All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Menzies LLP employees based on 111 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.2/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.8/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.9/5
 
Company Culture:
4/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.8/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a leading UK accounting & advisory firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams. 

We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential. 

We operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire, Cardiff and London, providing our clients with easy access and expert local knowledge. 

Many of our clients are expanding overseas and benefit from the outward perspective we can provide via our active membership of HLB International. 

#BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our client’s businesses.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: ACA Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Vast exposure to lots of businesses and insights into how they are run. Challenging work and lots of learning and training. Good co-workers who are friendly and understanding, particularly when new.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit & Accounts Job Title: Accounts Trainee (ACA)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Client engagement, getting to be at various clients sites and seeing how different businesses are run.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Accounts Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety due to working on different clients.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Tax Job Title: Tax Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

People, challenging work, support.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Outsourcing Job Title: Outsourcing Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Enjoyable challenging work
Work colleagues
Flexible hours
Commute to work

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Personal Tax Job Title: Tax Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Big opportunities to move up and progress career, always learning new skills with the evolving nature of the tax world. Work with a really good group of people also.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: HR Job Title: HR Administrator

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team and the colleagues are just fantastic, I actually enjoying coming to work and after 3 contract positions after university, this is the first one I can honestly say I enjoy.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety of work. Some weeks you may be in the office and the work load and pace of work is moderate and some weeks you may be on site at a client and the pace of work and workload is quite high. You are given a variety of opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit and Accounts Job Title: Accounts Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Not any one day is the same, each day it could be a different location and always learning on the job.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Personal Tax Job Title: Tax Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Training available towards the att and cta qualifications.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit & Accounts Job Title: Audit & Accounts Junior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Learning a new skill and working with a variety of people.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Corporate Tax Job Title: Tax Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It is challenging and interesting, you can never get bored in a tax department.
It keeps me on my toes and requires constant development of skills and abilities.
Feeling of achievement.
Also - office based, unlike audit.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Corporate Taxation Job Title: Tax Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being able to further develop myself and show what I am capable of.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Tax Job Title: Tax Senior

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexi time where there are no strict rules when you have to come in to work.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Accounts and Audit Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about the job is the people we work with, and the challenging nature of the role.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Audit Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good colleagues.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Corporate tax Job Title: Tax Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's a good environment to learn, everyone is very supportive and helpful during your studies. You also have real responsibility from day one and are put straight into work once you start.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Financial audit Job Title: Audit Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team and work life balance.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Audit Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meeting new people, working with a great team, being able to coach/train trainees in audit, exposure to a wide variety of businesses, ability to help and assist clients.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Accounts Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Levels of responsibility
Work/life balance
The people
Dealing with clients directly from a very early point.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit & Assurance Job Title: Audit Senior

What are the best and worst things about your job?

High level of responsibility, working with a great team and meeting new people on a regular basis.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Accounts Job Title: Accounts Trainee

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit Job Title: Accounts Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Majority of the team started off as a trainee so are supportive with you're progression.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Young, fun team.
Happy to stop their work and help whenever I need it.
Always learning new things.
Include me in work wherever they can.
Made new friends.
Feel like I am developing in my role & can see where I am going to be in a couple of years.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Accounts

What are the best and worst things about your job?

A wide variety of work to complete whilst working with a great team of people.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Outsourcing

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Accounts

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Doing what I enjoy and applying what I have learnt to the job.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Accounts and Audit

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I work with are great. They are all really friendly and supportive.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Tax

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied role, good work colleagues/office environment.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Friendly Colleagues
Challenging
Progression opportunities
Support
Benefits

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Audit & Accounts

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working in a team and an environment that I enjoy. The work is challenging but attainable and varied.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Personal Tax

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The level of responsibility and the fact that no two jobs are the same mean that my job stays interesting and is always challenging. The people that I work with are all really nice and the work environment is very friendly.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Clear career progression, supportive colleagues

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variation of work, colleagues.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Privately Owned Business

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Business Recovery

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It is always interesting as it's always different.

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Menzies LLP

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Average number of working hours: 8.5

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Application Advice:

Focus on Menzies' Brighter Thinking. Think about how the attributes and ideas behind each of the principals fits you and how you think it applies to the role and the company.

