Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"A great place to grow and gain experience."
8.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
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8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.3 / 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.
  • The firm could have more social events to ensure that staff are fully integrated with one another.
  • Graduates may find that there is an occasional lack of structure in their day-to-day work.
  • Gaining work by networking with managers can be frustrating for some.

What insiders say about...

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

"I think the pay is very generous for entry level in the industry. Our base salary..."

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

"I was given technical questions alongside general programming questions."

"We have a group dedicated to this."

"In general, line managers and management are always trying to help. You set how often..."

"It tries very hard to support diversity with Women in Defence and Teach First etc...."

"The promotion process is clear and you know that working hard will be rewarded."

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

"The lack of hierarchy and bureaucracy is something that is immediately noticeable...."

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"The company is friendly, collaborative, challenging and constructive."

"The challenging and exciting projects that PA is involved in and the tangible benefits..."

"Some training sessions can be really useful but there have been others that felt..."

"I'd like some workshops that are more sector specific."