Culture at Grant Thornton

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

Relatively hierarchical in the sense there are multiple tiers, but the culture is very horizontal and lots of interaction between people at all levels. Team based environment, socialising often
Graduate, Sydney
I could write an essay on this, but I will keep it simple. The culture in and out of the office is almost the same. Obviously, there is a certain degree of professionalism that everyone must adhere to within the office (e.g not yelling, talking on mobiles etc). Outside of the office, everyone gets along really well. Whether its Friday afternoon/evening drinks or a game of pool during lunch, the team is very supportive and caring of each other. Additionally, there a very low presence of arrogance in the firm. Partners and directors don't treat you like you are dispensable - they take great interest in what you do. The culture is absolutely fantastic!
Graduate, Melbourne
A warm and welcoming culture always active in helping each other. Hierarchy is not too obvious where partners and managers are all friendly and approachable.
Graduate, Brisbane
Majority of people are really friendly and always willing to help. Especially after hours since we work overtime quite often, people are still helping each other and understanding. Managers try their best to help, and teamwork and cooperation are quite good. Socialising is also easy amongst every year group
Graduate, Perth
There's a culture of fun and celebration. Everyone is treated equally and there does not feel like there's a hierarchy. From graduates to partners, everyone is able to have a conversation on equal terms. There are many social gatherings which allow for networking amongst different departments within the firm. During work hours, everyone is very professional and there is always someone who takes time to answer any questions or concerns.
Experienced, Sydney
After hour events are phenomenal and office hours culture is superb. Assistant Managers and below all socialize together which is a nice environment and always available to help if you don't understand something
Graduate, Melbourne
Socialising, high number of young people- separation between partner and younger staff
Midlevel, Sydney
Supportive workplace, plenty of socialising amongst my team members, lots of opportunities for cross-functional collaboration
Midlevel, Sydney
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.
Graduate, ADELAIDE
Culture is about celebrating and having fun, which is visible in the events and culture displayed at GT.
Graduate, Sydney
Everyone is really friendly from the partners down to the graduates. I haven't had anyone who is unwilling to help me or unfriendly. Social events are a regular occurrence organised by the social committee or just fellow workmates. Weekly or fortnightly we'll have Friday drinks and a mix of levels of people will attend.
Graduate, Sydney
Great close-knit culture. Staff are supportive and are not stuck up at all. Very friendly all round and welcoming.
Graduate, Sydney
Not stratified or hierarchical, emphasis on teamwork and after hours socialising
Graduate, Sydney
GT promotes itself for its amazing work culture and I must say the organisation lives up to its promises. In fact, I would say GT is quite conservative while boasting about it's culture. One must be here to realise how amazing each and every team is. We have an open office as mentioned, I sit beside the Partners and never feel that I am not a part of the team. We all work collaboratively. Everyone is extremely respectful and professional. There is always a positive vibe within the team which makes me want to come to work every morning and it's always a pleasure to stay back. There is a lot of flexibilities, for example, when I am working on a technical work and need a space all to myself, I would go to one of the empty quiet rooms, have my excel on, the number beside me, have my earphones on and complete the big task quickly. There isn't much hierarchy, everyone is treated equally and if we ever need assistance we can talk to the partners, peers or the managers. However, you will never feel completely lost as you will always have your coach manager as the first point of contact. There is a lot of teamwork and each and every member are hardworking and hence, you never feel over pressured. We have something interesting happening every week. The DAWN committee is an amazing initiative that brings together different events. Apart from that, we have the occasional lunch events or different other social events and it is always interesting to hear the funny stories and jokes that the partners share with us.
Graduate, Sydney
The team is great. Social events are held regularly at the office and off site. It's quite a relaxed environment whilst still being very professional for our clients.
Graduate, Sydney
The team is quite informal in terms of hierarchy- partners/managers would socialise or assist you in work as much as the other team members would. Audit is strongly dependent on teamwork for most jobs which is what our team does well. There are also team events that are organised for everyone to mingle outside of work.
Graduate, Brisbane
Friendly culture. All levels of employees can interact / mingle. Social enjoy catching up outside of work
Graduate, Cairns
All the staff are very friendly and supportive both in and out of the office. The company follows the hierarchy of: Board of directors & CEO, different leadership teams, office managing partners, partners, senior managers, managers, assistant managers, senior accountants, accountants, and vacationers.
Graduate, Cairns
The company's culture here is by far the best aspect of working at Grant Thornton. The staff here are beyond supportive of new graduates and understanding that it is all very new and a learning process. The social club events gives everyone the opportunity to meet new people and have a fun time. They are also super supportive of people’s personal situations. I have found the firm to be very understanding and flexible in regards to my personal situation at one stage.
Graduate, Adelaide
Each year there is always room for progression until you’re senior level where it starts getting a little more challenging to progress. The people are fun to work with and the managers are very supportive
Graduate, Melbourne
We have a very helpful and fun culture. People are always there to help. There are no real barriers between hierarchal roles, especially now as we have moved to a new office with no set desks. Some days you may sit next to a partner! We also have a good social culture, with Friday night drinks and monthly social events.
Midlevel, Adelaide
Lots of opportunities to socialise at firm events, no pressure for "face time" at work, no strict hierarchy - can talk directly to your superiors
Graduate, Sydney
From my observations, GT audit's culture is good in that each employee's wellbeing is valued and work-life balance is genuine. There is great flexibility in our work hours and the hours themselves aren't that long when compared to other accounting firms.
Experienced, Sydney
Moments where it’s fantastic and people are able to express themselves. However, other times where deadlines become so immense people are unable to find any spare time.
Midlevel, Melbourne
the people I work with a great but outside the office very few people get involved
Graduate, Melbourne
Social functions the culture is great but the culture in the office isn't as high. The partners and managers are often quite separate from the juniors and don't get to know each other
Midlevel, Melbourne