Interview Advice:

Bright values are important to the firm. Your personality and goals are important to whether you are the right fit as well as your work and academic credentials.

My interview involved mostly typical competency questions such as why I would be a fit for the role and, what I could bring, naming a time I've dealt with pressure or led a project, team or group.

ACA Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Know the company values, practice assessment centre scenarios.

Accounts Trainee (ACA), Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Outside work hobbies are key and what they teach you. Be relaxed in the interview.

Interview Advice:

Can't remember - but I had to give a presentation about myself which was quite hard to big myself up but also rewarding because it makes you think about what you have achieved.

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Focus on the companies ethos and how you resonate with it and its values.

Interview Advice:

Speak clearly, no fidgeting hands, eye contact.

Tax Trainee, Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Take your time in applying to ensure you have given all the relevant information to the firm and to ensure your application is the best you can possibly produce.

Interview Advice:

Research the company in great detail.
Practice responses to frequently asked interview questions.

Outsourcing Assistant, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make CV relevant to the position you are applying, tailor for each separate application.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in yourself, believe you are right for the role.

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

The application process was very thorough, clean and personable. I would advise providing a strong cover letter, explaining your reasons for wanting the position, why you want to leave your current position, if applicable, and why you would be a good fit for the role, as they want to understand your reasons for choosing Menzies LLP.

Interview Advice:

In all honesty, to be yourself. The company has a very approachable, open culture, so in the interview, understanding character, as well as having the capability to perform is just as important.
Questions firstly center around your CV and experience to date, then there are comprehensive questions which align with Menzies' philosophy, again emphasizing the importance of character and team collaboration.

HR Administrator, HR at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself. The firm is looking for personality!

ACCA Trainee – Insolvency Administrator, Transaction Services – Business Recovery at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out with valid achievements. The HR department are trained to screen out achievements which are pumped up to be more than they actually are and it does not reflect good on you.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. They're only trying to employ people that would be a good fit to the already existing team. Being confident and relaxed helps them better picture you in your potential role.

Accounts Senior, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research for the company, and be able to discuss anything you put on your cv.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and try to get your personality across as they want those that can fit into the team.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

You don't need a maths based degree, just a willingness to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Think about how your skill set reflects the role that you are applying for and tailor your cv.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself ! Enjoy the interview and make sure you contribute to the group activity.

Audit & Accounts Junior, Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be truthful in your application, as it is very important that you pick the company and the company picks you on true information, to find the best fit.

Interview Advice:

Everyone is extremely nice and therefore the interview process is more like a day of getting to know your future colleagues and have a chat about what really matters.

Tax Trainee, Corporate Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Read the questions carefully, focus on what is being asked. Make sure you perform practice questions prior to application.

Interview Advice:

Show your best self, practice before hand, know what you are going to say and how you will say it.

Tax Trainee, Corporate Taxation at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself!

Interview Advice:

It may be a long process but it's worth it once you land the job. Keep going and don't give up! :)

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out, I think Menzies look at the person as much as the qualifications you hold, so sell yourself, not your degree.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and stand out, don't give generic answers and don't try to overshadow others. In team activities they aren't looking for you to be a star, they're looking at how well you work within a team.

Accounts and Audit Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Understand role.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed.

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Read the website and recent news, Menzies brand is a big part of the people they are looking for.

Interview Advice:

Think 'Brighter thinking'.

Tax Trainee, Corporate tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Leave your own 'mark' as much as you can - the interview will be able to follow up on this.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm, and the type of work you will be expecting to do, as well as how you are experienced to complete this.

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Show prior knowledge. Ensure covering letter demonstrates that you know what the ACA is and have done some research around the company. Important to come across enthusiastic.

Interview Advice:

With the changing nature of the accounting industry it's just as important to be personable than it is technically competent. Let your CV do the talking about qualifications and use the opportunity to show personality/outside interests.

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you show your human side in your application. Menzies aren't looking for robots, we're looking for personalities.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you do some research on the role you want to go into and any professional qualification you're hoping to do before you attend interview.

