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Mazars Reviews

Updated 24 July 2017
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Mazars Chairman & CEO Philippe Castagnac
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Pros
  • The best work life balance ever for a company in the audit field (in 23 reviews)

  • Supportive, progressive working environment (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance could be improved (in 16 reviews)

  • La plage de travail dans la journ (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Blank"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The means to an end if there's no other option"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helps towards gaining a qualification. It's a means to an end

    Cons

    Management are only focused on cost cutting; their business strategy is to hire graduates, and let their experienced hires leave. What this means is that the quality of work reduces year upon year, training of graduates is haphazard and lower level staff are shouldering responsibilities way above their job descriptions resulting in working in evening and weekends.

    Lack of team spirit; management provides no funds for team building exercises, away days, or encourages team drinks. We work alone on every audit and can go weeks without seeing anyone from the actual company as we travel to client sites all day every day.

    Remuneration; This is just... abysmal.

    Benefits package; You start on 20 annual days leave a year, only increasing once you become qualified or become part of management. Sick leave or study leave COUNT towards your utilization rate, so be careful of taking too many or you'll get a stern talking to.

    Study package; 90% of my year and the years below have resorted to paying out of pocket for extra resources not provided by the company as what is provided does not produce good pass rates. This equates to approx £140 extra spend PER EXAM. We have spoken to management multiple times, but you know. Cost cutting.

    No recognition of work; Management are hesitant to put people up for recognition awards, and even when relevant people are nominated, they wont win unless top management favours them. (This was what I was told by my direct manager)

    Audit quality; Time budgets are laughably tight, and do not account for if your audit is delayed due to client delays. You will have to suck it up and catch up in your own time. If you have a nil assurance audit with 30 recommendations, you can be sure that you'll still get the same amount of time to conduct the audit as you would do if you found 0 recommendations. More seasoned and jaded staff may be inclined to look the other way and hand in a report which they can actually finish on time. There's no way to get a good quality, accurate report if you continue to stick to barebones time constraints.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I can give is to read the Cons list, of which I have described in great detail on my Exit questionaire (which I doubt anyone has actually read).
    I was not even provided with the standard Exit meeting from HR (this was overlooked as they were too busy) so I requested one from management direct. I brought up everything mentioned as above, and I got the response that these are all areas everyone knows about, but will not change because this is the company's business strategy and that's unfortunately how it'll stay.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "A Top-10 firm unable to compete with the others"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is good ownership of work at Mazars- from day one I was thrown in at the deep-end. From planning to reporting, they gave me a lot of responsibility.
    Amazing offices in London- great view of the Tower of London and the City

    Cons

    Salary isn't competitive- hard to justify staying there given other company offerings.
    Not much of a tone from the top- very little culture.
    New people coming in were of a much lower quality- carrying a lot more weight

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they deserve- and give management the flexibility to do this.
    HR are shocking and noone seems to know who does what- whenever I needed some help with something I was pointed ten different ways.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great career opportunity
    Young team

    Cons

    Could be quicker at implementing ideas

    Advice to Management

    management listens and takes on board comments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mazars Global Infrastructure Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A global team working on a portfolio of projects across the infrastructure space. Genuine opportunities for international travel and frequent working with offices in London, New York, Delhi and Sydney.

    Cons

    Lots of changes given recent merger with Corality - but lots of opportunity too.

    Advice to Management

    I am part of the management team but advice is welcome!


  8. "Senior accountant"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Supervisor in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good relationship with colleagues
    Study support towards ACA/ACCA

    Cons

    Salary package is poor compare to job market


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great exposure to complex projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse consulting projects
    Well known clients
    Very good team environment / culture
    Full support for proffessional qualifications
    Team is made up of very bright individuals, and managers are often experts in their fields - good examples to follow
    Successful and growing team
    Great work/life balance
    Approachable Senior staff / Partners
    Regular social events

    Cons

    1. Not flexible enough regarding the pay / additional holidays / bonuses
    2. Managers often fail to delegate work to junior staff efficiently, thereby leaving a gap in the learning opportunities given to junior members of the team.

    Advice to Management

    1. As this is a consulting team - and not an Audit team, it would be advantageous to have pay/benefits similar to other consulting firms (more flexibility) if you are to effectively retain talent.
    2. Managers should spend more time training junior staff / put in place systematic project training


  10. "Progressive company"

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

    I have been working at Mazars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - friendly
    - dynamic
    - treated as an individual and not a number

    Cons

    - needs to be better at managing change

    Advice to Management

    be more daring


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Expanding company within the U.K."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office locations in most cities
    A lot of good people working at the company
    Opportunities for grads and sales staff

    Cons

    Partners more concerned with their own areas
    Lack of cohesive company direction
    Operational staff treated as second hand - no real career direction for majority
    Focus on grads and chosen fast track employees
    Different working hours in different offices

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more cohesive as a company and treat staff equally across the company.


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