PKF International Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
32 Reviews
3.3
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad for public accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PKF International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Free parking, beverages, Wednesday breakfasts, lunches during busy seasons. Bonus for getting your CPA and all professional expenses covered. The best thing about the company is that it feels like a family. The firm does a lot of extra activities and events so it feels like a very social place.
    Hard work and quality work is recognized. Seniors, managers, and directors will tell you when they are pleased so it is nice to know that you are not working anonymously.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tough here. But I guess it's the same all over in public accounting. If you're doing this, you pretty much have to accept that you will have no life 6 months out of the year, and then maybe more than that. If you want to move up here you will have to do more than just put in your time, you really need to go the extra mile. And you will only be expected to give more of yourself if you want to move into management.
    My major issue with the workload is that sometimes management is so project driven that one or two people will end up working 70+ hours while the rest of the staff are walking out the door at 4pm.
    I'm still trying to decide if this is really where I want my career to go or not.
    I'm still trying to decide whether this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions to management are rare because of turnover at the staff level. I think that the management of the firm needs to realize that it is indicative of a problem when they have to hire so many managers from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A fresh graduate finance student comment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PKF International full-time

    Pros

    With intense trainning for employees

    Cons

    the company is relatively small in size in hong kong branch

  3.  

    great people and working atmosphere but rather mediocre assignments

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

    I worked at PKF International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great collegues
    - professional yet relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere
    - great support for beginners

    Cons

    - assignments vary in excitment

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    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Douglas (Man, Isle of)
    Former Employee - Manager in Douglas (Man, Isle of)

    I worked at PKF International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team spirit, friendly staff, professional, good technical skills, variety and challenge of work.

    Cons

    Not as much focus on business development and growth and career advancement and interpersonal management skills as would have liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make client service and fee growth and career advancement of junior management a higher priority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Audit Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at PKF International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and staff size less than 100. No office politics. Many learning opportunities and entrusted with responsibility.

    Cons

    Exposure may not be great as most clients are smaller in size.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice

    Former Employee - Attachee in Mombasa (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Attachee in Mombasa (Kenya)

    I worked at PKF International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    overall it was an amazing experience being at a well reputed firm as PKF. Amazing colleagues and a good vibe around the work place.

    Cons

    Not too much wrong with the firm. Would not have minded a small pay ofcourse. But not too much to complain about as very straightforward and professional firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

  8.  

    Learnt valuable skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PKF International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive, willing to train you and focus on your talents

    Cons

    Not much scope when funding ends for certain projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PKF International

    Pros

    There was an opportunity to learn something new and build on your career. Management was open to new ideas and were willing to work with people.

    Cons

    Busy season had long hours but it was expected. Otherwise, I do not have any negative feedback for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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