Audit Senior, Audit & Assurance at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Show passion for Menzies, ACA/ATT/AAT & the industry. Ensure that there are no grammar or spelling errors as this would be refused immediately.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate about the industry and really show your people skills. It's all about going the extra mile for our clients. Make sure you're clear as to why you want to study ACA and how you fit Menzies brighter thinking values. Try to use lots of life examples you've experienced to reflect how you match their values.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Take your time and think about your answers. There is no rush to submit a moderate application. Take pride in your work and make sure your personality and thought process is reflected in your words.

Interview Advice:

Stay calm and be yourself, as simple as that. While professional knowledge is vital, your character and personality needs to shine through.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't lie/exaggerate about experience and knowledge of the job and industry, it will be very quickly found out!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, know about the business and the training programme you are applying for. Do your research and bring your personality to the interviews.

Trainee Accountant, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

That it is definitely worth applying. Menzies looks more to invest in you as a person so show your personality.

Tax Trainee, Private Client at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't forget to put personable things on your CV. High academic achievement is not the only thing that is considered when applying for a job. Menzies want to employee people who will fit into their culture.

Interview Advice:

Let the interviewer know you have a personality as well as a strong work ethos.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

Be calm, and really think about your answers to see what aspects of your personality/life you want to express.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Understand what audit entails. Be prepared to work quite hard.

Interview Advice:

Past history, job experience, why accountancy etc.

Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Show personality in the interview and assessment centres which show teamwork skills and capabilities.

Interview Advice:

Past achievements - be prepared to talk about yourself with confidence.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Take care to manage work-life balance when preparing for exams.

Graduate Analyst, Turnaround at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Very cliché but be yourself. You need to be able to prove you can conquer exams, however you must be able to demonstrate personality.

Tax Trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Know a lot about the qualification you're aiming to achieve with Menzies help.

Interview Advice:

Motivation for accountancy, future goals etc.

Audit Junior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Show that you have the skills that are required on the application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, interviewers want to get to know the real you, not just a front you put on in the interview.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Consider the changing role of accountancy and focus on the importance of the business advisory side and how the candidate would advise clients. Tailor the application to the ethics of Menzies and the idea of Brighter Thinking.

Interview Advice:

Focus on unique qualities that you can bring to the role that other candidates have. Draw on past experience from job roles that could benefit you in the job role. Make sure you have an up to date knowledge of current events in finance and accountancy.

Accounts Trainee – AAT, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the company and know why you are applying for the role.

Accounts Trainee, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the ACA, the company and have a plan of action to achieve your goals; then demonstrate this on the application.

Interview Advice:

Really friendly, be yourself! Again, do your research.

ACA Trainee, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Your degree subject is not important, but you should think about how you can display the skills for the role and your desire to fulfil it - I think you really need to show a willingess and desire to invest yourself fully in the training side and push yourself, because the company are paying for all your training which is an amazing opportunity.

Interview Advice:

if you have to do a presentation (which i did) make sure you practice it loads beforehand. The subject matter of the presentation wasn't at all difficult/ technical so it is a really good opportunity to sell yourself, your skills, your motivation for the job etc. be confident!

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself. That's what the company really looks at; your personality. Also, have fun in the process.

Interview Advice:

The company will ask general questions about accounting and test your knowledge if you have an accounting and finance background. They are really trying to find out your personality and why you want to take on the trainee job. It is a long process with psychometric testing to a video interview to face-to-face interview, but that's standard with every other competitive company looking to hire a graduate.

Accounts Trainee, Accounting (Audit) at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply early.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality.

Tax Trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Try and gain work experience before applying for a role and make any experience you have had relevant.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and personable. I started as a semi senior so was given a test about accounts (as I had experience in this area) and was asked questions about life outside of work as well as what experience I had gained elsewhere.

Trainee auditor, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the ACA, and be sure you're ready to commit to it.

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for a challenge.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and have an idea about the company, what they do/who they are and the internal opportunities for how you can progress with your training.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Assurance at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

My advice for an interview with Menzies LLP would be to be confident but at the same time not cocky. You will also need to show an interest in the firm as well as the role you are applying for. The best way to do this is to prepare background knowledge.

Private Client Tax Trainee, Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Organisational skills and time management are key. Know about the firm's values and the firm's focus on the employee and client. Brighter Thinking is all about being more than just the accountant. Look at the bigger picture, think strategically and take a consultancy led role. Personality is key.

