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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2018)
"Supportive, interesting, challenging, exciting and empowering...."
8.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.4 / 10
6.5 / 10
8.2 / 10


  • Graduates are assigned varied and interesting work in a range of areas.
  • There is a very flat culture and colleagues are all supportive of each other.
  • Employees feel that their hours allow for a better work/life balance than other consultancies.
  • The initial training on offer to graduates is seen as very good and really helps graduates to develop.


  • There can be times when graduates need to travel at short notice, which may not suit everybody.
  • Some feel that the company does not have as well-known a name as competitors.
  • Graduates may find that there is an occasional lack of structure in their training.
  • While it is improving, some feel that the diversity could be better at higher levels.

What insiders say about...

"Know the firm and why you want to be here instead of somewhere else. What is PA's..."

"The culture is friendly and ambitious. I have found that the culture after-hours..."

"Good offices – professional with all the trimmings you would expect. The dress..."

"I work 37.5 hours a week and am able to manage my time to suit me - within reason..."

"I believe that I am well compensated for the work that I do."

"Working with people I happily socialise with is a real perk for me."

"There were competency and case study questions, as well as group exercises."

"We have ISO14001: the company has environmental management systems in place."

"Senior consultants and partners are very accessible. When they're not too busy with..."

"PA is a diverse enough organisation. However, there is still scope for it to be a..."

"There is nothing stopping you being promoted up the first few ranks, except you...."

"The work is incredibly varied so your satisfaction largely depends on the work at..."

"The high levels of responsibility awarded to even junior roles. You are expected..."

"You sometimes have to work to tight deadlines."

"The former CEO banned biscuits from client rooms. PA stands for Personnel Administration..."

"Very open with a huge amount of opportunity."

"I had heard good things about both the work and the people at PA. I also liked that..."

"Grad training is great and lasts for two weeks at the start of the programme. It's..."

"A better onboarding process for each sector and service, with some more targeted..."

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