McGladrey LLP

McGladrey LLP – Why Work For Us?

McGladrey LLP is the largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with nearly 6,700 people in more than 75 cities nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm.

It is the U.S. member of RSM International (“RSMI”), a network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms worldwide, with offices in more than 100 countries and more than 32,500 people to serve clients’ business needs. The member firms of RSMI collaborate to provide services to global clients, but are separate and distinct legal entities which cannot obligate each other. Each member firm is responsible only for its own acts and omissions, and not those of any other party.

Our practice areas include:

  • Assurance
  • Tax
  • Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • International

Benefits tailored to fit your needs

Your benefits are an important part of your total compensation. At McGladrey, you’ll have access to a wide range of quality benefit options for yourself and your family.

For Your Health

Our medical, dental and vision benefits are designed to provide broad comprehensive protection and cover a wide range of health services and supplies. We offer two high-deductible health care options that you can partner with a health savings account (HSA) and a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan that encourages consumerism through co-insurance. Whether or not you select medical coverage, you may choose dental and/or vision benefits for yourself and your dependants.

For Your Wealth

At McGladrey, we offer opportunitites for you to build your wealth while you build your career. You can participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan,which includes a company match,and/or a 529 college savings plan. These plans can help you build financial security for years to come.

For Your Protection

Our long and short term disability and life insurance coverage options provide you an important source of financial protection against the unexpected.

For Your Time

When you need time away from the office, we’ve got you covered. Our paid time off program is designed to provide you with the flexibility you need – including time away for vacation, sick days, family/child care matters, personal business, national holidays or just to relax.

For Your Life
We offer resources for your life as well as your work. A few of our more popular options are listed below:

  • Legal plan – gives you and your family members access to professional legal representation
  • Pre-tax accounts – including medical, dependant care, parking reimbursement and mass transit reimbursement accounts
  • Education reimbursement plans
  • Adoption assistance
  • Paid paternity leaves
  • Sittercity
  • WorkLife Integration programs

At McGladrey, you can build your own success story starting on Day One.

Whether you are an associate new to McGladrey or a manager debating your next career move, it’s important to determine the right career path for you. One that aligns with your definition of personal and professional success.

Your career advisor

When you join McGladrey, you’ll be paired with a career advisor who will help you set performance and career goals. And you’ll have regular check-ins to make sure you stay on track. Through feedback, coaching, listening and mentoring – your career advisor truly becomes one of your biggest advocates.

Learning and professional development

We follow the rule of “70-20-10.” And we believe it. Seventy percent of your professional development at McGladrey will come from client assignments, twenty percent will come from relationships you build on-the-job and ten percent will come from coursework and training.

While you’re working with clients and team members on the “90 percent,” we’re working hard to make sure we’re world class in our delivery of the final “10 percent.”

Continuing professional education – We exceed state and national licensing requirements by offering over 400 educational courses to our employees. You will be encouraged to participate in at least 40 hours of professional education each year.

First year training – If you join us directly from campus, you’ll attend national training with peers from across McGladrey. You’ll learn specific concepts relative to your job and practice a variety of procedures similar to those found on client engagements.

Milestone training – At key points in your career, you’ll attend training and conferences to help you build confidence, skills and expertise. In addition, our executive programs provide aspiring partners/managing directors with the tools they need to successfully lead McGladrey forward.

Becoming a CPA – The CPA credential is vital to both you and our business. All associates on a CPA track are strongly encouraged to obtain their license as early as possible in their careers. While achieving a CPA certification falls on your shoulders, we’re with you all the way providing encouragement and support through:

  • Exam preparation materials through Becker CPA review
  • Expense reimbursement for exam and application fees
  • Time off to prepare for and take the exam
  • Financial rewards for those who pass the exam within 18 months of college graduation

You have what it takes — and we believe in you. That’s why our professionals work directly with clients, key decision makers and company owners across a variety of industries and geographies.


"Choosing McGladrey as my first employer after college really helped jump start my career.”
-Peter, Senior Associate

“I have worked with a variety of clients from car dealerships, to wholesale clients, to logistics trucking companies and not one of them has been the same as the others. This is a great experience because I get to learn about a variety of businesses and this will help me to tailor my specialties in the future.”
-Amy, Assurance Associate

McGladrey LLP Reviews

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    Beginnings of a great career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Washington, DC (US)

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    The client opportunities and work experience allows you to develop your personal skillset and take pride in your work. Partners and Directors are always open-door and are great to work with. Employees work with you to help you develop, and the mentor program is great. Overall, outstanding morale at the company. Great training and professional development opportunities.


    Benefits could need some improvement

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    Look into compensation and benefits in comparison to Big 4. Other than that, keep doing what you're doing.

    Positive Outlook
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McGladrey LLP Interviews

Updated 16 Nov 2014
Updated 16 Nov 2014

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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews, got to chat with one of the current employees while waiting. First interview was a lot about what I was looking for. could tell interviewer was tired after interviewing all day.
    Second round.. one presentation about the company, then a brief office tour, and then three interviews with different level staffs. Mostly about why McGladrey, why audit, groupwork, my knowledge about McGladrey's auditing practice, etc. Lunch after for over an hour.

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McGladrey LLP Awards and Accolades

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Vault Accounting 50, Vault, 2014
100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2012
America's 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2011
100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2013
Certified Flex-Friendly Companies, Flex-Friendly, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1926
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year

McGladrey LLP is the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 6,700 professionals and associates in 75 cities nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm.

McGladrey is the U.S. member of RSM International (RSM), a global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, with offices in more...

Mission: To be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders.

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