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3.4 74 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Tax Support

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at KPMG full-time

ProsPlenty of readily available software, if you know how to use them. Sometimes, there are food events. Partners can participate, but it's usually just the same one.

ConsCore values from upper management to support staff do not apply. Brown nosing, cronyism, posturing and lies are quietly common from mid-management. Some other staff are worse. To stay employed, don't even approach HR, unless it's to say how perfect things are. Their only job is to cater to Partners. Just look down, take any attitude and do not disagree with anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementA good person will have more core values in their little pinky than most anyone in Tax will have in their whole body. HR is a joke. Maybe you just didn't notice there is a recession, but you may as well have taken away a person's home as well as their job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great professional experience, but no work life balance.

Senior Accountant (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork with young people.
Exposure to industry management.
Professional training.
Ability to take extended periods of time off outside of busy season.

ConsNo work life balance.
Little opportunity to steer your career in your desired direction.
Some (not all) of the people beg the question: "How did you get hired?"
Compensation is less than impressive (in spite of what the magazines say). You are underpaid, so does it really matter if the firm pays for a treadmill once a year.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive individuals more control of their career so that can pursue their interests and fulfill their potential. Why not give the best associates the ability to choose their clients?
Consider paying more to attract better candidates than the other Big 4. It is pathetic that KPMG is the least reputable firm in the US, when it thrives in other countries.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at KPMG

ProsGood place to work if you are single. Good vacation for all levels of employees. Great benefits are offered. Salaries used to be better. Hit hard by recession.

ConsPromotion is purely based on brown nosing. No correlation with performance. Technical skills are purely at staff level. Manager and above have huge sales pressure. Some groups are better then others. If you get stuck in the wrong group you are screwed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating each group as your own little kingdom. Separate sales from technical guys and put them on separate tracks. Move towards a meritocracy based system.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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KPMG - A Heavily Political Work Environment

Tax Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at KPMG

ProsGood training ground for business.
Decent collegial atmosphere

ConsHorrible political environment
Extreme examples of favoritism
Poor compensation for time spent

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat staff with compassion and think of longer term goals

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Dissapointed about KPMG

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at KPMG

ProsGreat place to start your career as a college grad. you get exposure to different clients and business models.

ConsManagement often times do not know how to manage staff and budgets - often requiring competent staff to clean up projects or eat hours while juggling multiple projects. Managers often micromanage for no partilcular reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff about morale and stop causing competent staff to leave because you are play politics

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at KPMG

ProsLots of vacation days given

ConsLack of transparency with management's initiatives and raises/promotions/bonuses, promotions are difficult, minimal employee appreciation

Advice to Senior ManagementLayoffs handled poorly

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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KPMG is a good place to start

Tax Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at KPMG

Prosgood place to receive training right out of undergraduate.

Consvery little work/life balance, very political environment

Advice to Senior ManagementBe Fair to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at KPMG

ProsKPMG has a strong brand or name recognition in the business world.

Consincompetent managers, senior managers, and partners. office politics.

Advice to Senior Managementplay less politcs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at KPMG

ProsYou get to work on variety of projects.

Conslong hours and low pay

Advice to Senior Managementimprove the work/life balance and pay its employees at the market level

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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