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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 12 January 2018
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance encouraged (in 36 reviews)

  • Good opportunities to develop a broad knowledge and work with a large variety of clients (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can suffer due to long hours (in 21 reviews)

  • Although the pay is slightly lower than the Big 4 (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Central Audit Services Team (CAST) Administrator"

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    • 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.


  2. "A gret firm to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Company listens to your voice
    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Non Fee earners not listened to sometimes

    Advice to Management

    value the non fee earners


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    • 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


  6. "TAS Assitant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. 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.


  8. "Good environment with good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Associate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people with a positive culture
    - Trying to do something a little different from other accountancy firms
    - Well run organisation
    - Moving towards a 'shared enterprise' model (like a light version of John Lewis' employee ownership)
    - Interesting CEO (Sacha Romanovitch) who has capped her own pay at a multiple of the lowest paid employee

    Cons

    - It's definitely a bit different from other big accountancy firms... but it's still a big accountancy firm with all the pros and cons that comes with.


  9. "Good firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - 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

    Nice firm, good support network, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of responsibility given to juniors


  10. "Grant Thornton - the pros and cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very friendly company to work for, with lots of opportunity for making your career what you want it to be. There are lots of training courses, which are tailored to specific disciplines, and soft skills.

    Cons

    The appraisal process is unnecessarily long-winded and takes a one-size fits all approach.

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible, when in the office sit with different departments, not just your own


  11. "Top firm with a focus on shared responsibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge focus on shared responsibility - trusted to do a good job and I'm hugely motivated by this.
    Always looking to challenge ourselves and re-define what's important

    Cons

    Budget is a little tight, so more creative ways of working are sometimes necessary, but with an open dialogue, the reasons are always clear


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