Get the inside buzz from graduates at PA Consulting Group

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Very open with a huge amount of opportunity."
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 offices are large and light, with all the facilities we need (as well as being..."

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

"We're very well paid, including a joining bonus and travelling bonus paid each m..."

"Working with people I happily socialise with is a real perk for me."

"Pretty standard. I was asked about my previous work experience and about times when..."

"I haven't heard anything specific about reducing our carbon footprint."

"There's a good structure where you feel as if you can chat with most people. We get..."

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

"You drive your career at your own pace, but it is easy to progress quickly. Promotions..."

"My role and day-to-day work are completely varied; depending on the project."

"I have good benefits and salary here, and I work with great people."

"Travel is sometimes arranged for the last minute, and having to spend time away from..."

"We literally reinvented the paper towel."

"Exciting, relaxed, flexible."

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

"There are two weeks of residential training in Cambridge and Surrey. The training..."

"I'd like to see more focus put on helping new graduates to get onto projects."

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