manager (Former Employee), Alberta – July 30, 2015
Pros: Depends on where / business unit you are placed
Cons: a bit archaic HR systems and teams, class system, bland environments and messy
while there were many efforts put forth by each office to make for a better environment there was an obvious class system ranking people by job, location and business unit.
Many of the current and positive reviews are from the Eastern Provinces where the company was started, as you move West in Canada you find that the value is different and if you work for some business units you are ranked lower in priority - you don't want to get on with their bankruptcy team as they are the bottom of the pole and get MUCH less benefits. Yes, employees get different benefits - how class system based is that!
If you expect this to be a great place to work based on the awards... Some awards are BOUGHT or 'sponsored' so your best bet is to ask former employees for an inside scoop.
Accounting Technician (Former Employee), Montague, PE – June 28, 2015
Pros: Flex hours, company get togethers
Cons: long hours during tax season
Depending on the time of year your day could be 7 hours during the summer to 12 hours during tax season, most employees were easy to get along with. The job was enjoyable and especially enjoyed the short summer days.
Senior Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – December 16, 2014
GT has provided me with an opportunity to gain valuable experience while working on jobs with different level of complexity. This has allowed me to gain more exposure different sections of an audit file and developed my skills to interact with higher levels of management in an organization.
Audit Assistant (Former Employee), Thornton, ON – January 4, 2013
Pros: free courses
Cons: long hours
The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to work with extremely talented and enthusiastic co-workers. I get the pleasure of working with the best and brightest people in many different ways and with many good ideas. And the job is even more special when I get to work with one of the shining person.