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Grant Thornton UK LLP Reviews

Updated 18 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Growth, Work life balance, Communication" (in 44 reviews)

  • "The flexible working that is being pushed is also very useful for fitting work around your life" (in 26 reviews)

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

  • "Pay and benefits not as good as Big 4 but that's a trade-off for a better work:life balance" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Executive in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you meet are an asset to your knowledge building and you learn when they share their experience.

    Cons

    Chinese whispers and personal agendas that exist even within the same partner streams.


  2. "Good all-round experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant 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

    The people I work for are very supportive of my development. Company benefits are relatively good and offer a decent choice.

    Cons

    Limited bonus scheme for people at support staff level and pay is not as high as other accountancy firms.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the communication you give to staff about changes that will be happening - avoid people feeling fobbed off by repetitive notions of changes 'happening soon' etc, as people will leave before you get a chance to implement them

  3. "Forensic eDisclosure Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant 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

    Leader in Digital Forensics and eDisclosure, firm and teams has undergone huge growth in the last few years, excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Due to the current environment of Digital Forensics and eDisclosure sector, some of the larger competitors such as the big four have already implemented larger teams

    Advice to Management

    Implementation of a wider variety of training courses specific for consultancy in the Digital Forensics field of work


  4. "Audit associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, varied clients and likeminded colleagues. Graduate programme is well structured and you complete the ACA.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive, and often over or under challenging depending on the client. There is little consistency in approach in departments that should be fully cohesive.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the standardisation of approach, what's expected, and appraisal process. The first year was under-challenging, and didn't prepare well for demands of in charging teams.


  5. "Tax executive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Working at GT...."

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


  7. "Limited exposure to variety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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