KPMG US Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. It's a good first job

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Young culture, and the opportunities are plentiful

    Cons

    work/life balance, meager pay for the amount of work you do, don't do much to retain top talent, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    do a better job at retaining highly rated employees, pay better, and more organized scheduling


  2. Great for accountants and seasoned consultants, not so great for new consultants

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package. The firm will really take care of you. Connections to great experienced professionals, and a worldwide reputation.

    Cons

    In the advisory practice, things get pretty hit or miss. The risk service line is world-renowned, but the management consulting line is newer, and underdeveloped.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in practice development! There will never be a true culture for advisory unless the knowledge base is developed and more easily accessible. Keep trying to break down barriers between service networks.


  3. Great Experience, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good opportunities to experience different roles

    Cons

    High performance culture, gotta love it!


  6. great place to build a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers a lot of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Can do better at managing work-life balance


  8. KPMG is an excellent professional services firm with many opportunities available. They hire top-notch talent!

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

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

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

    Pros

    More relaxed, collegial culture established by career KPMG leadership, flexibility to move into other roles within the Firm, a "band of brothers" set of relationships that are developed.

    Cons

    The former Andersen Partners diluted/changed the culture in Advisory to more dog-eat-dog set of values, too much focus on short-term results, Former Andersen partners brought bad habits of saying one thing and doing the opposite that tarnished the integrity of the leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your partners. Senior partner leaders must do what they say and learn to "walk the talk."


  9. Old Boys Club

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits Competitive Salary Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Decisions are made at a glacial pace. Little to no innovation No career path for non-client facing staff Partners & Managing Directors rewarded for short-term behavior -- every man for himself Incredibly risk adverse No global thinking


  10. Good career jump starter

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career; somewhat flexible working hours; lots of vacation days

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and bonus


  11. Rotating door type of company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive with other consultant companies

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees, only the money they make. Everyone is dispensable I know, but at this company it's blatant obvious.

    Advice to Management

    When employees leave after a year, and you have such high turnover, think about why? And think those people who leave will be at other companies you are trying to create business with.



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