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"Great brand and intelligent colleagues, work highly varied"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Senior client contacts, string brand, challenging work, varied engagements

Cons

Never quite sure who the boss is (makes the decision). I have often got the client, two different partners and a service line head pulling in different directions. Very little working together across partner revenue streams.

Advice to Management

Saying your career is all up to you may sound great in theory but in practice it isolates people, supports predatory revenue behaviour, requires employees to solve the problem when it is a management problem and abrogates responsibility for employee engagement. One dimensional behaviours and OMS game playing become the norm. It also encourages personality based self promotion and the 'quiet' performers will be left behind.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. "The Consulting department in Stockholm tried to expand to quickly and the most important corp. values were neglected."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big firm, possibility to make career on the international level.

    Cons

    The Swedish HQ in Stockholm: heir management consulting department was at the time too young and tried to expand to quickly, to much new people on senior level were head hunted in to the new organization. The result was an non homogeneous corporate culture and the core values of KPMG was not implemented the right way, many junior consultant quit during my year.

    Advice to Management

    Protect and preserve the corporate values and the brand is more important than making quick money by expanding and sell project they cant handle. Quality and being humble is key, not quantity and the wrong attitude. Not taking care of junior consultants is to not invest in the future and quality of the companies services.


  2. "Internship in Audit Deparment- KPMG, Warsaw"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Intern in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working here allows you to meet a lot of new people that are goal-focused, but kind at the same time. The company itself is a great place to start your career with - you get a clear career path, lots of studying material, a view of the inside of a big company's culture and, most importantly, the possibility to work with professionals. And all of the above in a friendly atmospehere.

    Cons

    The sole disadvantage is shared with all other simmilar copanies - heavy workload. However it does not affect interns as much as it does senior employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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