I was still living in Amsterdam when KPMG visited my university, and it was clear from the start that they had the relaxed, flat work atmosphere I was looking for. I chose KPMG in Copenhagen specifically because I wanted to be part of the rapid development that KPMG in Denmark is going through. In long-established firms there are a great many traditions and set ways to approach any given task; in a younger firm those traditions have yet to be formed, and I wanted to be part of that. It is a journey in its own right.
You are an active part of this journey, not only as a graduate taking the Graduate Programme but also as an employee in a vibrant company going through what appears to be a never-ending growth phase. It is not just the company that is growing; you are, too, along with your colleagues and friends. The result is that everyone stays focused and open-minded, because everyone understands the benefit of being innovative.
From day one of the Graduate Programme, you are taught to listen to ideas. In any work environment as international as KPMG, perspectives and ideas will vary, and it is important that everyone feels their opinions matter. If they do not, people grow less inclined to share ideas with each other, which leaves everyone worse off. KPMG knows this and fosters a flat organisational structure.
Your bosses are not hidden in some corner office; they are sitting right next to you. We are all a team where no one feels better than the rest. This is part of what makes the KPMG spirit unique. You get to make a difference.
“We are all a team where no one feels better than the rest.”