The staff at Wellers really do make the firm what it is. Everybody is friendly, welcoming and very approachable. This can be demonstrated by the after work drinks, or Christmas party of our staff day!
There are clear progession paths for Accountants. For example, most of the partners did their training at Wellers and look where they are now!
If you work hard and prove yourself you will no doubt go far at this firm.
As a senior trainee a typical day would include checking emails, meetings with clients, phonecalls with clients, accounts prep, accounts review, assisting more junior colleagues. The great thing about Wellers is that each day is different.
In busy periods it can be difficult to find a good time to interrupt management for help.
Overall disappointing - toying with people stating their career
Semi Senior Accountant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 July 2018
Very social firm that is very niche however. If you fit their particular social mould you'll almost certainly enjoy your time there. At a lower level colleagues and staff a really friendly and supportive and help you develop on a career level.
However the biggest issue lies with massively inconsistent management. It is complete pot luck as to whether you encounter someone whose supportive and actually good at managing interacting with people OR the complete opposite with individuals that are rude, not supportive and completely dismissive of good work. Because all managers have equal weighting in feedback, it leads to serious issues for some with regards to advancement and more often Job security. Company will frequently underminekeen individuals go on numerous occasions without valid reason.
Culture *can* be friendly, Lots of Responsibility early
Manager (Current Employee) – Oxford, Oxfordshire – 8 August 2017
Wellers have been very good to me. I started very young at the firm and once qualified they let me take a sabbatical to go and see the world and kept my job open when I returned -it just goes to show that they are wanting to retain good members of staff who buy in to the business and work hard. I have also relocated and they have accommodated that so I can continue to work with them.
Would I have said it was perfect 8 years ago when I started - no, but now things are improving and continuing to improve for the better.
They have supported me through my studies and have given me a great career and I am sure many others would say the same as me.
There is such a good working environment and a young exciting firm. Don't get me wrong you won't see eye to eye with everyone but on the whole it is a good atmosphere and I certainly don't dread going to work. The people at Wellers are what makes it such a success.
Being an accountant is not the easiest of jobs and so you have to ackonwledge that it will be busy at times and pressured.
Trainee Accountant (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 July 2017
A very good company to work for, everything discussed and promised in the interview process has not only been delivered, but has been tailored to my own individual needs.
The company set up is good, with all colleagues very approachable on any subject. There is no divide between partners/managers and trainees with everyone happy to help if they can. The work is challenging and there can be lots to get through, but you are given help and advice throughout. Organisation of your own day is key to remain on top of things.
A good, positive work culture, with events going on after work most evenings too. Sometimes when things become very busy it may be hard to get a manager to explain something to you, but other colleagues are always around to help when this is the case.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Oxford, Oxfordshire – 29 November 2016
They have absolutely no loyalty to their employees- expect a lot but will give nothing in return. A very demotivating place to work run by incompetent people. Staff turnover is high... That speaks volumes.
The long term managers are extemely knowledgable and supportive but the firm is completely let down by the people at the top.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Oxford – 11 June 2015
Very poor office morale, training was non-existent with some management as they seemed too stressed or busy to give support, most other trainees felt the same and overall job dissatisfaction, constant favouritism from management.