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Productive work place but could be more fun

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This is a good place to work and to have a work experience.There are exceptional leaders in this organization and people getting promoted are very talented.Indeed, you are learning a lot, getting good exposure to certain industries and gathering fantastic experience. But it can become repetitive after some time.If you don't make it to senior level, I feel you will get a better work/life balance and a better pay in the industry.

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Beautiful building, work location in city centre and facilities (Canteen, Gym and work stations)

Cons

Hard to progress
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Good company

It was very good company to work at management was awesome and pay was good. Good work culture and rewards for performances. I enjoyed working there and learnt a lot.
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Public accounting is a great place to start your career after college

Public accounting is a great place to start your career after college. There's a high turnover and managers are all manipulative. GT puts great emphasis on their unlimited FTO policy, but it's not truly unlimited or flexible.

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Added value on your resume

Cons

Long hours, unlimited FTO is not truly unlimited or flexible, high stress level
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N/a

Some good, some bad. Currently a lot of growing pains in the technology side. Some teams receive more talent and time and input from GT as a whole and some tech teams are overlooked.
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Nice place to start your career

A good place to start your career. Strong vision, awesome team, and a relax culture. Pay can be better though. Managers really care for you & want you to grow.
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Productive and healthy learning

Productive and healthy learning which helps in candidate to have bright future however despite of learning there is common practice of late sittings which effects social life of employees
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A great public accounting firm - team culture, with a vision for the future with continuous improvements

A typical day at work is full of challenges - new client scenarios, every client's records are different, new technical challenges arise regularly, and technology is always changing. But amongst all that, management, other staff, and other technical specialists are always ready to help and support where they can. Straight from the top - everyone is valued and everyone's ideas are sought and respected, and the culture is to support one another. It is a great team culture ... every day .... even while working remotely during the pandemic or during busy season. That supportive team atmosphere is the best part of the job there. In this atmosphere, learning is continuous and skill development never stops.Work life balance is more possible now than ever before - you can attend to family emergencies, make it to those appointments, or drop off and pick up kids after school - because at Grant Thornton the technology has been developed to enable working after hours from home, and management supports working towards having a family work - life balance while meeting clients' needs. There are lots of opportunities for professional development learning in Grant Thornton. Lots of online learning and webinars and in-person development. All provided during work hours.Grant Thornton really is a terrific place to work in the public accounting sector, and in my opinion is the best firm to work for.

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Team culture (everyones idease are sought out and values, staff enjoy helping each other learn and meet client's needs, lots of professional development opportunities, and continuous learning (technical, technology, and helping clients grow))

Cons

Public accounting is simply a tough an challenging business - sorting out client records, each with its own challenges, while trying to minimize the time on a file to minimise costs to clients.
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Salaire correct

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Ambiance délétère
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Great place to work

The culture is wonderful at Grant Thornton. I would definitely recommend them as a great place to work. My manager and peers were caring and supported one another.
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Great place, young feel

Did a busy season internship with GT and had a great experience. Lucked out with my teams, super funny and welcoming. GT is a big firm but I still felt appreciated and enjoyed the work. Would recommend.

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Good people

Cons

Bad clients
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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.

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Salary, culture, leadership

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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.

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flexibly, team

Cons

too much work, no work life balance, diminishing rewards
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Great company culture

Outstanding place to work - company has a great culture and feels like a family - all pulling in the same direction.Extremely competent management at all levels
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Great people but long hours

Great place to start your career. Lots of training is given from those above you. Plenty of opportunities to move up. Hours are consistent with all public accounting companies during busy season (55-70+ hours/week) so turnover is moderate at staff/senior levels. Genuine people & management.

Pros

People, happy hours, free meals, benefits, flexibility when not in busy season

Cons

Busy season hours
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Longevity

Most of management are really helpful and know what they are doing. I never ran into arrogance or huge egos, all want you to succeed. I really enjoyed working there.

Pros

Fto

Cons

Outsourcing
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Productive and fun place to work at

The culture and the people are amazing. You can get to work on many different engagements. A lot of opportunities to grow fast. The work environment is a very friendly and fun environment. They truly care for there employees.
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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.

Pros

Progress quickly

Cons

Little work life balance
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Good place to work

Work was very helpful. Enjoyed it a lot. Very hours based which doesn't really help and causes a lot of stresses. Overall enjoyed my expereince there and would recommend
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Place to grow quickly, informal atmosphere, work life balance is on the lower side

GT is a good place to work if you want to learn and grow quickly. The managers and partners are approachable and knowledgeable. The colleagues are nice (most of them) and often go out for happy hours after a hard week. Work life balance is low, but for public accounting it is not that bad
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Good for IT

I enjoyed my time at Grant Thornton. I worked in IT and felt we had a good strategy and was well supported by my manager. The Oakbrook Terrace office made for a convenient commute.

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Flexible schedule, Management listens to different ideas and feedback

Cons

Career paths were not well defined
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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.

Pros

experience, people, culture

Cons

work life balance, pay
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