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Amazing company to work for
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS20 May 2019
GT is one the best companies I’ve ever worked for. Unfortunately the limitation within the company due to its focus on accounting made it difficult for someone project management to grow and move up within the company.
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Productive and fun work pplace
Audit Senior (Former Employee) –  Federal Capital Territory3 May 2019
It is a very good place to work with, in terms of acquiring job experience, however, the salary benefit is very poor compare with other auditing firms in their capacity.
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Professional office environment with friendly management and staff.
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Windsor, NS16 April 2019
I performed a variety of tasks with this company, beyond the duties of Accountant. I was challenged to do work above my skill set with supervision from Senior Managers. The company encourages staff to volunteer within the community.
Pros
Great office functions
Cons
Working weekends during tax season
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5.0
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Great working environment
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL14 February 2019
I enjoyed working at Grant Thornton. The people are friendly and it was a great working environment.
The work itself was rewarding. The hardest part of the job was making phone calls to clients as a reminder of deadlines.
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Good company for an IT professional
Senior IT Officer/Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Cybercity13 February 2019
Good company for an IT professional. Ongoing IT projects keep raising your skills on the current IT trends. Highly recommended for anyone willing to work in the Audit sector
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Cpa firm
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 January 2019
A fairly typical CPA firm. Employees are not particularly valued or appreciated. A decent place to start your career as there is a possibility to get exposed to many industries,
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A Great place to live your Purple!
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON18 January 2019
Fast-paced, ever-changing environment allows you to connect with others in and out of the workplace. They encourage Family time! They live their purple everyday, by giving back to the community in which they thrive either by volunteering or donations.
Every day is unique, providing ample opportunity to learn and grow in new ways. Employees are great to work with and Managers do their best to accommodate as much as they can.
Pros
Family Time
Cons
Very fast paced at times
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Senior Tax Analyst
Tax Analyst (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL19 December 2018
Poor Culture (animosity among peers), favoritism towards individuals.

Work/life (Just like pulling blood from a turnip), people & culture manager does not have a clue. Good location for 20 year old's with no family.

Management and staff will throw each other under the bus in a heart beat.

Salary/benefits (Very low salaries, slave labor market)
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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4.0
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Good place to work
Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON20 November 2018
Great place to work. People are very friendly. Great salary and benefits as well. Training is very informative and there is always someone to talk to if you have any questions or need help.
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Good stepping stone for your career
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto20 November 2018
Good stepping stone for your career. Typical accounting firm culture. Very cutthroat if you cannot perform but endless opportunities if you are hard working and sharp.
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Fun place to work and interact with staff.
Senior IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Charlottetown, PE18 October 2018
Was always a pleasure coming to work each day....could be challenging but always in a good way. Loved the job, loved the people and loved the IT team.
Pros
Great IT team
Cons
different directives from upper management
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4.0
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Excellent company, open environment, flexible hours, fair compensation.
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 August 2018
Excellent company, open environment, flexible hours, fair compensation. Opportunities to learn about many different industries, markets. Nice offices and good location
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Small Clients
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3.0
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Fun place to work
Audit Senior, Assurance (Former Employee) –  New Delhi20 August 2018
Had a great team to work with and learn. Got a wide spectrum of experience beyond my KRA. There are times where you have you have to work beyond regular hours, but only to evolve as a better professional.
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3.0
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Its too stressful.
ACCOUNTANT (Former Employee) –  Fredericton, NB17 July 2018
great place to work depending on office and manager. Togetherness depends on how many people like you. Managers (there are lots) are stuck up, not sure why, but very selfish. depending on office that you work, they always use excuse of being busy to avoid teaching you , but complain the minute you mess up. The learning curve is alot to handle, I have seen people quit on day 2, faking emergencies. Its a lot and they say they will help but the more you ask , the more they are frustrated at you.
When you get a file, its your job, to get it done and hand in in time with very little errors. There's alot of pressure and expectation. Orientation is one week and you start working alone ( experience or not).
very long hours to complete anything. Just because everyone leaves at 5, doesn't mean work is done.
If you don't thrive under pressure, this is not for you. And if you do, you will be exhausted and wear out before year 1 is done.
Pros
tons of company benefits, 3 weeks vacation even entry level, great insurance upto 80%, summer days off, 3 day work week in summers and more
Cons
long hours, eating time. People are not really honest. They smile at you, but rattle behind your back, very childish. You definately feel like an outsider, lack of manager cooperation in files or work load.
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Reception
Secretary/Receptionist (seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON10 July 2018
A great opportunity for front desk experience.
Managing phone lines, photocopying, sorting mail.
Responding to client enquiries, assisting staff.
Good management and colleagues.
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Great place to work while earning your designation!
Manager, Assurance and Business Advisory Services (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 July 2018
Great people, great culture and just a fun place to work. I don't regret ever joining this great firm. There are ups and downs depending on the types of clients you get put on, however its a great place to learn all aspects of public accounting.
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4.0
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Great professional atmosphere
Assistant Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 May 2018
I worked during the tax season as a co-op. It was busy, but the help of my colleagues and managers, I was able to learn fast and continuously improve my work and learned to work well under pressure and with great detail and accuracy.
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3.0
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Poor Senior IT Leadersip
Senior Manager - Application Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 April 2018
Senior partners have had a losing record in hiring senior thought leadership. Current IT Director has no operational or real IT experience and is leading the firm to a abysmal failure due to an overbearing micromanagement and dictatorial style. Lack of communication and isolation and siloed teams will be the soon downfall of his leadership. This will result in a couple more years of lost momentum and marketplace positioning.
Pros
Overall great people culture
Cons
Leadership had poor vision
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4.0
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Great learning opportunity for starters
Manager, Assurance and Accounting Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 April 2018
The firm represents a good opportunity for inspired accounting students who are looking forward to starting a career in public practice. It provides abundant learning opportunities and has an excellent culture in mentoring and coaching new accounting staff.
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The best place to work
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC31 March 2018
I would say GT is the best place any one can get into. Far better than KPMG, EY, Deloitte and PwC. Their flexibility schedule is the best. I would rank it at No. 1 for women.
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