KPMG US Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Made Senior and exited

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, A players leave, C players get fired and B players become partners.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours. Still, it's a great place to learn the fundamentals of the job.

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    Thank for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve employee satisfaction. Please let us know if there is anything additional we can do for you.

  2. Great company to start your career

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Networking, opportunities to engage cutting edge projects, 25 days off, brand name, KPMG takes care of its employees

    Cons

    long hours, chargeability pressure, competition to rise the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not numbers, please don't focus on chargeability so much - treat them as humans and they'll be more productive.

  3. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    teamwork is the way forward

    Cons

    poltics is a draining part of the job

    Advice to Management

    nothing

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  5. Motivating

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

    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

    If you are self-motivated, this is a great company to work for. Like the other Big4 Accounting/Advisory firms, it depends on your office and group. But by and large, at KPMG allows your plenty of opportunity to make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    The benefits packages compared to the other Big 4 are not that impressive. In particular, our health insurance is subpar.

    Advice to Management

    Truthfully, the health insurance is the biggest con.

  6. Helpful (2)

    great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to start your career and build a base for future success. Benefits and pto are top notch.

    Cons

    a lot of people burn out and hurt company culture. They try to manage work life balance, but sometimes the nature of the work makes it difficult

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to turnover and don't be afraid to cut from the top

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, excellent mentoring by great people!

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Huge company...easy to get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on mentoring!

  8. Great Experience, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Chicago, IL

    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

    Exposure to premier clients early on and the ability to showcase skills from the get-go. The office culture in Chicago is very cool and the offices are awesome. Depending upon the

    Cons

    Some red tape and have to drink the kool aid. Some opportunities at the company are better than others but that's consulting.

  9. great place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    lots of options to move laterally and above including geographies and products.

    Cons

    high expectations and travel which is not unusual

  10. A very great experience with this company.

    Current Intern - Advisory Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Advisory Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a very open environment. Everyone is very helpful if you are ever struggling with anything.

    Cons

    Local clients can sometimes be a challenge to get to if you are new to the city. However, the local transportation is easy to navigate once you get the hang of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping investing in young talent, especially in the advisory practice.

  11. I have been working with KPMG in Audit for a few months.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great industry exposure and a variety of private and public companies.
    - Great trainings and support available.
    - You learn a lot in a very short amount of time.
    - Great opportunities for function transfers, relocations and international rotations.

    Cons

    - Long hours during busy season and sometimes multiple busy seasons.

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