KPMG International

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Career advancement stepping stone

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

There are very few companies that can afford the marketability of a big 4. Credibility is built in, so it looks great on your resume. It is what you make it, so what you can learn is expansive.

Cons

There are certain "types" that have great advantages in advancing - those able to sell. Regardless of what they tell you, this is the difference maker. Perhaps you can learn this skill, but the point is you MUST learn or have it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Performance management system is bad. I don't mean it can use improvement, I mean it is bad. You must get rid of the all-too subjective grading system and make recognition more systematic. You penalize employees that "let the work speak for them" and award those who "tout themselves". While self-promotion may be a trait common for executives, it is skewed at KPMG.

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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Long tedious hours

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    there is room for growth in the company

    Cons

    too many hours - management wants all those billable hours - no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more staff - especially during tax seaon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A lot of experience and hours.

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Prestige but it's still an accounting gig.

    Cons

    Work-life balance and compensation. You work a ton and don't make IBanking dollards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay but it's tough as they have little pricing power with clients.

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