Grant Thornton UK LLP Employee Reviews about "big 4"

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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42 Ratings
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  • "Interesting work, good work life balance, engaged management(in 56 reviews)

  • "A modern company with some of the latest technology and offer flexible working(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19

    "Really look after their people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I feel very privileged to work at GT. The staff are genuinely some of the nicest people out there. The business prioritise staff well being, mental health and diversity very highly. It without a doubt the most flexible place I have worked - the agile working policy is taken seriously. Even before Covid I was working from home at least twice a week, those with families even more so.

    Cons

    Some of the benefits e.g. paternity/maternity could be better and more in line with big 4. All of the other benefits are good, except there is no car allowance until Director level.

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  2. "Great place to work salary too low"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Remote working Flexible timings Great management Great people managers Overall good team environment Great training and learning opportunities Can move within the organisation

    Cons

    Low salary for what we do


  3. "A quality place to work with a personal feel"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent support network. Much more personal than the Big4 can offer.

    Cons

    Limited scope for international work. First few years can be tough till you establish yourself into the teams, but not unlike anywhere else I suppose.

  4. "Second Year Tax Associate"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second year tax associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to a range of clients

    Cons

    Pay is really below industry standards

  5. "Nice starting job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grant Thornton LLP in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great for starting your career Good starting pay Nice people A lot events that makes the work less tedious Free fruits and coffee Clean and organised workspace Help provided if necessary It can get really flexible with working hours Possibility of working from home

    Cons

    Depending on the time of the year the work can get really busy

  6. "Must find their identity"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consulting Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a fair amount of autonomy, although some do take advantage of this.

    Cons

    Need to find EVP to differentiate from other Professional Services firms

  7. "Fine"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    large company with a presence in the market

    Cons

    lacking any personality - both the brand and the people

  8. "A good place to work, but with some challenges"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits package, development opportunities, people

    Cons

    Changes in leadership and frequent changes in direction,

  9. "Left on good terms but awful HR"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time

    Pros

    A huge emphasis and appreciation of training towards AAT / ACCA

    Cons

    HR team was very difficult to work with once I left the firm and am still having trouble receiving past payslips and a P45 making it difficult to start my new role.

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Thornton UK LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are welcoming and supportive, always willing to help.

    Cons

    Unable to think of any, they look after their staff.

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