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Poor management

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Senior management is so poor; always short-staffed; managers are not even CPAs. Also they talk work-life balance but I have to work 65+ hrs in busy time. So why go to GT?
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Overall good experience

Colleagues are great in Mississauga office. Even though busy season you work more hours, you get your time back during summer time. The vacation is pretty flexible as well.
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Supportive environment
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Typical Large Firm

Alot of turnover like any large firm. But also, being the lowest paying doesn't help. The company also prefers to hire from outside as opposed to promote from within
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Not too stressful compared with other public firm

Not too stressful compared with other public firm But low wages, management is poor, high turnover rate, great place to start as a coop student or new grad
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Poor Culture

The company prides themselves on having a great work life balance and strong company culture but I never felt included. They do not value their employees.
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Definitely a grind

They will work you to death and expect you to bleed for them. But you will learn a lot. If you can make it through the busy season, you will be rewarded with more work.
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Not Bad

It’s a great place to begin your career. Very supportive and caring co workers. The work can be demanding at times, specially around tax season. But it is not too crazy.
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Great Team and culture

Company environment was really nice. Location is in the financial district of Toronto, which is very convenient to commute. Great team to work with. Supportive project principal to provide clear guidance
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Good foundation for future roles

Excellent learning opportunity, good management with reasonable expectations. Lots of on the fly learning, which while it can be frustrating, does teach you about many aspects of working after University. Prepares you to be a well rounded accountant
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Good place to work

Always treated very well by the company. Very busy and hectic at times and lots of stuff happening last minute. Great coworkers who worked very well together.
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Loved my time!!!

Would recommend for any new grad. A very welcoming culture with managers helping at all times. Lots of growth opportunities. And overall just an amazing work culture! Can always take a day off with no fuss as long as I make up for my hours.
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Great place to work

Lots of learning and training opportunities. Friendly staff. Managers and partners are very approachable. Flexible schedule and good, customizable benefits.
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Good place to work

I quite enjoyed working for GT. Great colleagues, and wonderful benefits. The job always gave you opportunities to learn and grow in your role. Thank you!
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Amazing.. at first

It has been a goal of mine for years to work for Grant Thornton and I was amazed and over the moon to work for them. They were absolutely wonderful.. at first. After 8 months I was finally told the process we should follow for our files. I had asked multiple times what the process was as this was my first bookkeeping position after I left school. They had given me files that needed to be cleaned up badly and expected it to be done within a week. This wouldn’t have been an issue if the clients were responsive or not on vacation out of the country. I was judged on files that were badly messed up by other bookkeepers and I could not get answers on them. My recurring files I had done in a day or 2 depending on questions I had for the client. This was the first year of the cloud group and I felt there was no direction on training. The people are amazing and pay and benefits are very competitive.
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Intense, learning environment

Working as a staff accountant. Work can get super stressful due to deadlines during busy season but management is supportive. Fair warning, like all public practice firms, this job comes with a lot of stress. There are a lot of deadlines to meet and pressure from management to get things done a certain way. There is also a lot to learn and therefore you need to be engaged on a regular basis.
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Horrible mindset

The culture is a joke. All talk and no follow through. They don't value their employees or care about their clients. They just want to squeeze every second of time they can to overcharge the clients and put intense pressure on the employees while the pay is at minimum 20% below market rates. The benefits are garbage and cost more in premiums than the benefits and the bonus program is a joke. Do not work here.
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Fun place to work

The culture is inclusive to all levels and all roles. They like to have fun and ensure everyone feels like they can grow and take time for you or your family
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Great people

I love the people and culture. There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Their are great benefits although the salary isn’t the best and no RRSP matching.
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Poor environment

I do not recommend working here. There is no support or guidance from management. When a mistake is made, it is not constructive criticism given but rather punishment and consequences. The pay is horrible for a large company and benefits are minimal.


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stressful, no support from management
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Productive workplace

The company is a good place to work, except they have a very less compensation against what other people get in the industry. I would recommend to freshers it's a great place to learn.
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Good place to learn and grow

Good place to learn and growA lots of audit opportunityWork life balance is badCo-workers are happy to supportLayoff happened after busy seasonLaptop and system need be improved
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Based on 1,756 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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