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Many many years ago and still as busy today
Secretary to Director (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London2 December 2017
I worked here as a secretary many years ago. We had 6 secretaries rammed into a tiny room, one of which was not easy to get along and you're stuck with them day in day out!. It's probably changed in that respect but as to the job we were inundated. Looking at the job spec now it's just as bad. They pile the work on you... tons to type, phones constantly ringing, no time to even get a cup of tea. Day in day out you'll be worked to be bone for that salary. Don't say I didn't warn you! Just look at the list of duties!
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work overload
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Nice people
Audit Intern (Current Employee) –  Romania1 December 2017
Great people but the salary is small and is not comparing with the amount of work. Also you have to work overtime and its not good for your personal life.
Pros
Smart people, great working with them.
Cons
Small salary
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Good stepping stone
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  London30 October 2017
Learnt a lot with KPMG.
Offer great progression and opportunities to learn.
Competitor salary.
Good exposure to clients.
Ability of take on respossinility early.
Can move around company quite easily.
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Awful culture, poor rewards
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Multiple14 August 2017
Lack of vision from C-Suite and top management has meant deterioration of the company straight to bottom of the Big 4.

Highly matrixed organisation where there are too many heads with different wants that everyone tries to keep everyone happy rather than do the right thing for everyone, so you always end up with the lowest common denominator.

Salary offerings are mediocre with no benefits comparable to corporates, and as a partnership there are no share options or profit share (unless you are close to the very top), healthcare matches corporates, but pension contributions are laughable as are bonuses.

If you want to be rewarded appropriately for the amount of work then look elsewhere - bonuses rarely come and are reserved for upper management where bonus amounts become a higher percentage with higher levels.
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Fun, great benefits - but too difficult to progress/move roles.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Watford, Hertfordshire14 August 2017
Very difficult to progress or move into another area without the experience, which you cannot gain unless doing the role you are trying to seek!

Otherwise, great benefits, lovely people and working flexibility in most teams.
Pros
Lunch allowance, benefits
Cons
Lack of progression/career options
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Great place to work but...
Audit Senior (Former Employee) –  Luxembourg11 August 2017
KPMG like any of the big four is a great place to start your career but you'll find yourself working about 50-55 hours a week in the first few years and this only increases over time. The pay is good and the working environment is good however, the office will become your home.
Pros
Salary, benefits, working for a market leading organisation
Cons
Long hours
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Audit
Associate (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London5 July 2017
Friendly and knowledgable management
Work-life balance the best amongst the big four
Great training opportunity and personal development
Low salary
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hated it
Corporate Tax Assistant manager (Former Employee) –  Ipswich30 June 2017
A long time ago now, but even now, being made redundant when seemingly noone else in the office was rankles with me.
Timesheets never had a high enough utilisation rate, and the office was a satellite - ie Head office forgot about us

In fact, it is closed now, and staff have moved away, so this is a very specific review with a personal slant. I enjoyed the money, but nothing else whatsoever
Pros
lunch allowance, bonus, pension
Cons
Nothing was ever good enough for them
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Too many layers of hierarchy
Executive Secretary (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands10 April 2017
Usual secretarial duties in a Big 4 accountancy firm. Not keen on the layers of hierarchy and management.

Otherwise ok firm to work for but salary could be higher for what we do
Pros
Benefits + free lunch
Cons
Salary not very competitive
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Not great
Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) –  London5 April 2017
Not great in terms of work-life balance and usually overworked for minimal remuneration. Long hours contributed to me leaving eventually. Management is quite poor.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
Long Hours
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A good place to learn latest science
Managing Data/Analytics Consultant (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, UK5 April 2017
Great for training on all latest technologies
Difficult to get too
Work hugely varied
can be a lot of travelling
Long hours
Fast paced and pressurised which is par for the course in consultancy
Pros
Pension scheme
Cons
Long hours and travel
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fun work place
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Cardiff31 March 2017
it was really good as you never new what your day was going to be like and you are indoors out of the rain so that was a bonus you are left on your own to do your own thing
Pros
left on yopur own
Cons
N/a
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Audit Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire14 March 2017
Great people, really friendly team. Workplace culture is relatively relaxed but can be very pressurised at busy times. Work/life balance isn't great considering salary, particularly as a new joiner.
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Great Enviroment & people
Commercial Manager (Former Employee) –  Canary Wharf, Greater London6 February 2017
A great unique place to work. Lovely people, management and environment. day to day work is manageable and personally feel motivated to go above and beyond to deliver. most difficult part of the job is seeing colleagues being made redundant.
Pros
Free lunches good staff benefits
Cons
Long hours, fail to recognise great staff
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Productive
Catering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds11 January 2017
I enjoyed working there because I learned how to cook and management were understanding and polite and kind and all my co workers was good to work with and had a laugh
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Good hours good pay
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No a great place to work
Team Secretary (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear4 January 2017
I've had issue after issue since starting this job and only took it initially because is was permanent and I had been temping for 5 years previously.
The pay is awful and doesn't get better with longevity. The other benefits like pension and bonus is good but it doesn't make up for the appalling wage.
Pros
£3.20 per day for your lunch
Cons
The lunch allowance can only be spent in the canteen and it's awful and massively overpriced!!!
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Secure
Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands15 December 2016
During my time at KPMG, I received plenty of support and was exposed to many different areas of the business. I learned many new skills and gained knowledge however the Salary compared to the workload did not suffice.
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Opportunity to try different roles
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Canary Wharf20 September 2016
The work KPMG does for CSR is fantastic. Staff are encouraged to train and upskill, with opportunities for secondment or global mobility to different roles and departments.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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Productive and fun
Department Secretary (Former Employee) –  Birmingham18 September 2016
Great place to work. Great people. Lots of responsibility. Demanding role and challenging at times. Loved the boss that I worked for. Most enjoyable working on different estates and visiting them.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
None
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A good start of your career
Corporate Research (Former Employee) –  London31 August 2016
This is a good start of your career if you are in a graduate or associate program at KPMG. Excellent job culture and good management. However, minimum salary range for the entry level staff.
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