Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 38, Large

Grant Thornton

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Rather than enforce a strict office schedule without regard to employees' personal needs, this Chicago-based accounting firm strives to help its staffers maintain work/life balance by giving them the option of choosing alternative working arrangements such as telecommuting and working flexible hours. Grant Thornton offers healthcare coverage reimbursements and has a tool called Planwise that helps employees select the best health insurance plans for their personal and financial needs; employees who use the tool receive a monthly wellness credit that is used to offset the cost of health insurance premiums.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,436

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 186

IT employee turnover in 2013: 9%

IT promotions in 2013: 3%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $1,957