KPMG US

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Great way to launch your career - might want to leave after 2-3 years

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Tax Associate in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Tax Associate in Dallas, TX

I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Career potential, vacation, flexibility in working hours, flexibility in getting away from the office for dr apts etc, looks great on your resume, benefits

Cons

Work/life balance is seen as 'we will give you a portable monitor so you can go home for dinner but then log on after', being able to actually take vacation without having to log on, they pretty much expect you to stay 2-3 years and work very hard - then you burn out - a few decide its worth it to and stay

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    KPMG has some really great people to learn from, and it is an excellent place to establish connections that will further advance your career. Being a large firm, there are a lot of resources and it is a good window into what it's like to work for a large, relevant organization. Working in professional services can be challenging, but it does prepare you to work in other organizations and most seem far less complex after having worked here. I think KPMG is a great place for college students to start their career, get the name on their resume, and then either stay and hope to land a good manager/Partner and follow the traditional promotion track, or leverage the experience to get a job in the industry.

    Cons

    The environment is not for everyone. People are very specialized (which could be a good or bad thing) but its not a very "nimble" organization. Leadership says a lot of things that sound nice in theory, but the reality is much different and that is frustrating to employees who have simple solutions that would impact their daily lives much better and they are dismissed in favor of grandiose ideas that are rarely executed properly. Furthermore, the organization is risk averse to a fault, and it impacts the ability of employees to do their jobs. The administrative burden on employees can be substantial (depending on what practice you are in). The Audit practice handicaps the ability of Advisory to grow due to many independence conflicts and potential relationships they want to build. If you are going to work at KPMG in Advisory, this is something to consider. Especially at the Director level and above where there are revenue targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If your tagline is "cutting through complexity", start by taking a look inside and eliminating some of the complexities that have formed over time and are outdated and a detriment to the organization. Focus on what KPMG brings to the table, instead of constantly trying to be Deloitte, PwC, or EY and be more innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great starting position.

    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the experience attained. The trainings are great. The client list is top-notch. People are hard-working smart and highly motivated.

    Cons

    The work life balance and the tasks performed are terrible. Pay is miniscule compared to the hours worked and industry jobs in the Houston market. Bonuses are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more and dont treat them like a body but a person.

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