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PA Consulting Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine ... Read more

Mission: Our clients recognise we’re different. We’re different in ‘what’ we do, and even more in ‘how’ we do it. Our strategy work helps clients deliver innovation into the real world. At the heart of our business are our ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#11)

Company Updates

  • We’re excited to announce that Astro Studios is joining PA, further enhancing our innovation strategy and product design expertise. Our combination of capabilities will help clients to transform the way they bring disruptive new brands, products and experiences to market. They work with some of the biggest clients in the world, including P&G, Colgate, Nike, Bose, Facebook and HP. The team have developed some recognisable tech products – have you ever played on a Microsoft Xbox 360, used Astro Gaming headphones or worn a Nike Fuelband? Well, that’s Astro! Find out more in our latest press release.

  • We’re extremely proud to bring our innovation and engineering expertise to bear on this hugely important work. Good luck to our team and everyone else involved. We are all supporting you. #PowerOfIngenuity

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PA Consulting – Why Work With Us?

About PA

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

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Successful businesses are inclusive and diverse. They’re businesses where people of any age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group or ability are given the opportunity to bring their full selves to work and excel in what they do. At PA, inclusion and diversity is of the utmost importance to us because it matters to our people and to our clients, fuelling creativity and enabling us to achieve our Purpose, bringing ingenuity to life. There’s always room to improve. And we’re committed to building an ever more inclusive and diverse culture, where we can deliver on our Purpose, and where all our people can thrive.

 Did you know we...?

  • have three growing diversity networks our  people can join: PA Pride, BAME (Black, Asian,  Minority Ethnic) and our Women’s Network 
  • are committed to tackling the stigma around mental health in the workplace and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge in 2018
  • have a network of over 90 Mental Health  Champions raising awareness of our wellbeing and mental health agenda
  • have an internal coaching network, with qualified coaches all of our people can work with
  • inspire students through our Raspberry Pi competition, challenging the next generation  of innovators.

Our People Say

“The variety of projects you can work on really keeps things interesting. The projects yield real tangible changes that directly affect people’s lives.”


“Working at PA gives me the chance to deliver complex projects and solutions to our amazing clients in a fast-moving world – this truly is the power of ingenuity!”


“The diverse nature of the work is great – it’s like starting a new job every time I’m on a new project!   I work in a fast-paced team, developing and   implementing transformational and innovative   strategies. At PA, I get to work with intelligent people who I can learn from every day. They always take the time to teach and develop those at more junior ranks, which is invaluable.”


“ There’s an organisation-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity that I’ve loved getting involved in. Everyone I’ve engaged with as part of this is passionate about making PA a more inclusive, supportive place to work.”


“ There isn’t a ‘PA-type person’, everyone comes here for different reasons and leads our organisation in their own way.”



Denmark-based energy provider Ørsted wanted to stay ahead of the competition and retain its status as the world’s most sustainable energy company. To do so, we helped them adopt agile approaches that enable them to make the most of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to achieve their goals. We trained teams to rapidly develop services based on clear customer value. By working in new ways and adopting innovative technologies, Ørsted has become a data-driven organisation. Ørsted is now on track to produce 99 per cent of its energy from green sources by 2025.

Photobox is the European market-leader in the personalised gifting business operating in 10 countries with ambitious growth plans. Dedicated to delighting their customers, Photobox recognised they needed to modernise and future proof their technology, to offer their customers a consistent and seamless shop experience, and to set themselves up for future growth. Our team provided expertise in strategic delivery, serviced cloud platform, experience design, front- and back-end engineering, and automation testing to develop a new digital platform and mobile app from scratch. We also provided the engineering expertise, architecture guidance and delivery management capability to migrate their underlying platform onto a single platform to include their global brands and moved their CRM system onto Adobe Campaign Standard. Today, Photobox are well positioned to grow and continue delighting customers.

In the United States, many utilities run power lines underground to protect them. But this makes equipment failures hard to find and fix. Our utility reliability experts brought together a team of specialists to address this growing need. In partnership with industrial IoT machine learning experts Toumetis and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), we are co-developing iPredict™, an innovative way to predict equipment failures, and we’re trialling it with the utility. iPredict™ collects and analyses data from multiple sources, using machine learning to identify warning signs. Preliminary research and testing reveal the technology could be a new tool for utilities and enhance electric grid reliability.


There really has never been a better time to join us. We’re experiencing a new period of exciting growth, with our portfolio of clients introducing even more inspiring opportunities in new and emerging markets. We’re looking further ahead than ever before – and that makes it a fantastic place to launch any career. For graduates, interns, industrial placement students and those at school looking for work experience, it’s a chance to provide a fresh take on our business and be part of the team that continues our legacy. It’s a clear career path supported by excellent training, with real responsibility early on and rapid progression for high performers – giving you the perfect platform to achieve brilliant things.

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PA Consulting Reviews

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    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time


    good salary, good work. interesting and varied clients


    sales targets pushed down to low grades

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PA Consulting Interviews



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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at PA Consulting (London, England) in August 2017.


    4 stages: 1) Telephone interview for basic screening to discuss CV and experience, 2) PAPI intelligence test online 3) Assessment day (involving case study and presentation to a senior manager, group case study, interview), 4) final stage interview with senior partner

    Interview Questions

    • Questions related to experience and dealing with clients   1 Answer
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PA Consulting Awards & Accolades

  • Top Companies to Work For, The Job Crowd, 2014
  • UK 300 top employer, Guardian, 2014
  • #12 Best Large Consulting Firms to Work for, Ivy Exec, 2016
  • Partner Change Management Excellence Award, Google, 2014
  • Premier 100 Technology Leaders Winner, ComputerWorld, 2015
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