Pros: central location, hi-tech offices, covered parking, health insurance
Cons: open plan workspace, subsidised canteen, no icaew membership payments
Deloitte in Cyprus is the ideal location to begin your ACA studies and professional life. The support and understanding from the whole company when it comes to the students is amazing: Study leaves, annual leaves, the college's programme, everything is oriented towards gaining this invaluable qualification.
At work though, things are a bit weird. A – more... recent move to new offices, with an open plan setup of work, way too many people on each floor and everything painted in grey, makes the worklplace dull, noisy and unwelcoming. Every step feels like you are being watched, there's no maintaining your identity in this uniformity of clean desks and suits, and the interpersonal contacts and relationships are restricted to the one hour lunch.
It used to be that the people working here were the most valuable assets of the company, yet year by year a lack of motivation and enthusiasm is increased and becomes solidified within this building. I hope a change happens within the next few years regarding these matters, as this firm is a really good one and it would be a shame for its progress (the new offices) to kill its reputation. – less