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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated April 28, 2014
Updated April 28, 2014
3,006 Reviews

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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job security, decent work life balance except during Tax Season, good benefits (in 182 reviews)

  • Great place to start work if you want to see a lot of different things (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 418 reviews)

  • Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment (in 470 reviews)

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17 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to build your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Starting salary; promotions; competitive environment

    Cons

    Bonuses; overtime; work/life balance; pressure to increase billings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT Advisory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Advisory  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Advisory in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. It allows you access to see what it is like to work at various companies while you audit them. This company / position will teach you a lot about important compliance related topics and how they apply to various business.

    Cons

    They budgets are usually un-realistic. Managers want staff to work extra hard to reduce the risk to the firm, while they agree with clients to reduce the number of hours in our budgets. This causes many engagements to have too much to do and not enough time to finish it in.

    Also, the biggest thing is that most of the Directors & Managers in IT Advisory in OC are old CPA accounting personnel who don't know a thing about IT. It was laughable how many IT managers had to be educated by their staff regarding basic IT principles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA

    Pros

    Good resume / career builder

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't really happen here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect, and respect work-life balance,

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Brand Name, not so good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    If you work with KPMG, it should help your career progression and ultimately your future.

    Cons

    Working there can be injurious to your health! The work hours and stress can be really bad for your health. On the bright side, you'll get exposure to a lot of senior level management from different companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    KPMG

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    it was really good experience

    Cons

    the hours was really bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    KPMG

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymou Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymou Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good place to work
    25 days of time off
    Several learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Poor review process
    Poor compensation
    Weak upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    benefits, well known company; working with knowledgeable ppl

    Cons

    no work life balance, long hours

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Very friendly
    Good management philosophy
    Good benefits

    Cons

    For me the commute is really hard
    Gossip
    Politics and the worst part is ever growing number of employees talking after managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your good employees, they are your main asset!

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another accounting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    As a big four this is everything you expect, being a COG on the chain but the benefits that come with a massive institution.

    Cons

    You don't get the ability to truly understand how your role fits the overall project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All levels of management need to do a better job of acknowledging the grueling hours.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    knowledge, challenge, team woking environment, exposure to different industry, working with different people and team, core business of a company

    Cons

    very stressful, long working hours, tight deadline, inefficient working arrangement, bad team working environment if cannot get along with team leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees, more effective and efficient leading style, better client acceptance, higher compensation, more activities, encouraging flexible working arrangement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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