Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Cape Town, Western Cape)
All in all very a good company to work for due to benefits and fairness
Very busy work days and was left very much to my own devices, as they knew that I could do my job. Worked from 06:30am to 19:00pm daily (did not have to but loved it). Workplace culture was very much based on honesty, efficiency and professionalism. Management trusted employees to do what was expected. Hardest part of my job was that, after distinguishing one person from another regards reckless trading, cover ups of assets and criminals, I had to learn how to approach people and it was in some instances, very sad and difficult. Had to learn to be harder. I loved the investigations I did (when necessary), the presentation of court documents typed by me and attending to various Courts, liquidated company sites and insolvent's homes and inventorizing assets
Points positifsPension Fund & Medical Aid Assistance
Points négatifsSalary was market related and not experience related
Work was always fun and i enjoyed working on different assignments with different people
Waking up in the mrorning, get tp work, make tea, check emails, contact the client, get ready to go to the client. Start workigm, setting up meetings, discussions finding, client being difficuty etc,
Manager reviewing work papers and reports, get reveiw quries and address them.
What i learned was learn from your review quries and make sure you never get the same review note again.
The most enjoying part was working as a team and helping each other.
Hardest part was extensive travelling
Points positifsfree lunches, birthday gifts, wedding gifts etc
Points négatifslong hours especial when out of town
Great team that I learn a lot from
No two days are the same and it is very dependent on the project you are working on. I learn to work with variou people and have to flexible to adjust to various work-styles and managing styles.
The team I am in is vibrant and young and come from different backgrounds, creating room to learn from one another.
I am expected to be able to work independent, but communicate regularly to keep everyone in the loop.
Points positifsDifference things all the time and working with different people
Points négatifsWorking hours are unpredictable - dependent on the project
Great Relationships built
It's a great place to learn and develop as an individual. The friendships that are made are relationships for life. We are provided with various platforms for self-developmental training which ensures that you drive your own success and career.
The hours can be long at times, but this is mostly during busy season.
Points positifsGreat relations being forged
Points négatifsLong hours
Very challenging and fast-paced workplace
Loved my job. Challenging. Very secure with good benefits up until now. Typical corporate business environment. Professionally dressed, etc. Very, Very sorry to have to leave after 22 years.
Points négatifsToo many chiefs and not enough indians
Great learning experience and opportunities to grow
The company has a great training program for Articles. It also has great clients which provides opportunity to learn and grow. There is a good support system among fellow trainees which is created by workplace culture.
Good people but you work hard for a low income
Good audit and tax exposure;
Management drives hard
Lots of office politics
Dealing with management
Meeting internal deadlines
Points positifsGood tax exposure
Points négatifsPoor salaries
Great company to do your articles at
Management were great to work with
Things learnt in addition to the technical work
- time management
- how to lead a team
Hardest part of the job was the long hours and juggling a few clients at once with very tight deadlines
Work under pressure but really good co-workers
Work in KPMG was a good experience for me. I learned so much, not only about audit procedures but also about being professional and dealing with unexpected situations.
I have met very welcoming, friendly and professional people at KPMG during my articles. The culture is created by the amazing people. My fellow colleagues have a willingness to help one another and collaborate.