KPMG
3.5 of 5 2,726 reviews
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Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.5 2,726 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Didnt Drink the Kool-Aid

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsHaving Big Four on the resume is huge
5 weeks vacation

ConsYes, the hours could be long but the worst was that everything was always a competition. The fastest way to make yourself look better was to make sure other people looked incompetent. It make it very hard to learn new things or get better at my job. There were a few people that were delightful to work for that managed to climb up without being jerks to everyone around them but they were very rare.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe performance review process is too time consuming and doesn't help anyone get better that his or her job. The environment is very "who can I throw under the bus?"-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The worst year of my life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KPMG

ProsPeople like to see big 4 when you leave, CPA eligible

ConsCulture, pay, hours, work, respect, pretty much everything

Advice to Senior ManagementUm they know they are bad, they have no desire to change, so waste of breath

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Rotating door type of company

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsSalaries are competitive with other consultant companies

ConsThey don't care about their employees, only the money they make. Everyone is dispensable I know, but at this company it's blatant obvious.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen employees leave after a year, and you have such high turnover, think about why? And think those people who leave will be at other companies you are trying to create business with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor Leadership, Managers do not lead by example but still end up moving up the ranks...

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGained good consulting experience here. Technology, benefits, and perks while traveling is decent. Availability of supplies and expense policy is attractive.

ConsGood workers are not recognized for their contributions. Managers take credit for staff work and promotions are bias

Advice to Senior ManagementBe visible and show effective leadership. Weed out the managers who have high rentention turnover on their projects

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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SALT

Tax Technician (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsEvery year the company provides a gift to employees.

ConsVery shaky business model. Unprofessional atmosphere.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate clearly the goals of the company. Hire managers with degrees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Can't for the life of me figure this place out

Tax Audit Consultant (Current Employee)
Montvale, NJ

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsWas never able to quite figure any out

ConsCult, if you don't fit their mold like a Stepford Wife, move on...individuality and innovation is frowned upon. Zombies and robots welcome.

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and look around, stop burying your head in the sand

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at KPMG

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG

ProsMost people were kind and worked as a team

ConsManagement lacks the ability to control harassment and abuse and when you ask HR for help during a difficult work environment they do not back there employees even if you have all the documents to support your complaint. They don't care about their employees it was very disappointing how they treat their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your employees from harassment and discrimination

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overworked, underpaid, underappreciated

Audit Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsVacation days are nice. There are a lot of company parties and happy hours. Everyone is miserable so you are not alone

Consyou are shipped around the tri-state area to fill HR gaps. Don't be surprised if you are given a ridiculosu amount of work to do your first day and told to look at last years workapapers to figure it out. They send you on week long trainings - where they have you share a room with a stranger.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The single worst experience of my professional life

Recruiting Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe pay, the pension The people I hired. Other than that there is really nothing positive about this firm

ConsThey downgraded the 401K from 75 cents on the dollar to 25 cents on the dollar, Recruiting leadership is a joke; an organization that is rife with malfeasance. A political snake pit

Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the holier than thou platitudes. Hold the Partners accountable for not selling any work; Stop off shoring work to India

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG

ProsBig 4, nothing else to rejoice

ConsNot for every one, kind of biased

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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