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A great place to start your career and then leave in about 2 years!

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Audit Senior in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Looks great on your resume;
- Builds a solid understanding of the financial statements;
- Gives access to network with tons of professionals who will be helpful in your career down the road;
- Free CPA review course, and tons of free CPE credits;
- Get licensed and get out.

Cons

- Unreasonably tight deadlines;
- Unreasonalby long hours;
- Unreasonably low compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Improve work/life balance;
2. Increase salary.

Otherwise, employees will keep on leaving as the economy is doing better and the industry is hiring. Otherwise, there'll be very few seniors left to do the actual audit.

Neutral Outlook

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    Was a good place to work for IT

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I spent 5 years working for KPMG, got involved in several very high profile projects, I learned a lot while at the company. Work level was high but tolerable and I had no problem maintaining a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    KPMG at some point got it in their heads that it would be a good idea to outsource their whole IT department, brought in a new CTO and simply cut positions without regard to who knew what at the firm. I believe the criteria was "we need X people in this group, hold onto the most senior based upon time with the company and get rid of everybody else" I served to reduce the headcount but several years later KPMG is still paying the price for the short sighted move to outsource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and learn who actually makes the wheels turn before blindly making cuts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    KPMG

    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and see multiple industries

    Cons

    Can get forced into industry. Highly political environment. Tough to get ahead quickly

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