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At Watson Ramsbottom – We’ve Got Your Back.
This mindset – one of our guiding principles – extends to our colleagues just as much as it does to our clients.
We offer a range of benefits for colleagues, a sample of which are detailed below.
In 2021 – Lexcel reported back to us following their annual review. The feedback provided independent and clear feedback as to how those working for Watson Ramsbottom view their working lives. We’ve included their comments in full.
Watson Ramsbottom has a very effective management structure that is based on clear leadership, excellent communications and team working. Senior management, and line managers generally, have an open and approachable management style, and lead by example.
People typically felt:
Homeworking was efficiently introduced, systems are working well, and people have continued to work to meet client needs. Regular emails and visits from directors were much appreciated, ensuring not only that staff were kept up to date but maintaining work standards and efficiency and also checking that everyone was managing as well as possible with home working arrangements. A typical view was: ‘they couldn’t have handled it any better’.
Business plan aims are clear and well communicated to staff.
People in the newly acquired practices feel they were very much welcomed by everyone and have very quickly settled into the Watson Ramsbottom way of working.
Learning and development continues to be a strength of the firm and is thought by people interviewed to work very well. People are developed to positions of greater responsibility in the firm, coaching and knowledge sharing is excellent, and achievement of relevant qualifications is supported.
People felt training continued to improve, and the recent Zoom training sessions delivered were thought to be very good.
Support for home and work life balance is excellent, people feel well supported and greatly appreciated the flexibility of being able to maintain a healthy work life balance.
Recruitment and selection is working very well, the firm is recruiting people who fit in well with the Watson Ramsbottom way of working. Induction training was thought to work really well despite the pandemic restrictions. Recently recruited people interviewed felt Watson Ramsbottom’s reputation as a modern, flexible employer was key to their decision to join the firm, and the firm is becoming a destination employer.
Typical views about the firm included: