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Updated 5 December 2018
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  • "Sometimes it gets challenging to manage work life balance" (in 26 reviews)

  • "stress et la charge de travail ainsi que l'horaire" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "corporate assistant"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Assistant in Sutton, Bedfordshire, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Corporate Assistant in Sutton, Bedfordshire, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    might need take training more seriously


  2. "Toxic culture leading to high turnover (Consulting)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good opportunities to take ownership and 'step up', more so than at larger consulting firms
    - Many nice people with strong backgrounds (e.g. Big 4)
    - Close working with Partners, lots of exposure
    - Very good work-life balance for consulting

    Cons

    - Poor brand for consulting
    - Too much focus on utilisation & profits at the expense of people
    - Very limited pipeline of work - the few projects available are either in the middle of nowhere, or uninteresting work
    - Pay below market rates (no bonus)
    - Emphasis on 'cross-skilling' into less interesting areas
    - No clear strategy for the team
    - Very high staff turnover
    - Toxic culture, stemming from leadership politics

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear strategy for the Consulting team, putting people first and focus on growing the pipeline

  3. "GIF team"

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    Former Employee - Gif in London, England
    Former Employee - Gif in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global firm, nice building, work from home days.

    Cons

    Very high staff turnover, cookie-cut approach to everything, too much emphasis on Delhi offshoring, management don't care about employee well-being, seniors over protective of each other (and employees dispensible), over promises common.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and embrace individuality.


  4. "Graduate Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Auditor in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Auditor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fun and there is a great sense of camaraderie

    Cons

    Nobody shows you how to do anything or manage time

    Advice to Management

    Find work for all staff


  5. "Senior Internal Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and friendly people

    Cons

    Hectic work for the audit

    Advice to Management

    No advice, as management is good


  6. "Internal Auditor"

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    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Audit Senior - Milton Keynes"

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    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.

  8. "L Keynes"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mazars Financial Planning Grad scheme - Milton Keynes"

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    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.


  10. "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