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KPMG US Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
3,168 Reviews
3.5
3,168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 457 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 502 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  2.  

    Be young and adaptable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really a great role with a great firm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Great place to for professional development

    • 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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    It's pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Wonderful Work Environment

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Good long term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a focus on quality and client relationships.

    Cons

    The company needs to refine more employee engagement programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Public Accounting

    • 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)

    Pros

    Travel, People, Experiences, Opportunities, Training, Education

    Cons

    Hours, Hiarchy, KPMG was a very sink or swim organizaiton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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