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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"A premium consultancy with an open culture and a plethora of opportunities."
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...

"You will have a telephone interview first, which is quite informal, and you will..."

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

"The company has a great office space, and although the location is far out and quite..."

"The average working week is not bad at all. No one monitors the hours you do and..."

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

"PA has a great pension and encourages its employees to contribute. There are also..."

"In the first stage of the assessment centre, I was asked to direct a meeting with..."

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

"Most partners here interact pretty well, and although the chief-level is a bit clouded..."

"I have little knowledge in terms of diversity at the company, and there is a noticeable..."

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

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

"The friendly and supportive atmosphere among colleagues was great."

"A lack of structure that is sometimes prevalent can be a drawback at work."

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

"A friendly and collaborative organisation that invests in its people."

"The people I met on my interview day convinced me to apply here, as did the warm..."

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

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

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