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Good job progression as it is one of the big 4 firms. In a stressful environment however, it enables you to learn about a wide range of industries in a short period of time. Great peers as people enter the firm in big batches and has many company activities. However, hours are long and it can get draining during the peak seasons

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Job progression, company activities

Cons

Long hours, stressful environment
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Good place to work

A good place to work. The culture here is to bring you in and get you up to speed as quickly as possible to promote yearly. Although grace is given, it is important to take good notes on tasks and processes. You will stick out like a soar thumb if you keep making the same mistakes and ask repetitive questions. Stay plugged in to your A2 that you are assigned to and ask questions for anything you dont understand immediately. Be conscious of your team members time. Also, make sure you bring a good work ethic and set up weekly check ins with your in charge. Enjoyed it but wasn’t for me in the long run

Pros

Pay, free lunch and dinner (busy season), growth potential, coaching

Cons

Busy season stress( we all know this)
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Long hours, low pay

Glad I did it. Looks good on the resume but tough with everything so understaffed. Constantly critiqued because “they have high standards”. However, these high standards are not attainable while a first year associate while working virtually.
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Wish they have a better resource allocation

Great place to advance career. However, highly understaffed with high unrealistic expectation for the remaining staffs to push through the deadlines with lack of guidances. Wished they have better resource allocation system as currently working alone (prior team members are all rolled out from the engagement or unavailable) as an A2 experienced hire and reporting to a senior manager who's busy working for multiple other engagements is quite overwhelming.

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Overtime meals and miscellaneous perks

Cons

Work life balance
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Co-workers are fun to work with but working environment is really stressful.

I learned a lot working in this company. There are lots of trainings and seminars for the employees. Sometimes, they offer free foods especially during busy season.

Pros

Free lunch, fun co-workers

Cons

Really stressful
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Very Competitive environment.

Working with KPMG is one of the major career development for me. Iam very proud to be the part of KPMG Family. The working environment is very stressful. But its good to work with them.
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Dålig arbetskultur, hierarkiskt och låg nivå på partner som intervjuade

Rakt igenom en låg nivå på intervju. Hård jargong, stelt och man kände sig inte alls bekväm under intervjun. Denna revisionsbyrå rekommenderas verkligen inte.
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Typical Public Accounting

In public accounting, you learn nearly every day, however some of the work is quite tedious. The hours during busy season are typically quite intense and will require you to place you personal life on hold. Granted this is just the deal with public accounting and is not unique to KPMG. Wages are standard for public accounting but are low compared to industry positions, especially when total hours are factored in.

Pros

Compensated meals during busy season, work with young people, most colleagues are fairly intelligent and hardworking

Cons

Hours can be extremely long with high pressure deadlines at busy season
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Rough work life balance

Work life balance is practically non-existent, especially since transitioning to work from home. At this point, basically just trying to hang in there to get enough experience and leave as soon as possible just like most people.

Pros

Experience

Cons

You have no life
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Audit

Start your career there but get out quickly. Management recycle employees like water bottles. You will work hard but will not get promoted. You will get assigned in engagement based on who you know. During summer you will be scrambling to be assigned.

Pros

Company card, learning, exposure, training

Cons

Long hours, stress, no work life balance
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Interning, was fun

The company encourages team spirit. It was really fun for a short while I was there. You definitely nerd your own transport cause you work from client to client. You also constant changing teams. So don't get to comfortable but be open as well to working with different kind of people, some are lovely and others are trying.

Pros

Free lunch at the headquarters

Cons

Can't think of any
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Excelent place to learn, but without life

It is a great place to learn, but managers does not appreciatte your sacrifices. Poor staff organization and no coordination. Salary is not enough for all the hours you work.
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Audit Associate

It is great place to start your career, but you must remember you can be placed on multiple busy seasons back to back. Once that occurs it's easy to realize how underpaid the staff is.
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Stressed me out

This job stressed me. I worked very long hours and with little recognition for it. It’s great that they pay for meals and transportation but they work you very hard for not as nearly the same amount in pay.

Pros

Stable job

Cons

Too long off hours
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Fast paced and stressful

I learned a lot of relevant information however it came at the cost of long hours during busy season (i.e., 70+ hours) and continuous stress. Seems to be a place where you fall in line rather than be yourself.

Pros

Decent pay, fast growth.

Cons

Poor work/life balance, over worked
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Expect to work a lot for a little

Busy season lasted about 6/7 months as I was tossed from one busy season client to the next. The most hours I worked in a week was 80 hours, which was awful. Managers expect you to put work first without saying it out right. Pay and bonuses are less than I thought they would be.
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stressful

stressful, they will make u stay until morning without regard to your health and overtime is not paid. supervisors arent too accommodating and no one is there to guide u.. it is a complete toxic environment. you are not an employee here. you are a SLAVE!
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Good organisation for one to start his career

KPMG is one of the big fours. Work is really challenging and competitive. Everyday new learning. Spontaneous and Good management. Good HR policies specially for women. But low salaries for fresh graduates

Pros

Competitive and challenging work

Cons

Low salaries for fresh graduates
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Work satisfaction

This was my first job and I enjoyed working here. KPMG offered best pay to me at the time. Also the work culture and environment is very employee friendly.
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Amazing overall working experience. Kind and helpful working environment and the fellow employees at KPMG Qatar are kind and caring and they help you whenever you need the assistance in your day-to-day tasks.
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Stressful/Demanding

You must love what you do otherwise you will burn out quickly. Busy season can be very stressful and often times personalities clash due to high demands and low guidance/direction from management.
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