KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
3,146 Reviews
3.6
3,146 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 457 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 502 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good network and variety of industries.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big 4 reputation, good resources, high technology

    Cons

    Politics, hours can be pretty long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, long hours and politics

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

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at KPMG are the people. Audit teams are composed of people in their early to mid 20's so you naturally become close. Benefits are great. Looks great to future employers.

    Cons

    Long hours, I would regularly work until 11 at night and on weekends. Be prepared for a lot of company politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked for managers who had big egos and liked to work their teams around the clock. This unfortunately tainted my experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience, but very political

    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with a variety of companies and understand their cultures and how they operate.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    Certain teams can get very political

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to build your career

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

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

    Pros

    Starting salary; promotions; competitive environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Advisory

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Good to start your career

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    • 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

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

    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
  8.  

    Good Brand Name, not so good work-life balance

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

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

    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
  9.  

    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

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

    Pros

    it was really good experience

    Cons

    the hours was really bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    KPMG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    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
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    benefits, well known company; working with knowledgeable ppl

    Cons

    no work life balance, long hours

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