CPA Australia

  www.cpaaustralia.com.au
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CPA Australia Reviews

7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley
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  1.  

    Amazing team and environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ego maniac CEO ruining this place

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    I have been working at CPA Australia part-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    be more genuine and supportive to ur ambassadors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Avoid the IT dept at all costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very interesting

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    Current Employee - Governance & Membership Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Governance & Membership Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    2 years in

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at CPA Australia full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give employees something to aim for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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