KPMG US Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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  1. I have learned a lot working at KPMG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    I am able to work independently and I never felt like I was micro-managed. In addition, the leaders always make me feel like my opinion counts

    Cons

    It is very hard to work with senior leadership, at times. Since the leaders are out in the market trying to generate new business, they don't have much time to spend with their teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great people great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people
    the flexability with which clients you work at
    The ability to move around within the company (change groups and/or re locate)

    Cons

    the long hours
    The pay is below average for the market
    travel can be up to 100%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good career starting point

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EVS Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - EVS Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of training in my line of work. It was a good place to start my career, and I learned about consulting - tough client deadlines, client interaction, putting in overtime etc. Definitely a rigorous environment, but you become exposed to multiple facets of business.

    Cons

    I would say with consulting in general, the work, life, balance can be tough. The workload can be intense sometimes (relative to pay), but that's the nature of what you signed up for.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Friendly but tough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility, strong reputation.

    Cons

    Long hours, pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have patience and don't give up quickly when times get tough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - T&R Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - T&R Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of good training available, Interesting and fun people throughout the firm, easy to network and meet a lot of people, ability to try other jobs within the same company if you desire.

    Cons

    long hours, easy to burn out, can be hard to fit in at times if you don't like the same things as others in your practice, can be difficult to gauge what others think of you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great professional environment that challenges all. Good benefits and exception perks (i.e., summer jump start, extended Christmas holiday break). Alternate work arrangements for work-life balance is a major plus!

    Cons

    Not applicable. No negative comments to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Standard "big 4" internship

    Current Intern - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning/training program, young work environment

    Cons

    work-life balance, little face time with people above senior associates, recruiters are slow to respond

  9. Fantastic network of capable professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advisory practice is filled with talented folks. Reputation allows for trusted advisory relationship with key clients and often on the short list for calls when opportunities present themselves.

    Cons

    The travel aspect is less than optimal...utilization often trumps efforts to staff locally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in applying criteria for promotion across functions / practices would result in less turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to experience different roles

    Cons

    High performance culture, gotta love it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers a lot of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Can do better at managing work-life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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