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Grant Thornton Ireland Reviews

Updated 12 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Some nice people scattered throughout the place" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance most of the time" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, salary lower than market rate" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Poor management, bullying is rife and little to nothing is done when addressed, long hours and turn over is high" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GT Dublin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Some really great people and some nice benefits (free fruit daily, pay day breakfast, overtime paid etc.).

    Cons

    Poor management, bullying is rife and little to nothing is done when addressed, long hours and turn over is high.

    Advice to Management

    Employee engagement is very poor and needs to be addressed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Uninspired undervalued tax professional"

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    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most wonderful people on a personal level. New building, pay day breakfast, exam/course/training financial support available for all levels. Support staff are fantastic and make life that bit easier daily.

    Cons

    Priorities are very wrong.

    The wonderful people are running out the door at all levels.

    Opportunities are provided to the same few repeatedly.

    Some upper management are intolerable and those that aren’t and could improve things are ignored and their ideas cast aside.

    Zero opportunity to develop professionally, titles thrown around but very little actual progression or improvement in level of employee competency.

    Knowledge sharing below director level is a myth for most.

    Very much a react approach and reliance placed on opinions of those least experienced to give them. I have also witnessed bullying at the top levels on more than one occasion. No longer the place it was.

    Advice to Management

    Some partners need to think about who they listen to most.... and do the rest of us a favour and stop listening to them.

    The tax department at present could not be any further from the firms core values it is not fun, not respectful and does not promote collaboration.

  8. "Excellent company"

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive organisation that provides staff with the opportunity to progress quickly

    Cons

    Salaries are decent and mainly in line with the industry. Bonuses are somewhat haphazard. They are mediocre at best and insulting at worst.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Good Place to work but bad communication"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not micromanaged, will help financially assist with professional development.
    Good work life balance most of the time.

    Cons

    Bad communication from my bosses to me. Have been assigned tasks to me and have been doing them When I ask my manager for advice I'm told they have done it already. Have been assigned tasks by one manager and had them taken off me with no notice.
    Don't think they appreciate non-accounting professionals as much as they should

    Advice to Management

    Give a fair allotment of time to each staff member. ensure goals are aligned and everyone knows what they are doing.
    Cut the arrogance out of recently qualified accountants


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Department Dublin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Some nice people scattered throughout the place. The tax and consulting departments had completely different cultures, I heard good things.

    Cons

    Strange to say but when I moved on from GT, it was like a heavy weight being lifted off my shoulders. Having worked in approx 10 companies in full and part time roles throughout my career, the audit department was unique for all the wrong reasons. Bullying, sexual harassment, older men who should know better intimidating junior staff, poor work life balance are just some of the things that spring to mind. I don't tarnish everyone with the same brush. There are some lovely and genuine people working here. But based on the culture as a whole, I would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    80% of the audit partners are men. I would balance this out by bringing it to 50:50.


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