KPMG Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Great learning experience and opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain lots of skills, good people, great opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Work long hours, got some busy work


  2. Tax Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of readily available software, if you know how to use them. Sometimes, there are food events. Partners can participate, but it's usually just the same one.

    Cons

    Core values from upper management to support staff do not apply. Brown nosing, cronyism, posturing and lies are quietly common from mid-management. Some other staff are worse. To stay employed, don't even approach HR, unless it's to say how perfect things are. Their only job is to cater to Partners. Just look down, take any attitude and do not disagree with anything.

    Advice to Management

    A good person will have more core values in their little pinky than most anyone in Tax will have in their whole body. HR is a joke. Maybe you just didn't notice there is a recession, but you may as well have taken away a person's home as well as their job.


  3. Great place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and great projects. I worked with some great people

    Cons

    The politics were difficult and it felt more like a frat house thank work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Kpmg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Can work independently. Can take on as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    Used to be a little of a sink or swin environment for new staff......


  6. Great place to jumpstart your career. Not too sure about the long run.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid promotional path (Hierarchy: Junior Associate - Associate - Senior Associate - Manager- Managing Director - Partner). Good entry level compensation.

    Cons

    Rarely see managers, not much opportunity for mentorship. Little training... you learn as you go. Steep learning curve.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great professional experience, but no work life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with young people. Exposure to industry management. Professional training. Ability to take extended periods of time off outside of busy season.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Little opportunity to steer your career in your desired direction. Some (not all) of the people beg the question: "How did you get hired?" Compensation is less than impressive (in spite of what the magazines say). You are underpaid, so does it really matter if the firm pays for a treadmill once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Give individuals more control of their career so that can pursue their interests and fulfill their potential. Why not give the best associates the ability to choose their clients? Consider paying more to attract better candidates than the other Big 4. It is pathetic that KPMG is the least reputable firm in the US, when it thrives in other countries.


  8. A good place to be

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Very flexible. Great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is overwhelming. Sometimes the client work can be so boring it makes you feel like you're actually getting dumber. The firm also seems to be trying to outsource to India quite a bit, so who knows what the future here will be like.


  9. great work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work/life balance for working mothers

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities for promotion/raise/bonus


  10. Tough but worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clients and great people. You are able to learn a lot. There are lots of oppurtunities once you leave.

    Cons

    The hours. Sometimes the people who dont have a life. The pay is not great and the benefits are not that good either.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Mountains of unappreciated work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Name recognition on the resume

    Cons

    Tremendous workload, terrible deteriorating client base, sneaky backstabbing culture.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lobbying washington for stricker regulations, you provide your clients zero value in the external audit practice.



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