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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 14 February 2018
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance encouraged (in 41 reviews)

  • The flexible working that is being pushed is also very useful for fitting work around your life (in 22 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 31 reviews)

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  1. "GT UK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible work place environment, everybody willing to help.

    Cons

    The travel can be quite draining.


  2. "Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    Some good people, friendly, competent middle market accountants

    Cons

    A bit lacking in leadership and not good at dealing with 'bad apples'


  3. "Tax executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture that Sachs is trying to create and filter through from London

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent and management does not appreciate hard working staff


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  5. "Working at GT...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not in line with what is offered in the market


  6. "Limited exposure to variety"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company so get to know individuals you work with and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Poor support for experienced overseas hires; lack of transparency with promotions


  7. "Great firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to develop quickly through the ranks. Agile firm where partners are close to the rest of the team

    Cons

    Salaries are mid to lower end of the spectrum


  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality clients and projects - excellent experience and training

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, poor communication from management


  9. "Grant Thornton advisory business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager 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

    Entrepreneurial business, lots of very clever individuals and you're given responsibility from the offset. Expanding and growing in the advisory business at a quick rate

    Cons

    Despite the advisory business expanding quickly and closing the gap with the big 4, pay remains stubbornly below where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Largely keep on doing what you're doing! Starting to close the gap to the big 4 and raising the profile of the business in the market. Pay needs reviewing


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Hands down the worst company in London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Nice location, a park nearby
    * Several good take-away places nearby

    Cons

    * Corporate to the core (in a bad way)
    * Inexperienced managers (most of them are fired from big 4)
    * No career opportunities
    * Almost no training
    * Lots of work but due to flaws in scheduling it seems to be way more work than there is (consider using software instead of school-leaver level managers)
    * Some teams are facing racism issues and HR tries to ignore/silence these talks.

    Advice to Management

    * Investigate and fire most of the middle level management
    * Update software to something resembling this century
    * Instead of relying on managers with suboptimal intelligence - adopt resource planning software
    * Focus on diversity & inclusion
    * Reduce the number of school leavers that you are hiring, it's good to have some of them but try to have only minority.


  11. "Very old school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnersh, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnersh, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice atmosphere, modern offices

    Cons

    Management has very old fashioned work ethic, no flexible working, obvious hierarchy, admin staff not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    This is the 21st Century...


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