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KPMG International Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
568 Reviews
3.4
568 Reviews
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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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    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Not too good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    Team work. Development of accounting skills

    Cons

    Unfair management team in problems resolving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is a problem between 2 people, take into account both point of view.

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Good company to wok with

    • 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

    Good work environment and good training.

    Cons

    The timings are not good.. You might need to work long hours.

  10.  

    Interesting work and overall commitment to quality. Great people to work with in a team focused environment.

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

    I worked at KPMG International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Alternative work arrangements and generally flexible schedule. Above average onsite work environment and working conditions. Work itself is always interesting and competitive in technical nature with peer businesses.

    Cons

    Projects are run in a matrixed environment therefore one resource is usually committed to more than one effort. This results in a need to work excessive hours to meet deadlines. Some work that is out-sourced would be better served with in-house resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a consist growth path for employee development. Ensure the business expertise stays in-house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Growth Opportunities

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

    I worked at KPMG International full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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