Haines Watts Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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Haines Watts Group Managing Partner Michael Davidson
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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haines Watts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely modern offices in a great location, friendly people and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too quiet especially when people are out on jobs

    Haines Watts Response

    Group People and Learning Advisor

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and it's great to hear that you enjoyed working at Haines Watts. It is always great to have positive feedback and that you found the people friendly. I wish you all the best with your new career path.

  2. "Acceptable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haines Watts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Haines Watts was a good insight to the world of work

    Cons

    Communications skills were lacking in some areas

    Haines Watts Response

    Group People and Learning Advisor

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and it's great to hear that you had good insight to the world of work. We will take on your feedback regarding communication as we are always looking at ways to improve and be better at communicating to our employees.


  3. "Good work environment, Happy to recommend"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haines Watts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, Good work relationship, Good learning environment

    Cons

    None specific to comment due to short duration of employment

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    Haines Watts Response

    Group People and Learning Advisor

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and it's great to hear that you felt supported within your role and had built good working relationship with your team. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

  4. "A forward thinking business who value their people."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and high employee engagement. Excellent progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Getting clients to see we are more than just an accountants

    Haines Watts Response

    Talent Business Partner

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your review, it's great to hear you are enjoying your time with us!

  5. "Loved the job but now significant unrest"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team overall, potentially exciting changes ahead, good office atmosphere (most of the time), study support package provided is excellent (except restrictions mentioned below).

    Cons

    Change in company procedures and ethos appears to put profit before quality and utilisation of employee skills. Work is not delegated out evenly between the team with various members of staff regularly under immense workload and deadline pressures. Study support varies from employee to employee with some employees allowed to sit exams as they please and others restricted - no standard package. Broken promises from staff appraisals regarding opportunities and future aspirations and plans. No set remuneration review and no review has been undertaken in the last 18 months - at least, not with me.

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    Haines Watts Response

    HR & Training Advisor

    Hello, Thank you for your review. We are keen to investigate these points further. Can you please email some more information at national@hwca.com and I can pick this up with the relevant teams.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Negative culture"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haines Watts full-time

    Pros

    Study was paid for and study leave was given in the run up to exams. Good work/life balance as overtime was rarely expected.

    Cons

    Little room for development, focus was on hiring external staff rather than trying to train and develop existing staff. Long term issue of managers being rude and lacking empathy, resulting in high staff turnover. Too many partners, associate partners and managers for size of company, leading to micromanagement of lower level staff. Appraisals were rare.

    Haines Watts Response

    HR & Training Advisor

    Hello, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't 100%. We would like to investigate this further. Can you please drop us an email at national@hwca.com with some more information on your concerns? Many Thanks

  7. "Absolutely no regrets"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate Director in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoying my role. Varied interesting clients and cases. A great group of people to work with. I really appreciate the positive reinforcement received from colleagues and superiors. I feel that it has been a good fit for me and am pleased to be part of the family and see a positive future here with a great opportunity to continue to progress my career.

    Cons

    Was difficult to get to grips with new systems and procedures. Whilst the staffing structure is great for providing opportunities it is somewhat different to my former employer’s and a little more explanation of the roles as part of the on-boarding process would have been useful.

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    Haines Watts Response

    HR & Training Advisor

    Thanks for the review! Great to hear you are enjoying your time with us! We will take on your feedback regarding systems training. We wish you every success in your role at Haines Watts

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Great People"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time

    Pros

    A company that shares everything with you, they are as transparent as possible which helps employees embrace changes within the business as we understand the end goal. Northampton office is a great group of people with a work hard, play hard mentality. Thoroughly enjoying my time with the business.

    Cons

    Northampton and indeed the whole SEM region have grown rapidly and sometimes procedures aren't quite as streamlined as they should be.

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    Haines Watts Response

    HR & Training Coordinator

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are glad that you are enjoying your time with Haines Watts.

  9. "Great place to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management believes in the company and the employees and wants everyone to do well and improve all the time. The office "vibe" is always good and there is a family atmosphere

    Cons

    There are a few gossip mongers, but that's to be expected in every company; and sometimes there is possibly too much work on your plate at one time.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "An Amazing Employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Charge Accountant in Flitwick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A family like atmosphere, helpful people all around you and a team you can rely on (and you get paid). What more do you need?

    Cons

    I do not think I can find any. However, the paper cuts are getting out of hand :)

    Haines Watts Response

    HR & Training Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to review us! So glad to hear you are enjoying your time with us.

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