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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Approachable, innovative and trusting."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.9 / 10
 
 
Training
8.3 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Have some relevant experience for the position you are applying for and be aware..."

"The office space is shared by analysts and partners alike, which gives a good indication..."

"The current office is very light and spacious. There is a hot desk policy that some..."

"PA doesn't have an excessive working hours culture. Working hours are also heavily..."

"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 asked to talk about a time when I had to put theoretical skills into practice,..."

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

"There are no barriers whatsoever: partners were incredibly warm and welcoming, and..."

"There are lots of initiatives at the moment (women in the work place, LGBT+ events..."

"PA's promotion policy is fair. It very much feels that, if you meet the requirements..."

"As a consultant, you are assigned to projects that can be short or long term and..."

"The flexibility. There's an emphasis on network building so it's very sociable. We..."

"Work is not necessarily handed to you. There is an expectation that you get yourself..."

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

"Authentic, encouraging, friendly."

"The culture was a great fit and the recruitment process was efficient and informed...."

"Before we went into head office, we had a two-week induction programme that was very..."

"More socials for reuniting the graduates. Following training, the graduates are returned..."

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