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Lots of opportunities for growth. I enjoyed working there. There is room to learn and the managers are amazing. If you are lazy, you may not thrive in this environment
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Big name but not worth it

Hiired as Senior into tax. Nothing to learn as you will be put on any billable engagement and all anyone cares is utilization. All i have done was the same type of work in my previous firm. No work-life balance despite how interviewers will sell it to you. No training at all, you are expected to understand the convoluted process from day one, which is unreasonable. Culture with other people is average as you would any other workplace. Some are willing to help some are "not my work not my responsibility". Often you will feel you are left hang to dry on your own.
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Productive IT relaxed

Productive IT relaxed environment. IT support was productive and management was casual but let you be creative. i enjoyed my time there and IT was very large enterprise department with strict policies
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Learning Opportunities

Job offers immense amount of learning opportunities in very demanding timing so you will learn a ton. But work-life balance is non existence and your schedule will revolve around work.


Growth and learning opportunities


Long hours
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Prestigious with Long hrs

Long hrs are normal within the industry but KPMG especially is notorious for not providing any work life balance hence turnover continues to high. If you are ok with having long hrs, you will be fine.


Good name. Good ppl


Long hrs
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Partners choice

Partners sweet boys driven company. There is no fair and equal treatment. You get the business, you handle the business you do the liaison yet you are neither promoted nor increment is given. Whereas the informers within the team get escalated to senior positions and with big increments. Totally a unprofessional management with no transparency.
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Long work hours

Long hours of workNo work life balanceTasking engagementsAverage/Above average compensation depending on negotiationGood and amazing staffFast paced environment
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Solid Work

Good position for temp work, relaxing atmosphere. Fantastic office with lots of space and adheres to mask rules appropriately. Staff are all friendly and welcoming.
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Insane politics! Do not get caught in it

Training was minimal. Expectations were sky high. Lots of dirty politics between senior leaders and getting back at one another. HR pretends to be your friend, but turns the other cheek when it comes to dealing fairly with admin professionals. Blatant lying and deceit occurs to get what they want.
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Toxic Place to Work

Pay is comparable to other employers, but you will work 50-100% longer and harder than elsewhere in Ottawa. Cultures is absolutely toxic, management DOES NOT care about you. Save yourself the stress and drama.
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Toxic land

The word place I’ve ever worked. They just have all that propaganda about the best place to work. The reality is other. Manager treat you bad, feed back after you have had tons of mistakes besides there is no proper training. “They want you to learn by experience “ but the reality is that they don’t have time to train you. Managers are rude, impolite and have no patient with anyone is new.


Mental health benefits


Poor training, terrible managers
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Standard big four job

You have the flexibility to work on projects that interest you. The work we do also makes a difference in our clients. The Salary and Benefits are in line with any of the other big four
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Stressful place, but great place to learn

Pros - Great place to learn alot, Nice office perks, great colleagues and managersCon- Stressful and very poor worklife balance, poor renumeration and compensations too
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Great team

KPMG is like any big 4. Based on size it is the smallest and so comes with the perks and drawbacks of a smaller firm when compared to it peers. The perks include great team and good relationships while the drawbacks include less project opportunities and pay
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Enjoyable work environment

I’ve enjoyed working at KPMG. You hear a lot about insane hours at B4 firms but it has been pretty good here. Management is super supportive and involved in helping make sure you succeed in your work.
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Good Place to do your CPA

Good Company to obtain your CPA designation with. Overtime policy varies my office, but most people ended up with about 6 weeks total to use in the spring/summer. Culture was good overall, but can vary from team to team.
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Excellent place to work

I like how supportive the leaders are, the colleagues are totally in this culture of building the team too, there are always up to teach and help when needed.


Excellent team
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Productive and Fun

Fast paced learning opportunities with lots of room for collaboration. It takes a lot of effort but is rewarding. Room for promotion is also very high.
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Some really great people, but management sucks

KPMG has some really amazing people, but overall management is terrible, the lack of leadership is concerning. Admins are under paid and under valued.


Benefits are pretty good


Low salary, no leadership, no room for growth
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Stressful and short staffed

Overall great experience. The firm is expanding and hiring people to take on new tasks. Work is stressful which is the same across all big 4. Pay increase was decent but doesn’t seem helpful on retaining talent.
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Competitive place where you will learn alot, stressful

Typical Big 4 experience, fast-paced and you will learn a lot on the job. Good support from managers but sometimes you are asked to just figure it out yourself.


Collaborative, learning and growth opportunities


Long hours, Stress
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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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