Does anyone here work at PA Consulting? What’s it like? I’ve just been approached by them, not sure if I should go for it

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So I completely disagree with GM1 - I’ve been with PA for 4+ years now, and I’ve loved it. Great WLB, very good bonuses and decent salary. Not as good as MBB but better than Big4. Body shopping is rare, and I’ve personally never experienced and I know PA actively try to avoid it (I work in public sector as well), so GM1 must’ve had an unfortunate experience whilst they were here.

Not sure what part of the company GM1 was in, but that’s certainly not my impression of the company at all. I realise this post is 6 weeks old, but happy to answer more questions.


Also disagree with GM1 above.

I recently joined PA Consulting. The hiring seems to be driven by growth rather than turnover. For example, my capability group has grown from 50 to 100 FTEs over the last year.

My personal experience = so far so good:
- If you like public sector work, PA is second only to KPMG in terms of size of total UK government consulting spend (at least according to FT)
- Their Global Innovation Technology Centre in Cambridge is pushing out some cool R&D (albeit still a little unclear how this 'fits' into their consulting offer)
- Excellent WLB (on average, I clock off at 6.30, but this is ofc variable)
- Wide range of project opps if you're prepared to network (most of us shouldn't have a problem!), albeit - again - dominated by public sector work
- Good remuneration (matches Big4)

Do feel free to DM if you've got any questions.


Im afraid I don't but I'm at a competitor and we're seeing quite a few applicants from PA. I interviewed there 2 years ago and got an offer, really liked the company and people but I would do some research to understand what it's really like in there


They were bought out by a PE company a while back and I think the impact of that might be materialising with people leaving. I'm not sure what had changed since they have become involved but I would expect it to be more more sales driven - the impacts of that may be trickling down to more junior grades - just my view and hasn't been confirmed


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