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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. Helpful (2)

    "Public Sector Audit"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent study package and time off
    Can buy extra holidays
    Recognition scheme where you are able to win vouchers
    Excellent exposure to key financial and operational audits
    A lot of responsibility early on

    Cons

    Lots of travel to different clients
    budgets are tighter than for private sector

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training and development at early stages


  2. "Very broad experience among different sized clients"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for a starter to gain in depth audit experience. Staff especially partner and other top tier is approachable.

    Cons

    I believe the salary at Mazars compared to other top firms is low and audit softwares are also outdated comparatively.

    Advice to Management

    Management should review the salaries being offered to staff to retain and upgrade its audit softwares as a measure to improve efficiency.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly over all
    Good location
    nice people
    pays not horribly bad (but not great)

    Cons

    Crazy structure
    No way to progress in such an unstable environment
    Constant restructuring that overlooks anybody under Manager level
    ad-hoc, unplanned, hectic and chaotic


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a very good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Team Leader in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Payroll Team Leader in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to gain a broad experience and deal with many different sized clients. As it is still a small feel business you end up getting involved in a lot you wouldn't in other companies of a similar size

    Cons

    Benefits are poor, salaries average and the work/life balance can be challenging some days. A lot of teams rely heavily on a small handful of members when the work outstrips the staff hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee remuneration package and make salary scales and progression routes clearer


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Public Sector Internal audit."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Sector Internal Audit in London, England
    Former Employee - Public Sector Internal Audit in London, England

    Pros

    You can get generous study leave.

    Cons

    No clear structure on how to get promoted, it is about who you get along with and the quality of your work doesn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and straightforward, otherwise chickens will come home to roost.


  6. "Good solid ambitious accountancy firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Corporate Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very nice fancy office in the City of London
    - Good reputation within the financial world
    - You get time off for working over hours
    - Decent training

    Cons

    - Not so well known outside of the finance world
    - Difficult to get promoted
    - Favouritism when selecting junior staff for projects

    Advice to Management

    - Ensure all junior staff get enough experience


  7. "internal audit"

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

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

    Pros

    nice employee, good atmosphere, potential to grow

    Cons

    a relatively small frim with its focus on europe

    Advice to Management

    be more ambitious in the future plan and try to expand global business

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of progression. Managers somewhat display discrimination/ had favourites. Poor training."

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

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

    Pros

    Peers made it a worthwhile experience.

    Cons

    Barely any benefits, no sight of promotion, poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Give all the staff a chance to progress or take charge. Do not show favouritism.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Hated every moment."

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

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

    Pros

    Nice immediate team members. Good views if the Tower of London. Recently launched a flexible benefit scheme.

    Cons

    Organisation structure was lacking, managers were patronising to the point of bullying (at least mine was; it got to the level that it made me leave). It seemed that they like to overwork you over there with as little support or training possible - proper deep end type.

    Expected to work loooong hours. 7am til 10pm meant no work life balance and i'm pretty sure Mazars is the reasons i'm ill these days...

    Benefits were a little on the sparse side with 20 days holiday as standard for non management staff...I don't know how i managed. They recently launched a flexible scheme which is a step in the right direction but when the flex fund equates to £16.67 per month (or £200 per annum) it almost feels a little like a slap on the cheek and you kinda want to write to HR and say "here you go luv, keep the flex fund, it's quite insulting really" - to put into perspective depending on your salary the £16.67 is equiv to 1 days holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit from bottom up and nurture your staff rather than keep bringing outsiders in. Invest in training time.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good - until you leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good starting point to your career.
    Lots of social event to integrate staff.

    Cons

    -Take business decisions personally
    -Poor promotion structure: friends promote friends
    -Lack of review and feedback from Management
    -Lots of 'backstabbing' and 'trampling' as people try to climb to the top at all costs.
    -Lack of personality: Partners don't acknowledge staff.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the cons - fix them


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