Alba Lladó is an employment lawyer and senior associate at Grant Thornton Spain's Barcelona office. She’s been with us since 2015 and earned a promotion to senior associate manager within just a couple of years.
Here, Alba talks about why she chose Grant Thornton and why it’s a special place to work.
“Before I joined Grant Thornton, I spoke to lawyers who were already working here. They all told me it was an organisation that really cares about its people.
I knew they were right the moment I met the other teams in the office and started working with our clients. I quickly realised that I’d have the freedom to help clients, and that I’d have the chance to grow and develop as much as I wanted.
The firm knows how important learning and training is if you want to have the best professionals. We have lots of events throughout the year that make us feel part of a huge international family – one where your proposals, thoughts and opinions are always valued and encouraged.
At Grant Thornton, we have huge clients and the work is challenging – but we have the freedom to meet each challenge by putting the client’s needs first.
When I was promoted to senior associate, I was seconded to Chicago for three months. There, I was part of an international HR project, which gave me the chance to boost my personal brand, meet stakeholders, expand my network, develop business and actively spread the word about our local services.
But what inspires me most about working for Grant Thornton is our relationship with clients. I know many other firms have inflexible working methods, which often don’t let you help clients in the most effective way. But as HR and legal business partners to our clients, we give tailored advice that always puts their problems before our processes. And to do it, we are given flexibility to help clients without putting personal and family lives aside.
Professionals here are, above all, good human beings, and I really appreciate that. Our positive work atmosphere is something that makes me want to stay and progress my career. I know I’ll be learning from outstanding people and getting great opportunities."
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