KPMG US Reviews in City of London, England

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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.  

    Good place to learn about many different industries.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    1. Steep learning curve: You will get to learn a lot, about many industries
    2. Good work culture: The people are generally good to work with

    Cons

    1. No work life balance: They expect you to work all the time. And everyone seems to work all the time.
    2. Promotions and Bonuses: They are not very forthcoming with these, and the appraisals process can be a bit wayward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees have a life beyond work. I know it's not much different at the other big fours, but please try and take the lead here.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    It is great if you are a fresh graduate with a lots of energy and willing to work long hours and learn a lot.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Knowledge transfer, you learn very quickly a lot more than anywhere else. The company culture is quite nice compere to other Big 4.

    Cons

    Sometimes you do not get a fair feedback and it is difficult to get promoted.

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    Potentially good stepping stone - not a long term career choice

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    Current Employee - Transaction Services Analyst  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Analyst in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Nice new office, lunch allowance, colleagues are nice people, gives you something to do for the day, generally good level of feedback offered

    Cons

    Very little career progression, pay is very poor, bonuses insulting, often have unsociable hours which make a social life practically nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the way you treat graduate trainees, it doesn't pay to provide very little chance to develop skills. Encourage a greater level of delegation and stop those seeking promotions from hoarding work. Pay in line with your competitors, or you will lose lots of staff

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Audit Assistant  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Very good people, only complian wud be avg salary compared to others..

    the best thing is definitely the culture and the ppl u work with

    Cons

    sometimes a bit hectic, difficult maintain work/life balance

    n very low bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward performance more, improve motivation amongst D grades, promote more ppl, try and retain staff.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great place to work - but be prepared to work hard !

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    The overall culture is one of excellence - and it shows in everything that people do. You are always aware that others will be reiewing (and perhaps referencing) your work - so it breeds a desire to excel. The cuture is also an open one - that encourages people to share knowledge and where hiding knowledge is regarded as a bad thing. It's a fun, dynamic place to work that offers a whole host of challenging projects

    Cons

    It's a competative environment - so it's no place for shrinking violets ! The work life balance was non-existant, something that I believe has been addressed recently. Of course it has its share of politics - but then every place does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your KM systems - knowledge sharing is good - but there is always room for improvement. Sharing data across borders can be to difficult sometimes

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