KPMG US
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KPMG US Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated May 23, 2014
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3.5 106 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(29 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fantastic network of capable professionals

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsAdvisory 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistency in applying criteria for promotion across functions / practices would result in less turnover

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood opportunities to experience different roles

    ConsHigh performance culture, gotta love it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsOffers a lot of growth opportunity

    ConsCan do better at managing work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    KPMG is an excellent professional services firm with many opportunities available. They hire top-notch talent!

    Partner (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsMore relaxed, collegial culture established by career KPMG leadership, flexibility to move into other roles within the Firm, a "band of brothers" set of relationships that are developed.

    ConsThe former Andersen Partners diluted/changed the culture in Advisory to more dog-eat-dog set of values, too much focus on short-term results, Former Andersen partners brought bad habits of saying one thing and doing the opposite that tarnished the integrity of the leadership team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your partners. Senior partner leaders must do what they say and learn to "walk the talk."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good career jump starter

    Tax Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat place to start your career; somewhat flexible working hours; lots of vacation days

    ConsUnpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay and bonus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and a great culture.

    Advisory Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEveryone has my best interest at heart.

    ConsIt can be a lot of hours one minute or very slow the next. It's hard to have any consistency in Advisory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to utilize more potential in your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great career development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people who care about you as a person, fantastic development of skills (especially soft skills)

    ConsWork at associate and senior levels can be monotonous, rough hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Be young and adaptable

    Tax Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood atmosphere to grow within Big 4 public accounting. Very good training and development.

    ConsWay too much focus on utilization and performance metrics that have little to do with the work

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize you can judge people by more than the raw numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's pretty good

    Tax Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsNice people, nice culture, fairly interesting work.

    ConsManagement clueless and seemingly indifferent to needs of employees when it comes to use of office space. Technology is behind other firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cannibalizing your business by bringing in new partners who aren't bringing new business with them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Work Environment

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEach staff member willingly helps out others. Very welcoming environment for new employees.

    ConsNot really anything bad to say

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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