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Hood Sweeney

4.5
  • 100 - 500 employees

Hood Sweeney Reviews

Based on 6 surveyed graduates working at Hood Sweeney. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.5
Based on 6 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The best thing about working at HS are the people, they are so friendly and helpful. We are relatively busy, thus I am constantly being assigned new tasks that not only keep me occupied but feeds my thirst for knowledge. Also, I like that HS looks after their employees.
  • Hood Sweeney provides many many opportunities for its employees. Living and working in a regional area, I have been afforded the opportunity on a number of occasions to spend weeks working out of the Adelaide office in different areas of our Accounting & Business advisory department. These opportunities have provided me with invaluable insight and knowledge into a number of areas I would otherwise never have experienced.
  • Practical learning rather than theory learning at University.
  • Managers and staff invest time in your learning. Although I am a graduate, my manager takes me along to meetings and other things which enable me to learn new things every day and become exposed to all sorts of areas of Human Resources. If you are someone who wants to learn and progress in your career, Hood Sweeney really helps facilitate this. Although there are 100 + staff members, Hood Sweeney feels like one big family.
  • The culture at work is great as well as the amount of personalised development and mentoring I receive to help me be better at my job.
  • Being from a regional town, work can at times be quite slow to come through the doors which leads to days dragging on. It is also difficult to join in on many of the activities the firm does in Adelaide.
  • Sometimes expectations seem too high, feel pressure when I am not doing as well in some areas as they may expect from me.

What Insiders Say

9.2
Career Prospects
9.2
Career Prospects
If you are meeting the expectations of your role and putting in the hard work, you will definitely be progressed to a higher level in the business.
8.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
Hood Sweeney has a strong commitment to the charities they support. Their initiatives for these charities are great, including sending staff to schools for their breakfast programs, and in-house fundraising. They also assist with any local or interstate causes such as the SA bushfires.
9.3
Culture
9.3
Culture
The culture at Hood Sweeney is very inclusive. There are many different levels of employees from graduates to directors however the directors are very approachable and would spend lots of time each day with their employees. The directors invest a lot of their time in the development of the staff. The culture here is a very hard working culture however if you do the right thing, you will get rewarded in many different ways. It is also a very fun working environment with many social events scheduled throughout the year.
9.4
Diversity
9.4
Diversity
Many different cultures at this workplace, over half of the workforce is women, lots of support and flexibility around maternity leave and child care.
9.2
Satisfaction
9.2
Satisfaction
In my role as a graduate accountant, I am responsible for the preparation of tax returns and financial statements for small and medium-sized businesses. I also occasionally take face to face client appointments for the preparation of individual tax returns. Further responsibilities include the preparation of Business Activity Statements for clients, bookkeeping, and set up of client accounting software such as Xero.
9.5
Management
9.5
Management
The managers at Hood Sweeney are fantastic. They are always approachable regardless of how busy they are with their own work. They are committed to making you the best employee you can be and will always assist you if you would like further training/learning experience. The feedback and recognition is top-level, the frameworks which are in place are excellent, allowing employees to be rewarded for their hard work, and feedback is provided on a regular basis.
9
Office Work Environment
9
Office Work Environment
The location of Hood Sweeney is very convenient as it is located in the CBD and has parking available all around the area. There is a lot of office space and facilities can be used 24/7.
8.7
Recruitment
8.7
Recruitment
Past experience, strengths, areas of development, how you like to be managed, what you like doing outside of work etc.
8.3
Salary
8.3
Salary
For a graduate, I am happy with my rate of pay for the level of work that I do. I am hoping this will increase with career progression.
9.2
Training
9.2
Training
As a new employee, there is induction training to learn more about the different teams and service lines. There are also numerous professional development training sessions held throughout the year.
8.7
Work Hours
8.7
Work Hours
Full-time. Work is pretty flexible if you have an appointment that you need to attend you are able to take your lunch break later or earlier.
7.6
Sustainability
7.6
Sustainability
Working towards paperless.