KPMG US Reviews in Germany

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
3,015 Reviews

3.6
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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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23 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience for interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Pay, Hours (~50/wk), very open and nice management with open doof policy

    Cons

    Very repetitive tasks, had to prepare many powerpoint presentations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Audit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    I could not find any pros!

    Cons

    - very bad environment
    - very bad training
    - all people just want to find another job
    - they want to use graduates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    My internship in the restructuring advisory was a great experience, taught me a lot and the colleagues were really nice.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot, the people are nice, most of them are very committed.

    Cons

    For an internship position it does not matter, but everybody complains about the pay. Given the hours, it is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern

    Pros

    - you gain many responsibilities from the start

    Cons

    - you do not work internationally, very focused on local market

  6.  

    Poor senior management, poor corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner  in  Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Partner in Düsseldorf (Germany)

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

    Pros

    steep learning curve, high compensation on top level

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, poor culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    2 years experience KPMG Germany

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cologne (Germany)

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

    Pros

    First job after university, positive experience as I have seen diferent fields.

    Cons

    - salary too low
    - bad senior management culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, keep promises, enable better career tracks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Boring, hierarchical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Brand name is quite decent I guess

    Cons

    Accounting mindset, steep hierarchies, repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IT Intern, Berlin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Colleagues, Good Infrastructure to learn

    Cons

    Low Pay, Sometimes job is stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    KPMG Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Internship in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice young team
    Interesting tasks and project work
    Opportunity to communicate with custimers

    Cons

    Here is nothing what I want really mention.
    Pehaps the salary for full time employes coudl be higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Perfect place to start your career and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cologne (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Perfect for graduates to start a career, easy to enter and low pressure
    A lot of training in various technical and soft skills
    Prestigeous reference for your cv
    Very good training OTJ due to a high focus on technical skills
    A good chance to be part of high profile assignment

    Cons

    Scarce exchanges across service line borders
    Being attached to an audit company
    No bold actions from management to change course

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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