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Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2018)
"The company is friendly, collaborative, challenging and constructive...."
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 interview process is very efficient and not too intimidating or challenging...."

"The culture in the office is very friendly, but also focused. Don't expect to be..."

"The London office for PA is very good. It's a hot-desking office as lots of people..."

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

"We're probably on the higher end of entry-level salaries and there are quite a few..."

"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..."

"I'm not aware of many initiatives to be greener."

"Everyone at PA gets a line manager and can opt in to get a mentor. Additionally,..."

"PA is improving on diversity and inclusion. There are new BAME and LGBT groups and..."

"The promotion process is clear and you know that working hard will be rewarded."

"You might be helping to prepare a partner for an important client meeting or helping..."

"There's a big emphasis on networking and building connections at PA, which means..."

"You may need to roll with things a bit during the early stages. If you are put on..."

"We literally reinvented the paper towel."

"Motivating, interesting and challenging."

"I felt like PA were genuinely interested in developing me as an individual and wanted..."

"There is a lot of training available, particularly in the tech sector. I did a one-week..."

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

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