Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2021

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Grant Thornton CEO Brad Preber
Brad Preber
416 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and work life balance(in 277 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people, fun work environment(in 148 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours as expected from public accounting(in 231 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be a problem - always an issue in public accounting though(in 228 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Balanced work and life

      Jun 14, 2021 - Accountant 
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      Pros

      Benefits, work flexibility and culture

      Cons

      Long working hours during tax season

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall good experience but COVID didn’t not help

      Jun 19, 2021 - Senior Accountant in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      1) Most managers and partners are willing to help if you are struggling with a file 2) Mentor was always ready to help when work got too stressful and Scheduling did a great job to facilitate any changes when required 3) Most of the staff was strong and good at their job 4) The company really made an effort to make up for the terrible busy season

      Cons

      1) The benefits program is not great (barely covers anything but there is an HSA account) 2) Once COVID hit, the quality of the staff went down. Not sure if hiring standards changed 3) COVID caused a lot of extra work and lack of good staff caused a large amount of stress for seniors. A lot of seniors quit or were in a bad place due to the amount of stress and long working hours

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic culture and colleagues with new learnings every day

      Jul 9, 2021 - Marketing in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I work for the Canadian entity, but wanted to leave my feedback somehow!: Supportive leadership Constantly learning and developing new skills Very interesting engagements, especially on the advisory side Entrepreneurial enough, but never feel left hanging Room to grow and encouragement to do so Amazing, smart, collaborative colleagues who know how to work hard, but also have a lot of fun True desire for all employees to have a healthy balance between work life and personal life Fair compensation

      Cons

      I do not have anything bad to say about Grant Thornton.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good People Low Pay

      Jul 22, 2021 - Senior Tax Analyst 
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      Pros

      Great people Flexibility Good if you come from external with experience

      Cons

      Low Salary Busy Season Does not value long term employees

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      great place to start but need to be on good side of management

      Jul 19, 2021 - Accountant in Victoria, BC
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      Pros

      great coworkers and managers. Amazing experience.

      Cons

      politics, steep learning curve, minimal training

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice coworkers

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Accountant in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      good working culture and friendly coworkers

      Cons

      high chargeable hours target, very stressful

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Decent people, terrible work-life balance

      Jul 26, 2021 - Senior Administrator in Peterborough, ON
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      Pros

      Great if you are trying to get your CPA, decent people, dedicated staff

      Cons

      TERRIBLE work-life balance Pays way below industry standards Anyone not actively pursuing CPA has zero chance of movement in the company, there is nowhere to move up, no room for growth.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great place to work for young professionals

      Jul 14, 2021 - Senior Accountant 
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      Pros

      High chargeable hour target with low pay

      Cons

      Management is very knowledgeable and approachable

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cloud Accountant

      Jul 6, 2021 - Cloud Accountant in Hamilton, ON
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      Pros

      Great colleagues Good benefits and additional initiatives Positive environment

      Cons

      Busy season can be overwhelming with little recognition for efforts. Pulled a lot of programs during Covid

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good working environment

      Jul 3, 2021 - Associate in Moncton, NB
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      Pros

      Good teamwork. Great support by management.

      Cons

      No cons among majority of employees. May be not very competitive base salary for first and middle level, but not 100% sure.

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