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Updated 20 February 2019
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  • "Very manageable work/life balance" (in 203 reviews)

  • "Better hours than Big 4, great people" (in 107 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "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. "Audit Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture & people to work with. Open to everyone contributing ideas

    Cons

    Some technologies could be advanced and more access to accounting expertise

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing - I have only seen excellent things

  3. "Good place, good people"

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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

    Friendly, lots of company activities, good sense of inclusion etc.

    Cons

    Pay better elsewhere, the job for junior staff is a bit repetitive at times.


  4. "They value their people"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great team environment, people really own their role

    Cons

    Haven't got any bad points yet, I'm new

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  5. "GTUK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton part-time

    Pros

    Culture itself is great with lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Partnership model, changes and decisions take longer that they should so progress sometimes feels slow


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    Progress
    Pay
    Team support
    Location
    Flexible

    Cons

    None I can think of at the moment

    Grant Thornton Response

    15 Feb 2019 – University Recruiter- 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. Thanks again for your comment!


  7. "A2"

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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

    Pros

    Great firm and people are supportive

    Cons

    A lot of on going development and training

    Advice to Management

    brilliant firm

  8. "Quick progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Thornton full-time

    Pros

    The team are willing to help new starters - when asked.

    Cons

    Take on a large workload without the experience


  9. "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


  10. "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