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Not do much pressure at work. Management is considerate. Agreement is set so you can manage your expectations in the coming weeks. Has gym. Payday breakfast. Friendly colleagues.

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Gym
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Keep options open

Hard to progress and those that do, don't deserve it, honestly. New people to the company carry over what they did in their previous job and its not how it works in GT. Its it's own system that you've to learn and bringing in people who are not familiar with UK or ROI statutory requirements is ridiculous. Senior management treat you as though every piece of work could be your last or like someone's life depends on it. You could be in GT years and those that have experience elsewhere think they are superior to you in every way. Communication is horrendous at every level there is. Do not apply for this place if you don't have an accountancy background, you will struggle. Keep your options open for other places, you'll see the shambles of a 'structure' it truly is.
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  • Time and location flexibility
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Cliquish and unfriendly work environment

Highly pervasive attitude of disrespect towards administrative staff among the middle and lower levels of accounting staff: unreasonable demands, scapegoating and open hostility get more and more common the further down the ladder you go.
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Horrible

Employees are overworked High turnover rateSome senior management extremely rude and dismissive Proper training not provided Low salary in comparison to market rateNo work life balance
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Excellent opportunities

Worked in their Dublin office for 4 years and found it a very good place to work. Great atmosphere amongst co-workers and a good mix of experience and enthusiasm amongst the team. Great long term opportunities.
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Productive work place but could be more fun

This is a good place to work and to have a work experience.There are exceptional leaders in this organization and people getting promoted are very talented.Indeed, you are learning a lot, getting good exposure to certain industries and gathering fantastic experience. But it can become repetitive after some time.If you don't make it to senior level, I feel you will get a better work/life balance and a better pay in the industry.

Pros

Beautiful building, work location in city centre and facilities (Canteen, Gym and work stations)

Cons

Hard to progress
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Poor management and culture

Little to no support from management. Advancement is very unfair and men seem to be advanced a lot more often than women. Little opportunity to work across teams or gain other types of work experience. HR were terrible at handing any issues and were very insensitive. People lower on the hierarchy were not respected or treated like human beings. Work-life balance and mental heath was not taken seriously at all. Toxic culture and workplace environment. I did have some class co-workers and peers though who made the workplace a little better but unless you are director or partner level I would highly recommend staying away from this place.

Pros

Nice co-workers lots of younger employees

Cons

Too many to count
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False Advertising

Said there would be full training provided, there was only a small amount of training that didn't cover everything even the most technical complex parts of the job, plus little to no documentation provided in order for you to learn, and completely ignore your request for proper further mentoring when being vocal about it. Plus rude colleagues and management. Only good thing anout it was the salary, but not worth it otherwise.

Pros

Nice building, handy location, good salary

Cons

No full proper traning given, rude co-workers/management
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Official response from Grant Thornton

6 January 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that this was your experience at Grant Thornton. We aim to provide the best experience for our people and provide continuous opportunities to learn and grow. We are grateful for your feedback because it allows us to make Grant Thornton an even better place to work.

Big talk, little walk

A lot of strategic waffle but little evidence of it. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Going down the path of all other consultancies with utilisation. Take the promises of the cool work you'll be doing with a pinch of salt. HR is hopeless, absolutely hopeless. You better be highly skilled going in as you're on your own. Coaching culture? Pah! Nice cafe though.
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Official response from Grant Thornton

6 January 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience at Grant Thornton. We are disappointed to hear that this was your experience. We value your opinion and will use this feedback to consider how we make Grant Thornton an even better place to work.

Worst Place to work in

Poor place to work in all bunch of snobby c*nt's.I learnt feck all. The culture of the work place needs to improve. Grant Thornton were much more careless with the way they handle things.

Pros

Feck Alll

Cons

Everything
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Good training firm

Great training firm You can get good exposure to different accounting areas across the firm International environment Great study leave and training support
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Vulture enablers

Just chase their fees. No compassion nor understanding of the stress the financial recession placed on people. Full of young pups chasing credit. Not my type of company but synonomous of modern financial companies
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Some wonderful people & also a small number of clueless people

People are mostly professional and diligent. Partners are great, but too disconnected from different levels. Allows some clueless people to screen & filter information going up to partners. Messages get misinterpreted, content gets diluted and opportunities are lost. Shame really, as partners are quite sharp, but make strange decisions based on poor interpretation of information by some of the ADs/D's who just don't understand content. Reluctantly left as unable to make a meaningful impact.
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Worst place ever worked i

Manager was a bully from my first day there Long hours Heavy workload Horrible environment wouldn't recommend to any one So glad not to be working there

Pros

Good perks

Cons

Terrible enviroment long hours
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Great working environment

loads of benefits amazing working place possibility to grow inside the company
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Strong Consultancy environment

Thoroughly recommend this firm where most areas of business consultancy are catered for. Many diverse clientele guaranteed to give you strong exposure to various business types.
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Productive and collaborative workplace

As part of the Audit and Assurance team, I got to grips with a wide range of industries, from financial services, aviation, hospitality to not-for-profit. I got the chance to work off-site and gained essential operational skills, as well as getting to know the client inside-out.
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Wouldn't Recommend

I was advised i would be consulting a client on the client site, work on a project from conception to delivery & would be made permanent after 12 months. All of this was in fact a lie. No support from management. No support from Grant Thornton HQ. 25 people have left within the past month. There is no work culture.

Pros

No pros

Cons

too many to list.
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Nice atmosphere

In general there is a nice atmosphere. The management is really trying to create a great place to work and the new building is amazing with great facilities
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Overworked and underappreciated

Pros: Competitive Salary Study leave/Exam support Cons: Poor team management Work is not evenly spread out. Lack of recognition Poor work/life balance Long hours throughout the year not just during busy season Poor people management skills at PDM level.
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Productive workplace, dull atmosphere.

I accepted the job here on the basis that good advancement prospects were offered in the interview. None of that has materialized. Cliquey firm to say the least.

Pros

Great facilities

Cons

Atmosphere isn't the best.
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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