KPMG US Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Pros
  • Lots of days off - work life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily slanted on the "Work" end of the spectrum (in 457 reviews)

  • Long hours especially during busy season (in 502 reviews)

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  1. Audit Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    + save on privat energy, water, hanging out with young people

    Cons

    + bad work life balance, no culture, not nice partners


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not for me

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think that I'm better off having accepted a position in the Big 4 because it is quite the resume builder to be able to have its prestige listed.

    Cons

    I did not fit in the culture. At times it felt like middle school or high school with cliques and gossip. I didn't even realize how unhappy I was there until I left. I had gained an extra 20 lbs which just shed seemingly magically within 3 weeks of leaving. I never believed that stress caused weight gain until I experienced it first hand.

    Advice to Management

    I don't care what they do since I'm no longer there.


  3. Great foundation, but too much bureacracy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for experience at tons of high-tech clients/companies; training at KPMG is very well-developed, organized, and thorough.

    Cons

    Expected to work more than 8 hours per day regardless of efficiency or effectiveness (hours used to rank performance is the wrong way to look at things).

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent / share company information from the top down more regularly; start focusing on company culture and treating employees like adults (instead of numbers/slaves).


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  5. Tax Associate

    Current Employee - Federal Tax Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Federal Tax Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KPMG US (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great PTO 25 days, over-time meal reimbursement, exposure to many industries

    Cons

    Work-life balance, what's that? Your work consumes you. You must move quick during busy season, no time to do things in your personal life. Competitive culture, people get sour when they see you leaving work before them. Busy season starts earlier every year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put a minimum hour requirement on your staff. They get burnt out.


  6. Senior Audit Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to complex accounting transactions and various business processes of large publicly traded clients. Strong professional development through performance evaluations

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Upward performance evaluations are not taken seriously. Salaries don't truly consider cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Uoward perrmance evaluations should be taken more seriously. For example, if a staff provides negative upward feedback about his or her senior associate, then appropriate action should be taken.


  7. manager perspective

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    noncompetitive compensation and lack of knowledgeble partners


  8. Helpful (1)

    BPG

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Work can seem repetitive and menial at times.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on motivating employees. BPG group has a tendency to be stale and work can appear menial at times. Value these employees more.


  9. Helpful (1)

    mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    brand recognition looks good on cv

    Cons

    conservative clients are attracted by the "no technology" culture that is pervasive throughout the firms approach and workforce. Typical engagements are are therefore about trying to solve 50 year old problems with 50 year old technology (slight exaggeration). the firms advisory area doesn't have a coherent portfolio: It's a Partner eat Partner world. there are insufficient checks and balances on misbehaving Partners, HR is very tightly attached to individual leaders and will rarely, if ever, take action to address issues and concerns.

    Advice to Management

    elect and empower a strong leader to clean up the house


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits, Not a Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, fair salary, great benefits, decent vacation time.

    Cons

    The group I worked with did not appreciate or accept suggestions for improving efficiency and advancing technology. The focus was more towards keeping the upper management happy than improving processes and there was little to no bonuses or salary increases.


  11. tax coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    A Lot of learning chances

    Cons

    Crazily busy, if you are looking for a more life and work balancing job, it is not a place for you.

    Advice to Management

    NA



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