lot of clients are in the suburbs so if you are living in the city, you may spend a good portion of your life commuting.

  2.  

    Good company, slower pace than big4 but slow learning curve to match

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Its in a Good location
    If you chose to make it a priority, good Work life balance

    Cons

    Definitely below market pay and due to large staff turnover, understaffed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    McGladrey pays above market, and has amazing culture. GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great salary (competitive) and excellent benefits (Best 401(k) in public accounting)
    - Best firm culture I have experienced
    - Excellent training's
    - Coaches really care and work with coachees so they can be successful
    - Lots of opportunities for bonuses, promotions, and experience in different industries
    - Great clients, with a lot of opportunity to gain client experience
    - Very flexible with CPA Exam studying, and highly support employees to get it done
    - Very flexible with PTO, and really prides itself on the work/life balance
    - Partners and upper level management are very approachable and follow up with lower level employees upon being hired to make sure all is going well

    Cons

    - Not the best tasting coffee in the office
    - Sometimes to many training's and conferences makes scheduling tough
    - Internet always seems to go out in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, just keep up the great work. I am very happy with McGladrey and my decision to join the firm several years ago, as you can tell by the cons above (nothing significant). VERY HAPPY with how this company is run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    "Work life balance" are three words that get mid size recruiters bark at all time. The hours here are better than most places. I averaged about 60 billable hours/week during busy season. I don't have a complaint about my compensation and the people I work with are great

    Cons

    Name recognition. The name isn't as well know as some of McG's competitors. I work in one of the largest offices and at times I feel like just an employee number to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    they could be so much better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on level, if you have proven you're good there is a certain amount of autonomy. The company has good learning tools and the technical aspects of national announcements are quite good and enable one to have a working knowledge of new pronouncements easily. From a technical standpoint they try to get things right.

    Cons

    Depending on the partner and your level there may be a certain amount of work done without a clear reason or end goal. There is constant pressure to stay within unrealistic budgets driven by low fees demanded by clients to stay with McGladrey. There is pressure to be a rainmaker. Once management has decided you will not go further they lose touch because you're only machinery & eqpt. to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management - especially in NY

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This is a "String of Regional Accounting Firms"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They have a good infrastructure on national training at Q center, and decent employee benefits, and good exposure to clients at even at Jr levels. If you work hard, manager's are not going to stop you. You then get experience you don't get at Big 4 firms, but obviously with less pay. Your best bet is move to HQ in Chicago, or offices in the South or West where the clients in your Line of Business is growing.

    Cons

    It completely depends on which Line of Business you work in. Some just don't get it, while other businesses work cohesively within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue as is and hope to get lucky winning new business through hard sales efforts.

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

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to gain knowledge if you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    Growth can become challenging when you move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear in terms of expectations with high performers. Otherwise chances may be to lose good employees. Reward them who deserves the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company...poor money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, very relaxed on time availability and working remotely

    Cons

    Always restructuring, 1% promotions or raises, skills of support staff/departments are under utilized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives to ALL of your employees to get the best result

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offers learning experiances

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coaching employees to enrich career.

    Cons

    Does not provide work life balance

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good entry level job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, good work environment, excellent leadership

    Cons

    Poor training of employees, extremely poor job of retaining good staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the staff you rely on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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