Administrative Assistant : avis sur KPMG
Great place to work and network with employees from diverse backgrounds.
A typical day at work includes project coordination, calendar management, meeting planning, travel planning, office space coordination, conference room scheduling, call screening, email follow up, document printing, scanning, copying and filing, letter and bill processing and mail sorting and distribution.
What I learned from experience in working as an employee at KPMG LLP Chicago was how to adapt to an ever changing work environment, how to provide quality service work products to both internal and external clients and how to interact and network with employers and employees in management and non-management positions.
My coworkers were from various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and varying degrees of experience from college interns to retired partners.
The hardest part of my job was not being able to interact with my primary work group face to face and have weekly status meetings in the office.
The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with other employees in the office learning about their jobs/positions/work groups.
Points positifsemployee benefits, company programs, holiday events and time off when needed (scheduled or unscheduled)
Points négatifslack of designated employee lounge with couches/chairs to relax if not feeling well, lack of employee discount for vending machine snacks, lack of employee upward feedback during annual performance reviews.
Upscale work environment
On the day of orientation, along with about 50 others, when it was my turn to introduce myself, I was very proud and excited to be becoming a permanent full-time employee after being a temp-to-perm employee transitioning from an employment agency. However, I was immediately "knocked down a peg" by one of the people doing the orientation. I explained that I "went permanent" on X date, and she immediately responded that "nobody is ever permanent" "we just let you use this job". I thought that to be a very rude and counterproductive attitude. However, once I began work, I enjoyed working in an upscale environment. I was issued a laptop as though it were no more than a clipboard. The down side of that was that I had to carry it home daily and be responsible for it. The worst part of the job was that I was supposed to be in training, yet the girl assigned to my training wasn't training me. I had no idea what was expected of me. When I would ask questions of our supervisor, I would only get vague answers that never helped. The trainer was eventually fired, and still, no one properly trained me, and later on, I myself was let go without warning or explanation.
Points positifsupscale working environment
Points négatifscostly public parking & walk to office.
Upscale working environment. High security.
In new employee orientation (along with about 50 other people), I was excited about being employed with such a prestigious company. I was immediately knocked down by a person performing the orientation when I said "I went permanent on X date", she replied "nobody's permanent, we're just letting you "use" this job". I thought that to be a very rude and counterproductive attitude. However, beyond that, I thought the perks of working in an upscale office were good. At the time, laptops were assigned as though they were clipboards. The down side of that was that you had to carry it home daily and be responsible for it. Our department moved from the prestigious Peachtree St. office to a regular office off of West Paces Ferry shortly after I began. The strange part was, I was NEVER officially trained in the job I was hired for, and had no idea what was expected of me. Then the girl who was supposed to be training me was fired, and shortly thereafter, so was I. I was never given a reason.
Points positifsupscale working environment, high security
Points négatifsno job security, costly public parking and walk to office
Administrative Assistant | Ottawa, ON
| 10 août 2016
I continue to learn new skills in Caseware. I have made a number of friends and I don't believe I have ever had a relationship where you don't feel left out or are not part of a team. When I first joined there was only myself and my manager. We now have 6 people plus our manager. A typical day is checking the web to see what work needs done, putting our name to a submission and doing the work on the Reporting Control Sheet. All first drafts and final submissions are reviewed by our manager. All finals are proofed by us and added and cross-added for consistency. My co-workers and I share ideas to ensure all work is being done accordingly. The hardest part of my job is during corporate tax season, making sure all E-Files are done by June 30th, as well as all statements and letters are done and sent to client service staff. I enjoy being surrounded by such diverse people.
Points positifsGreat health and wellness plan, free tickets to hockey, soccer and football games
Points négatifsNo ability to grow with this position
Backward old school fixation on titles and grades
If you want to work for a company that is going backwards in terms of employees dignity and respect this is the company for you. They preach openness.. collaboration.. treatment of employees with dignity and respect but.. that only applies to the partners who refer to administration staff as 'just a secretary' it's all just lip service to make themselves sound good the truth is very different and this is evident in the level of employee attrition that I have seen over my many years surviving there ...it's a servile situation if you are not of a particular grade and those higher up have a condescending attitude to those lower down.. would not recommend if you want to feel appreciated... advance your career in administration or enjoy your work
Points positifsLocation of the office
Points négatifsLack of dignity and respect no career advancement
It was a good run working as an admin assistant with the advisory KPMG practice, it has its rewards (good people) and challenges (mgmt.). It is a busy and deadline-oriented work environment, with many oportunities for learning new skills. I have made many friends but I moved on to another company for better compensation. The compensation is not on par with other Big 4.
The most challenging part of the job is the outdated performance management for employees and the support structure. When we don’t know something, the expectation is that we have to learn it, regardless of education. I would hate to see an admin help responsible for a financial decision they are not necessarily trained for or compensated appropriately to do.
Points positifsFree lunches, social, people
Points négatifsWhat is the true value of the admin to the organization
Administrative Assistant | Ottawa, ON
| 13 janv. 2015
Great company to work for
The job was really interesting in the sense I would work within a team of people from different level. I had to prioritise my work and be able to work under pressure.
The hardest part of the job was working during the Tax season which required a lot of work and overtime. I had to provide service excellence for not only poeple I worked for but also the Clients.
It was a very interesting job because I was able to work with different departments and people. Tasks varied from simple letter writting to proof reading documents, presentations, organise travel, have total responsibilities on people whereabouts and calendar.
Over all a very enjoyable job and company to work for.
Points positifsVery good benefits
Points négatifsWorked long hours at time
Good opportunities for career advancement
Working as an admin assistannt with KPMG has its rewards and challenges. It is a busy and deadline-oriented work environment, with many oportunities for learning new skills. The best part about the company is the people. I have many friends at KPMG and enjoy working with my co-workers and the group I support. The most challenging part of the job is the introduction of new computer computer systems and programs on a regular basis. We are constantly in a learning curve with new systems and that can make it challenging to gain any work momentum.
Points positifsgood people, good benefits
Points négatifscontstant technological upgrades/changes.
Management doesnt care much
I can only speak from an admin and reception perspective, as I've had both jobs at KPMG. Be ready to be taken for granted at every turn. Usually the Partners you work with are great and you can build a great relationship with your team. However, head admins and admin management says they are on your side but never are. They will not fight for you. They will not give you fair living raises or wages. They will throw a ton of parties instead. That's where your living wage goes. Not to mention support staff gets zero thank yous ever. Unless you count a generic card on Admin Day.
Points positifsGood work/life balance
Points négatifsPoor management and atrocious wages
Great Firm, Poor Salaries
The firm is full of great people that are fun to work with. My experience with the firm has been great for the most part. I have found though that being in an administrative role working with executive partners within the firm, you tend to be treated a bit more poorly than other positions working with client work. It isn't often recognized just how much you have to do to accomplish some of the things being asked of you, or perhaps if you go above and beyond in your role, which doesnt sit well when you aren't really being paid competitively to other positions similar to yours.
Points positifsFlexible hours and benefits
Points négatifslow salaries