Audit Senior (Former Employee) – Raffles Place – May 16, 2019
Workplace culture: Plenty of growth opportunities, much training provided, but on the job you're almost thrown into the deep end of the pool. Form good relationships so you have people to turn to for help. Very young workforce, almost everybody is fresh out of university, managers are mostly within 10 years age difference.
Nature of job: Prepare to slog your guts out during peak audit season. The nature of the job itself is demanding. You are expected to know your stuff or do research. Hot desking can be a boon or a bane. You bring your office supplies everywhere with you, which can be a burden on short engagements. Flexi-hours, meaning your supposed 9-6pm job can stretch to 10pm and later.
Overall: Great stepping stone for fresh grads. If you're not into auditing, don't stay too long.
I worked with many great people but many leave after a few years. Projects can be hit or miss but the good ones really helped me learn a lot and take on bigger responsibilities. Overall, a decent place to start a career.