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Updated 19 August 2018
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  1. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Auditor in Leeds, England

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Constant progression if you want it
    Great support through ACA qualification
    Great team of motivated people
    Support available when you feel overworked
    Good expenses policy

    Cons

    Can be very challenging to keep on top of work
    Lots of driving. Little to no control over where you need to work
    Difficult to have commitments outside of work due to length of working days and need to work/study on the weekend
    The matrix team structure means jobs constantly overlap. Can be challenging to manage your time.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more time on each audit


  2. "It’s ok for the interim"

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

    Pros

    Pension, health care, pay, training

    Cons

    No progression within kbs sector, no promotions

  3. "graduate trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    colleagues
    work life balance
    culture

    Cons

    exams
    having to go into work


  4. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice ppl and supportive ppl culture

    Cons

    Disorganised and set in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Consider better workflows and be more transparent with opportunities that staff can have


  5. "Assistant Manager Role"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are pleasant and grounded

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of mentoring as a result of top heavy management structures

    Advice to Management

    Increase amount of junior staff and increase time on site with teams


  6. "Different teams can be very different. Good training and grow opportunities for juniors"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training and grow opportunities.
    Clear career path.

    Cons

    Some teams work very long hours, especially for project deadlines.
    Not sure managers are educated about how to manage people...
    Some teams can be less organised.


  7. "Hard but interesting work, LT career development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging clients
     - Variety in your day to day work life
     - Bright colleagues
     - Opportunities to move around the business, interact with a range of different engagements.

    Cons

    - Hard work during some of the busier periods.
     - Remuneration is small unless you reach the partnership.
     - Significant levels of bureaucracy (consistent with all firms of that size)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to invest in technologies that make our day to day job easier. Some of this can be incredibly frustrating at times, and there are significant business gains for us to be had here.

  8. "Great launching pad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Great transferable skills and great brand name

    Cons

    Long hours at times, which may sometimes not be compensated


  9. "Restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG part-time

    Pros

    Good all round package

    Cons

    No flexi time - long hours expected


  10. "Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice growth opportunities and study

    Cons

    Below average salary and bonus


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