KPMG
3.5 of 5 2,727 reviews
www.kpmg.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

KPMG Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 2,727 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(575 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Inclusive culture that promotes work/life balance while providing a challenging job"
    in 154 reviews
  • "Get resume builder; great place to start your career' exposure to an array of industries;"
    in 79 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance can be very difficult to maintain during busier times of the year"
    in 347 reviews
  • "Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance"
    in 415 reviews
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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee)
Montvale, NJ

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey allow employees to work remotely.

ConsPay scale is below average.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exit at first opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at KPMG full-time

ProsGreat place to start a career. You are not building a career at KPMG, you are building your career outside of KPMG. The marketplace does recognize the value of Big 4 experience and it will be realized upon exit.
25 days of vacation is nice...but can you actually use them?

Consyou get vacation but using it is hard. If you use it, you feel bad as performance metics hurt you for using the vacation the firm gives you. Overall messaging is "do not use vacation and be a high performer or use it and be a under-performer"
Egos get in the way ALL THE TIME! Horrible teamwork. Worst self-interest I have ever been around.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee above.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work, lots of experience

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking in an industry you are interested in allows you to gain in depth knowledge and insights to the types of businesses you want to eventually work for. You gain valuable work skills which can translate across different career paths. Lots of social events.

ConsLong hours for most of the year with below market pay (made up for in "experience"). High turnover leads to some novice teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to make your staff work less.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood opportunities to experience different roles

ConsHigh performance culture, gotta love it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KPMG

ProsDecent benefits, mobility, learning opportunities

ConsWork life balance, sometimes long hours

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG

ProsPay was reasonable and there were man vertical horizons. You will gain valuable experience.

ConsManagement can be hierarchical. Rotations can lead to a poor work life balance--I lost touch with many of my friends. This also leads to long hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start your career!

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople, Diversity, Training and Promotions

ConsTurnaround of professional staff, small clients

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on bigger clients to build and serve, compensation, perks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at KPMG

Prosgreat working environment; motivated employers

ConsToo much work; need more interesting activities

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KPMG is an excellent place with a great brand to begin your career.

Advisory Associate (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsKPMG is a huge company that performs a giant list of services to clients all over the world. Every Advisory team is unique, and pending that you find yourself on a team with a positive work atmosphere, you can really excel and learn a lot. It is a fast paced environment in which several opportunities arise as you gain experience within the firm.

ConsNot all teams are equal. Some teams have a very competitive or negative aura that looms over them. If you are unlucky enough to join one of those teams, your only options are to either tough it out until you have enough experience to transfer to another team, or find a new employer.

Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate culture varies from team to team. Each Partner runs their team a little differently than the next. I cant stress the necessity of team building exercises, happy hours etc. Teams that do not invest honest time into these factors always seem to have the most tense culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Audit Associate (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

Prosgood company culture and personable staff, 25 days PTO

Consbusy season and health care costs

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