Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Better work life balance than the Big 4 (in 55 reviews)

  • Offers more work/life balance than Big 4 (in 20 reviews)

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

  • Some of the challenges of working at Grant Thornton is that it requires almost as much work as a big 4 firm without the same pay (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Grant Thornton as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable internship, worked with a number of people on various accounting tasks. Enjoyable induction, meeting loads of other interns. Received quality feedback at end of experience too.

    Cons

    Was unable to gain any work experience in other departments even though I attempted. Disappointing line manager responsiveness. Didn't see much of the other interns apart from at the start.


  2. Fantastic company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Grant Thornton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Financial advisory

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, environment good Atmosphere ok

    Cons

    bureacracy, competition for billing negative


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  5. Public Assurance Intern

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    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 Management

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


  6. Heavy politics, intimidation and incompetent supervisors

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Shape up


  7. Good company to start / complete your training.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.



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