KPMG International Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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KPMG International Global Chairman John B. Veihmeyer
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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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  1. Elite

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training for auditing, accounting and IT skills

    Cons

    Not so many on-site experience for short-term intern

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for on-site interns

  2. Great potential - leadership vacuum

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunities, sophisticated global environment. Lots of room to define your experience, no client work, high degree of flexibility and self determination.

    Cons

    There is no real leadership for KPMGI and this vacuum created a lot of confusion and changing directives. Budget is always tight and demands are always increasing. If you're hood they'll work you to death and if you're mediocte you can hide and coast for a lonnnnnggggg time.

    Advice to Management

    Make the global chairman a true leader of KPMGI create consistent global processes and expectations, get realistic about what you're expecting - you can't keep squeezing us while expecting more more more. Good people are leaving already and that will increase.

  3. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    Good brand name and career opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance and little stressful

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  5. Good company but lots of poor leaders

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPMG International

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leave
    Good pay
    Decent experience
    International oppurtunities

    Cons

    Poor work hours
    Poor leadership amongst senior staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide leadership training

  6. Good start point

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG International

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional experience is easy to get there

    Cons

    Peak season is too busy

  7. Great and dynamic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

    Pros

    All round development
    Awesome exposure, not just technical but non technical
    Multiple projects to work on
    Direct client interaction

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Lack of formal training

  8. KPMG International

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at KPMG International as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Short Commute
    Professional co-workers
    International co-workers
    Compensation is fair, good while seeking next opportunity

    Cons

    Management lacked knowledge of project SDLC
    Shortcuts taken to host applications and complete projects
    Unwilling to commit resources to address fundamental problems with infrastructure and investment in applications needed
    Littleregard for contractor experience or contribution

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide a environment where all workers are treated professionally. At least 50% of employee population are contractors. Lacks stability and continuity in many critical areas, results in lower quality and unsatisfied business partners

  9. Advisory Intern - Financial Due Diligence

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    Current Intern - Financial Due Diligence in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Financial Due Diligence in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at KPMG International as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, pay by the hour, great training sessions (typically hosted in Orlando, FL), and an abundance of social hours.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to real client work. Only given small tasks that do not encompass full projects in order to understand the entire process of the career.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of making interns feel welcome and valued. However, if felt as though project budgets did not give many interns the same opportunities as full-time associates to be able to fully integrate into client projects.

  10. Internship in 2011

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG International

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

    Pros

    Accepting of other disciplines

    Cons

    Office politics, cog in machine

  11. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Advisory Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Advisory Assistant Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth, you just have to work hard and you will succeed. Plus the people are great. If you put in the time and effort, you will do good.

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition obviously since they are such a large firm, so you need to stick out and work hard, otherwise you will have challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing well, they are all nice people. I think they should just continue hiring great people, and this company will continue to succeed.

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