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Updated 17 July 2018
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  • "Minimum work life balance during peak season" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Les horaires de travail sont tr" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Internal Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and good working environment

    Cons

    Salary could be a bit higher


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Audit Senior - Milton Keynes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people to work with and get along with socially. This makes for a really good team atmosphere in the audit department. As the firm sits in the mid tier, the level of exposure you get as trainee is superior to a big 4 accounting firm. Within a year you could be leading engagements. The managers have faith in their juniors and seniors and this allows for greater levels of responsibility and an early stage. The salary is also competitive compared to rival firms and similar roles. In recent years the firms is doing more in terms of social events. The work life balance is also very good.

    All in all it is a fantastic place to train and achieve your ACA.

    Cons

    Although the pay is competitive compared to rival firms and similar roles, it is not competitive when compared against roles in industry. The pay structure is fairly rigid so this is unlikely to change. The firm can be too London centric and neglect it's smaller regional offices.

    Advice to Management

    Look at introducing additional incentives to keep recently qualified seniors at the firm, not necessarily cash incentives. Also ensure regional offices are not left in London's shadow, the MK office is far lower spec than the London office.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Audit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None I can think of as pros

    Cons

    Terrible culture, poor management, bad work-life balance


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    culture, atmosphere, Diversity, Range of clients,

    Cons

    Difficult progression, limited travel, not much contact with senior management


  5. "Blank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and approachable managers and partners.

    Cons

    Small clients at a regional level.


  6. "Could have been better but gained a qualification"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People you work with and meet whilst auditing. The industry exposure is reasonable if you can get allocated a variety of jobs

    Cons

    Diff getting exposure to good jobs, end up with odds and sods if your not assigned good jobs at the outset


  7. "Better training in middle management required"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to train for the accountancy qualification
    Good coverage of large and small audit clients

    Cons

    Standardised training/monitoring for middle management would reduce departmental discrepancies
    Poor incentives for new graduates
    Staffing at middle management and below is lacking
    Resultant lack of team cohesiveness
    Bad coffee

    Advice to Management

    Standardised effective training for middle management
    Greater incentives for new graduates
    Employ sufficient staff to deliver quality results

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Needs must"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Sutton, London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Sutton, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    ACA exam fees are paid, reasonable hours and they do try to push you to get the most they can out of you/realise your potential.

    Cons

    Lack of trust, them and us culture bergen stag and management, mollycoddling, poor social activities and there's a high turnover of staff after qualifying.


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    "Working in Mazars"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent employer
    Good graduate scheme
    Partners are really friendly
    Many social networking event if you want to join
    Support system is good
    Clients can be interesting

    Cons

    Some managers can be a little hard to deal with as during busy season they didn't have time to coach seniors/ juniors, but areas they were not happy about might be recorded into your appraisal system depends on your personal relationship with those managers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to offer more constructive advice to juniors and seniors on the spot rather than via only appraisal system. Focus more on productivity than system and controls.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to train"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like audit, Mazars are a great sized firm

    Cons

    Like many other firms you have to play the game to be promoted!