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Mazars Reviews

Updated 20 October 2017
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  • work life balance could be improved (in 17 reviews)

  • La plage de travail dans la journ (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance overall"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    TOIL available, friendly culture, good hours

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth with the firm.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adequate - nice colleagues not little corporate vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Able to work independently.

    Cons

    No clear corporate vision or strategy.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "The worst place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    - Annual Mazariades was a sports-based team-building weekend

    Cons

    - Laddish culture dominated by new graduates who do not create a professional environment
    - No career development if you work in support services
    - Inexperienced manager was able to bully employees,- they knew no-one would find out
    - Poor annual appraisal system is unstructured and unobjective
    - Bullying and macho culture is rife at this firm

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to unhappy employees and act on complaints
    - Address the domineering/bullying culture


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice offices"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant in London, England
    Recommends

    Pros

    Beautiful London offices.
    Good, very frequent appraisal scheme.
    Everyone is SUPER nice. It is always someone's birthday/engagement/back from holiday/having a baby cakes around.
    Easy to approach seniors.
    Expansion to the US with new merger.

    Cons

    Seniors have trouble communicating sometimes.
    People are nice but kind of bland, but what do you expect in accounting, it's hardly where the cowboys go.
    Work on varied clients but is essentially the same, reviewing accounts, but once again if you choose to work in this type of industry, EXPECT it.
    compensation is ok, just ok.

    Advice to Management

    ok


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  7. "Assistant Manager, Corporate Tax"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, diverse project work.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics, too bureaucratic.


  8. "Business services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    Agile working was recently introduced

    Cons

    A little stuffy and a decade behind


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks ok on your CV....only because a lot of recruiters understand what a cut throat environment it is st Mazars and you've done well surviving!

    Cons

    Awful place to work. Bullying culture in Leeds ran by greedy directors and partners with everyone under them doing the work and earning the fees.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to all of the staff not just the directors and partners. Lots of very unhappy people in the Leeds office.


  10. "Great as a grad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    broad scope of learning opportunities

    Cons

    favouritism in promotion opportunities after Grad level


  11. "GRIC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mazars full-time

    Pros

    Professional, supporting and caring engagement managers.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Below market average wage.
    Often working ad the only auditor from the firm at certain locations.

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages for auditors if you want to avoid them leaving once experienced. Incentivise auditors to care about the financial performance of the department.


  12. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior
    Former Employee - Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Office as a whole offered good social events, but service line leader showed no appreciation of our team's efforts
    Good town hall meetings kept the office briefed of national and regional news
    Decent colleagues and good people to work with in other departments- most people were really friendly
    Reasonable partner presence
    Strong brand and some decent inroads being made into raising brand awareness
    Good variety of workload at outset, although role changed and this narrowed
    Opportunities to travel and visit other offices

    Cons

    Inequalities/inconsistencies across depts- some depts had great partners, others had poor leaders and very unhappy staff
    Observed and experienced a bullying culture within certain areas, and back-stabbing of colleagues
    The 360 review scheme for appraisals encourages passive-aggressive behaviour in some individuals
    Impossible deadlines and targets set - set up to fail
    Promotion based on ability to generate fee income rather than technical achievements or merit

    Advice to Management

    Concerns were raised about departmental heads on several occasions but ignored by partners- high staff turnover should be investigated
    Consider replacing the 360 review system with a more collaborative and motivating appraisal systems
    Success of a service line isn't just determined by fee income but also by staff satisfaction- consider management development courses for poor people managers
    Overall renumeration package did not reflect the expectations placed on senior staff


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