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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 31 July 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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 UK LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great Team to work with
    Flex hours when needed
    Great location
    Amazing Manager and CEO
    Great Development

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "Flexible and Agile"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Manager 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

    Flexibility to work from home and adjust my hours based on my diary

    Cons

    Timely communication and responses to performance reviews

  3. "Just a huge PR exercise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A relatively good WLB, however this varies across teams. A comfortable office environment in a decent location. Easily commutable

    Cons

    The CEO is driving her own agenda, and furthering her own personal profile at the expense of what the business really needs to grow. Good people are leaving because of the faux culture that is cultivated by senior leadership and the old boys
     (though it just men that benefit here) club.

    Advice to Management

    I would listen to what your people really want rather than the CEO who's media visibility has increase on the back of being told "we don't know who she is" when applying for the Top 20 Most Influential Women in the City


  4. "Incompetence Abounds"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexi working, some great people

    Cons

    Poor senior management, bullying, incompetence of relationship managers, inability to allow enough time to conduct client work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying culture, get rid of the incompetent people, cost jobs for what they really cost


  5. "Audit Executive"

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    Former Employee - Audit Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Audit Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site parking
    Fruit boxes
    Wide range of clients
    Some managers are great at coaching

    Cons

    Work life balance (same with most audit firms)
    Understaffed
    Some manager are quick to shift blame
    Expected to work extra to accommodate poor audit scheduling
    Terrible audit software (new software coming 2018)

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the audit scheduling, allow time on retain for going back to finish engagements and review points.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job for a while"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for GT for the most part. Good people including most management. Good benefits and good atmosphere at the start

    Cons

    Pay was really bad. And because of this, a high turn around. Also the new assistant manager tried to run place like call centre and people weren't treated like adults.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more cause people work super hard and really deserve more

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm where I want to spend the rest of my career"

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    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, supportive colleagues, agile working, lots of autonomy and responsibility.

    Cons

    London and the regions very different businesses so vision and strategy doesn't always feel like it works for both

    Advice to Management

    Leadership talent is rare and we have some great ones. Make sure the people leading teams and business areas are leaders first and work winners second.


  10. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Role in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Senior Role in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people with a common view
    fair amount of autonomy
    work-life balance pretty good

    Cons

    leadership not always in touch with the grass roots

    Advice to Management

    align the external message with the internal perception


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