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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated February 14, 2018
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Grant Thornton UK LLP CEO Sacha Romanovitch
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance encouraged (in 41 reviews)

  • The flexible working that is being pushed is also very useful for fitting work around your life (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay feels slightly under market rate but you do get more opportunities and work life balance than competitors (in 22 reviews)

  • Although the pay is slightly lower than the Big 4 (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  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 place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The firm is large enough to have great facilities (e.g. really nice, recently refurbished London offices) and resources (e.g. training centre at Bradenham) and attract really good people to it, but still maintains a friendly and informal feeling. Being a shared enterprise means that everyone in the firm has a part to play in making decisions, and gets to share in the rewards - which makes me more motivated to work hard. The current CEO, Sacha, is a really inspirational leader to work with. Working hours are flexible, and lots of people work from home or other sites.

    Cons

    The whole performance management/appraisal/pay process is not as transparent as it should be, which can be frustrating at year end time. Some of the systems used at the firm are outdated, and not fit for purpose (e.g. timesheet/billing system) which takes time/energy away from the day job.


  7. "Great first six months at Grant Thornton"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Superb people, very collaborative, great expertise. Sacha is superb.

    Cons

    Don’t shout loud enough about how good we are.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder and move quicker

  8. "Grant Thornton UK"

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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 UK LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees treated well and with respect. Open door policy with senior management. Excellent training facility. Early responsibility encouraged. Agile working and employee wellbeing well supported.

    Cons

    Salary/bonuses mediocre compared to competition. Progression can be slow with cultural expectation that one needs to be perfect for the grade above to progress (not in all cases).


  9. "A great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great empowering culture, sharing of ideas is valued, agile working encouraged

    Cons

    no downsides of working here


  10. "It all comes down to your team"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton really encourages you to bring your whole self to work. They really care for their people and will ecourage you to get involved in whatever you feel passionate about whether that be mentoring less fortunate individuals, cleaning up the river Thames or supporting co-workers with mental health issues.

    Cons

    Whilst Grant Thornton can be a fantastic place to work it does always come down to the team that you work in. Some teams are on board with supporting individuals but others less so

    Advice to Management

    The behaviours and attitudes of those teams which foster talent and support their members needs to be copied and enforced accross the firm consistently.


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