Interview Advice:

Personality is key. Looking to progress and work hard.

Insolvency Administrator ACCA Trainee, Insolvency at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Put some thought into why you want the role and tailor your CV and covering letter to the programme. It makes such a difference, especially when there are so many other students going for the same positions.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself, but prepare well and do your research.

ACA Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be aware of the different offerings Menzies has.

Interview Advice:

If you are asked to do a presentation ensure that you prepare for it as much as possible and have covered exactly what they have asked you to do.

, at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

Research the firm, training course and job role.

Trainee, Private Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be aware of changes within the business such as the new Brighter Thinking rebrand and weave these into your application answers to prove that you've done your research. To make this even more impressive tailor your skills around the direction the company wants to head in and explain why the attributes you have will contribute towards this goal.

Interview Advice:

Understand the ACA programme or whichever route you are taking. Have answers prepared surrounding why this is the qualification and profession you have chosen and why Menzies is the orgnanisation for you to flourish in. Show that you understand it is a challenge but you feel motivated by the prospect of qualifying with such a prestigious accolade.

ACA Accounts Trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Do a little research on the company in advance. Find out what the qualification entails and what options are available after i.e. AAT, ACA, ATT, CTA.

Interview Advice:

Show a keen interest to progress.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

It has changed a bit since I did it. Like with most service companies Menzies want hard working individuals. It is important for you to demonstrate skills through your life experience. If you are looking to apply make sure you are thinking ahead and putting yourself in positions of responsibility and learning from your actions.

Interview Advice:

Research the company to get by, it shows interest.

Have in mind a few questions to cover.

Most importantly hit the competencies. If you can demonstrate that you already are a leader or a team player through your previous experiences, and are able to talk about them clearly in detail then you give a great impression and usually will go far in the interview stages.

Finally smile. An interview is about standing out so be the version of you that you want to be. Don't sit there and expect any qualification or previous experience to put you ahead of anyone else.

Accounts Trainee, Accountancy and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be a bit different. The company likes people with characters and I've heard they ask a varied range of questions in interviews so be prepared for anything. A sense of humour never hurts. I spent most of my interview laughing!

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself, tend to be looking for someone who has the right personality.

Tax trainee, Farnborough at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do everything they ask and don't be put off by the video application section, it isn't as scary as you think and let's them see what you're like.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Unlike other accounting companies, Menzies put a lot more focus on who you are as a person and less on your qualifications and experience (although this is definitely a factor too!). Be prepared for a fairly relaxed but involved assessment day. They may ask some random questions like what would your super power be or what would you do if you had 24 hours to live, don't panic, just have fun with it.

Trainee Accountant, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to come across as interesting and maybe a little different, be honest on your application and don't just write (or say) generic attributes that you think the company want to hear. Give examples of times you demonstrated any attribute you do mention.

Tell the interviewer/ reader of your CV what really interests you about / how you became interested in the accountancy profession and the role you are applying for.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts & Outsorcing at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Preparation is key.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.
Show motivation.
Display confidence.

ACA Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and you'll get through the process.

Interview Advice:

Know what superpower would be your favourite!

ACA Trainee, Audit & Account at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the role in depth as it may either reinforce your decision to apply or confirm that it is not the job for you.

Interview Advice:

Managers will hire different types of people with a variety of personalities to suit the needs of the department. It is crucial that you be yourself as this will give you the best chance of success.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

To be clear and concise.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and show some personality.

Tax trainee, Corporate Tax at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Everyone seems to have hated the prerecorded video interview, so don't worry. Just try to act cool and be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Dont worry, just breathe and think about every answer that you give, don't just rehearse one strict answer that applies to everything.

Accounts Trainee, Audit/Egham at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Don't go into the interview (or any interview) trying to be someone you think the company wants you to be. Be honest and true to yourself. As a firm, Menzies has a great team of people who are all amazing people and it works so well because everyone is honest about who they are.

Interview Advice:

During the interview I was asked to do a short presentation on myself, my application advice holds true for my interview advice too. Be open and honest when you are in the interview.

Accounts Trainee, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm and motivation to succeed.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone.

Accounts Trainee, North London at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Definitely try to show how you and your application is different to other applicants, personality is really important as well as your qualifications. Show you are willing to learn.

