KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
3,220 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.  

    Great company and great people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is great. Everyone in the office sticks together.

    Cons

    Busy work life, working late evenings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Dec 12, 2014

    We take pride in making sure our employees are taken care of. Thank you for your feedback and please let us know if we can do anything else.

  2.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Best place to build your career

    Cons

    work-life balance can be an issue in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great employer, bright employees, high expectations

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

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

    Pros

    The people are by and large very bright and management gives great opportunities to up and coming junior staff. There are good training programs in place. A great place to challenge yourself and learn.

    Cons

    Expectations are high, and you will put in the hours. Management Consultants generally can expect to travel to work from other cities (Mon-Thurs) each week - not too common to be staffed on local projects. Getting promoted requires that you nurture your own network and to some politicking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kpmg

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

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

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Can work independently. Can take on as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    Used to be a little of a sink or swin environment for new staff......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive

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

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

    Pros

    Career advancement has been very positive with this company and it has allowed me numerous opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    Long work hours, but this comes with the territory so no one should be surprised or upset with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Award stand out performance more and do not be afraid to move away from the "seniority" type approach to promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    KPMG is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great benefits; smart, professional team; latest technologies; good pay; good career advancement opportunities; lots of room to take ownership of your projects

    Cons

    KPMG is a large and very corporate organization, often prone to partner-paralysis due to majority-rule nature of a collaborative partnership.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great resources for education and career advancement.

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

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    Access to top companies/clients. Big 4 firms are the only place to obtain that kind of experience. Great resources for education and career advancement. If you do not wish to be on partner track, the network is more than happy to help you get placed with a client (subject to the rules of course) or keep in touch with you so that you can become a client.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to maintain the work/life balance and meet billing quotas. To bill to one hour of quota one must work about 2 hours. That becomes difficult when travelling and you have a family to take care of. Many of the required activities are not considered part of the revenue quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the quest for work life balance. KPMG has done a better job than any of the other Big Firms. I enjoyed working for KPMG.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nowhere better to start.

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

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Especially in Los Angeles, you will find that the office is very youthful, in both age and culture. This promotes a great team environment, and along with responsible, able, and communicative upper management, it makes working at KPMG a great experience.

    Cons

    As with any hierarchical structure, one needs to prove their worth or risk being cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    KPMG a great place to begin a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    great people, international company, many divisions, large start classes

    Cons

    lots of politics when higher up in title

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay please

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunities. Opportunities to work with highly intelligent and professional colleagues

    Cons

    The anticipated long hours during tax season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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