Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Exciting, relaxed, flexible."
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...

"Really get to know your own experience and background. For the competency-based interview,..."

"The hierarchies within PA are quite flat. We obviously have our ranks but you are..."

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

"The working hours are quite flexible, but it depends on the client. Typically I work..."

"For a graduate job, the starting salary is above average."

"Very generous travel and food allowances if you have to work away from home."

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

"We have a group dedicated to this."

"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...."

"Promotion is discussed very openly and the culture is very meritocratic. The process..."

"I have a consultant role, so my work changes from day-to-day. For instance, I may..."

"Everyone in the company is extremely welcoming and friendly. There are great opportunities..."

"Sometimes, your day-to-day activities can be a little unstructured."

"We literally reinvented the paper towel."

"Friendly and fun."

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

"I would say that the training could be more up-to-date and relevant, but for many..."

"Maybe a little more information about the transition from graduate training to the..."

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