Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 9 July 2018
194 reviews

Filter

Filter

UK - All CitiesFull-timePart-time

194 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Should Ibecome an Advisor ?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 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


  2. "Enjoyable and stimulating"

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

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Tax 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

    - great work life balance
    - good salary
    - Vibrant Economy initative is a game changer and gives real purpose

    Cons

    - not the best benefits package

    Advice to Management

    - keep doing what you're doing


  5. "Current view of Grant Thornton"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best things about working at Grant Thornton are:
    - flexibility and being able to plan your time around you and the trust that people give you to get the job done;
    - people are on the whole all approachable, very nice and are all working to deliver the best job;
    - if you push yourself and pro active you can climb the ranks quickly; and
    - work is interesting and two engagements are never the same.

    Cons

    Downsides include:
    - too much time spent by senior people on marketing a brand which whilst important should not become the number 1 priority. Due to this i often feel clients and bidding for known opportunities can become secondary to more 'fluffy' stuff which i sometime struggle to see the value add;
    - training our people. In some parts of the firm there is an expectation to "get it" and there needs to be recognition that some time is required to be spent developing people.

    Advice to Management

    Less time on brand, more time on engaging with clients and developing people.


  6. "Much happier here than I was in Big 4"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    A great working culture, strong on teamworking and collaboration. Staff are encouraged to be independent, take ownership and responsibility for work and developing their careers. Most partners are very supportive and seek to resolve any issues arising constructively rather than applying a blame culture. Very happy with work:life balance.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits not as good as Big 4 but that's a trade-off for a better work:life balance. I'm not a great fan of the new branding and office structure but, that's very much personal choice.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (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. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Resourcing Adviser in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Resourcing Adviser 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

    Firm encourages flexible and agile working
    Collaborative culture and very friendly environment
    Everyone is empowered to share ideas
    Partners are accessible
    Staff wellbeing is a high priority
    Annual bonus

    Cons

    Sometimes need to jump multiple hurdles to effect change

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that employees remain number one priority


  9. "Love GT!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Learning culture - always something to learn/someone to learn from
    Global opportunities - secondments, sponsorship, travel
    Universally a great firm to work for - each firm feels the same
    Great people and teams

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower end of the average


  10. "Great place to explore your future career"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in career paths. I have seen many of my colleagues explore different career paths and the best thing is that the firm always seems to be very supportive of this. People can have flexible working patterns to fit around their personal lives and also have a varied career sampling a number of different services lines to find what fits best.

    Cons

    We are still learning what the new strategy means for us and the culture continues to shift in response. I hope we will all be living this sooner rather than later though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the culture of the organisation until we are all living the CLEARR values and have fully embedded the strategy.


Showing 199 of 324 reviews
Reset Filters