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Helpful (2)

Very conservative, risk-adverse, "button-up" organization

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

Pros

KPMG is one of the "big four" so there are natural advantages of being part of this large matrixed organization with cross-functional, cross-geography and in-depth focus across industries. The leadership generally truly seems to care about the employees and the commitment to diversity and the community are there (at least on paper).

Cons

KPMG is a good place for Tax and Audit professionals. While Advisory is the largest source of growth, it's lagging in terms of the organizational commitment - this might be a good place for Advisory in 3-5 years as the practices mature.

Advice to Management

Less hierarchy would help retention and engagement

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. Helpful (1)

    Kpmg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG 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......


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not a great environment....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to large / high profile clients. Good resume builder if you're looking to exit to financial reporting or internal audit.

    Cons

    - Work life balance non-existent with absolutely no control over hours or travel schedule regardless of how efficient you are. - Bonuses are pathetic compared to industry. - All the best people leave to take higher paying jobs in industry so the Managers / Sr. Managers that are running engagements don't what they're doing and are inefficient. - Inefficient staffing (i.e., 5 staff sitting on the bench for weeks on end while others at the same level are working 80 hour weeks). -The work itself is boring and doesn't add value. Too many checklists. No opportunity to create something from scratch. The results of your work will not influence decisions in any way (this applies both interally - KPMG management, and externally - the client management)

    Advice to Management

    -The "working-until-midnight-makes-me-a-star" thinking has to change. The true stars are the ones that could pump out the work in 30 hours and call it a day. - Promotions should be based on merit / efficiency, not a rigid tenure system. - Total comp is in a very small band for each position, encouraging people to coast along knowing there's no real reward for working hard


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