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Toxic Workplace
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  DowntownSeptember 2, 2018
You'll work with people who constantly complain about no work-life balance and want to resign but they are the same individuals that perpetuate the 'overtime' culture. Expect working past midnight daily to meet expectation of managers and seniors alike. At times, unnecessary work is done that leads to working overtime. The work place thrive of inefficiency and its something you have to live with, working in this industry.
Pros
Younger working environment
Cons
Extremely inefficient
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Helpful Colleagues but Long Hours
ASSISTANT MANAGER, AUDIT (Former Employee) –  SingaporeSeptember 1, 2018
Young and vibrant colleagues since Big 4 traditionally recruits fresh university graduates every year. Wide exposure to clients in different industry, good mentorship from senior and managers and adequate, regular professional and personal training. Regular supper and drinking sessions with colleagues due to long hours during peak.
Pros
Young and vibrant colleagues
Cons
Lots of OT during audit peak
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A place to build up career path
Tax Manager (Current Employee) –  Raffles PlaceAugust 22, 2018
Assist tax partners in Singapore tax assignments (planning and compliance) for corporate tax clients, including provision of tax compliance and advisory works for clients from a wide range of industries in both public and private sectors in Singapore. Past and present portfolio of clients include multi-national corporations, listed companies and SMEs in Singapore with activities ranging from manufacturing, trading, retail, investment holding, transportation and logistics, services, hotel management, shipping, telecommunication and construction.
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Challenging
Audit Manager (Former Employee) –  Central Business DistrictAugust 1, 2018
Challenging environment with excellent resource and support from various departments and colleagues. Good exposure, personal development and fast pace progression.
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Fun working place
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  SingaporeJuly 24, 2018
Ok working place. However, partners in my unit are not too involved in marketing and business development. This work is unreasonably pushed to the next lower levels with the expectation that technical and compliance work are also performed by these staff at the same time.
Pros
Clubhouse for staff use
Cons
Old building
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Professional Financial Firm
Senior Executive (Current Employee) –  Raffles PlaceMay 21, 2018
KPMG is one of big four audit, tax and advisory firm in the world. I learned a lot while working there especially supporting advisory teams. The management at KPMG are professionals.
The most enjoyable part of the job is joining on the ground projects.
Pros
KPMG cares
Cons
Necessary guidance for some new joiners
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Excellent working environment
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) –  SingaporeApril 16, 2018
KPMG Singapore is an excellent organization for fresh graduate. Principals and Directors are good mentors as well as highly professionals. Thank you KPMG singapore.
Pros
Flexible working hrs
Cons
Can be very busy at times
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Singapore
Audit Intern (Former Employee) –  SingaporeApril 12, 2018
Singapore is a great place to be as an intern from the US. Many people took an interest in me but the experience overall required much travel for clients.
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Productive and friendly working environment
Trainee Auditor (Internship) (Former Employee) –  MalaysiaMarch 19, 2018
As an intern, very fortunate to have a good SIC who teach me many things. I learnt things out of the textbook which are more relevant to the practical. Besides, the working environment is quite friendly.
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KPMG Singapore
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  RafflesJanuary 30, 2018
Being an external auditor is like having an examination each and everyday. There are always audit and technical related issues to be resolve between engagement team and clients. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you have successfully resolved an issue and there is appreciation from your superiors which makes you proud of yourself. The most hardest part of the job includes long working hours and also never ending deadlines to be met.
Pros
Problems solving
Cons
Long hours
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Challenging but Rewarding
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  SingaporeJanuary 21, 2018
A typical day is difficult to describe since the work at KPMG is very dynamic and never the same. On most days you can tear up your to-do list by 10 because the day goes in so many different directions. This is what makes the job so enjoyable and the worst aspect of it at the same time

Working at KPMG gives us the opportunity to work with different clients from different industries, collaboratively with our local and global teams. There are always new things to experience and learn from.

The management team here are always supportive, both in the aspects of our career, as well as our personal growth.
Pros
Global and local opportunities
Cons
Challenging
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Good job progression
Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  RafflesJanuary 16, 2018
Good job progression as it is one of the big 4 firms. In a stressful environment however, it enables you to learn about a wide range of industries in a short period of time. Great peers as people enter the firm in big batches and has many company activities. However, hours are long and it can get draining during the peak seasons
Pros
Job progression, company activities
Cons
Long hours, stressful environment
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Insight view of Big 4
Risk Consultant (Current Employee) –  RafflesJanuary 4, 2018
A steep learning curve during the initial stage in the firm before realizing all the cons that come after such as:
- Long working hours
- Poor department management
- Poor communication flow
- Poor department culture
Pros
Good employee benefit
Cons
Long hours, poor management and culture
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KPMG audit
Audit Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  SingaporeJanuary 4, 2018
I have gained a lot of work experience in external audit here, and appreciate the work culture and fellow colleagues. This job offers opportunities to work in a large firm.
Pros
Good guidance from superiors and colleagues
Cons
Long work hours to meet deadlines
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Great exposure for graduates with challenging and steep learning curve
Manager - Audit, Real Estate, Consumer and Tourism (Former Employee) –  SingaporeDecember 28, 2017
- Independent learning
- Support further professional development
- Overseas secondment opportunities
- Global network
- Teamwork dependent
- Multi-cultural firm
Pros
Great exposure
Cons
Excessive overtime required
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must be mentally prepared for long hours
Associate Audit (Former Employee) –  Raffles PlaceDecember 14, 2017
The company requires a lot of commitment from their staff. Having put in long hours is to be expected. If you thrive to be in an environment with constant challenges this would be a good fit.

Progression and Career advancement is good!
Pros
Career Advancement
Cons
Long Hours
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A wonderful place for professional development
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  SingaporeDecember 1, 2017
KPMG offers an extensive training programme and focuses heavily on professional development. You will experience a steep learning curve and constantly improve yourself through various engagement exposures. KPMG also emphasize on teamwork and leadership skills. As you progress, you will be tasked to independently lead engagement teams to deal with challenging tasks and solve different problems.

Although you may need to work extended hours on regular basis, the effort will pay off in terms of quick development of professional, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills.
Pros
Fast professional development
Cons
Extended working hours
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Fun place to work at
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  SingaporeNovember 20, 2017
KPMG Singapore feels pretty much like a university. As a graduate or someone in the mid 20/30s, it is easy to find friends/Colleagues of the same age group, there are tonnes of fun activities like welcome night, dinner and dance, monday drinks and even sports day organised yearly.

Best part of this job is the people, but of course as with every company there will be issues in retaining talent.

One thing KPMG Singapore lacks is the grooming of employees who have been with them since day 1 (first job). At a certain level, the management becomes a little more selfish and forgets that the employees come first.

Nonetheless, still enjoyed my time there.
Pros
Tonnes of parties and fun
Cons
Poor employee management of career
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Good place to work
Tax Assiciates (Former Employee) –  West CoastNovember 5, 2017
Friendly colleagues.

Can learn to compute individual and companies tax computation instead of focus on one section in other big company.

Good working environment
Pros
Excellence staff benefits
Cons
long working hours
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Dynamic environment
Senior Associate, Management Consulting (Current Employee) –  Raffles PlaceOctober 31, 2017
The working culture is dynamic and rapidly changes. Although you may have a reporting manager/director you are free to speak and work on various projects (provided that there are projects to be on and the engagement manager wants you on those projects).

Management is open to discussion and ideas regardless of position.
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