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Chicago, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1924
Company - Private
Accounting
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Deloitte, KPMG
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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
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    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, everyone is inclusive and friendly.
    -The work/life balance is good. Hours are busy, but manageable. Our Flex Time Off policy gives us unlimited time off as long as we are maintaining certain percentage of chargeable hours, which is not hard to do.
    -Great culture. GT has really stressed culture in recent years. We strive for Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Responsibility, and Respect.
    -We are a mid-tier firm, so we are working with large clients on a regular basis. However, we are still able to have a "small firm feel" when it comes to working with small teams.
    -Opportunities. Endless opportunities at Grant Thornton. You have flexibility to transition into different service lines within the firm. Recruiters are also constantly trying to hire you into industry positions. Even in your current position, you have the freedom to choose the industry you're interested in (financial services, real-estate, etc.).
    -Flexibility. As you move up in the firm, you have more freedom to choose the hours you work. Some people like to come in early and leave early, others come in late and stay late, most work the normal 9 to 5 during off peak times.
    -Growth. GT is a growing firm. We are really trying to differentiate ourselves from the other mid-tier firms through our marketing campaign. This gives us access to better clients and better brand recognition.

    Cons

    -It is public accounting, so obviously hours are long (55-70 hours during busy season, 35-50 during off-peak times)
    -Travel. I am fortunate and only travel about 25% or less, but I know people who are on the road a lot.

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    Audit Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Grant Thornton (Paris (France)) in February-2017.

    Interview

    entretien téléphonique, puis un entretien avec la RH, enfin un entretien avec un associé. A chaque étape, il y a eu un réel échange, la transparence des informations, la clarté des missions et des perspectives d'évolutions.

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Grant Thornton Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Most Attractive Employers in the U.S., Universum, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
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