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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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  1. Associate, Advisory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Old Boys Club

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Competitive Salary
    Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Decisions are made at a glacial pace.
    Little to no innovation
    No career path for non-client facing staff
    Partners & Managing Directors rewarded for short-term behavior -- every man for himself
    Incredibly risk adverse
    No global thinking


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