Grant Thornton

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Grant Thornton Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
364 Reviews
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364 Reviews
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Pros
  • Meaningless staff augmentation projects will allow you to have a great work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • After being at the Big 4 for many years I wanted to see if working at GT would be any different (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover: Work-life balance does not exist if you're consistently short staffed (in 28 reviews)

  • Less competitive in terms of brand name in comparison to Big 4 audit firm (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    I feel very empowered in my role at Grant Thornton. I work with very intelligent, talented colleagues, supportive management and I find the culture is very professional, but friendly.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial advisory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisory in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good training, environment good Atmosphere ok

    Cons

    bureacracy, competition for billing negative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Public Assurance Intern

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton

    Pros

    Great reputation, Very competent employees, high Public sector market share

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To maintain the high level of standard they have achieved as a top 5 accounting firm

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  5.  

    Heavy politics, intimidation and incompetent supervisors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cheap food in the subsidised cafeteria
    Once a year there is a staff conference involving a trip to a nice location

    Cons

    Heavy politics
    Intimidation when you stand up for yourself
    Favouritism
    Poor work life balance / no time for family life
    Incompetent supervisors who do not understand the basics
    Unrealistic budgets
    Pressure on staff to not charge actual hours worked/ to work copious amounts of overtime and not charge it
    Weak methodology and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to start / complete your training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Responsibilities are given at early stages. Company has ambitious but achievable growth plans.

    Cons

    There are shortages of staff at qualified level, therefore some jobs are under tight timing / budget pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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