Nexia TS Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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2.5
37%
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Nexia TS Group CEO Henry Tan
Henry Tan
13 Ratings
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  • "Long working hours for the perm staff, not much exposure to audit of listed companies(in 5 reviews)

  • "air-con always down causing the office to be stuffy but heard they moving office soon(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexia TS full-time

    Pros

    Class, proper good company like

    Cons

    Nothing, proper good company like

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Nice from far but far from nice."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Colleague culture is good, highly due to the "do and die together" mentality. but mostly only within your own department. Cross department relationships are possible if you are thick skin enough. - Nice, modern office (well done to moving team). - if you are a disciplined enough person on work-life balanced, it is a good company as there are many learning opportunities - almost 0 hand holding even if you dont know how to do. so colleague culture is good because low end staff who came in before you will teach you because they been through it the hard way (provided you get a team with such good people) - yearly promotion is more or less guaranteed. but mostly because there are not enough senior staff to handle certain jobs.

    Cons

    - ridiculous notice period - can understand the bond period but notice period 3 months?? who do you think you are?? - lousy ideas to make staff feel better about the overall unpleasant sense of belonging - HR suppose to be the bridge between top management and employees, a voice for the employees, but feels like they are the lapdog of the top management even though they argue that they are in it and affected as well. best part, more than half the company dunno the names of the HR staff except the one that interviewed them. thats how closed up they are. - "sorry, company policy" is a very common phrase used to shut people up when they have questions or grievances. - regular training provided but because of the amount of work and need for efficiency, most of the time is "learn on the job already then got training" - so training for what? might as well just give out training hours instead of hogging up everyone's time to listen to something they are already well-versed in. plus, staff are all working during the training session.. who is actually listening? - encourage personal development but literally on a personal basis. i.e. own time which can be quite non-existent given the workload. - ridiculous extra bond periods for mediocre staff sponsorships. e.g. company sponsor winter jacket for you when they send you overseas on job, capped at $XXX, but extend bond by half a year or from time of purchase if original bond is over. 6 months for a winter jacket? - boast about being one of the top 10 audit firms, but does not act like top 10 in terms of salary and corporate culture. e.g. none of the top 10 audit firms cut staff salary during CB/COVID period, and/or force staff to take leave. - "pay peanuts, get monkeys" is a common analogy, but at Nexia TS, it is "pay peanuts and then force monkeys to work like elephants" - forever no budget for anything even if it means improving work efficiency. - more verbal than monetary remuneration. yes, people feel good hearing "good job well done" and thank yous. but are these words gonna feed them? and not very often too.. mostly during the year end reviews, if you are lucky, you might get more than 5x "well done". - reservist is the only confirmed leave you can get. other leaves are all subjected to approval, which are mostly not unless its year end and staff are expected to clear leave. even so, take leave, stay at home work is very common.

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  3. "Good boss"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexia TS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues And boss and managers

    Cons

    Long hours for working staff

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  4. "Not a bad place to work at..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nexia TS full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly management and colleagues - Frequent team bonding activities - Central working location

    Cons

    - Long working hours - High turnover

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Even if the audit industry sucks, the company can make it even suckier."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful colleagues (interns, A1s to S3s) although there are definitely rotten eggs but are unavoidable. Really approachable managers. Some managers are very nice people too. Plenty of career opportunities because turnover is high so competition is low, and the firm is understaffed so you have the opportunity to do everything. New office this year.

