GradAustralia surveyed 21 graduates working at William Buck. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 21 responses.
The people, and the close working relationship that you're able to develop with your team.
I have a fantastic team the directors listen to any feedback I offer and I note some changes are made due to that feedback
Work life flexibility, fantastic team and great people, professional training is provided constantly, office location
The location, and the atmosphere of the office
Work life balance is supported by teams and directors.
A lot of administration work is placed on accountants responsible for the client therefore leading to unchargeable time, lack of innovation in the way we do work, KPI's seems to be unanimous across the firm and not tailored to each employee.
The lack of communication between staff members and the segregation of teams
Old fashioned mentality - traditional dress code, complicated bureaucracy, paper based files, etc.
I think if there was one thing I would like it would be the opportunity to work in different services instead of spending my whole time in one, it would be good to get experience in a variety of accounting services.
Culture is very good. Always encouraged to seek help and advice someone is always there for a chat, not forced to work late. Directors are very honest and open, very approachable. Teamwork is strong, and there are a lot of opportunities to socialise.
From my experience while working here, the majority of directors and managers that have been hired/promoted seem to have come from external firms, which seemed to make a number of senior people to search for career advancement elsewhere.
Office is good, not heaps modern however. Also isn't paperless which I think would be more environmentally friendly. But it is in the best location and most people know where it is when explained which is great. Uniform is pretty standard for office attire. I don't feel pressure to dress a certain way which is nice.