KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews in Singapore

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
3,146 Reviews
3.6
3,146 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 188 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 448 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 498 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    good
    good work life
    cohesive and collegial

    Cons

    pay not up to standard, small
    long hours
    inverted traingle system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

  2.  

    Line production for auditor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly promotion
    Good for people who want exposure

    Cons

    Unfocused roles
    Low bonus
    Lack of staff benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonuses too low, could even be $0

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fulfilling Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong alumni culture, as many KPMG seniors are from local universities. Interns get many learning opportunities as they are rotated through various engagement teams throughout the internship. Seniors are also very patient and willing if teach if you ever want to know anything. KPMG has a great one-week orientation programme in place to help its new faces feel right at home.

    Cons

    Workload can vary from manageable to insanely tedious, depending on the engagement but we can't really choose which engagement we would like to be on. Some seniors are workaholics and they expect a lot of commitment from you. However, this also means more learning opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some senior management seem to be lacking in peoples skills, such as striking meaningful conversations, being polite in assigning responsibilities and tactfulness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place for starters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Youthful environment, great career prospects

    Cons

    Poor pay and hours, zero work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better welfare required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff welfare is good as an intern. I was made to leave the office at 5.30pm everyday.

    Cons

    Long hours for full time staff (audit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't squeeze your staff too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong global brand, country experience varies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong knowledge base, good diversity

    Cons

    Individual country skill sets varied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources at a country level

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship at KPMG Risk Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good internship structure with training for the 1st week of internship

    Cons

    Nothing much to add in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning and growth opportunities but terrible staff welfare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Associate

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is always something new to learn everyday and annual salary increments are very high. Great growth prospects.

    Cons

    Bad staff welfare; always short of manpower and staff are worked to the bone to meet tight deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting costs just to gain clients; hire more manpower so that deadlines can be met without squeezing the life out of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Lots of learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable, no recession in Singapore

    Cons

    Too many levels of management

    Recommends
  11.  

    Decent, long hours, hectic and busy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good learning curve
    Good client base

    Cons

    Overloading, fair share of employees who are free-loading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove management who are comfortable and complacent

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