    Cons

    HR team who smiles in your face when they need something from you, but ignore or ask you to wait when you need something from them. So I would describe them to be the type that does the bare minimum. But of course, they work hard when the CEO needs something from them. The difference is drastic. Basically they do things that only benefit themselves and treat you differently based on your rank. Severely understaffed, causing you to have a steep learning curve. Probably less than 8 seniors left in the company the last time I checked, so it is very common for associates to have to carry the entire engagement. Expect neverending backlogs and mostly cannot claim cab. Many Malaysians (from A1s to managers) so don't be surprised if your leave application is rejected. Severely underpaid. 2.6k for private uni, 2.8k for local uni. Yearly pay rise/promotion not guaranteed. Ridiculous probation + notice period. From your first day of work, you have to bear with it for about 1 year before you can leave. The penalty is a few months' salaries. Everyone knows this so be prepared to be arrowed by managers and seniors to take on unpleasant engagements or tasks. And if a company has such long notice periods, you know how many people must have left within a few months of working previously. You are expected to come in on time at 9am, but nobody dares to leave on time at 6pm. OT pay is non-existent. Even if you leave late, some staff even go home to continue their work. If you are online at home, when the manager or partner goes online to check-in or review, they will be under the impression that you are working too even if it is like 3am, and be glad about it. So yeah culture isn't that great. Audit is not a glamorous industry but it is the best opportunity for anyone to gain valuable experience especially when starting out in the accounting industry. But that being said, might as well go to a bigger and more well-known company i.e. Big Four and be compensated more as an auditor. Better resume for the future as well.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Assurance: Good for entry level, Good for people who want to stay in a Company forever, Else stay far away"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Auditor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great for entry level. As A2/A3, you are forced to take on responsibility higher than your rank due to shortage of staff. In return, you gained more exposure and skills than your peers. (No pain, no gain) You get to involve in audit of the entire financial statement sections, a fuller picture. The firm have a lot of training sessions to keep up the competence of its staffs. - I was lucky to be in a team that is very supportive of its team members. Team culture is excellent (provided you join the right team). The Company culture not so. - It's official working hours is 8:30 to 5:30, how cool is that!! If you are a workaholic who loves overloading work, long hours with fixed low pay and unclear objective performance bonus, this the Company to be in! - Rarely I heard my colleagues and I able to claim OT hours (capped at 40 hours). Normally, Our timesheet is also filled 8 hours per work day. Such a work-life balance that other audit firm should envy! - Since management value loyalty (no. of years work) more than cumulative performance, no incentive to overperform, just do mediocre and grind the years up the corporate ladder. - Among the unsolved mystery of life, you will find NexiaTS's KPI, performance assessment and calculation of performance bonus to be in it. Spooky.

    Cons

    - Your Client is always right. Your Boss is always right. Sorry sorry, I am always at the wrong. Also, Cleaning Auntie is always right. - If you are a new comer, you got to overcome the established oligarchs (ppl that stay in the firm for too long) that have favorable negotiation of manpower and projects. But if you stay long enough, you will join them to deny favorable resources to new joined managers. - Don't you love it that your performance (Nov - April 20X1) is only assessed 9 months later (Oct - Nov 20X1) , then the bonus is only paid out 12-15 months later (Mar & June 20X2). - Some audit procedures is unproductive, non-value adding checklist filling exercise that make staff lose focus on what is critical or important. Using too much resources chasing small details that is of little value to the audit process. - "We take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable contribution to the Company" is the only personal level appreciation that management will ever show (annually once)

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Senior"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close colleague and good company culture Able to progress and stable career progression Career exposure for China audit

    Cons

    High workload and need to inharge of multiple companies during peak period

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  8. "Associate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues; friendly and nice

    Cons

    Poor Management from the top

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nexia TS full-time

    Pros

    friendly colleagues improved staff benefits but can be better managers are willing to share their knowledge team building activities are arranged routinely helpful finance & HR

    Cons

    air-con always down causing the office to be stuffy but heard they moving office soon no personal storage space rude receptionist who always give black face as if everyone owes her

  10. Helpful (12)

    "Unprofessional receptionist / admin personnel"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexia TS

    Pros

    Not about the title mentioned.

    Cons

    Imagine you are one of the client and the moment you walk in and all you can see is a black look lady sitting there at the reception and as if the whole world is offending her. Does not even smile. What would be your first impression of this firm? Imagine you are the client, sitting at the waiting area or one of the meeting rooms, hearing this lady talk rudely on the phone. Would you still think it’s professional, since she is working in a professional audit firm. Imagine you are here for an interview, hearing this lady talk unwillingly and as if the staff is disturbing her “5:30pm-sharp-off-work” plan. Would you still considering joining this firm? Mind you that you are going to see this lady every morning when you reach the office. If all the above are fine with you, you are welcome to join Nexia. p.s.: The funny thing is even the cleaner auntie can shout and talk rudely to the managers and associate directors, over some petty matters.

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