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Grant Thornton

3.9
  • #5 in Accounting & advisory
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Grant Thornton Reviews

Based on 30 surveyed graduates working at Grant Thornton. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.9
Based on 30 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The trust that the partners and managers show the team in the flexibility of working arrangements, autonomy of work and allowing us to take reign and control of our career progression.
  • Plenty of variety in work tasks, flexibility in work hours and locations and very supportive team members
  • The firm is extremely flexible with working arrangements.
  • Welcoming, friendly and fun people.
  • People are very skilled.
  • Career advancement, sometimes the hours can get a lot (especially during audit busy season)
  • Corporate Tax has a steep learning curve, but it has been made much easier with the support of the team!
  • Salary could be better considering the amount of work we are expected to do. We can work long hours depending on the season
  • Very fast paced, hard to be on top of everything. Often life gets left behind when work takes precedence. Busy season = no work life balance. Just need to remember this is a pretty standard stepping stone for most people and people will leave very quickly.
  • Lack of organisation within the department

What Insiders Say

7
Career Prospects
7
Career Prospects
Very sound career progression path, with opportunities to fast track/accelerate progression or try different areas internally
7.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
Run charity events/fundraisers fairly regularly.
7.9
Culture
7.9
Culture
Good bonding with my immediate team members. Social events every now and then. Drinks each Friday to give an opportunity for colleagues to unwind.
8.6
Diversity
8.6
Diversity
A number of firm-wide initiatives regarding diversity in the workplace; GT regularly holds events and fundraisers and recently won an award for their efforts with diversity.
7.3
Satisfaction
7.3
Satisfaction
As a grad in audit, I usually do audit cycles like cash, operating expenses, capital assets and employee compensation. I change clients around every two weeks, and each client is quite different but the general audit procedures are the same. I work within small teams for each engagement. I work 90% of the time on excel, using work papers to test the validity of the figures in the financial statements presented by clients.
7.1
Management
7.1
Management
Most managers are very approachable and always willing to help. You will be allocated to coach and mentor from day one that will help you with your career goals.
8.6
Office Work Environment
8.6
Office Work Environment
Recently entered a brand new agile office space, plenty of areas to work and excellent facilities in the building. Opportunity to dress for your day when working from the office meaning a dress code more aligned with business casual rather than formal suit and tie.
7.9
Recruitment
7.9
Recruitment
Assessment centres include a tour of the office, as well as a group activity. Individual interviews are often held with managers as well as partners for the final stage.
5.6
Salary