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    1. 3.0
      Oct 1, 2023
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      Team is good and people try to help when they are not too busy. Career potential is good but also you get paid peanuts extra compared to the extra responsibilities and extra work.


      Understaffed and although there have been new joiners, partners don't want to hire more people to ease the pressure. Being in audit also means sometimes you have to work long hours and not always get. Pay is below market rate and some very talented people have left the firm for a lot more money after around a year in the team.

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        Sep 29, 2023
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        Pay was not competitive. I was paid less than newly-qualified accountants there despite having more experience. The whole pay grades are shrouded in secrecy. You could be the same level as someone but earning significantly less because there’s no transparency and management take advantage of that. I didn’t receive the exposure and experience I was expecting and don’t feel like I was remotely stretched or challenged. I would’ve been better going to a smaller firm and feel like I would’ve learnt a lot more. The manager group was terrible. I was borderline harassed by a manager and tried to bring it up diplomatically but nothing was ever done. I mentioned this in my exit interview and was informed changes would be made, but subsequently found out they’ve been put forward for a promotion. They massively value profits over people.

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