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CPA Australia Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation. Friendly and professional coworkers, decent and nice workplace.

    Cons

    Not much promotion space and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Explore the market rather than staring at Australia only. Be open-minded and innovative.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great IT team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time

    Pros

    Excellent innovation
    Some very sharp minds
    Reasonable budgets to achieve things

    Cons

    Disconnected executive management
    Southbank location

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO. Oh wait, you did!

  3. "It's going to get worse before it gets better.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very passionate people; certain teams are great to work with like Business Development; some of the staff benefits are good like the discounts at the CPA owned cafe in the foyer.

    Cons

    Extremely limited career development with many managers with the view of you "needing to do your time" before they'll invest in you or consider you for another role even if you have the required qualifications/experience; internal progression is almost unheard of; limited personal development unless you are friends with the right people; low salaries (communicated including super to make them seem larger than they are); ageist and sexist environment; fears about job security due to recent issues in the media around Alex Malley and his salary (no commincation internally, staff know nothing); complaints/bullying swept under the rug (the managers side is always taken, and then people are managed out); limited recognition of effort unless you are friends with the top.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully new leadership sorts this place out. It has the potential to be great, but it needs the right people, and it needs to invest in people. Also needs to be prepared to innovate and ditch the 'old school' accountant stereotype.


  4. "Good until current CEO came along"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some useful professional development opportunities

    Cons

    CEO totally destroyed the culture of the organisation which had been improved with continual work across the organisation, he filled the organisation with his own friends or former colleagues s who would act as yes people, don't dare question the CEO (even if relevant)

    Advice to Management

    Think about the organisation and its purpose, and the fact you are spending members money, all it seems., to benefit yourselves.


  5. "Don't go there.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Some staff have values.

    Cons

    Full of sycophants and bullies who are all out to protect their jobs. Members are unhappy and not being listened to.

    Advice to Management

    Time for change...starting at the top


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A joke"

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    Former Employee - Member Services Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Member Services Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job was so easy and well paid as long as you grovelled to the worlds greatest CEO according to the same CEO

    Cons

    It's draining having to listed to the rubbish they go on with. .they ate all having a giant laugh with their members money

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the self appointed worlds greatest CEO and stop CPA Australia being his personal propaganda machine


  7. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely enjoyed working with the staff in Melbourne.

    Cons

    They have average salaries and an ineffective HR team.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos. Get a new CEO

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Team Role in Southbank (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing Team Role in Southbank (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a contractor. Good people, work ethic- quite a big company.

    Cons

    Owing to size and occasional silos, it can take a while for needed change (e.g. process) to take place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on an silos forming.


  9. "Corporate world but with lots of room for progression"

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    Former Employee - Course Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Course Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good room for moving up, great training opportunities, promote a great work / life balance, lots of social events to attend.

    Cons

    Strict policies and red tape to work around which is the same with any large corporate organisation.


  10. "Lived up to my expectations AND MORE!"

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    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.


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