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KPMG

4.0
  • #3 in Accountancy & advisory
  • > 100,000 employees

KPMG Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 41 graduates working at KPMG. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 41 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent training provided.
  • Great experience working with a wide variety of large corporate clients
  • Regular client contact, lots of autonomy and responsibility, working amongst a talented team, variety of audits means every day is different
  • Variety of work and great team. Always being challenged to jump in the deep end and learn as I go (can go well :P)
  • The training provided is first class, the people you work with are inspirational, the friends you make are lifelong and the clients you work with and experiences you have are exceptional and are of unrivalled quality.
  • Occasional long hours.
  • Busy season is about to begin and that will mean working greater hours than is normally appropriate.
  • Reward and recognition, few inter-division networking opportunities
  • tedious tasks and sometimes long hours
  • Being expected to do very long hours at occasion.

What Insiders Say

6.6
Career Prospects
6.6
Career Prospects
I have been told that the move to senior is a couple of year process and the easiest of the transitions. Beyond that, the city would require that position to be filled before moving any further.
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.8
Corporate Social Responsibility
KPMG has a strong emphasis on giving back to the community and the Adelaide firm in particular has done a lot of work to recognize the indigenous community. There are also volunteer days where you are able to take a day off to go and help out at an organisation or project of your choice or one that they organise.
8.2
Culture
8.2
Culture
Most people are very approachable and friendly, even partners and senior managers. Everyone seems to work together to get things done, no matter what level in the hierarchy there are.
8.6
Diversity
8.6
Diversity
A large platform of diverse cultures within the office.
8.1
Satisfaction
8.1
Satisfaction
Assisting directors with their deliverables on engagements.
7.5
Management
7.5
Management
Very approachable. I always feel like I can ask questions or for informal feedback. Formal feedback is a little harder to acquire.
8
Office Work Environment
8
Office Work Environment
Was pretty average to begin, but with the refurb it is excellent. The move the agile working seems to really work so far. Dress code is business corporate Monday - Thursday. Fridays are casual, however I do not dress down too drastically in case of a last minute client meeting.
7.5
Recruitment
7.5
Recruitment
I was asked a lot of questions about how I would practically deal with certain situations in the workplace. For instance, if I had to deal with conflict with a client or with a colleague. Also questions as to what I could bring to the company with my particular skillset. I would recommend that they familiarise themselves with the company and what they do and that they prepare answers to possible interview questions. Be confident and show that you can easily get along with people because I think that goes far.
5.4
Salary
5.4
Salary
We occasionally have free lunches. There are sporadic social drinks on Friday afternoons (average around 1 every 6 weeks). Excellent volunteer day program and a social club that has events you can pay for and attend.
7.6
Training
7.6
Training
A few different training sessions provided for each position - most pretty helpful, a few brief and not so important sessions. Monthly team day including training sessions. Multiple training sessions for each Chartered Accountant unit in-house - however not completely aligned to CA units and teachings.
7.1
Work Hours
7.1
Work Hours
During the busy parts of the year, you can work very longs hours. I have not been around long enough to truly check the flexibility
7.1
Sustainability