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McGladrey LLP Reviews

Updated 4 May 2015
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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. Flexibility & Culture Are Key

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    McGladrey offers great flexibility to work with you, not against you... The people I work with everyday truly exemplify the culture of McGladrey - respectful, encouraging, engaging, innovative... Transparent firm and making big moves.

    Cons

    I can't compare to Big 4 since I have never worked within that realm, but I can imagine comp/benefits is comparable, could be a little better...

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the transparency of where you see the Firm going

  2. Assurance Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company and great place to work for

    Cons

    There are no cons about this company

  3. Business Development Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, good clients, mostly pleasant culture, competitive comp on paper

    Cons

    "Me too" firm, middle market, partners got say in BD comp/plan limits

    Advice to Management

    In some markets the BDs know more than the partners do; let them grow the firm

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    Sr. Tax Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits package

    Cons

    work/life balance nonexistent, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Develop managers so they can effectively grow/develop a team.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Better balance of interesting life vs. work life balance vs. when I was a partner with the Big 4.

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    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Better work life balance; no forced transfers

    Cons

    Still lots of older executives that equate the old Big 8 to today's Big 4

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the middle market. do not become a Big 4 wannabe

  7. Helpful (1)

    Assurance Associate

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    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are McGladrey's greatest attribute. Everyone is a joy to work with. Work/life balance is better than most. Pay is competitive, but not the best. You get exposed to a lot of the audit file early on, not just bogged down into one section. Plenty of vacation time available to you after busy season and benefits kick in from day one.

    Cons

    You work long hours during busy season, including Saturday commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Management should compensate and promote at a higher rate to retain talent. But is public accounting, so turnover is typically high.

  8. Helpful (1)

    New Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere with a easy going culture that makes coming to work enjoyable. The offices are set up to encourage team work.

    Cons

    hard for a new person to learn during the slow times and there is not always a great source to turn to that would help alleviate the issue beside maybe the on the job training

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company.

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. To be expected though.

  10. Tax Intern

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Rochester, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Rochester, MN (US)

    I worked at McGladrey LLP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Didn't go a good job of training or teaching me, just threw busy work at me.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Assurance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGladrey LLP full-time

    Pros

    Some good clients and good experiences.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Everyone in assurance who has gone part time has been terminated within 12 months of their part time arrangement starting. They brag about their work life balance all the time but will expect you to work 70+ hours a week in busy season and 60+ hours in the off season. If you don't book your vacation on the schedule a year in advance good luck getting time off. Co-Workers are openly rude in order to pressure you to work more than 70+ hours and often tell people they are "Stupid". Managers/Partners have no qualms about telling people they are getting promoted next round then letting them go the next time promotions are announced. They have no sympathy for illness or family situations. When the very few people that have worked here have gotten ill or had a seriously ill family member they are terminated as soon as possible upon their return to work. Don't get sick and don't take anytime off and you'll be fine. Those who are successful at moving up the ranks have no families or boyfriends/girlfriends.

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