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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 27 May 2017
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Grant Thornton UK LLP CEO Sacha Romanovitch
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Pros
  • Flexibility - Good work/life balance with hard work required but flexibility allowed (in 31 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours (if you put the work in) (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can suffer due to long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Although the pay is slightly lower than the Big 4 (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Advisory"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great people with a go and get it attitude

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance can suffer due to long hours


  2. "Audit Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are all nice and it was a pleasure to work with them

    Cons

    Short staffed- partners don't want to recruit, they would rather overwork people to save money
    No work/life balance once you get to in charging a lot of people work on weekends.
    There have been instances of people being off due to work related stress and depression caused by working crazy hours and too much pressure due to not having enough time and staff on each client

    Advice to Management

    Recruit!!!


  3. "Mr"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People I work with are excellent

    Cons

    Pay and management culture/decision making


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  5. "GT UK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good client mix, smart co-workers, upward mobility, flexible work schedule, and the opportunity to gain experience quickly.

    Cons

    Wages when compared to other firms and the lack of work-life balance (really depends on the team).

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out how to keep the high performers. Increase salaries so that the cost benefit of working at GT is favorable when compared to other firms.


  6. "Overall good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I met, especially my manager, were amazing!! The experience gained was also top notch.

    Cons

    Long hours were necessary at times when work needed to be done before agreed deadline with the client


  7. "Central Audit Services Team (CAST) Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Central Audit Services Team (CAST) Administrator in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Central Audit Services Team (CAST) Administrator in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    The office is in a good location, the work and targets are achievable and realistic. It has a nice canteen with free tea,coffee and fresh fruit. Approachable and supportive management. Good opportunity for progression

    Cons

    There is no parking spaces available at Adelaide street for CAST. However I think this is normal for a city centre office

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within.


  8. "Grant Thornton Belfast - you get out what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAST Administrator in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - CAST Administrator in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibiliy
    5 internal promotions in the last months
    Forward thinking
    free tea, coffee and milk.
    Development there for those who want, and ask for it.

    Cons

    11.30 - 8pm shift, although this was disclosed at interview stage for me.
    Littler variation
    Some negative staff who will go no end to spread this amongst positive, ambitious staff.
    Low pay, but disclosed at interview.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and recogiton could be a key factor in decisons made going forward.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People centred culture, encourages self development, flexible working, great relationships with clients and intermediaries.
    Friendly and approachable business leaders
    A wealth of sector experienced professionals

    Cons

    Whilst we can never do too much for our clients, sometimes our reporting is not concise or punchy enough - this is getting better though.
    Hours can sometimes be long to meet reporting deadlines, however, this is manageable and well recognised

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, this is a great place to work. Communication around the firm has improved in recent years


  10. "TAS Assitant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TAS Assistant Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - TAS Assistant Manager in London, England
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, culture, interesting, challenging, responsiblity, international.

    Cons

    Long hours, slower promotion opporitunties, lower salary that competitors

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Development and Training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get to study the ACA qualification and will be exam-qualified within two years (provided we pass our finals as expected). There is a great focus on people with flexible working and good communication with line managers. Internal training and development is focal with a strong support network and the ability to ask questions to the central technical team.

    Cons

    Generally under-staffed, much more pressure is put on everybody to complete work to deadlines. Pay is a tricky topic and in audit, as I'm sure is the case with many other firms, people don't feel as though their pay reflects the work they are performing when they can find much better pay in industry or other departments/firms.


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