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Awesome

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Audit Intern in Houston, TX
Current Intern - Audit Intern in Houston, TX

I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

KPMG is full of great people. They really take an interest in you as a person and professional.

Cons

They expect you to work long hours.

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  1. Audit Associate (Atlanta)

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    The experience of working for one of the "Big 4" and being able to put that on a resume (makes other companies drool when they see that on paper, for whatever reason(s)). 5 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    Oh where do I even begin...the long hours, no such thing as "work-life balance", you have ZERO life outside of work between the months of January and March, very little comradery between you and your co-workers, and you might unfortunately get stuck with a PML, which is basically your boss, who really doesn't commit any time or effort in helping you develop.

    Advice to Management

    To the partners, get more involved in your associates lives!!! This felt like one of the most stressful times in my life and I had no turn to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you're young and ambitious

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Advisory in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director Advisory in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Obsessive focus on clients and business problems. A great way to learn about businesses across a number of industries. Work you like a dog but you learn a lot. KPMG hires smart and energetic people so you will be surrounded by interesting and stimulating co-workers who challenge you to come up with ever more creative solutions to clients' issues. Perhaps the most entrepreneurial culture of any Big Four firm. Great place to build a career if you are a self-starter.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours, especially for management-level folks who do the proposal writing and backstop delivery. Occasional bait-and-switch with bonuses. Partners are stretched so thin that they are unavailable for important meetings. Lots of travel (could be a pro for some). Career paths are not well-defined (especially for those with superior technical skills) and it takes a lot of determination to get the guidance and training needed to advance and keep skills sharp. Budgets for external training are poorly defined and approvals are completely discretionary, which makes it difficult for staff-level personnel to get anything other than internal training.

    Advice to Management

    HR and new performance management system (High Performance Culture) suck. Advisory University is a poor substitute for other types of training. Protect training budgets more: training budget is often available when everybody is busy and can't get to training, but it is the first thing to be cut when things slow down and people have more availability for training.


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