Interview Advice:

Go in as prepared as possible, if you're going in at a trainee level, ensure you know what is involved in the qualification you'll be learning. If you don't know something, admit it. Ask follow up questions to questions.

Audit Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to have to juggle work and study and still have a life outside of work. It can be quite difficult at times to balance each one but if you find the right balance it can be very rewarding.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate an ability to think outside the box and not just be a stereotypical accountant.

Interview Advice:

Have examples prepared of where you went the extra mile or had to overcome a challenge. Be open and honest about why you want the job.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply any experience you have had previously (uni or work) to the future role.
Be Enthusiastic.

Interview Advice:

Presentation on why you're a suitable candidate.

Audit Junior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Menzies like diversity and friendly people that our clients and staff will warm to. Of course do your research too, why Menzies? Why that role? What qualification are you applying for? What does it entail?

But relax and just show your personality, your CV already shows your accolades and achievements we want to know you as a person.

Interview Advice:

I was asked to do a presentation about myself.

One tricky question was something like: What's the hardest situation you've ever been in?

Accounts Senior, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared when applying, know background knowledge on the company and the role you are applying to.

Tax Trainee, Personal Tax Team at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be honest, friendly and relax. I did not feel under pressure when completing the assessment centers/interviews which made them more comfortable to complete. Make sure your CV is up-to-date, and include hobbies & interests as there may be others in the team who share the same interests.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to be an accountant? Why Menzies? Tell me something interesting about yourself.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

The application form was not as overwhelming as an application form for other accountancy firms I applied to. The one bit of advice I would give is to breakdown the application form into small chucks just to ensure you are fully concentrated on the application form and do not miss anything out or miss read a question.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and try not to over prepare for the interview and to try and avoid answering the question like a robot or sounds like something you have prepared previously and have memorised.

Trainne Accountant, Audit team at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be confident and be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Questions asked were:

Tell me about yourself?
What is the meaning of success?
What are your hobbies?
Education

More or less, was just going through the C.V.

Accounts Trainee, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and look out for questions such as what is your favourite type of pie?

Tax Trainee, HLB International at Menzies LLP
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Interview Advice:

Research the company well and be able to explain why you want to work in accountancy and at this firm in particular.

Accounts Trainee, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Use relevant information to the role and be able to show how past work/life experience has shaped your desire to pursue career in accounting.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself - its about the personality of the candidate as much as the past achievements.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts Team at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if they appear to be 'silly'. Asking questions is the best way to learn and it will give you a much better experience than keeping quiet and pretending like you know what you're doing.

Interview Advice:

Be honest. Don't lie during an interview, you'll only be caught out. Be positive, don't say that you are bad at something express it in a positive way, for example you could say "I'd like to improve this about myself" instead of saying "I'm not very good at this".

Accounts Trainee, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be flexible

Interview Advice:

Just be relaxed and be yourself
Anwer how you would answer rather than what you think they are expecting

Audit/Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV has no typing errors.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and research the company.

Accounts Trainee, Outsourced London at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply early
Take time to answer the questions in full.
Read the job description to get an understanding of what will be expected within the role and to ensure that it suits what type of industry you want to be going into.

Tax Trainess, at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Do proper research into the role, I think a lot of people are not really sure what accountants and auditors actually do.

Be keen to learn, as there is a lot to take in, especially in the early stages.

Interview Advice:

Gain an understanding of Menzies core values 'DRIVE'.

ACA Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Good Structure To CV
Relevant To Career Goals

Interview Advice:

Confident
Know What You Are Applying For (Do Research)
Know What Is Needed To Complete Job Correctly
Be Polite & Listen

Trainee Accountant, Accounts Department at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself in the interviews to help you stand out. Menzies staff are all diverse and for that reason there is a place for everyone at Menzies. We're not stereotypical accountants, we are outgoing, ambitious and also know how to have fun.

Interview Advice:

I initially had a phone interview with questions about the role and the ACA qualification. Then I was invited to an assessment centre where we had team activities, a presentation to managers and an interview with HR and some other managers.

Accounts trainee, Owner managed business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

To primarily investigate the skills required to be an auditor to ensure that you are compatible for the role.

Interview Advice:

Different companies will want different personalities so it is essential to be yourself throughout the process.

