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A modern workplace which keeps its policies updated and in line with the government initiatives, and keep the benefits on par with the primary competitors.
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Great and smart people around you to work with. There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills especially for a fresh graduate. Good working environment and good management.
Pros
Learn lots of things, well taken care of
Cons
Work life balance
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- The pay scale, staff benefit and physical office environment are above average.
- The working culture is less ideal.

- The leaders often demonstrate inconsistencies in providing direction to the team and their actions don’t match their words. They are driven by ego.
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Learned about the work culture in Singapore. Had direct client interactions and was involved in implementation from the scratch . Developing escrow and change management plans etc.
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Good work life balance can be experienced in KPMG. Flexibility to make decisions related to the assigned work. The management keeps a well track of your progress and activity
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Salary and benefits should be increased to compensate the employee's efforts as all employees really put on a lot of time and efforts to complete all the projects.
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I was from the Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance department, where I worked for approx 4 years.

Management is entrenched and blissfully unaware of sentiment on the ground. They favour staff who go out of their way to bootlick, and overlook how these staff will push their actual work to other staff members who are already overworked and under-appreciated. The key issue with the management is that the few who are aware of the extremely toxic culture do not make any attempt to stop it.

Staff are divided into two camps - the bootlickers and the non-bootlickers. The former group will go out of their way to curry favour with management, and as a result have a lot of influence during day to day work and the appraisal process. The latter group will be dumped with significantly more work, yet get rated poorly by the management simply because they do not try to suck up.


Staff turnover has been overwhelming high in the past three years. More than half the department is new. Experienced staff leave simply because their hard work (working ot past midnight almost everyday and being expected to come back to office on weekends) is not appreciated, and the toxic culture makes it unbearable. This is not the place for you unless you can withstand being manipulative, throwing your friends under the bus, and forsaking your morals for the sake of your career.
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Wide exposure
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Toxic culture, vicious cliques in the office, indifferent management
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Management seems incompetent to deal with staff shortage issue. Junior staffs work extremely long hours, and morale is not that good. Experience varies depending on the specific project manager.
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Culture: People are generally nice and collaborative. Work life balance is generally observed.
Work: Work can get boring after sometime given the advisory nature.
Sometimes management push for projects that expand the team capabilities but generally very hard to deliver
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Value staff
Plenty to learn, with good training program.

A lot of exposure, given job rotation option.

Good human resource management, with 360 evaluation system
The hardest part is long working hours
Pros
Value staff
Cons
Long working hours
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You'll work with people who constantly complain about no work-life balance and want to resign but they are the same individuals that perpetuate the 'overtime' culture. Expect working past midnight daily to meet expectation of managers and seniors alike. At times, unnecessary work is done that leads to working overtime. The work place thrive of inefficiency and its something you have to live with, working in this industry.
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Younger working environment
Cons
Extremely inefficient
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Assist tax partners in Singapore tax assignments (planning and compliance) for corporate tax clients, including provision of tax compliance and advisory works for clients from a wide range of industries in both public and private sectors in Singapore. Past and present portfolio of clients include multi-national corporations, listed companies and SMEs in Singapore with activities ranging from manufacturing, trading, retail, investment holding, transportation and logistics, services, hotel management, shipping, telecommunication and construction.
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KPMG is one of big four audit, tax and advisory firm in the world. I learned a lot while working there especially supporting advisory teams. The management at KPMG are professionals.
The most enjoyable part of the job is joining on the ground projects.
Pros
KPMG cares
Cons
Necessary guidance for some new joiners
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A typical day is difficult to describe since the work at KPMG is very dynamic and never the same. On most days you can tear up your to-do list by 10 because the day goes in so many different directions. This is what makes the job so enjoyable and the worst aspect of it at the same time

Working at KPMG gives us the opportunity to work with different clients from different industries, collaboratively with our local and global teams. There are always new things to experience and learn from.


The management team here are always supportive, both in the aspects of our career, as well as our personal growth.
Pros
Global and local opportunities
Cons
Challenging
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A steep learning curve during the initial stage in the firm before realizing all the cons that come after such as:
- Long working hours

- Poor department management
- Poor communication flow
- Poor department culture
Pros
Good employee benefit
Cons
Long hours, poor management and culture
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KPMG Singapore feels pretty much like a university. As a graduate or someone in the mid 20/30s, it is easy to find friends/Colleagues of the same age group, there are tonnes of fun activities like welcome night, dinner and dance, monday drinks and even sports day organised yearly.

Best part of this job is the people, but of course as with every company there will be issues in retaining talent.


One thing KPMG Singapore lacks is the grooming of employees who have been with them since day 1 (first job).
At a certain level, the management becomes a little more selfish and forgets that the employees come first.

Nonetheless, still enjoyed my time there.
Pros
Tonnes of parties and fun
Cons
Poor employee management of career
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The working culture is dynamic and rapidly changes. Although you may have a reporting manager/director you are free to speak and work on various projects (provided that there are projects to be on and the engagement manager wants you on those projects).

Management is open to discussion and ideas regardless of position.
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Typical work day:
- Work is project-based and while not on project, you will be benched temporarily

- Work is usually team-based and is competitive

- working independently is essential

- no levy for mistakes


Management:
- Rarely get to interact with upper management
- Performance is strictly monitored


Workplace culture

- Stressful at the lower levels of employment

- Competitive culture - Promotion is based on years of experience and performance

- Frequent workplace events to bond colleagues


Hardest part of job

- Long work hours

- Tight deadlines


Enjoyable part of job

- Workplace events are fun and enjoyable
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I am on contract so cannot describe the exact benefits. Still the management needs to improve the competency and the management needs to be improved its culture
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Generally, working in audit is pretty stressful given the long hours and multiple engagements ongoing at the same time. This definitely improves the individual's project management. Most of the time, in every audit engagement, it consists of a team of members from various ranks. Working as the team lead will helps to improve people management skills according to each of the member's ability.

In audit environment, most of the time employees are having tough time coping with multiple engagements and have to go through long working hours to meet the deadline.
Pros
Staff benefits and rewards
Cons
Long hours
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Management and staff speak freely in this setup, to have free exchange of ideas, though the pay grade structure is still predominant in the Big 4 setting.
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