McGladrey LLP at a Glance


  • “We have a great, team culture—people here are motivated, intelligent, and personable”
  • “Flexible work hours”
  • “Interesting and challenging work”


  • “Long hours during busy season”
  • “High turnover resulting in overloading existing staff”
  • “Stress”

The Buzz

  • “Top-10 firm, great work environment, very impressed with their people”
  • “Smaller, not that well known”
  • “Strong firm for smaller/private clients”
  • “Not much competition”

About McGladrey LLP


Midwestern giant 

McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has approximately 8,000 employees in 80 cities nationwide. Its international endeavors are enhanced by its membership in RSM International, a network of independent accounting and consulting firms in more than 110 countries with more than 37,500 people. The McGladrey name goes back several decades-to 1926 when Ira B. McGladrey opened an accounting practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1984, McGladrey combined forces with A.M. Pullen & Company, a firm with headquarters in South Carolina and dozens of offices in the Southeast. The firm was renamed McGladrey & Pullen in 1987. Just over 10 years later, the firm sold its non-attest assets to H&R Block. But 12 years after that, in 2011, these assets (which operated under the name RSM McGladrey Inc.) were repurchased by McGladrey & Pullen. Also in 2011, Joe Adams was named managing partner and CEO. A year later, in 2012, the firm changed its name to McGladrey LLP. 

McGladrey LLP

One S. Wacker Drive
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 634-3400


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • Managing Partner & CEO: Joe M. Adams
  • 2015 Employees: 8,000

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY

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