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Grant Thornton UK LLP Tax Executive Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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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. "Personal Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile Working/Work from home policy
    Friendly atmosphere
    Supportive
    External trading facilities
    Varied work tasks and client base
    Promotional opportunities
    Dress to your diary
    social club

    Cons

    Lack of face to face contact with clients
    Holiday entitlement slightly below average but can claim TOIL
    Separate offices for partners feels segregated


  2. "Tax executive"

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    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


  3. "Happy and in charge of my own destiny"

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    Current Employee - Tax Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture - everyone looks out for each other and progresses together rather than a 'race to the top'/'you or me' vibe which I hear is sometimes the case at other firms. Leadership lead this and everyone in the firm is approachable, no matter how senior they might be.

    Excellent work/life balance - very few 'live to work' which makes for an enjoyable working environment as people have plenty going on outside of work and enjoy socialising with colleagues (whether that be at Christmas parties, summer balls, golf days, football tournaments or just a few beers at the pub on a Thursday/Friday night).

    Lots of opportunity - both to progress within your current role or move into a different role/team. I've been here for nearly 4 years and my move to the role and office (London) that I wanted to work in was accommodated and supported by everyone I encountered who appreciated what was right for me. Both technical support and practical experience are ample.

    Cons

    Our offices aren't as plush as you might find at a Big 4 firm.

    Additionally, should you wish to move on (into industry for example) at some point, a Big 4 name on your CV arguably carries more weight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, make sure we keep hiring great people and let's hold onto all the brilliant people already here.


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  5. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Tax Executive in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The firm offers great support throughout your training contract which shows in a high percentage success rate.

    Constant support from all levels creates a friendly workplace as well ensuring each individual is constantly progresses.

    Cons

    Lack of parking at the local offices creates a longer commute.


  6. "Great place to train"

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    Former Employee - Tax Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Tax Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small teams mean good access to senior management and partners.
    Broad spectrum of clients mean you are not industry specific

    Cons

    There is not enough technical experienced senior staff to learn from
    Promotion policy can change on a frequent basis to suit managements plans