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Grant Thornton

4.0
  • #6 in Accountancy & advisory
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Grant Thornton Reviews

Based on 41 surveyed graduates working at Grant Thornton. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 41 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • I work with a really supportive team. Senior employees are very quick to help out and teach new concepts.
  • International company that actively promotes secondment to other centres nationally and internationally.
  • When I was in my penultimate year of university and researching about which companies to work for, Grant Thornton (GT) ranked in my top 3 due (along with the big 4) to the emphasis on their culture and company values. Upon commencing at GT, I found myself within a team of individuals that were not only professional, but who were approachable, showed respect and valued my presence, interested in my growth and not just theirs as well as being extremely driven, due to the team based culture. Although I was so adamant on finding a job with the "Big 4", making the decision to work at GT has so far been one of my greatest decisions. At GT, the culture enables you to not only work hard and to grow yourself, but to enjoy the work along the way with a fantastic group of individuals. From the day I started, those ranging from other graduates to partners come and ask you how you are travelling with the work - they show a genuine interest as opposed to analysing the stats of performance.
  • Lots of support for graduates and a great team.
  • Flexible working arrangements and the exponential learning growth.
  • The nature of client work can sometimes be frustrating.
  • There isn't quite much to say negatively about the company. The work is tricky, but keep in mind no matter where you go, you will experience that initially. If you are not used to the commute, this is something you will get used to. Grant Thornton is a fantastic company and a large part of that is due to the people working there. When I first started, a manager said to me that "as we spend more time at work than with our families, we should aim to get along with each other and enjoy the work". When such an environment is created, there is never a moment where you feel overwhelmed or foolish to ask a question.
  • Endless overtime during busy season.
  • Audit - long hours, no TOIL.
  • Busy seasons prevent leave being taken during those periods. Travelling during those periods are unlikely to be possible.

What Insiders Say

6.5
Career Prospects
6.5
Career Prospects
Very time based in early periods - rather than ability which can create some annoyance.
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
Separate Foundation has initiatives.
8.1
Culture
8.1
Culture
Very collaborative and inclusive. They make it easy to feel part of the team and everyone is super friendly and happy to help you out if you're in need. Given that Adelaide is a relatively small office compared to those in our Eastern states, it feels like a big family.
8
Diversity
8
Diversity
Our firm is very open to diversity and holds many initiatives to make people aware of what’s going on and to feel welcome.
7.7
Satisfaction
7.7
Satisfaction
Role - graduate auditor. In busier periods, will be performing audit testing on areas such as cash, equity, GST, employees. Slower periods, will be doing administrative tasks and helping tie-up audits.
7.9
Management
7.9
Management
Managers are quite accessible but do not always have the time to help. Assistant managers are much better to learn from.
8
Office Work Environment
8
Office Work Environment
The office is very new and clean. The open office plan allows the team to work together and creates a 'no-barrier' atmosphere- the managers and partners all sit amongst us. Dress code is business attire but there is smart casual Fridays if you are in the office and do not need to meet with clients.
8.1
Recruitment
8.1
Recruitment
It was casual, not intense. Expectation, career path.
6
Salary
6
Salary
Pay is pretty standard for a graduate role in a mid-tier firm.
7.3
Training
7.3
Training
We have training sessions regularly regarding standards. Specific training for your level is held once a year- where you learn how to do audit cycles.
7.1
Work Hours
7.1
Work Hours
Relatively, depends on who you work with. For the most part, work that could be done more efficiently at home was allowed to be done at home, which was great in both time/cost saving. Work hours vary, depending on the time of the year. Be expected to work overtime during busy season.
6.3
Sustainability
6.3
Sustainability
There has been a large movement to reduce the amount of paper used in the office.