Interviews are very much a two-way process so it is crucial to ask as many relevant questions as possible, to determine whether that is the company for you also.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

If you are going to be studying for a qualification, make sure you are completely committed and ready to work hard.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself
Research the qualification you may be studying

Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply through the website, providing a strong covering letter to what attracted you to apply for a job at Menzies.

Interview Advice:

Assessment day format is used.
Prepare for a group activity, short self presentation & a one to one interview

Tax trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Have a basic understanding of accounting, for example double entry theory.

Interview Advice:

The worst thing to be is nervous, you will not give the best account of yourself. An interview and assessment day process works both ways, it is difficult to have that feeling when they don't come around often as a graduate but it is a good chance to find out what actually is involved in the day to day of the job and if you can see yourself fitting in.

You don't have to come across as it has been your life long ambition to do accounting as for the vast majority this is not the case and it will probably be the case for the interviewer, but you need to have a clear explanation as you why you want the position and what it is about the company you like and not come across as if this is just one of many speculative applications you have made.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't underestimate the amount of work that is required for the ACA roles.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Assurance at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have experience in dealing with people - this helps with client interaction. Even if your 'dealing with people' example is chatting to your grandma's friends, as long as you can show you can communicate efficiently with strangers then this role is fully open to you.

Interview Advice:

Be sure to know your C.V. inside and out! Don't rely on bringing your C.V to the interview for reference as it won't show quick thinking and reliability. Employers want an answer sooner rather than later and reading through your C.V. infront of them won't help your cause. Questions included, what are my strengths and weaknesses? What motivates me? Give an example in which you have shown leadership? Give an example of when you have had to deal with a tricky client/customer and how did you go about solving their issue?

Accounts Trainee, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for hard work, college can be tough at times and definitely requires commitment for evening & weekend work, but is definitely worth it, even if you don't want to be an "Accountant". Your options at the end of the training contract will be extremely varied.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you research the ACA (or other applicable) qualification, and look into what an audit entails, and what accounts preparation is.

Accounts Trainee, Woking at Menzies LLP
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Application Advice:

I think the main piece of advice I could give is to be extremely patient, firstly as it can take a lot of time for firms to get back to you and secondly you may get a few rejections before you finally get an acceptance from a firm, and the key is not to give up.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, ie. to a large extent don't try and just say what you think the interviewer wants to hear, say your honest opinions and thoughts, and generally you will come across a lot more interesting (and impressive). Secondly, following on from my first point try not to be too nervous, try and treat it as just a friendly (formal) conversation with an acquaintence who is just trying to find out a little more about you.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts and Outsourcing at Menzies LLP
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Best:

The level of responsibility that you are given from the start, and the opportunities for this to increase as time goes by.

Worst:

The location of my current office. Additionally the lack of work during quieter periods and the stress that comes with trying to find work and maintain your charge-ability percentage.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts & Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Inclusive culture and nice co-workers. Working is fairly flexible and the firm is quite understanding of needs.

Worst:

Seasonal nature of department's work means there are periods of little to no work. There are not enough desks in my department. Poor kitchen in the office.

ACA Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Clients are a good size

Worst:

Not the best pay
Not very good at collaborating across offices
Not very good at giving employees an appropriate amount of work

Accounts Trainee (ACA), Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Best:

people in office

Worst:

location of office - egham is not very exciting and everyone drives to wrok

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Management
Staff members
Training program
Medium sized company
Flexible hours
Social Events

Worst:

I actually can't think of anything

Outsourcing Assistant, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP
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Best:

social events, help to get through exams, lots of training courses.

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP
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Best:

-The colleagues are brilliant and up for fun as well as being professional
-The benefits package is ideal
-The learning and development on offer caters to all levels and inspires to keep bettering yourself
-Forward thinking about the future

Worst:

- few inter office events

HR Administrator, HR at Menzies LLP
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Best:

The wide variety of clients the firm assists, the value created for the clients and the fact that there are offices throughout the southeast of the country

Worst:

Can't think of any.

Accounts Senior, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Management are friendly and very approachable.

