Manager (Former Employee) – London – 25 April 2018
Blood sweat and tears expected for a below market rate salary. The worst company I've ever had the misfortune of being duped into working for. Expect promises of rapid promotion and nice bonuses. Reality is a daily endurance test of your will to live. The free lunch is a con, the only free thing you can get is a reformed chicken sandwich you will have to queue for most of your lunch break to get your hands on. - Essentially a ploy to keep you in the building. No matter what level you are, hierarchy always rules and you will be treated as such. Leaving on time and working your hours is frowned upon.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Leeds – 25 April 2018
work experience I throughly enjoyed this experience I met a lot of people who have given me a lot of good advice and to keep working for my apprenticeship. I owe a lot to them for the role they have played.
Secretary to Director (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 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!
Marketing (Former Employee) – Multiple – 14 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.
Audit Senior (Former Employee) – Luxembourg – 11 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.
Salary, benefits, working for a market leading organisation
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