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Grant Thornton UK LLP Associate Reviews

Updated 15 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance encouraged" (in 43 reviews)

  • "The flexible working that is being pushed is also very useful for fitting work around your life" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay feels slightly under market rate but you do get more opportunities and work life balance than competitors" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Pay and benefits not as good as Big 4 but that's a trade-off for a better work:life balance" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start your grad role"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training, agile working really encouraged

    Cons

    Nothing! Absolutely love working at GT.


  2. "Accounts Production Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Accounts Production Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Contractor - Accounts Production Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, a good atmosphere to work in, also great opportunity to gain experience working for a big firm.

    Cons

    Basically doing an auditors job for a fraction of the money, no real prospects of progression in terms of job role or salary

    Advice to Management

    Provide a pathway for employees to progress on to training contracts were they have something to work towards, would reduce employee turnover greatly as there would be a higher job satisfaction knowing there is chance of progression

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    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Associate in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. It's a growing company with good reputation.

    Cons

    A lot of people coming and leaving. They changed my line manager three times and I was provided with false hope on progression. After years of hard work towards my goals, each new manager regrettably told me similar things like "I'm not sure what you've been told. It's not happening. It wasn't me and it's not up to me." After three times it felt like a game and even though it might have just been an unfortunate consequence of high turnover rate in this company, I felt stranded, unsupported and unimportant. It was a disappointing job experience.


  4. "Working for Grant Thornton UK LLP"

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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 UK LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive, ambitious and worthy vision.
    Strong values based culture - doing the right thing.
    Great people.
    Great clients.
    Flat hierarchy and approachable leadership.
    Exciting future.

    Cons

    The constraints of a regulated entity can sometimes frustrate the pace of innovation (we all recognise the rules are there for a purpose).

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on Vision 2020.


  5. "It all comes down to your team"

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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 UK LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton really encourages you to bring your whole self to work. They really care for their people and will ecourage you to get involved in whatever you feel passionate about whether that be mentoring less fortunate individuals, cleaning up the river Thames or supporting co-workers with mental health issues.

    Cons

    Whilst Grant Thornton can be a fantastic place to work it does always come down to the team that you work in. Some teams are on board with supporting individuals but others less so

    Advice to Management

    The behaviours and attitudes of those teams which foster talent and support their members needs to be copied and enforced accross the firm consistently.


  6. "My time at GT"

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

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

    Pros

    For me Grant Thornton represents an environment in which there is an uncapped potential to learn and develop and where team and culture is of the utmost importance.

    Cons

    Grant Thornton claims to pay competitive market rate salaries which are benchmarked against its peers. However, I continuously hear market stories of people earning more competitive rates. I think we would attract and retain staff better if we addressed this shortfall.


  7. "Life at Grant Thornton - I am very happy here and you can be too!"

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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 UK LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Forward-looking and wonderful female CEO
    Excellent corporate culture
    Helpful and supportive partners
    Treats staff fairly
    Flexible working arrangements
    Good with staff with children
    Excellent client base
    Interesting and highly varied work
    High quality of outputs and deliverables
    Likeable firm
    Good cafeteria!

    Cons

    Pays a little less than Big4 but access to partners is much easier

    Advice to Management

    Keep on competing with the Big4 for people and talent, we are every bit as good, and our clients love what we do

  8. "Should Ibecome an Advisor ?"

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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 UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grant Thornton have the right vision, that of a vibrant economy, they are looking to work with people prepared to open their mind and support like minded organisations look for gorwth

    Cons

    The business is on a journey, some way to go and will depend on each and everyone havign a clear vision

    Advice to Management

    implement 360 reviews to get real feedback


  9. "Enjoyable and stimulating"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment from all of your colleagues. People understand what it’s like to be in your position as most were only a few years ago

    Cons

    Low-ish pay until qualifying, only a 2% company pension match until 2 years of service if you’re under 25 years old


  10. "Skills setting for success. People focused?"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing training and experience in the field. Lots of opportunity to work on diverse clients and industry’s. Competitive salary, and opportunity to manage and take charge of projects quickly.

    Cons

    Hard work is required. Long hours is expected, and remunerated in forms of TOIL as long as requested.
    TOIL often challenged, therefore most don’t claim (opinion).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, and the people will take care of the work. Leaders are required to lead, people will follow if there is a desire to, not if they have an obligation to.