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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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  1.  

    Excellent consulting experience with a wide variety of clients

    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at KPMG International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Range of clients, Opportunities for personal and professional development. At director level complete responsibility for client engagement through to satisfactory completion of an assignment.

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on the nature of the assignments and client expectations. Some international travel which can take its toll on family life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Intern in auditing team and QRM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    KPMG has very good working environment, where everyone is willing to teach and offer helps. I really learned a lot during my time in KPMG.

    Cons

    Interns don't have chance to do the most challengeable work, and we don't have many chances to communicate to our clients directly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more chances for us to practice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    My remark as an intern auditor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Audit in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Intern Audit in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to the industry. Very good instructions.

    Cons

    Little bit tiring and heavy tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advices...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    KPMG is a great company which provides ample learning and development opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with non-standard working arrangements.

    Cons

    The company is so large, there is sometimes an air of bureaucracy and corporate jargon floating around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great that upper management is making an effort to reach out to and better connect with staff via the intranet and face-to-face meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Auditing Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Auditing Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at KPMG International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    learned a lot
    auditors are really patient and care about if you're learning the right way to do things

    Cons

    don't get to interact with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow interns to shadow auditors in communicating with clients

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Awesome...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

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

    Pros

    KPMG resources are awesome. No assistance required for KPMG job. It's only for KPMG resources.

    Cons

    The toughest part of KPMG is dwealing with clients. Some clients are reluctant to provide documents in time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivation needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    The values and working culture that KPMG follow in their organization. The professionalism and experience that they offer. There are plenty of perks of working for KPMG such as travel.

    Cons

    The work life balance is difficult to maintain. It is a massive organization and progression can be difficult due to the competition within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider work life balance for all associates and time-off policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer which offers a great personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Manager in Amstelveen (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Nice smart and professional colleagues, large interesting clients to work for and many training possibilities. You are allowed to manage your own agenda, so you can take an afternoon off and work half a day in the weekend without having to ask for approval. You will learn to manage a full engagement from sales until billing the client. It feels like being an entrepreneur but then in a big company which offers a safe environment to learn (actually that is called an intrapreneur). Everybody loves to give and get feedback, it is part of the project cycle.

    Cons

    You should take good care of yourself, for example you should look after your own work-life balance and you should be make that you take the right training. It is easy to work a lot if you want to. But as long as you know what you want your wishes can be easily discussed with management. If you are able to explain management why you want a certain training most of the time it can be arranged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep providing the people the personal growth opportunities!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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