KPMG US Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
3,031 Reviews
3.6
3,031 Reviews
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job security, decent work life balance except during Tax Season, good benefits (in 182 reviews)

  • Great place to start work if you want to see a lot of different things (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 418 reviews)

  • Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment (in 470 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Opportunity for New Graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great experience for new accounting graduates.

    Cons

    Long Hours and work-life balance is poor especially for new auditors. You are on the road constantly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training and paid time off policies. Significant room for advancement.

    Cons

    work life balance can be tricky. Seems to have unnecessary red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with for the most part. Flexible schedule and benefits. Talented senior managers.

    Cons

    Can involve lots of travel at times, and long hours. Some would say the business can be too cyclical but so is every job now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are probably very aware of internal opinions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Wide range of experience, great networking and resume booster

    Cons

    Pay is very low compared to competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    $$$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    KPMG

    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and see multiple industries

    Cons

    Can get forced into industry. Highly political environment. Tough to get ahead quickly

  7.  

    Wonderful learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Mentorship, learning experience, overseas secondment experience

    Cons

    Fast turnaround, work life balance is non-existent during busy season

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good earning opportunities and great experience but very fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    prestigious company, good experience, good earning potential, some schedule flexibility

    Cons

    political people, bad health benefits, bad 401(k) benefits, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart People teaching good Talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Year Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Second Year Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to start a career and many different educational and research tools/opportunities at your disposal. Great chance to develop relationships and contacts.

    Cons

    Longer hours during busy season and possibility of working on clients that do not interest you. In addition some tedious annual requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PMG prides itself on its mentoring culture, with thousands of partners and employees benefiting from the mentoring experience every day.

    KPMG purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients and the KPMG family.

    KPMG offers both formal training programs and additional year-round career development resources to help you pursue your individual career goals.

    Great place to work for!

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive.

    Great place to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people who have a broad range of experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good Benefits
    Ability to grow
    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    Long hours
    Travel hours
    Overemphasis on utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better guidance in career development would be helpful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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