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Mazars Reviews

Updated 3 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. "Better training in middle management required"

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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
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of favouritism and little communication between partners and teams"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment and good office location (nice views)

    Cons

    Favouritism with promotions at all levels and little communication between teams. They claim to have a good system to help employees with the work life balance but they don´t practice it or promote it.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Awful political place to work - do not bother! I cannot wait to resign!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct Team and Line Manager friendly, helpful, good with training and lovely to work with.
    Free parking permits and modern office.

    Cons

    Very Discriminative - 1 rule for grads and another for everyone else in the firm.
    Unprofessional environment - swearing, sexual remarks etc overheard on a daily basis.
    Political Senior management and Partners who have no clear strategic direction.
    Pointless having lots of directors who have no say over the partners decisions.
    Very face fits culture.
    Poor pay.
    Rubbish benefits and holiday allowance.
    Huge gap between the lower level employees and senior management in terms of benefits/promotions etc.
    Salary review system not fair and consistent across the board.
    Over run with youngsters who doss around all day and clearly only work there because of pushy parents who want them to follow in their footsteps.

    Advice to Management

    Employ some level of intelligence and stop all the 'face fits' attitude.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Payroll Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Real focus on employee engagement
    Lovely Offices

    Cons

    Staff rewards sometimes limited by forms and processes


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mazars London"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Semi Senior in London, England
    Former Employee - Semi Senior in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance, Full training scheme

    Cons

    Pay & Opportunities, Small companies, Rigid hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manager. FS Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Manager, FS Consulting in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager, FS Consulting in London, England

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

    Pros

    Team - working and good culture.

    Cons

    Remuneration, recognition, communication of significant change


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs must"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working in Mazars"

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to train"

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work but with a lot of fun"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexi working
    work from home
    fresh fruit weekly
    monthly health sessions such as pilates, massages etc.
    supportive management
    Management will listen to ideas and let you run with it to ensure continuous improvements to our service offering.
    Great office environment to work in, modern office
    Lots of options to get involved in charitable work
    Dress down days for charity
    Development plans for career progression
    At times hectic but still time to have a chat and a laugh with colleagues
    Received a LOT of support from management with medical appointments following injury
    Whole array of benefits
    Extra day holiday over Christmas
    Huge range of clients to work on
    Partners sit directly with their teams rather than in a separate office
    Growing business which offers a lot of opportunities to staff.

    Cons

    Benefits offered varying depending on the grade. It would be great to see this be the same across the board to add to the one team environment Mazars is keen to achieve.
    No secondment opportunities for support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your staff and their feedback on improvements. It makes them feel valued.
    As some partners email in the middle of the night, it sets a wrong precedence for staff. There should be "black out" hours i.e 11pm until 6am where staff cannot email. This would also give a positive view to clients as they don't see our staff working at highly unsociable hours.


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