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Grant Thornton UK LLP 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 25 reviews)

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

  • "Although the pay is slightly lower than the Big 4" (in 30 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. "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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "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


  6. "Great first six months at Grant Thornton"

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

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

    Pros

    Superb people, very collaborative, great expertise. Sacha is superb.

    Cons

    Don’t shout loud enough about how good we are.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder and move quicker


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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 UK LLP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The firm is large enough to have great facilities (e.g. really nice, recently refurbished London offices) and resources (e.g. training centre at Bradenham) and attract really good people to it, but still maintains a friendly and informal feeling. Being a shared enterprise means that everyone in the firm has a part to play in making decisions, and gets to share in the rewards - which makes me more motivated to work hard. The current CEO, Sacha, is a really inspirational leader to work with. Working hours are flexible, and lots of people work from home or other sites.

    Cons

    The whole performance management/appraisal/pay process is not as transparent as it should be, which can be frustrating at year end time. Some of the systems used at the firm are outdated, and not fit for purpose (e.g. timesheet/billing system) which takes time/energy away from the day job.


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