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Updated February 11, 2017
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Grant Thornton CEO, Grant Thornton International Edward E. Nusbaum
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Pros
  • Better work life balance than big 4 (in 131 reviews)

  • Great people who work around you (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy season hours impede upon work life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Long hours year round not just during busy season (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Great training opportunities and therefore personal and professional development. All training is held at Bradenham Manor which is set in a great location and where you are very well fed!
    This is a work hard, play hard environment where the right person can excel.

    Cons

    Each manager in a team has a different style which means what works for one doesn't for another.
    It may be harder to progress for people who did not complete the GT graduate schemem


  2. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance on offer & lots of additional benefits as part of overall salary package. A good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical & no clear sense of how to progress upwards in the organisation. Also no sense of communication between the different teams & work streams under one roof.

    Advice to Management

    Better induction training for new joiners should be made available.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good work experience but.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Great eye opening work experience
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Very unfair on people who are below management
    Only progress if key players like you
    No career progression


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "senior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good life/work balance
    good offices
    friendly staff
    Diverse working environment

    Cons

    benefits are not very good
    slow career progression
    top heavy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worth considering for the experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Big global company
    - Opportunities are available if you chase them

    Cons

    - Disorganised, somewhat chaotic environment
    - Don't appreciate their staff until its too late


  7. "Tax executive"

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    Current Employee - Tax Executive
    Current Employee - Tax Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension, matching up to 8% pension contributions. Life assurance and health insurance, income protection after one years service. Friendly place to work and decent work/life balance most of the time

    Cons

    No monetary bonuses, average salary, no car allowance, doesn't compete with Big 4 for package. Need to improve to compete


  8. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great people and lots of opportunity to drive your own career

    Cons

    As with most large firms Feb - May is very busy

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to know people you work with.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "good for CV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work for a major organisation which looks good on the cv

    Cons

    Terrible management within the department I worked in.

    Advice to Management

    It's not one shoe fits all


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Steep learning curve. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Brand is not well known


  11. "Review"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton as a contractor

    Pros

    Good study package, and job security.

    Cons

    That depends what department you work in.



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