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2018

"You may need to roll with things a bit during the early stages. If you are put on a job somewhere else in the UK, you may be required to travel further or stay at a hotel during the week if necessary."
Graduate, London
"It can be challenging to get into projects."
Mid level, London, victoria
"There can be a lot of pressure to meet deadlines."
Strategy, Graduate, London
"PA doesn't have the 'famous name' compared to some other consultancies. This is truly a shame as, having worked for other more 'famous' consultancies previously, I feel like PA adds more value to clients and attracts much stronger talent."
Graduate, London
"The training for graduates is less 'structured' than at other consultancies so I've felt a little lost on projects at times."
Graduate, London
"Given the nature of project-based work, you aren't necessarily going to be on your ideal project all of the time."
Graduate, London

2016

"You sometimes have to work to tight deadlines."
Graduate, Cambridge
"Lots of travel is required, but this is common to the consulting industry."
Graduate, London
"Work is not necessarily handed to you. There is an expectation that you get yourself on to projects by talking to assignment managers, which can get a little frustrating."
Graduate, London
"Sometimes, your day-to-day activities can be a little unstructured."
Graduate, London
"The nature of consulting can mean that there is uncertainty regarding assignments, which doesn't suit everybody."
Graduate, London
"Things can be a bit stale when you're not on client work, but this is very rare. This isn't the job for you if you don't want to travel!"
Graduate, London
"For some people, the uncertainty of what you do day to day might be a negative. You have to be prepared to travel on short notice if needed."
Graduate, London

2015

"Travel is sometimes arranged for the last minute, and having to spend time away from home isn't for everyone."
Graduate, London
"There has not been much flexibility to split days between a client site and the office you are based in, which can be difficult for considering family/partners."
Entry level, Leicester
"A lack of structure that is sometimes prevalent can be a drawback at work."
Graduate, London
"I would not say that there is a clear progression path or breakdown of finances available."
Graduate, Cambridge/Melbourn
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