KPMG International

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KPMG International Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
599 Reviews
3.4
599 Reviews
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John B. Veihmeyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Globally recognised firm with generally good people who are keen to get the right work/ life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Kpmg loves you with good and friendly working environment and events to motivate people (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • too many hours - management wants all those billable hours - no work life balance (in 100 reviews)

  • Demands long working hours resulting in poor work-life balance (in 63 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    Great place to start your career after graduation to gain some experience and skills.

    Cons

    Long hours during peak season.

  2.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at KPMG International

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance. Opportunity to move up and managers are supportive. Overall great place to work and you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours during tax season, possible travel for audit and advisory people. Work can be repetitive and sitting for long hours , but that's any desk job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I have been working at KPMG International

    Pros

    Good exposure, great learning, Professional environment, opportunities to grow and develop within the organization. Opportunities to interact with senior management.

    Cons

    The approval process in the organization takes a lot of time. You have to go the the business partner for each and every approval with no authority in your hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the organization transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Review

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

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    Growth potential and opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Long work hours, work life balance can be difficult to manage at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Staff Advisory

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

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    Great learning experience! You get to work on multiple projects across industries and countries. If you have no business experience KPMG is the right place to start.

    Cons

    Bad compensation, you are learning and they know it so don't expect a high salary. No work - lif balance, too much travel and long hours even on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation, KPMG has the lowest salaries compare to the other BIG 4 audit firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Slave drivers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at KPMG International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, newer technologies, extra days off around the holidays

    Cons

    3am conference calls. on call 24X7. Unspoken rules around promotions. if you don't get promoted within 5 years they will lay you off / fire you. I got promoted in the very last year so was saved from a layoff but my friend was not as fortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have shift work for reasonable hours. meeting with teams in their local time zones is not healthy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Job experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    We meet companies top management, manage team, have a lot of responsibility very quickly. Good way to learn how to manage financial statements.

    Cons

    We have to be careful with Kpmg managements because when you experience an issue with your manager, he can give you bad grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with every body.

  9.  

    Love the firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant

    I have been working at KPMG International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    developed wide skillsets as a consultant

    Cons

    zero work life balance, we put in 60+ hour weeks on average, sometimes more.
    but it makes you tougher if you stick with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    meh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Auditor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    People. Learning process and challenges.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Too many hours.

  11.  

    Secretary, Office Manager

    Current Employee - Secretary, Office Manager in Calif Hot Spg, CA
    Current Employee - Secretary, Office Manager in Calif Hot Spg, CA

    I have been working at KPMG International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your activities will include but not limited to;

    *Posting of Job advertisements online
    *Replying of clients mails
    *Handling and monitoring financial activities;
    *A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;

    Basic wage is $500 a week after tax.

    Cons

    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing a week, however bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others but the pay will always be steady

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working with me is basically about instructions and following them. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.

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