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Work extremely long hours. Luck of the draw whether you get a good team or manager. Some managers and bosses are very unappreciative of your work. Ratings are also not fair as it depends on the project assigned to you

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Great colleagues

Cons

Long hours
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Good starting point for fresh grads

Generally a good company with structured learning and career progression eg promotion every year. Long working hours. Good if you are looking to progress in finance or auditing.

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Financial analysis, structured training, diverse exposure, project management

Cons

OT a lot with low pay
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Typical audit experience

Joining as a fresh graduate, training will be provided and accounting foundation will be built throughout engagements. Generally pleasant colleagues to work with. Expect late nights and deadline, as usual in the audit industry.

Pros

Build audit and accounting foundation

Cons

Long hours and stressful
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underpaid overworked

Audit function (year 2020):you know the meme that 'if you do a good job, you get to do other people's job too'? yup. thats KPMG; incompetence gets rewarded. hardworking competent individuals suffer with heavy workload and are slowly decreasing in numbers due to this reason (all are leaving the firm)KPMG SG is slowly being overtaken by mid joiners from different firms and malaysia, with these experienced hires bringing in their 'face time' culture (where online = hardworking), without getting anything done. These mid-joiners are diluting the friendly culture KPMG once had.you will have to protect yourself a lot, as there are a lot of finger pointing when anything goes wrong. there is no clear line on what your job scope is, reiterating again that if you show a bit of competence, you basically just do everything.despite audit being essential, partners are cutting our pay in the form of deferred promotion. there is no clear direction of what their response given the covid-19 pandemic. partners themselves say that the audit function is doing well, but then conveniently said that they are not 'meeting targets' when deciding to defer promotion.

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nothing

Cons

long hours, underpaid, overworked, unappreciative
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Overall company pay package is based on market benchmark. They do have activities for staff after work to relax themselves. Their culture is open-minded.
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Competitive environment

KPMG Singapore has a competitive environment. It assists in growth but at the same time could be overwhelming to some. The firm does not focus on industry specialization as well
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Good place to learn many skills

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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Good advancement

Good place to advance in your career, it is easy to get a promotion every year. You would be in a good place to succeed if you are able to take stress and long working hours.
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Good place to improve accounting and auditing knowledge

Overall, working in KPMG is good. While I highly valued my time at my previous company, there are no longer opportunities for growth that align with my career goals.
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Productive

Good place to learn, many exposure. Colleagues are friendly and easy to get along with. Gain a lot of experience in term of group reporting and listed company experience.

Pros

Flexible

Cons

Long hours
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Good work life balance

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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Productive workplace

The company has alot of resources given to help the staff in completing their daily work. Competitive and challenging environment to work in. The company cares about the well being of their staff
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Rewarding but long hours

Progressing from associate to senior associate to assistant manager to a manager, each year brings about new challenges within the audit function, and also brings about more flexibility, albeit increasing amount of stress.

Pros

Meal reimbursement and taxi claims for OT

Cons

Long hours
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Steep learning curve

Workplace culture: Plenty of growth opportunities, much training provided, but on the job you're almost thrown into the deep end of the pool. Form good relationships so you have people to turn to for help. Very young workforce, almost everybody is fresh out of university, managers are mostly within 10 years age difference. Nature of job: Prepare to slog your guts out during peak audit season. The nature of the job itself is demanding. You are expected to know your stuff or do research. Hot desking can be a boon or a bane. You bring your office supplies everywhere with you, which can be a burden on short engagements. Flexi-hours, meaning your supposed 9-6pm job can stretch to 10pm and later. Overall: Great stepping stone for fresh grads. If you're not into auditing, don't stay too long.

Pros

Many learning opportunities

Cons

Very long hours
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Team spirit and flexibility

We work in teams and throughout the engagement would form a sense of camaraderie. The hours in are although long, it also allows us to be flexible.

Pros

There is never a dull day

Cons

Long hours
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Productive and fun place to work

I have been working with KPMG for more than 5 years.KPMG provides a great career path and especially good for a fresh graduate to learn new knowledge and soft skills.

Pros

clubhouse Free Monday Dinner

Cons

Long hours during peak season
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Na

Good culture in certain teams. Need better pay and bonus. Innovative culture. Promotion is structured. Advisory has no engagement manager. Allocation of job is unfair.
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Extremely long hours due to staff shortage

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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Nice people, ok projects

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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Good company culture and opportunities to learn

I have learnt many skills and have been sent on a lot of training during my time. I have been given opportunities to try new things and participate in large projects. Work-life balance varies project to project, and some projects can have really bad working hours. Flexible working hours are given, however, this works both positively and negatively. May have to work Saturdays or Sundays depending on project.
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Fast pace, colleagues-like-family workplace

There was never a day without little work, and have adopted a never-say-die attitude. Working in a team, I have learned how important teamwork can be and it brings the best out of me when I least expect myself to be at difficult times. With multiple events running concurrently, it enabled me to better manage my time. What really keeps me going, it's 100% the people around me.

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Colleagues are friendly and able to work well with

Cons

Expect long hours closer to event date
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