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Updated 11 December 2018
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Grant Thornton CEO, Grant Thornton International Edward E. Nusbaum
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  • "Strong focus on work-life balance" (in 199 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, great salary" (in 104 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Audit Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, everyone is inclusive and friendly.
    -The work/life balance is good. Hours are busy, but manageable. Our Flex Time Off policy gives us unlimited time off as long as we are maintaining certain percentage of chargeable hours, which is not hard to do.
    -Great culture. GT has really stressed culture in recent years. We strive for Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Responsibility, and Respect.
    -We are a mid-tier firm, so we are working with large clients on a regular basis. However, we are still able to have a "small firm feel" when it comes to working with small teams.
    -Opportunities. Endless opportunities at Grant Thornton. You have flexibility to transition into different service lines within the firm. Recruiters are also constantly trying to hire you into industry positions. Even in your current position, you have the freedom to choose the industry you're interested in (financial services, real-estate, etc.).
    -Flexibility. As you move up in the firm, you have more freedom to choose the hours you work. Some people like to come in early and leave early, others come in late and stay late, most work the normal 9 to 5 during off peak times.
    -Growth. GT is a growing firm. We are really trying to differentiate ourselves from the other mid-tier firms through our marketing campaign. This gives us access to better clients and better brand recognition.

    Cons

    -It is public accounting, so obviously hours are long (55-70 hours during busy season, 35-50 during off-peak times)
    -Travel. I am fortunate and only travel about 25% or less, but I know people who are on the road a lot.

    Grant Thornton Response

    7 Sep 2018 – People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review! So happy to hear you are able to use our flexibility policies to enjoy work life balance. Our people are awesome too, and it sounds like we are... More


  2. "Working in the Investors in People team"

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

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

    Pros

    organised; corporate; opportunities; structured; nice people

    Cons

    impersonal; too big; managers; complicated structure

    Advice to Management

    more focus on people and less on targets above all else

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, genuine people

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours


  4. "GT"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, engaging work

    Cons

    Lack of clarity regarding promotion possibilities

    Advice to Management

    More clarity about when people will get promoted


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    TOIL
    Working from home
    Flexibility
    Client base
    Training at bradenham

    Cons

    Pressure of big 4
    Responsibility
    High expectations


  6. "Account Manager at Grant Thornton"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Euston, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Euston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Co-Workers and Team, Convenient Location

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, very corporate feel.


  7. "Audit Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Very Well organised, good people

    Cons

    Too impersonal, needs more focus on people

  8. "Mostly enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Start-up mentality
    Good craic between senior management and staff

    Cons

    Lack of promotion prospects within the firm


  9. "Work-life balance"

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

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Overtime capped at 90hours (talks of taking this away in near future)

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Long hours expected
    No off-peak time during the year


  10. "A great experience with an ambitious company"

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

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Great team
    Good support

    Cons

    Work is sometimes repetitive
    Lack of flexible holidays