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Grant Thornton Reviews

Updated 25 May 2017
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Grant Thornton CEO, Grant Thornton International Edward E. Nusbaum
Edward E. Nusbaum
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Pros
  • Much better work life balance than big 4 firms (in 146 reviews)

  • Great people that are always nice to you (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is of course difficult during the busy times/season (in 83 reviews)

  • Long hours however flexible time off is helpful (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Audit"

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance.
    Very similar pay to Big 4 but given more responsibility and treated right.
    Training contract.

    Cons

    Qualifications are tough yet is worth it in the end. Busy season is challenging yet is the norm for audit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. "Mrs Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Euston, England
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Euston, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pretty relaxed environment to work for and the location of their offices are pretty nice. Other than that its your basic Accounting firm

    Cons

    Not the best place to work for as they try to limit your progress by tying you down to a three year contract to qualify with them and they do not compensate you all that well. Not that much of a budget for after work activities.

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote from within and not attract from outside the business. Management should also promote lower level of managemnt to progress without limiting their growth


  3. "Stable place to work"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with working hours and ability to work from home.
    stability in your role

    Cons

    pay review system is not great, you could end up with no bonus and no pay promotion this all depends on the grading system which can be quite unfair.

    depending on your department structure is also not great.

    Advice to Management

    more mangers should attend coaching session on people management as this area is quite poor for most.


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  5. "Audit executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The managers and team are what I enjoy most about GT and the office environment that it creates. There are a number of career opportunities due to the size of the firm which are also attractive

    Cons

    As much as GT prides itself on not being similar to the big 4 the work load is now becoming similar due to time constraints without the compensation that is provided at the big 4

    Advice to Management

    Reward its people better to ensure there commitment and look at the current initiatives to determine if they are truly beneficial or not see as a cost saving exercise


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior 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

    Good work-life balance on offer & lots of additional benefits as part of overall salary package. A good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical & no clear sense of how to progress upwards in the organisation. Also no sense of communication between the different teams & work streams under one roof.

    Advice to Management

    Better induction training for new joiners should be made available.


  7. "GIA Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    9-5:30 job - you hardly sit late, easy going, flexible, chill out

    Cons

    - not much team environment, Unsupportive management, process orientated old school thinking,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "senior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good life/work balance
    good offices
    friendly staff
    Diverse working environment

    Cons

    benefits are not very good
    slow career progression
    top heavy


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worth considering for the experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Big global company
    - Opportunities are available if you chase them

    Cons

    - Disorganised, somewhat chaotic environment
    - Don't appreciate their staff until its too late


  10. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great people and lots of opportunity to drive your own career

    Cons

    As with most large firms Feb - May is very busy

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to know people you work with.


  11. "Grant thornton"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Excellent firm with strong emphasis on people

    Cons

    Remuneration not always comprtitive though


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