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Forget about family and friends while working here

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

Pros

High salary
Clear career path within the company

Cons

This internship was the worst time of my life. Let me start off by saying that Big Four is not the only way that you can be successful in an accounting career. Ask anybody here why they staymost likely it's too get a manmanagement position in industry after a few years. Mind you thos"few" years you must work hours like a human machine. To be more specific, around filling time I didn't get off until 3am and had to still come in the next day at 8. You will have to work weekends too. A manager once told me that you pretty much have to give up family and friends while working here. As an intern you must go and get dinner for your co-workers then Cowan up the conference room afterwards. My senior said he hadn't seen his child in two weeks. I had health issues from stress and a death in my family but they said to still come in, since the work needs to be done before filing date. Is this whole "Big Four" status really worth it? You make the decision.

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    Positive

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My top three reasons for staying with the firm: Great people, great vacation days, flexible work schedule (e.g. work from home). Other added benefits - ability to take a sabbatical, ability to move around within the firm, international projects and opportunities.

    Cons

    The nature of being in a consulting role (i.e. having to account for every hour that you work), although this is not at all specific to KPMG. Long hours during busy season. Pay is not as competitive as those at PwC, from what I hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us more!

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    Great Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth and development are encouraged and expected. Depending on the department - management can be very helpful and grateful

    Cons

    Health Insurance Benefits require huge out of pocket expenses. Compensation not comparable to the other Big Four firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your staff what they are worth and keep good people. Listen to your employees.

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