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KPMG Reviews

Updated 19 January 2019
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  • "Heavy workload and long working hours" (in 1978 reviews)

  • "Difficult to maintain work life balance during busy hours" (in 1906 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people with an incredible attitude and a lit work ethic

    Cons

    Not many holidays provided by management


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    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Adelaide
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global exposure and client experience. Smaller office environment in smaller states makes it easier to come up with new ideas and get things done. Since becoming one operating model, marketing is very restricted to what Sydney office dictates.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, lack of leadership, lack of training for managers and confusion around managerial roles. Weak partnerships, token performance reviews, lack of accountability so that senior leaders can get away with being unethical. 'You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' type of environment, huge favouritism, and it matters who your dad is.

  3. "Senior Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training and experience at a Big 4 firm.

    Cons

    Very long and strenuous hours with unreasonable deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff to help with staff retention rate.


  4. "Corp Fi Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Good experience
    Good exposure
    Colleagues are critical

    Cons

    Long hours
    Political as you advance


  5. "Good training to set up career but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training in early years of career that will truly set you up since you have 'worked at the Big 4'.

    Cons

    Very long hours and unrealistic deadlines.
    I did not personally consider the work itself to be 'value-add' so long hours didn't pay off for me.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation.


  6. "Typical Big 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Diversity in opportunities and you get to work with a lot of other young people

    Cons

    Long hours for poor pay


  7. "Brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Market rate salary great people and challenging

    Cons

    Not so good bonuses compared to market

  8. "KPMG casual employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reputable company, great location and competitive salary. Being one of the big 4 which is nice on the resume. Typically places highly in 3rd party company rankings for company culture and this is validated from my experience there.

    Cons

    New employee on boarding in the specific team i joined was surprisingly poor. High level of staff turnover which is concerning. Can only speak for the team i was involved in of course

    Advice to Management

    Better on boarding process. Clear team structure with more clarity on who to report to / seek advice etc.


  9. "Risk Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Great, inclusive knowledge sharing firm

    Cons

    Admin processes could be improved


  10. "Industry leading."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Great office, work perks, genuine people.

    Cons

    Docklands office location isn't ideal.