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Audit Commission Controller of Audit & CEO Marcine Waterman
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  1. "Contractor - Recurring Assignments"

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    Former Employee - Principal Auditor in Wilmslow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Auditor in Wilmslow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audit Commission (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, nice people, excellent intranet and online technical resources

    Cons

    Staff demotivated due to change of government and expected closure of the firm


  2. "Audit Commission"

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    Former Employee - E-learning Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - E-learning Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, nice offices. easy locations

    Cons

    Some great people, some "timeservers"

    Advice to Management

    Motivate all levels of staff

  3. "Audit Commission"

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    Former Employee - Head of Research in Gateshead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Research in Gateshead, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Sense of community, doing good in the world

    Cons

    The day it got abolished!


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Events Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Events Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparent pay/promotion culture. Good development opportunities in terms of additional training and professional accreditation. Excellent support for line managers.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, takes ages to get decisions made as they need to go to management and senior management and may involve input from other departments etc.


  5. "Positive, great perks and training"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training experience
    Wide variety of work
    Focus on your development

    Cons

    Some of the audit rooms at clients were not pleasant


  6. "limited recognition given for the work completed and poor management of teams"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good flexibiility in the working hours. Real attempt made to help you work in the best location for your needs. If your face fits there will be rapid promotion.

    Cons

    Poor managment of workloads and of personal development for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to communicate with staff on a more personal basis


  7. "Okay but probably not a career choice now!"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Diversity; professional accounting training; friendly co-workers; lack of office politics; okay remuneration; good work ethic; internal staff networks for all types of people; good moral compass

    Cons

    It's about to be abolished; working there wasn't as cut & thrust as being in a firm; very-shortsighted - ie. employees think the local government world and public sector world revolves around them - it doesn't.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the bullying culture. You say it doesn't exist but it does. I have very close friends who have been forced out because of bullying management and noone ever acts. Though, most have them have now left the Commission with massive payouts.

  8. "Not just another audit body"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Interesting work, bright colleagues, worthwhile work.

    Cons

    Seemed to become more concerned about compliance than purpose.

    Advice to Management

    The audit practice needs to realise the limits to the value buyers place on audit. It's something they have to have. The practice needs to develop more things they want to have and sell them.


  9. "Exciting times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    Pros

    Committed, competent and knowledgeable colleagues; working for the public benefit rather than profit; access to development and challenges; our work is really valued by our clients.

    Cons

    Clearly the announcement of the Audit Commission's demise in 2012 has put a dampener on things, but an exciting range of options is being explored.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate openly and clearly with staff and clients about how the Audit Commission develops now. Keep calm and carry on!


  10. "Audit Commission, poor working conditions."

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    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The Training package offerred is good.This is if you are passionate about working for the public sector. They pay you to do a CIPFA qualification that lasts for four years. Good pay package. Good work life balance. They also pay for your travel i.e. an oyster card if you're in London and company car if outside of London.

    Cons

    Poor working environment, working in small teams, not meeting many of the other colleagues. Not so nice office conditions. Also, the CIPFA qualification is too long and should only last for three years.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise the company's recruitment website more vigorously.


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