Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Personable, close-knit, fast-paced."
8.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
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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"Although the coffee and toilets could be improved, in my opinion, the offices are..."

"This very much varies. Some weeks I work until late in the night, other weeks I work..."

"The overall package is good but the best perk is the annual bonus and this can sometimes..."

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

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

"We have a group dedicated to this."

"PA is a great size and junior staff regularly work with senior people, which is not..."

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

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

"I've been very lucky to have been assigned to great opportunities. I have supported..."

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

"You sometimes have to work to tight deadlines."

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

"Through the training programme here I have developed my presentation skills, learnt..."

"Self-help guides could be made available for when you start working full time but..."

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