KPMG Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Pros
  • Lots of days off - work life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily slanted on the "Work" end of the spectrum (in 457 reviews)

  • Long hours especially during busy season (in 502 reviews)

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  1. The BEST of the big 4's

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BPG in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BPG in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    KPMG does a lot for their employees. Office closes at 3 pm on Fridays during the summer months. Everyone receives a nice summer gift. The offices does a lot of 'nice' little things throughout the year.

    Cons

    You will work hard but the Partners appreciate it. You may challenged with all the acronyms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your employees and consider higher incentive bonuses.


  2. Too much kitchen not enough cooks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people good money frequent social opportunities

    Cons

    Long busy season hours are rough


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great culture. Teams made it as fun as it could be during busy season.

    Cons

    Just be sure it is what you want to do because hours are long during busy season.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good apportunity to grow and prosper

    Cons

    Late hours and get a bit pressurised during seasons

    Advice to Management

    Good to start your career in


  6. The best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    solid company in the amrket of consular and immigration services

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    I refer


  7. Audit Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    - Great benefits. - You can pick your choice of industry.

    Cons

    - busy season is usually bad in a Big 4.


  8. consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learning experience. can get touch with a lot of clients. when you need to find your next job, it will be easy to work one of your clients

    Cons

    high rate of travel, almost no work life balance at peak season. Have to get the certificate to be promoted as senior

    Advice to Management

    keep talent stay in the company, sufficient resource for every project to reduce the overtime work


  9. Good experience and reputation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at KPMG is challenging and has a lot of learning opportunities. You always can learn from different client and different industry.

    Cons

    The hours can be long during busy season. Be prepared for 11-12 chargeable hours in tax season.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are not good. Lower paid compared with hours.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good work experience but long work hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits (health care benefits, PTOs, holidays), training, work experience

    Cons

    leadership, mean people get ahead, gossip, unprofessionalism, culture differs significantly among different groups, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Need improvement in many areas - see cons above


  11. Great Growth Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Build your Network, Meet great people, Learn a lot, opportunities for global experience, great benefits and perks that come with working for a big 4 accounting firm

    Cons

    Hours can be terrible (required to work a minimum of 55+ hours during busy seasons... about 4 months out of the year). Yearly Hours are not consistent and are more like a "roller" coaster, extremely busy at some points (a few over-nighters) and then super slow at other times. Easy to become burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help during busy seasons, too stressful and no work-life balance during busy seasons



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