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KPMG Australia Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Good place to start career and build foundation for a long term rewarding career."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Accountant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Accountant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive learning and trainings. On job coaching and exposure a wide variety of clients. Multicultural office and a pool of talented congenial people.

    Cons

    Not KPMG specific but work life balance is never great in audit. Although KPMG has initiated certain activities to compensate for late hours of busy season like summer time.


  2. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Audit in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Audit in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Great office
    - Good career opportunities

    Cons

    - Best to keep to myself


  3. Helpful (1)

    "KPMG Sydney - Vacationer"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Consulting in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Intern - Consulting in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great work space in Barangaroo
    - Very nice people
    - Relatively relaxed/straightforward work
    - Good summer job

    Cons

    - Can get quite boring
    - It was clear to me that this couldn't be a long term thing, people mostly promoted based on age or poached from other companies. The grad program doesn't look good from an intern perspective

    Advice to Management

    - Not much, keep doing what you're doing. But try and have better performance metrics.


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    "Best place I've worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global network, smart people, lots of responsibility at a young age, generally a delightful place to work

    Cons

    Talks the talk around training, and will fund courses - however most staff I have seen leave have done so as the business has repeatedly stopped them from attending professional development. This has been mostly due to a constantly urgent state of client delivery requirements, and a "they can work longer" default - rather than emphasis on workforce planning.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your mentality around education at a partner level.


  6. "KPMG Australia"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at KPMG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Good work experience

    Cons

    Long hours - could be stuck on a project for a long time.


  7. "KPMG management consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly colleagues. Variety of work. Easy to move around the company if you want to work on different things.

    Cons

    People not always the most driven. Work can be client-driven rather than rigorous and independent.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate better thought leadership/intellectual reputation.


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    "KPMG"

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    Current Employee - Audit Graduate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Audit Graduate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Nice working environment
    -Good opportunities for career development

    Cons

    -Low pay compared with peers
    -demanding hours


  9. "Fun workplace"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good social events

    Cons

    Salary and work can become repetitive


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Office, work life balance, people, social life

    Cons

    Pay, budget pressures, work load

    Advice to Management

    Pay


  11. "A+ for values, culture and work-life balance"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPMG as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific people, sounds twee but genuinely people there were supportive, fun, great to work with, easy to talk to
    Was pleasantly surprised by the variety of backgrounds (for management consulting) and expertise
    Similarly surprised by how caring and compassionate everyone was
    Sincere commitment to work-life balance, flexible hours, working-from-home, staff who are also parents/carers, issues in people's personal lives when they came up

    Cons

    Work a bit thin on the ground compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!



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