KPMG US
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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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3.4 79 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US 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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    Senior Associate, Credit Risk (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood Brand Name. Have more opportunity to learn more work, however it depends upon your PML (your supervisor)

    ConsReally bad management of the group. They treat you as raw material not like real people. Specially don't join CREDIT RISK(FRM) group at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some good middle management group.

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

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    Mountains of unappreciated work

    Senior Auditor (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsName recognition on the resume

    ConsTremendous workload, terrible deteriorating client base, sneaky backstabbing culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lobbying washington for stricker regulations, you provide your clients zero value in the external audit practice.

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

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    watch out

    Senior Associate Intern (Former Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsIs willing to accomodate those without pedigree degrees
    Open to listening to your concerns

    ConsIf your not qualified to be a consultant this is the place for you.
    Very political
    Does not spend money on its employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will always be the 4th of the Big 4 if you dont start spending money on your most valuable resource....your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit Associate (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGood training and looks good on resume

    ConsEverything else - management are liars, reviews make no sense, performance evaluation process is unfair.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave integrity and treat employees better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours, stingy salaries, unreasonable project deadlines, and stressful work environment

    Senior Audit Associate (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsWorking for KPMG proves that you are a strong candidate with the ability to roll up your sleves and get the job done. You also get access to the books and records of some very reputable clients that provide meaningful experience for your career later on down the line. The other professionals working with you are you're greatest resource and are exceptional friends and colleagues.

    ConsPrepare to have no life outside of work. Never in my life could I have ever imagined working this much. You work on weekends, sometimes 7 days a week, often times without charging the time or getting recognized for putting in the effort to meet unreasonable budget and time deadlines that your managers will never commend you on. Prepare for 40-55 hr work weeks during summer and 80-100+ hr work weeks from September-April.

    Your clients will never be pleased to see you, no matter how good you are, and they will in fact make that known to you at all times. Some are often very difficult to work with or get the right information from.

    On top of everything, the salaries they are offering are much lower than the mid tier firms for some unknown reason and when you calculate the number of hours you put in compared to your pay you might be making somewhere near $12/hr while they charge the client $350/hr for your services.

    They give you 25 days PTO but implemented 7 days of mandatory PTO, further reducing your paid vacation/sick time to about 18 days. Its not uncommon to get bad performance reviews for taking PTO at times that are not advantageous to the firm. For example, if you book a vacation a year in advance and due to client push back the engagement doesn't finish on time but you leave for vacation, that will negatively be frowned upon no matter how out of your hands the situation may be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's no upper feedback channels from senior associates no matter what you may say or claim to be a "senior council". Everyone is overworked and underpaid and it really shows how top heavy and selfish the partnership group is. Not exactly sure why anyone would want to choose this as their career if they knew what they were getting into. By the way, good job on managing your earnings this year and implementing mandatory minimum 10 hour work days during our supposed summer "slow-time" to speed up the revenue recognition. How's that for ironic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I do not know who Mike Wareing is.

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExperience and learning opportunity when your young

    ConsLow Bonus, Lack of Respect for the Individual

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to show employees the same level of loyality that they show Senior Management. Have respect for the individual.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    KPMG - A package that one should not touch with a 10 foot pole

    Advisory Associate (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsLooks good on CV. Overall as one of the Big 4 it helps open doors in industries. You can make good networks.

    ConsChoosing to work in KPMG is a downside. Everything is a big fat lie. The whole work like policy is a joke. Internal politicking is rife. Managers are ignorant buffoons who do not even know their heads from their behinds. Partners are worse.

    you have to fight for projects. Managers form their own dog groups and its hard to get out of a group and get projects. Internal transfers, assignments and rotations are hard to get by. All the stuff that is said in the HR presentations is just gimmick.

    The salary package is the worst. The lowest paid of all the big 4 and they try to compensate by showing the great added benefits. Hog wash

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a life. Treat your employees with respect. One day these employees will be ruling over you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to start right out of college

    Audit Associate (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood pay, GREAT vacation time. Trainings are always fun.

    ConsVery little diverstiy and support from Management. Horrible work life balance. Very little recognition and feedback. Fairness & respect isn't something that is given outright. Most associates do not last more than a year or two. The lifestyle and the hours are very demanding. Expect to be at work for more than 12 hours a day and weekends, if required. Make sure you get along with your PM because they hold your career in their hands. Would not recommend working at this company to anyone who is at all unsure of their future career goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more supportive of associates. Work can be very stressful at KPMG--make sure that your associates are happy. If they are not, the overall audit work produced will suffer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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