KPMG US Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Pros
  • Lots of days off - work life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily slanted on the "Work" end of the spectrum (in 457 reviews)

  • Long hours especially during busy season (in 502 reviews)

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  1. Short time employment review

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    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    very positive experience, highly recommend

    Cons

    none. I cannot say enough good things about the company


  2. Employed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Good growth opportunity and predictable promotion timeline

    Cons

    Brutal working hours and minimal work life balance. Job can be incredibly taxing on personal life and loved ones


  3. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement in your career.

    Cons

    The hours can be long.


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  5. Audit Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not paid enough, not sexy


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at KPMG US (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture & people, interesting projects

    Cons

    a lot of travel, which can be a con for some people


  7. Senior Tax Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team mentality. Everyone helps each other.

    Cons

    I believe the pay is lower than most places.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Better than I thought it would be... We were acquired by KPMG, and I wasn't sure I'd like, but I'm staying.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and they delivered on promised variable comp in high-performing business units for those who met their target goals. They are definitely focusing on innovation over last couple of years, creating new solutions and providing new career path opportunities. They have a huge learning capability with high-quality training across an impressive array of industries, skills and methdologies. They are serious about continuing education for employees they make time and provide content. Some of it is pedantic, but a lot of it is really great. They are taking steps to overcome their stifling paternalistic culture and shift to a more diverse-friendly, performance based and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    There are still large pockets of the organization stuck in the traditional, hierarchical, stuffy model where the partner thinks he is a god and those who want to advance their careers act like they agree with him. There is still a disturbing lack of diversity in top leadership. And if you don't like continuing professional education, don't come here - you will have to do a ton of online training initially and then hit heavy annual credit hours each year plus a super-target every 3 years. Also, you are significantly constrained on your investment portfolio, more so the further up the chain you are. And you could be required to immediately dump stock, an investment firm or your mortgage provider etc. if they become an audit client of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    We appreciate the motions you have made and the toddler steps you have taken, but we can't take you seriously until you actually walk the talk and address the lack of diversity at the very top of the US organization. Crunch the numbers and face the truth. You need to address gender-based salary inequities, failures to promote based on merit rather than old boy networks, failures to hire, support, and groom top talent from under-represented groups - women of color as a prime example. (I am not part of this group but it's obvious to anyone they have very limited presence except at the bottom layer of the organization.) You have some encouraging initiatives like KNOW but you need to get real and address your vanilla leadership profile. And, please - it's time to tell your high-visibility bad apple partners to shape up or ship out. You know who they are - and so do we.


  9. Great place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, opens a lot of doors, learn A LOT in the first couple years, people are great.

    Cons

    little to no work/life balance


  10. KPMG Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Strategy Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Partners I work for are committed to growth. This is evident by their creation of a Global Strategy Group.

    Cons

    Pay is lackluster compared to other consultancies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep associates utilized.


  11. Awesome

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Long hours but manageable for the most part

    KPMG US Response

    Jan 29, 2015

    Feedback from our employees is very important to us so thank you for sharing! Please feel free to share additional suggestions on how we can improve.



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