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Not a bad place to start a career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting work; interaction with senior employees and clients; excellent compensation; relative flexibility for vacation; travel if desired.

Cons

long hours; super long hours; really inhumane hours at some times; sometimes engagements are not as glamorous as one would want.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. convenient location, nice facility, very recognizable name to place on your resume. Most people I encounter are very professional and knowledgeable. Lots of opportunities to pursue.

    Cons

    Departments in information technology division are very siloed: personnel for the most part is only working on a very narrow range of issues and is not able to get a whole lot of cross training. In my opinion, in-class training offered to employees is limited and has to be aproved by the management. You can't select the classes that you want to choose.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for to learn business and network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to work with lots of young, talented, driven, and energetic people. Ability to work for several different companies and gain an understanding of business processes and activities. Flexibility to adjust your schedule where needed later in your career. Steep learning curve gives people the opportunity to be able to make decisions confidently. Ability to make great relationships with lots of influential people at the clients you serve.

    Cons

    There are a lot of instances where KPMG halts it's own potential progress with bureaucratic red tape and inability to make a decision and stick with it. They will work their people a lot harder if their employees allow it and will generally not end up paying what the 'going rate' for their employee experiences really is (i.e. they will be paying what the other Big 4 firms pay, or at least close, but because that is what the other firms pay doesn't necessarily mean that's the market rate for those same people). There are a lot of administrative requirements that become more and more evident, that take away from what people truly enjoyed doing earlier in their careers, as you progress with the firm. No true 'upside' to doing your job well in terms of seeing rewards for doing a job better in the current year than what was done in the prior years (speaking specifically to profitability, efficiency, or client relationships).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are saying and try to make decisions that not only benefit the company but also what would make your employees happy - they are the people who are the 'workhorses' of the business and they need to be happy to create a positive culture you're seeking.


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