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PA Consulting Group

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Get the inside view 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.
  • 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 application process is a phone interview; followed by an assessment centre involving..."

"The culture is open and friendly – everyone in the organisation is more than willing..."

"Good offices – professional with all the trimmings you would expect. The dress..."

"When you are working on a client project, you normally match the hours that the client..."

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

"PA has a great pension and encourages its employees to contribute. There are also..."

"Why PA? How many planes are in the sky right now? Tell me about a time you had to..."

"We have a group dedicated to this."

"In general, line managers and management are always trying to help. You set how often..."

"I have little knowledge in terms of diversity at the company, and there is a noticeable..."

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

"I have a consultant role, so my work changes from day-to-day. For instance, I may..."

"The high levels of responsibility awarded to even junior roles. You are expected..."

"The nature of consulting can mean that there is uncertainty regarding assignments,..."

"We literally reinvented the paper towel."

"Personable, close-knit, fast-paced."

"People's high opinion of PA Consulting convinced me to apply here."

"The onboarding training was excellent and any courses I have been on have been very..."

"Promotion out of mid-year cycles for those who show capability would be ideal for..."

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