Foo Kon Tan Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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2.8
48%
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74%
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Foo Kon Tan Managing Partner Kon Yin Tong
Kon Yin Tong
10 Ratings
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  • "Long working hours during peak period but this is the typical nature as an auditor for career(in 7 reviews)

  • "Low salary especially for senior and above(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Company review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foo Kon Tan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and a good start for fresh graduates

    Cons

    Low pay and the manner of working can be improved

  2. "Good environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment Nice boss Able to learn alot

    Cons

    Pay and pay increment low

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Work here only if it's your very last option"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -People are nice. Most people there are dedicated to their jobs, just trying their best to deliver to the clients and meeting the bare minimum requirements of the superiors. -location is good, right next to raffles place MRT.

    Cons

    once you leave the firm, you are their enemy. doesnt matter how long/hard you worked. you are regarded as trash the moment you resign , no matter the reason for leaving. #1 reason for people to leave is because no career progression in the firm and management is living in their own dream that it's a blessing for anyone to be hired by FKT. Wanted to get the management to sign my work experience for CA qualification. Management does not wish to sign and was making things difficult by refusing to meet for an explanation on the reason for not signing. 1. cannot claim expenses for OT. 2. cannot claim leave for OT. 3. OT is the norm and expected so please dont expect any form of appreciation. 4. Lack of resources for guidance on complex issues. very few technically sound superiors. 5. No template/consistency in the firm - different manager = different styles/requirements 6. will find ways and excuses to delay signing your work experience for CA Singapore work experience qualification 7. cannot claim taxi if OT. 8. bonus is as common as a unicorn. 9. salary is paltry and not worth the effort 10. overworked partners, managers and staff. 11. dog eat dog at the upper management level 12. this firm is kind to useless staff who always MIA and dont do their work but will "go by the book" for staff who do put in the effort and try their best 13. everyday just wishing for 2 years bond to be over soon because any day longer is a day wasted in your career progression. 14. people rejecting job offers so they are desperate for people and will hire incompetent people which brings down the quality and staff morale as they dont do work and the dedicated team members have to pick up after them.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Trash and waste of time"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good office location and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    1. Ridiculously low salary. Reduction of senior salary as compared to previous years while workload increases. 2. Horrible, unfair management with poor work allocation. Have to suck up in order to survive or just be the boss favourite. 3. HR is lazy, useless and unhelpful and only do things to their convenience. 4. High turnover rate and everyone is only looking forward the one thing which is their bond ending so they can leave. Management not even finding ways to retain seniors as they think they can easily replace seniors by pushing AAs to take over as in charge. 5. Managers disallowing long leave and leave during peak period which is deemed first 6 months of the year. Normally just carry forward most leave because never got time to clear leave. 6. Partners and managers who scold all the time and non appreciative even after you quit and leave. 7. Two year bond as a scam so you can’t quit. 8. Messy and no standard in work. 9. No allowances and slow reimbursement of expenses if manager is irresponsible. 10. Backstabbing culture. Trust no one ever. Don’t waste your time here. Just go

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  5. "Nope"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foo Kon Tan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. And that is it.

    Cons

    Depending on which team you join, you have your luck. Seniors are way overworked and underpaid. Poor management with bias, unfair work and resource allocation even within the same team. Two years bond to all staff so you are tied to the company.

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  6. "Associate"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Exposure to various industries

    Cons

    Almost everyone is a foreigner. Felt it was a bit hard

  7. "S1"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foo Kon Tan full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive, family like colleagues. No bond over laptop.

    Cons

    No more friday treats & lesser benefits

  8. "Good work life"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and nice environment.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits so-so. Not att attractive.

  9. "Time to Get Rid of Useless Personnel"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foo Kon Tan full-time

    Pros

    Cant really think of any. That’s how bad things have become.

    Cons

    - no proper planning. When you hire staff, please hire early. Your name is not fantastic out in the market. Dont expect people out there to join you immediately. - take a look at your managers. Some are practically managers in name only, and do not appear at work. When you need help from the managers, theres no one to turn to.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foo Kon Tan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly people, good environment, a good starting point for accoutant

    Cons

    relatively low salary compared to big 4

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