Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Birmingham)
I work for two large teams in an extremely busy tax department. My role is varied with tasks such as e-travel, diary management, billing, typing of letters, reports, producing PowerPoints and arranging seminars.
Outside my core role I am a Charity Champion, this involves communicating to the entire Birmingham office, arranging charity events/seminars and being responsible for the collecting and banking funds.
Working for a large company and the roles I undertake, I have learned to communicate to a wider audience, be part of a larger team of individuals and have become experienced with a wide range of systems.
I work closely with my co-workers to ensure that we all have good working relationships, this enables us to assist each other and cover in their absence.
I arrange regular meetings with my core departmental managers, this not only maintains a good working relationship but also gives me an understanding of what they’re currently working on and discuss ways in which I can lighten their workload.
I would say the hardest part of my role would be working with individuals who are not team players but I work to overcome this by having regular meetings.
I enjoy the variety of my core and non-core roles and getting involved with events both inside and outside of work
Points positifsFree lunches, benefits
Productive and Good opportunites
• Past Business Review & Complaints of Investment Sales for a large UK bank.
• Calculating redress for mis-sold investment products including bonds, pensions, ISAs, unit trusts, OEICs, trusts and annuities.
• Producing letters for customers detailing the review outcome and breakdowns of calculations performed for redress.
• Dealing with customer enquiries and complaint handling over phone whilst adhering to security and confidentiality regulations.
• Leading a team of graduates supporting them to meet and exceed targets as well as maintaining a high level of quality in work produced.
• Quality checking of work completed to ensure it meets FCA regulations and guidelines.
• Producing training materials including calculation methodologies and letter writing procedures for team members.
I just thought it was horrible
It's not the worst of the big 4 but that doesn't make it good. I felt utterly unsupported. Junior staff have to source their own work which is fine but if someone doesn't like you they can absolutely sabotage you with respect to getting work and if you're not getting enough work you risk losing your job. You need to stay reasonably late just so people think you're keen - I've seen people stay and do nothing, but because they stayed, some how that looks better. Some managers are nice enough but some are just snakes - there are two kinds: those who are clever and can navigate the snakes and some people who progress with no talent because they are utterly cut-throat. As a person with integrity, I made sure I left as soon as humanly possible.
Points positifsDecent canteen, benefits are ok - pretty standard
Points négatifsIt's a snake pit
Great place to work, with great opportunities for advancement.
There are many different areas to chose from when working at KPMG, and many opportunities for advancement.
The culture at KPMG is values lead, for example:
We lead by example
We act with integrity
If you wish to work for one of the top companies with opportunities to re locate or advance, I would highly recommend KPMG.
Points positifsLunch allowance, performance related pay rise and bonus, profit related bonus
KPMG was my first job after my graduation in Bachelors in Commerce (Honours). I had the best job life in KPMG, I have learnt a lot in KPMG.
KPMG is brand where everybody wants to work in. I had the best work life and as an auditor there i have learnt a lot. After completing my masters degree in MSC International Accounting and Finance, i would love to join again KPMG if i get a chance.
developing work place
I spent in KPMG 12 months, I meet amazing people and team and clients. I just regret that department could not survive and redundancy process occur.
I miss only investments in employee development. However team and clients bring me lot experience as a new payroll officer.
Points positifsgood deployment
Points négatifslack of balance work life
A great place to work in had some really good times there only real issue was the salary i left to do the same job for a 10k rise and even that was on the low side shame they dont want to retain staff as they lost 4 years of valuable experience
Points positifsFree lunch laptop phone
Points négatifsManagers dont listen to innovation
A good place to learn latest science
Great for training on all latest technologies
Difficult to get too
Work hugely varied
can be a lot of travelling
Fast paced and pressurised which is par for the course in consultancy
Points positifsPension scheme
Points négatifsLong hours and travel
Firm is too stuffy for own good
Sometimes it can be hugely stressful here which affects work/life balance, everything is monitoring by managers who don't pull their weight, they just like to assert power over people.
Points positifsSubsidised Lunch
Points négatifsLong Hours, constantly monitored
It was a good working place
The kitchen is provide a excellent food for the customers.
Got more experience how to clean and make a kitchen to be a most hygienic place in the company.
Chefs are very kind and friendly people, it was good to working with them.
Points positifsfree coffee