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  1. "Inflexible training programme, terrible location"

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    Former Employee - ACA Trainee 

    I worked at BKL full-time

    Pros

    Size of the company meant that the variety of experiences gained was good.

    Cons

    The training programme did not cater for individual trainees' personal circumstances.

    BKL2019-10-16

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  1. "Progressive firm which puts people and clients at the centre of everything"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An amazing range of company-backed social events and activities, welcoming and supportive colleagues and a clear vision for its future. From day one I felt part of a great team, with challenging and interesting work within an environment that's completely accepting of my flexible working practices. I would have no hesitation in recommending BKL as an employer.

    Cons

    Systems are being developed and improved.

    BKL2019-10-21
  2. "Good to qualify - Not the best working environment (previous trainee who qualified with BKL)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BKL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Training towards ACA qualification - Top 50 firm - so good experience to put on your CV as the company has some really good clients from a variety of industries. - Some helpful knowledgeable colleagues who you can learn from - Work life balance can sometimes be good (not during busy period however)

    Cons

    - Whilst the training provided towards the ACA is good (Kaplan), the internal training for practical work experience is poor. However saying that it seems to be improving moving forward. - Lack of feedback to staff members on how to develop. When feedback is provided it isn't clear cut on what is needed to progress. - When progression is made, no acknowledgement is received sometimes. - Treatment of staff... members can be subject to favoritism from management. On several occasions it is not related to performance, but on friendship circles. -The above also applies to job bookings and helping staff members progress. Some managers book the same members of staff consistently and provide more help to those staff members based on friendship circles. - Blame culture and scare tactics sometimes known to be used. - HR departments people skills have deteriorated due to change in staff.

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    Advice to Management

    - When providing feedback, be more clear to staff members so they know how to improve. More clarity needed. - The overall culture needs to shift. Management use bias when organising work and help staff members who are their friends more than others to progress. All staff members should be treated equally by all management. - Continue improving the training process for the trainees.

    BKL2019-03-13

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