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Mazars Reviews

Updated 10 June 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. "L Keynes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company, potential for development

    Cons

    Growing too fast.


  2. "Audit Senior - Milton Keynes"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Mazars Financial Planning Grad scheme - Milton Keynes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team are friendly and pleasant to work with for the most part. Grad scheme is sociable.

    Training sessions and case studies

    Exposure to wide variety of financial planning work

    Cons

    Location - Milton Keynes. The stereotype is there for a reason. Required to train there for 2 years.

    Strict, unnecessary rules set by middle management - have to justify if you are a couple of minutes late for work even if you work late, feel the need to ban coffee breaks of more than 2 people, no trust in workforce and the rules only succeed in alienating employees.

    Working environment - clear friction between back office and front office due to business structure. Very low team morale.

    Pay and benefits - below market average.

    Rotations - the job description stated that you would have the opportunity to work in different departments (tax, finance, investments), in reality this is not true.

    Advice to Management

    Move the location of the grad scheme . There will be more/better quality applications.

    Trust graduates rather than treating them like children and setting various rules that have no relevance to actual work produced.

    Evidence that things are changing for the better.


  4. "Well meaning but frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, well meaning organisation who make all the right noises and try hard to service their customers needs

    Cons

    Massive turnover due to staff disaffection after a couple of years because management seem unable to offer a career path after initial training period

    Advice to Management

    Partners do not know how to develop people, they are professionals who are good at their day job but don't have management skills


  5. "RAS Internal Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, good salary whilst training, lots of social activities and charitable works to get involved with.

    Cons

    Large amount of travel, lots of independent working.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Internal Auditor for 2 years"

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

    I worked at Mazars full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Exposure to various audits and clients
    - Assistant managers, managers and Senior Managers are great
    - Friendly colleagues
    - Graudate scheme is just a passport scheme

    Cons

    - Significantly underpaid.
    - Any requests to decision makers are ignored.
    - Utilisation has become an even larger focus the last year and constant pressure on everyone to charge as much to the client as possible without considering real life issues that audits encounter.
    - Whilst they can praise you to the moon and back that’s as far as it goes, no actions to mirror the words.
    - Tech problems result in slow/lost work and adds to the utilisation pressure as the higher ups divert the pressure of those issues onto the auditors.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the rigidity that Mazars has and adapt and listen on a human level. I loved the company when I started and despised it when I left because of the slow decay in faith in the higher ups. When it comes to AM/Managers/Senior Managers do amazingly for the cards they’re dealt but they’re the ones that suffer from employees leaving as a result of the structure problems. Keep the ‘lower downs’ aware and informed of bigger decisions otherwise it looks like there’s no change and people will jump ship.


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellect culture, good team and benefits

    Cons

    nothing much negative to write about

  8. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects to work on, opportunities to work on a wide range of services: advisory, model build and model audit and small team which offers a lot of responsibilities

    Cons

    A lot of work for a relatively small team but it really depends on the periods

    Advice to Management

    I believe that the management is overall doing a good job with very interesting projects coming over


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "lacking leadership"

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

    I worked at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    view from window
    location
    inside work
    canteen
    car parking

    Cons

    Management at Partner level often not up to the job
    disaffected junior staff
    needy and dysfunctional clients
    too political
    Old School culture persists - not in a good way

    Advice to Management

    I noticed that not all clients liked to plied with drink. Some may even see the tendency to do this as reflecting a dependency within the Partner who was pushing the glass.


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