KPMG
3.5 of 5 2,742 reviews
www.kpmg.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

KPMG Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.5 2,742 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(580 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Inclusive culture that promotes work/life balance while providing a challenging job"
    in 163 reviews
  • "Get resume builder; great place to start your career' exposure to an array of industries;"
    in 82 reviews
Cons:
  • "Rotations can lead to a poor work life balance--I lost touch with many of my friends"
    in 380 reviews
  • "Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment"
    in 428 reviews
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Great experience, excellent mentoring by great people!

Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

ProsKPMG takes good care of it's employees. Pay was great and opportunities for moving up were made available to me.

ConsHuge company...easy to get lost.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on mentoring!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start; completely dependent upon your boss/manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG

ProsBroad experience in terms of responsibilities and clients to work at. Great foundation for future accounting/ finance roles. Standard path to CPA certification.

ConsQuality of job varies drastically by project. Sometimes you'll get stuck with a horrible team or manager which is not fun when considering the amount of hours you're putting in.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more cutting edge when it comes to adopting new technology.

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Collaborative environment, great place to work

Advisory Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

ProsKPMG is a great firm where personal growth is important. Relatively little office politics, excellent mentoring culture. Employees at all levels are given a wide berth to pursue their interests in working in other geographies. Great training opportunities. For consultants who do not wish to travel, it is for the most part accommodated.

ConsThe Advisory practice tends to work regionally. There should be greater opportunities to work with other industries and other regions if a consultant chooses to travel.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide employees with opportunities within the firm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG

ProsTraining, benefits, salary are all very good. People are fantastic and opportunity to excel is outstanding.

ConsTravel required for many projects.

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A great place to build a career

Tax Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at KPMG part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are great to work with. It is like having a second family. Great flexibility and great management.

ConsIts work. If I won the lottery, I wouldn't work. But if I have to work, then at least I can do it with a company I enjoy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People!

Tax Senior Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG full-time

ProsGreat group of people to work with, and you learn a lot with the hours you put in.

ConsWork/life balance - the hours can be miserable during busy season.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KPMG

ProsGreat people, networking events, clear workplace policies

ConsNot much room for growth within my department

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat training and advancement opportunities

ConsWork life balance can be hard to juggle

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start your career

Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great start to your career in accounting
- Competitive salary
- Flexibility to work in a an industry that excites you
- Crash course on accounting principles that you failed to pick up in school :)

Cons- Work:Life balance is non-existent during the busy season. Although management seems to be on top of this issue by offering a sabbatical program during the summer
- Your experience is contingent on the team/client that you work with

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employees as you do with clients

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love this company

Advisory Associate (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

Pros- Training is extensive, People are professional, and the name looks good on the resume
 - The culture was my favorite. We deal with Deloitte alot and the thought of working there is terrible

Cons- I could have gotten better pay elsewhere, but the company name was what kept me here
 - They will not pay for a masters degree...

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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