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Decent place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at KPMG US

Pros

Great learning experience, technical knowledge, professional skills, opens doors for follow-on career opportunities. Well connected internationally, and good opportunities for learning outside your core function.

Cons

Politics is not bad, but your fate can depend on one person. Performance management has room for improvement as grading system puts 80-90% of people in "average" rank. Managers may be reviewed by Sr. managers, which is almost similar to being reviewed by your peers - huge conflict of interest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in senior leadership. Do not promote someone to partner or director, just because warm body is needed in that corner office.

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    Very Structured and Supportive Internship Program

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    The program KPMG has set up for intern in the marketing/communications department was very structured in a good way - your mentor ferries assignments and projects to you and can be a great asset to your internship. The work is challenging and helped give me a background in the industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are given busy work or someone tries to pass on a last minute assignment to you, as with being an intern anywhere. The experience far outweights the few detriments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster closer relationships with interns - lunches, meetings etc.

    Recommends
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    I wasn't sure what to expect coming into a Big 4 as a recent grad...

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good management, open door policy
    Great career builder
    Fellow coworkers make working long hours tolerable
    Five weeks of vacation in exchange for your hard work

    Cons

    Unpredictability of your schedule. During busy season, you can't even make plans for dinner (unless you plan on eating at the office) let alone plans for the weekend. Although, this is probably true with all the big firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting more based on individual performance as opposed to time spent with the company. Some people are more than capable but its not yet "time" for promotion.

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