A.F.Ferguson & Co.
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www.affco.com.pk Karachi, Pakistan

A.F.Ferguson & Co. Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
A.F.Ferguson & Co. – Karāchi – “Training”

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    Being the biggest firm in Pakistan and a member firm of PwC, It was a good learning experience for me.

    Audit Senior (Current Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsA.F.F has a diversified client portfolio because of which an individual gets to understand a wide range of businesses and industries.

    ConsThe work-life balance at times does gets disturb.

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    Good experience

    Audit Associate (Current Employee)
    Lahore (Pakistan)

    ProsFriendly, professional work environment with a lot of grooming oppurtunities

    Conshave to work long hours, and meet short deadlines

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    Learning but very hectic. No work/life balance

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Karachi (Bolivia)

    Pros- Biggest firm of the country
    - Excellent clients
    - Solid methodology

    Cons- No work/life balance
    - Low salaries
    - Poor HR department

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove hr department and make your policies known. And need to review remuneration packages annually.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good experience there which provides learning opportunities regarding finance and audit.

    Audit Senior (Current Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsIts is hub of learning and experiencing audit and financial aspects of diversified entities.

    ConsUsually late working hours all year around.

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    Audit Senior (Former Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsGood brand name in Pakistan and good clientele

    ConsThe attitude of managers towards trainees and complete disregard for working hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo treat all trainees equally

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extemely professional in the best learning environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGrowth to highest point in my career
    Best learning environment
    Completing assignments with strict deadlines
    Leadership skills in pressure environment

    ConsResource Crunch with respect to Human Resources. Technology outdated. Extra curricular activities for the staff should be increased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up to expanding with best human as well as technological resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Chartered Accountant's window into the corporate world. The best exposure at the start of the career.

    Supervising Senior (Former Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsAffiliation with the top professional services firm in the world.
    Being trained by the best chartered accountants in the country.
    Learning the best practices of how the business is done.
    Learning and application of accounting standards, auditing standards, corporate and tax laws.

    ConsIt becomes very difficult to juggle personal and professional lives with long working hours. The compensation during the training period is minimal and a major source of dissatisfaction

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the compensation provided to trainees.
    Manage the workloads of employees through better planning within the firm and laying down the ground rules with the clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supervising Senior (Current Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    Prosbest work environment and culture

    Conslower salary but still manageable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a monotonous job and I did not get to learn anything except that I lost my interest in accounting and bookkeeping

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Lahore (Pakistan)

    ProsThe work environment was very professional and good considering my friend and I were the only two females in the office that we went to. If we did not learn much about accounting, at least we learnt a lot about the textile companies in Pakistan.

    ConsWe were assigned the same monotonous task for 3 months! The worst part was that the person who explained how to use the software we utilized for our tasks, did not do a great job of teaching us how to use the software. Despite our repeated questioning everyday my classfellow and I, never really understood what it was that we were doing because we always got the same answer to our queries: "Kaam kartay jao, samajhnay kee koi zaroorat nahin hai."

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be better if interns were given tasks that taught them something other than the fact that a career as an accountant is a dull and boring, monotonous task!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constant learning and exploring new ways of making myself competitive

    Audit Trainee (Former Employee)
    Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsCompetitive working environment and friendly co-trainees. The experience is one of a life time as you get to see the best of the industry.

    ConsWorking hours are very tiring plus low salary. Seniors are sometimes tough on the trainees which affects their morale and efficiency and decreases their motivation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a more flexible attitude towards interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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