Worst:

No firm wide decisions are taken and stuck to in terms of examinations.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Easy transitions if you are not keen on your current role

Worst:

Multiple changes in management within my department,
Lack of expansion within my department client portfolio,
Poorly executed merger
Poor IT system

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Working environment and colleagues . Excellent company and office management, supportive and friendly colleagues, company invests in employee well-being, certain flexibility is provided that enable to achieve a better work-life balance.

Worst:

The only thing I am not too happy about is the location - long commute on busy roads (M25)

Tax Trainee, Corporate Tax at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Training funded to become a chartered accountant. Also flexi time provided.

Worst:

Lack of diversity.

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

The atmosphere of the company is a good balance between professional and relaxed.

Worst:

There is a lack of communication between the different offices.

Accounts and Audit Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Colleagues and responsibility with clients

Worst:

Poor IT

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Get paid to study and get a wide commercial exposure as part of the job.

Worst:

Pay is not as good as other companies in the sector and you're expected to take extra responsibilities on without getting remunerated for them. The salary system is based on length of service and openings in your team over individual merit

Tax Trainee, Corporate tax at Menzies LLP
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Best:

The team and work life balance

Worst:

IT being slow

Audit Senior, Financial Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

the people, the culture, the support

Worst:

Limited resources for regular and solid technical updates

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Career progression opportunities
Small enough that you can get involved in all aspects of an audit
Direct client contact
Working with partners and managers from a very early point in career.

Worst:

Can feel cut throat at the beginning as performance is heavily judged on exam success. This is no different to other firms though so more of an industry issue.

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Generous pay & benefits package, Strong leadership team.

Worst:

IT Hardware replacement cycle is too long.

Audit Senior, Audit & Assurance at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Flexy hours makes the work/ home life balance much more flexible. Also they're very supportive in helping you through your development.

Worst:

None

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Emphasis on a work life balance with attention to developing individuals both professionally and personally.

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Best:

They have been voted the top accounting firm in the UK this year and they are growing and changing rapidly to get ahead in the market. The people are brilliant and have such a wide breath of knowledge and skill.

Worst:

Pay and benefits are still not great despite recent changes, especially for trainees. The top level of staff (i.e. partners) tend to be a little out of touch and don't always interact well with lower levels of staff (not all, but quite a few).

Trainee Accountant, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Good working atmosphere, new branding, supportive of training and career progression.

Worst:

Pay

Tax Trainee, Private Client at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Nice people

Worst:

Small company philosophy

Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

The progression within a year from junior to guiding the new starters. Variety of clients and specialities of some of the managers.

Worst:

Weak communication at times from managers and above to trainees.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Flexible and supportive colleagues, and relaxed working environment.

Worst:

IT

Graduate Analyst, Turnaround at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Very friendly and supportive.

Worst:

n/a

Tax Trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Colleagues and training offered to trainee's

Worst:

Company is regional and opportunities overseas are limited

Audit Junior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Training facilities.

Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Employee benefits and career progression opportunities

Worst:

No access to some employee benefits for those who are still studying

Accounts Trainee – AAT, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Growing brand and some real drivers behind it. Pay is fairly good for level and career progression is there if you work hard. Colleagues and social events are great too.

Worst:

Benefits are relatively poor and opportunities are limited to certain industries and services.

ACA Trainee, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

paying for new trainees, lots of other trainees in various offices to talk to and learn from. huge variety of client sectors and client locations provides interesting diversity.

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Flexi-time.

Worst:

Dull and boring in the beginning. Gets better through the progression of your qualification.

Accounts Trainee, Accounting (Audit) at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Growing company - on the way up.

Tax Trainee, at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Good support. Great team. Lots of opportunities given to explore different areas within the company.

Worst:

Pay is quite low for an expensive area.

Trainee auditor, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Work life balance and summer/Christmas parties.

Worst:

Relatively small geographical spread of offices.

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP
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Best:

They are a company that really looks after their employees.

Worst:

With recent changes in software, it can make systems slow at times which can make doing your job frustrating.

Private Client Tax Trainee, Tax at Menzies LLP
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Best:

Growing firm.

Worst:

Growing firm so still learning a lot. Need to adapt a bit further to cope with the pace of growth e.g. number of employees so more HR and better IT systems.

Insolvency Administrator ACCA Trainee, Insolvency at Menzies LLP
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