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RSM Chio Lim Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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2.5
30%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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RSM Chio Lim Founding Partner and CEO Chio Kian Huat
Chio Kian Huat
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast pace working environment, strong team bonding, fast learning development and experience gaining(in 11 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues at non-management level who are willing to help (if they can find the time)(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RSM Chio Lim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty opportunity to learn and flexible

    Cons

    Slow progression and unclear Long term direction

    RSM Chio Lim2020-01-19
  2. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RSM Chio Lim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SME behaviour, fast pace, Easy entry, No frill

    Cons

    Will never get to Big 4

    Advice to Management

    Why not try to beat Big 4

    RSM Chio Lim2020-01-15
  3. "audit manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RSM Chio Lim full-time

    Pros

    bonding in a group and team of staffs

    Cons

    Fewer employee benefits and less attractive salary package

    Advice to Management

    NA

    RSM Chio Lim2019-12-29
  4. "Entry to singapore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RSM Chio Lim full-time

    Pros

    Managers are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Super long working hours

    RSM Chio Lim2019-12-27
  5. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RSM Chio Lim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast pace working environment, strong team bonding, fast learning development and experience gaining

    Cons

    2 years contract with bond 3 years contract for computer

    RSM Chio Lim2019-12-20
  6. "Would not even give this company half a star"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RSM Chio Lim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are lucky, you get nice colleague. (For foreigners only) If you are looking for a job, RSM chio lim would definitely hire you. The company has roughly 70% Malaysians.

    Cons

    Non - existent welfare. Salary, no matter what position you hold, is way below the market Peak or very peak. Employment bond to the company for 2 years. 3 years laptop bond. So if you are planning to to leave after 2 years, you have to pay for that remaining year of the laptop bond.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be the big 4. If you are not going to treat your staff like the way the big 4 treats theirs, compensate with the same level of salary, provide the same benefit, invest in the same amount of manpower and time as the big 4 does, do not expect big 4 work from them. Change everything about the company. People leave immediately after the two year bond, pay off the laptop bond and not take the bonus. That says enough about how the staff feels about the company.

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    RSM Chio Lim2020-01-16
  7. "Audit manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at RSM Chio Lim full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of work o o

    Cons

    Boss high expectation o o

    RSM Chio Lim2019-11-12
  8. Helpful (3)

    "DO NOT SIGN THE 2YR BOND"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RSM Chio Lim full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues at non-management level who are willing to help (if they can find the time) 2. Opportunities to take on more workload, because the company understaffed (do not expect to be paid more or have a chance at promotion) 3. Foreigners are welcome to join (audit has 80% Malaysians and 20% others)

    Cons

    1. Company is terribly understaffed, during non-peak period staffs still have to work 7days a week from 9-10PM, just to keep up with the normal workload. 2. Company places too much importance on training sessions. At the end of the day, if your staff cannot get their work done, it affects the revenue of the company. Who will pay all the trainers, how will the staff/management/partners get their money. You cannot expect your staff to go for a few days worth of training, which takes up the time that could be used to do work, and become experts on the after the few days of trainings. 3. Benefits and remuneration is non-existent. Sure, you get the normal days of leave, but that is it. Thinking of getting the company to sponsor your professional papers? Sure, sign another 1 year bond. 4. If you have a job that requires you to travel to the clients place, you have to travel to the nearest MRT station and then take a cab to the clients place. (So unlucky you if your client is at Tuas link) If you’re heading back from the clients place, you have to take a cab to the nearest MRT station to the client and then make your way Back home. If you have to OT till the wee hours of the morning, the entire team on the engagement has to share one cab ride, so it sucks being the person who stays the furthest from the client. 5. Do not use this place as a steeping stone to get into the big 4, it is not worth it to compromise your physical and mental health. Better learning and growth opportunities would be presented to you in smaller firms. Even if you are lucky enough to enter the big 4 after serving your 2 year bond, you would have to drop title. 6. From an audit staff POV, trainings are a waste of time. Everyone goes there to catch up on their sleep or bring their laptops down to do work.

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    Advice to Management

    “The obvious choice outside the big four” - terrible slogan. RSM chio lim is NOT big 4. You do not have big 4 numbers or the resources of the big 4. There has to be more coordination between the people initiating the trainings and the partners/managers who are distributing the workload. Staff are expected to be experts in the industries after attending 8 hours worth of trainings. Your people know that they have to work long hours and over the weekends (if not they wouldn’t join the industry to begin with), but you are not providing your people with enough time or resources to learn and grow from all the trainings, because partners and managers just bombard staff with work

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    RSM Chio Lim2019-12-09
  9. "Audit senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at RSM Chio Lim full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture and colleagues

    Cons

    Long working hours and lack of guidance and supervision

    Advice to Management

    Superiors should provide supervision to subordinates

    RSM Chio Lim2019-10-06
  10. "Audit Senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at RSM Chio Lim full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide variety of clients, useful in-house training provided to easily meet your CPE requirements

    Cons

    Lots of overtime - but that's audit life

    RSM Chio Lim2019-09-02
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