It's always good to have a well known global brand on your C.V. KPMG is well known in a lot of countries and has a reputable image. I am working alongside some very smart and motivated people, the company sources the best staff. There have been plenty of travel opportunities that have presented themselves to me through this job.
The performance management system could do with being reassessed, it does not seem to work long-term. There is a high staff turnaround, a lot of good members of staff quickly move on. To progress it seems you have to involve yourself in the horrible office politics. The company could benefit from more open communication and better staff incentives.
Sometimes we can't extend the brand to all of the services offered.
The training opportunities and general development of staff is very good, it's a great place to learn about the ropes and gives you a solid grounding you can take anywhere with you You are not micromanaged and you get the opportunity to be responsible in the role and that also helps with learning and motivates you to become effective Responsibility also draws you into contact with upper management and being known by them helps you to feel more invested in the organisation. Career progression is well set out
There can be some really long working hours particularly at peak times of the year, this is the same in most financial companies however. Some of the work is really tedious and humdrum and can get to you after a bit
Good opportunities to meet with upper management even in some of the more junior roles
Industry leaders with a global presence, KPMG will definitely look good on your CV. They provide a good level of support and training and expect very hard work and commitment in return. You'll be working with big corporate customers, which can be exciting. Good pay and conditions, with a flexible package of benefits that you can fit to your own personal needs.
Hours are long and the workload often swamps the rest of your life. A lot of the work is dry, technical admin and definitely on the dull side. Far too many senior managers, which makes the organisation top-heavy and gives it a confused sense of direction. HR is a chaotic nightmare.
You might get the chance to travel and do international work.
Great team of people, lots of room to move nationally and internationally. Generally lots of management support they encourage personal growth and there is plenty of training. The offices are bright and fairly new. Company phones, laptops etc. Senior management are generally available to seek advice from and to offer support. Great social life and company parties. Pay and bonus not too bad.
Being made redundant via email. Long hours and never away from the office even on holidays. Lack of management support during redundancy programmes.
Up to date with the latest technology, great restaurant facilities, lots of opportunities to boost your career, always opportunities to participate in. You are rewarded for a job well done.
Office politics are terrible, goal setting scheme a real pain. You are expected to juggle so many things at once, apparently its your job.
Not enough training when you start, you are expected to know everything about the department and firm and expected to just get on with it - unusual for a large firm. Training comes afterwards.
Fair pay shouldn't be a benefit!
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