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Grant Thornton Ireland Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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Found 63 reviews

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54%
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72%
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Michael McAteer
6 Ratings
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  • "Poor management, bullying is rife and little to nothing is done when addressed, long hours and turn over is high(in 9 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, salary lower than market rate(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great environment around office, benefits and management.

    Cons

    Long hours now and then

    Grant Thornton Ireland2018-12-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    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

    Grant Thornton Ireland2017-07-03
  3. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Grant Thornton Ireland

    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

    Grant Thornton Ireland2016-09-14
  4. "Superb company"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time for 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

    Grant Thornton Ireland2016-08-12
  5. "Not impressed"

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland

    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.

    Grant Thornton Ireland2016-01-07
  6. "Good, though a bit stressful and a little politics"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland

      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.

      Grant Thornton Ireland2014-04-13
    • "Director role"

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      Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Provides a good insight into several industries and exposure to a high growth firm

      Cons

      Partnership model reduces possibility of real progression beyond director role; some units are not progressive; elements of distrust exist.

      Advice to Management

      When hiring please consider the consequences of the hires on the levels below the hire since they are left with less opportunities to progress and become disenchanted

      Grant Thornton Ireland2019-05-17
    • "Good people, bad pay."

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      Former Employee - Accountant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great people and good at organising social events. Some departments much more enjoyable and have better culture than others.

      Cons

      Trainees paid poorly in comparison to other firms. And very hard to get approval of pay rise.

      Advice to Management

      The reason staff leave is because they are not paying what the market rate is.

      Grant Thornton Ireland2019-05-01
    • "A stepping stone"

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      Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Nice office and people. Good work life balance

      Cons

      Cheap when it comes to expenses and training. Social scene isn't great

      Advice to Management

      Make it a fun place to work

      Grant Thornton Ireland2019-04-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Terrible place to work"

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      Former Employee - Administrator in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Great facilitates in the new building

      Cons

      - it truly is a mans world in Grant Thornton - Full of bullies -

      Grant Thornton Ireland2019-05-23
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