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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2018)
"A premium consultancy with an open culture and a plethora of..."
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...

"The application process is a phone interview; followed by an assessment centre involving..."

"It depends on the project. I've worked with some managers who are more hierarchical..."

"The offices are great and provide an interesting mix of spaces to work. The dress..."

"I don't like the pressure to work outside of the office sometimes, or to work from..."

"We're very well paid, including a joining bonus and travelling bonus paid each month...."

"All travelling and hotel costs are done on expenses."

"Why PA? Why consulting? What are your weaknesses? The usual 'tell me about a time..."

"Although I do not think that there's that much importance on reducing the company's..."

"Managers are great and my line manager has been brilliant, always up for a chat if..."

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

"I have heard cases of graduates progressing fairly quickly, but this is all down..."

"I joined PA wanting to experience a range of different projects to get an understanding..."

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

"For some people, the uncertainty of what you do day to day might be a negative. You..."

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

"A great place to grow and gain experience."

"People's high opinion of PA Consulting convinced me to apply here."

"The 50 new grads got taken away for two really intense weeks, which were so helpful..."

"Put more consulting staff in offices outside of London so I don't have to commute..."

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