CPA Australia Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Lived up to my expectations AND MORE!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Communications Manager in Southbank (Australia)
    Former Employee - Online Communications Manager in Southbank (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is an innovative company, and you will have a great brand behind you. You can be involved in a range of exciting projects. Lovely offices with passionate people working there. Over 128 years of heritage to explore and be proud of.

    Cons

    There are some old systems to deal with (but you'll find that everywhere).

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add here that will be of benefit for anyone wanting to join CPA Australia. You will have a great time. Enjoy it.


  2. Ego maniac CEO ruining this place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good brand for your resume, despite the leadership can sometimes get some good projects to work on.

    Cons

    The CEO is killing the place. People who speak up are 'managed out' so overtly that it's truly astonishing that they haven't been called on it. Leadership is a massive boys club and the way they spend member's money is so wasteful. HR are there only to enable management to remove anyone who voices an opinion. Such a shame because it used to be a great place to work.


  3. Amazing team and environment.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia as an intern

    Pros

    The team is amazing to work with and they are always bubbly and energetic. They are also always willing to help.

    Cons

    They may be a bit disorganised sometimes. Sometimes a bit difficult to get a hold of the people you want, but most of the time it is more than fine.


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  5. As a student CPA ambassador, it s good for ur resume, but ready to be used as cheap labour"

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    Current Employee - CPA Student Ambassador in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - CPA Student Ambassador in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Australia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    . it s a well-established brand, hence it s good for your resume . the nature of the job is easy, mainly on-campus marketing campaign . it s voluntary, hence no pressure on workload . a lot of career opportunities for oversea work, some at MNCs

    Cons

    . the managers dont seem to be very genuine, they care more for their biz than the ambassador . they earn money from our work, but we work for free

    Advice to Management

    be more genuine and supportive to ur ambassadors


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    Avoid the IT dept at all costs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time

    Pros

    Good people working there make it better

    Cons

    Constant reshuffle going on, high staff turnover, IT dept run by a CIO who doesn't care about staff, just wants to clean up team and cramming in as many projects in parallel instead of focusing on the big overhaul system project. Some staff haven't received training for a few years. CEO is hell bent on using the company to promote himself via TV shows, high profile interviews.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry your crap out. Make staff happy if you want it to be "the worlds best membership organization". Pay more instead of lower end of scale.


  7. Managing local and head office expectations proves challenging

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and pleasant office environment, reasonably competitive compensation, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Local association members' representatives on divisional council have too much say on local affairs often not aligned to executive decisions in head office, local councillors are volunteers who do not understand the business of running a professional association, one reporting line but accountability to local council and head office often proves challenging because of different agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Resolve conflicting directions from divisional council and head office, provide support to local divisional office.


  8. Very interesting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Governance & Membership Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Governance & Membership Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a Good place to work

    Cons

    Head office needs to control more


  9. 2 years in

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CPA Australia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very supporting environment, work/life balance is top-notch, good facilities and perks.

    Cons

    A very flat organisational structure, leaving very little room for progression.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees something to aim for.



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