Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Exciting, relaxed, flexible."
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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"One of the best things about PA Consulting, for me, is that it is a very flat organisation...."

"The dress code is business formal, though many don't wear ties. The facilities are..."

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

"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."

"The first rounds are all competency based interviews, so questions included describing..."

"We have a group dedicated to this."

"Managers are great and my line manager has been brilliant, always up for a chat if..."

"The offices are fairly diverse, but it would be nice to see more official schemes..."

"PA Consulting offers the opportunity to get a lot of great experience and is definitely..."

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

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

"For some people, the uncertainty of what you do day to day might be a negative. You..."

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

"Interesting projects, great people, great opportunities."

"It was primarily the culture. Everyone I met at the interview stages was very friendly..."

"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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