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KPMG US Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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3.6 28 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(6 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good Employer

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsCan 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 Senior ManagementI think they are probably very aware of internal opinions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start out

    Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsWide range of experience, great networking and resume booster

    ConsPay is very low compared to competitors

    Advice to Senior Management$$$

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    KPMG

    Accountant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat place to start your career and see multiple industries

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

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    Wonderful learning experience

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsMentorship, learning experience, overseas secondment experience

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

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    good earning opportunities and great experience but very fast paced

    Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

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

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    Smart People teaching good Talent

    Second Year Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    Great Company to Work For

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPMG 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!

    ConsParking is very expensive.

    Great place to work for!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

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

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    Smart people who have a broad range of experience.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsLong hours
    Travel hours
    Overemphasis on utilization

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter guidance in career development would be helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    KPMG Management Consulting (MC) is a Stepping Stone to Real MC

    Advisory Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood people
    Not very cut throat
    Offices in every large- and mid-sized US city, which provides good mobility for those who need it
    Brand new offices

    ConsTheir MC practice just doesn't attract A-level talent both at experienced hire level (all levels) or entry level... senior managers who have been jumping ships, managers with no consulting experience, partners who are not selling, etc. What that means is that if you are in MC for experience and learning, KPMG is not going to be able to provide you that. Do yourself a favor and look for MC placement with Booz and Co., ATK, Accenture, etc.

    It is also pretty evident from the fact that they mainly end up doing low level (e.g., inventory assessment, spend analysis, etc.) assessment work and little strategy and/or real design and implementation work.

    KPMG MC's financial management practice is somewhat better than their Business Effectiveness practice in terms of higher impact projects, quality of work, quality of talent, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay big bucks to real MC partners to come help build the practice and help bring on real MC talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsOffers many differents job opportunities.

    ConsVery long hours and not enough reward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork and LIFE balance.

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