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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
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Grant Thornton CEO, Grant Thornton International Edward E. Nusbaum
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  • Poor work life balance, low pay (in 113 reviews)

  • Long hours however flexible time off is helpful (in 112 reviews)

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  1. "Truly agile and forward thinking purpose led place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    People are genuine and enjoyable to work with.
    Almost all offices are really modern with lots of collaborative workspace and hot desking.
    Truly agile work environment; I work what hours I want to, from where I choose and I don't have to ask permission; my work is measured on what I deliver.
    It's a genuinely purpose led organisation. Sacha Romanovitch is genuinely inspirational and supported by her leadership team. The firm's impact on a vibrant economy is important and high on the agenda.

    Cons

    People experience of working at GT are different depending on where you are in the firm and who you work for. Typical of a partnership but frustrating to hear.
    Pay is good, benefits allowance isn't as comparable to other firms but work life balance is much better at GT than those I know in the Big4.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent in how we operate and the experience for our people. Be more aggressive in the market place. We should be growing at a faster pace.


  2. "Assistant Manager Wealth Advisory Grant Thornton Sheffield"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable management, purpose led organisation, ambitious and quality focused

    Cons

    junior levels have a lot of work pressure


  3. "Fantastic culture - a firm which is really changing the profession"

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

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

    Pros

    - Everybody I work with is positive, intelligent, and open to new ideas.
    - Great work-life balance, with the agile working policies.
    - An inspiring purpose and down to earth culture.
    - CEO is an amazing and inspiring woman

    Cons

    - Does not seem to offer high bonuses

    Advice to Management

    - Reward high performance


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  5. "Grant Thornton"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Good people, culture and benefits

    Cons

    Limited progression at the time


  6. "Plenty of opportunities for ambitious and hard working people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Grant Thornton part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sense of purpose; opportunities to work in a wide range of areas; to grow and develop

    Cons

    Talent and hard work is rewarded. But you should expect to work hard, at all levels.


  7. "Great place to work - friendly people and lots of opportunity to spread your wings"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are really friendly. There is a strong focus on work-life balance and agile working across the different grades. It is a really entrepreneurial place to work, and will allow you to progress your career in a direction that suits you. A rewarding culture which genuinely recognises good work. International opportunities.

    Cons

    I've never felt like a bigger pedant. Attention to detail is lacking in many individuals and there can be a lack of a sense of urgency. The firm does not work as collaboratively as it should.

    Advice to Management

    Quality is one of the KPI that needs to be insisted on. Collaboration would be easier if each team did not have individual P&Ls.


  8. "Grant Thornton Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton (GT) is very inclusive of all people. There is a good work life balance at GT. The offices you work in a very nice. GT are also very flexible in terms of working locations such as from home or at your local office where you live not just in London. The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    If you do not work in the fee earner bracket then your salary in the support function is generally less for the same level. Training support could be better. Not enough funding for people to go onto external training. GT is not good at social events for employees and its teams. Salary growth is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Arrange more social events for employee teams to get to know one another more. The salary increases have been below inflation for a number of years now (even for high performers). So that needs to be addressed as employees real wage income is falling.


  9. "Great place to work - with a purpose"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best people manager I have ever had
    Real connection to doing something that adds value to society
    Opportunities to grow in the way you want to
    Great agile working and family policies

    Cons

    Some inconsistency in culture
    Leaders who are not performing need to be challenged earlier

    Advice to Management

    Really challenge leaders that are not upholding our values


  10. "Grant Thornton experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Employees are treated well and respected. There is an open door policy even with the most senior business leaders. Excellent training facility. Agile working is being encourage to help work/life balance. Early responsibility often encouraged. Recently a strong drive on wellbeing/mental health encouraging a supportive culture.

    Cons

    Salary/bonus levels generally very mediocre for professional services firm of its size. Progression through grades can be slow in some areas with the feeling that you need to be perfect to progress to the next grade.


  11. "Great place to work and progress your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial place to work, and will allow you to progress your career in a direction that suits you. A rewarding culture which genuinely recognises good work. Less beuracratic than the Big Four, and generally only works with clients who geuinely value its advice and are looking to grow. Strong focus on work-life balance.

    Cons

    IT can be an issue (as it is everywhere), with laptops, phones and servers which don't always keep up to pace with changes in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Further investment at the junior level of talent, and in newer technology


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