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Mixed Feelings

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Great career opportunities (travel, clients, skill development, upward movement) available for the proactive employee.

Cons

Unfocused leadership, terrible work-life balance, employees can be promoted too quickly not possessing the necessary leadership, inconsistent initiatives and execution, new employees treated like resources ("full-time equivalents") with little concern for career development, minimal accountability in management; a grind or die atmosphere.

Advice to Management

Only promote staff to managers who can't actually manager people not who only do their own work well; cut down on initiatives that fade quickly, upper management needs to be much more accountable and actually inspire their "full-time equivalents" and not always shuffle the blame. Overall the career opportunities and bonuses were good, but the leadership, work-life balance, and culture were not. It was laid back but still a grind, which didn't fit. It was a good place to start my career, but after year two it was a terrible slog and I wish I left sooner. I would not recommend KPMG to a friend or colleague, and would advise them to look into another Big Four.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

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

    Pros

    Good Management, Employees,Human resources, work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that i have come across in my career in India


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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to executives at leading institutions

    Cons

    Managers do not have project management skills or ability to provide clear guidance or expectations on work


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