KPMG US Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
3,014 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.  

    Clients rule, consultants are expected to meet client expectations even when those expectations are unreasonable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with other bright, talented consultants

    Cons

    Partners don't do a great job of managing client expectations and making sure that the work really adds value (as opposed to looking good on paper)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place for an accountant's career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great benefits, great administrative support network. The people are great to work with. Definitely a great place for an accountant to grow their career. a place where people care about their work and doing a good job.

    Cons

    As an accounting firm, the administrative team needs more support. There are many layers to get change done within the firm, it would be more effective if improvements took less time to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create an open channel to all levels and provide quicker action on ideas. if people think their ideas matter and can make changes, they will provide them. if they think their ideas go into a 'black hole' they won't say anything, because they think to themselves 'why bother' if nothing changes?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people who care about you as a person, fantastic development of skills (especially soft skills)

    Cons

    Work at associate and senior levels can be monotonous, rough hours

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Be young and adaptable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to grow within Big 4 public accounting. Very good training and development.

    Cons

    Way too much focus on utilization and performance metrics that have little to do with the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize you can judge people by more than the raw numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really a great role with a great firm.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Long term client view and relationship focus. I work with great colleagues everyday that all seem to share in the work and the success. I can see spending a good portion of my career at KPMG.

    Cons

    Nothing at this point in my tenure with KPMG.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to for professional development

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    - amazing mentorship
    - growing firm
    - great access to opportunity
    - firm invests in you
    - decent work life balance, though it's a personal choice

    Cons

    - hours for busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start a career

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience for new candidates

    Cons

    Very demanding hours, be prepared to work hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's pretty good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice culture, fairly interesting work.

    Cons

    Management clueless and seemingly indifferent to needs of employees when it comes to use of office space. Technology is behind other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cannibalizing your business by bringing in new partners who aren't bringing new business with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Each staff member willingly helps out others. Very welcoming environment for new employees.

    Cons

    Not really anything bad to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good long term career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Advisry  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Advisry in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    If you find a good partner to work for, job is great.

    Cons

    Still wondering how they win awards for working mother and flexible work arrangements as my management does not support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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