KPMG US Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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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62 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great at the start

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great to have on your CV, deal with high level clients, some variety of work, fantastic bunch of people below upper management.

    Cons

    Long hours, horrible pay, management has no integrity, politics

    Advice to Management

    Don't sugar coat the negative aspects of strategies implemented to avoid getting hopes up.


  2. Good place to start and move around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research & Development Tax Incentives
    Current Employee - Research & Development Tax Incentives

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people Good office culture Good social events Easy to transfer between divisions after approx 1.5 years as long as you play your cards right Good client base and exposure All partner dependent, small teams with good partners are afforded a lot of opportunities, large team member at consultant level make sure you stand out or you will be just another number

    Cons

    Compensation is below average, but that is their business model at the lower levels Training is below average, in an effort to reduce costs every role is becoming more commoditised leaving people that stay too long feel like they are incapable of problem solving (some are) Nothing is really bad in all honesty but know that unless you love your division and you can see a clear and reasonably quick promotion set through hard work that its not worth staying forever.

    Advice to Management

    Work on training, otherwise good firm culture.


  3. Exciting opportunities mixed with some political challenges

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some brilliant intellect that provides a great stimulating challenge and breaks the status quo.

    Cons

    Some challenges with leadership due to partnership structure, creating a difficult political environment with conflicting objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Develop strong business objectives that are measurable for lines of business. Create a strategy to align partnership and reduce fragmentation.


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  5. Good Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Management Consulting Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Intern - Management Consulting Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Love it. The best. I like the culture, the colour scheme and the font they use in the logo.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong. I love it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing that thing that you do.


  6. A great place to get experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to opportunities and experiences you wouldn't normally get early on your career; some very talented and great people to work with

    Cons

    The usual politics in a professional services environment; salary is definitely mid range in the market


  7. Great opportunities, fast paced and a good career starter

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

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

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

    Pros

    Challenges and jobs, People, Exciting clients, Training, social events, leave, new technology, company sizes, international travel opportunities, local opportunities, enthusiasm, ICAA training and support

    Cons

    Salary and remuneration, clarity of leadership, work-life balance during busy season, old technology, can be fasted paced and missing the big picture

    Advice to Management

    Look after employees and team environment better


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bullying, abusive and copy and replace at its best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Executive in Melbourne (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Brand name good for CV

    Cons

    Abuse of employees - commenting on weight, looks, personal interests Long hours Copy from one document to the next, limited innovative thinking Hierarchical -

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the culture, stop placing narcissists in charge - hold yourself accountable as a partnership


  9. Great culture, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive culture, nice and professional people, management cares about the workplace environment, large variety of work

    Cons

    Conpensation lower than corporate and public sector, some internal processes can be time consuming, training programs can be better structured and tailored


  10. Enjoyable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Adelaide (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting and large variety of work

    Cons

    Long hours for not much pay


  11. Laidback young cultured company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Services Audit in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Intern - Financial Services Audit in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    - young culture - long hours - job security - variety of clients

    Cons

    - seems to have a recruitment bias from greater unis - bad pay until qualification - work may be dry at some times



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