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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance encouraged (in 35 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours (if you put the work in) (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can suffer due to long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Although the pay is slightly lower than the Big 4 (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office culture where everyone looks after each other and genuinely seems to care. Good opportunities for career advancement. Paid overtime.

    Cons

    Pay not as good as big 4. Does get very demanding in busy season which can lead to bad work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure as i was only here for work experience so don't know too much about the ins and outs of how the company is managed


  2. "excellent company and excellent work environment, international recognition and provides professional services and tax e"

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    Current Employee - Auditr Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Auditr Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent company and excellent work environment, international recognition and provides professional services and tax experts and management controls

    Cons

    Very bad employed salary price

    Advice to Management

    excellent company and excellent work environment, international recognition and provides professional services and tax experts and management controls

  3. "long hours, not a company that cares about you"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, flex days (sometimes)

    Cons

    long hours, burnt out coworkers

    Advice to Management

    hire more people so that everyone doesn't have to work really long hours


  4. "senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great networking, many different federal opportunities

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    be fair to all employees, regardless of promotion years


  5. "Advisory associate at GT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GT had a structured system for providing feedback to employees and development opportunities.

    Cons

    There was very little opportunity for 360 degree feedback within the organization, and the group structure seemed to constantly evolve and change with partnership changes.


  6. "Great firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to develop quickly through the ranks. Agile firm where partners are close to the rest of the team

    Cons

    Salaries are mid to lower end of the spectrum


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality clients and projects - excellent experience and training

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, poor communication from management

  8. "Grant Thornton advisory business"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial business, lots of very clever individuals and you're given responsibility from the offset. Expanding and growing in the advisory business at a quick rate

    Cons

    Despite the advisory business expanding quickly and closing the gap with the big 4, pay remains stubbornly below where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Largely keep on doing what you're doing! Starting to close the gap to the big 4 and raising the profile of the business in the market. Pay needs reviewing


  9. "Hands down the worst company in London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Nice location, a park nearby
    * Several good take-away places nearby

    Cons

    * Corporate to the core (in a bad way)
    * Inexperienced managers (most of them are fired from big 4)
    * No career opportunities
    * Almost no training
    * Lots of work but due to flaws in scheduling it seems to be way more work than there is (consider using software instead of school-leaver level managers)
    * Some teams are facing racism issues and HR tries to ignore/silence these talks.

    Advice to Management

    * Investigate and fire most of the middle level management
    * Update software to something resembling this century
    * Instead of relying on managers with suboptimal intelligence - adopt resource planning software
    * Focus on diversity & inclusion
    * Reduce the number of school leavers that you are hiring, it's good to have some of them but try to have only minority.


  10. "Very old school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnersh, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnersh, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice atmosphere, modern offices

    Cons

    Management has very old fashioned work ethic, no flexible working, obvious hierarchy, admin staff not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    This is the 21st Century...


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