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Grant Thornton Ireland Reviews

Updated 10 October 2017
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Pros
  • 5 weeks study leave as opposed to the standard 4 weeks (in 3 reviews)

  • awesome career opportunities if you work (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, salary lower than market rate (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to get the work life balance right, long hours at certain parts of the year (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Depends on the department but open office plan and a strong culture and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Very departmental and can has a relative medium turnover of staff due to nature of the business


  2. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, regular social events and reasonable hours

    Cons

    Casual approach to promotions and pay is lacking compared to other firms

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a formal promotion process


  3. "Superb company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superb company great place to work

    Cons

    Nothing bit workload on some weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep this pace Superb company great place to work


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  5. "Not impressed"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience early on and a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    Hard work is not recognised and people are promoted to management due to having been there a long time, but this results in really poor management skills, an inability to deal with people and generally staff apathy

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people. After all, they're what you sell and you're quickly losing the best.


  6. "Good, though a bit stressful and a little politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay, great coworkers, and clear steps of promotion.Although smaller than the Big 4, in terms of pay and environment it's still decent enough. Good support from seniors with the technicalities e.g. accounting standards and audit procedures.

    Cons

    Long hours especially during peak period. But it's pretty much the same in all big accounting firms. Depending on location, overtime pay may not be available. I had a senior who was a bit political, that's the minor scuff that I have about the experience in the company. But I was just unlucky. Plenty of great seniors in other teams.


  7. "Not supportive of working parents"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get really good experience working on projects and the people on the teams are usually really decent people.

    Lots of career opportunities if you are prepared to work the long hours.

    Cons

    Some partners do not support working parents and indirectly discriminate against working mothers. There is no consistency across departments in terms of flexibility in your working terms (i.e. some partners support flexible working hours - others do not). The firm-wide policies are at a partners discretion.

    They pay maternity leave but if you must work a year when you come back from maternity leave or you have to pay the money you received back - regardless of your tenure at the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Your maternity leave policy changes were not for the good of employees who are with the firm more than 2 years - it only benefitted those who were newer members of staff.

    Try and get some consistency across the partners of the firm in the way policies are applied. Someone on my team asked to avail of the flexible start and finish times and was told that that policy was only there for working parents and was declined on that basis. The policy was not just implemented for working parents.

    Look at trends of people leaving off teams - you won't be long seeing where the team issues lie.

    Send managers on courses to improve their leadership styles!


  8. "Trainee Recovery"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Chartered Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Trainee Chartered Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Study Leave, Culture, Gym, HR, Contract Security

    Cons

    Work, Management, Pay, Promotion, Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Only take on jobs if we have the resources.


  9. "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and opportunity to advance. Interesting service lines and young management

    Cons

    Extremely long hours at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on developing staff along with commercial growth


  10. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are hospitable and nice

    Cons

    Not consistent as to application of methodology

    Advice to Management

    They're nice and welcoming


  11. "GT Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good peer colleague, handy location to work

    Cons

    No work life balance, salary lower than market rate


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