KPMG US Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
3,100 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 187 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 444 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 496 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, autonomy, flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    Workload is too high
    Staff depth is too low - inadequate leverage

  2.  

    Sr. Associate in IARCS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable Coworkers and decent time off

    Cons

    Long Hours due to mandatory overtime for a few months out of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

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

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    office culture, people, opportunity for growth, good reputation, training and education

    Cons

    Long hours especially during busy season

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great experience. I got to learn a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EVS Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EVS Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company does a good job of exposing you to different projects. They are very relaxed and not too uptight

    Cons

    Exit opportunities might be limited comparing to other big accounting firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep valuing your employees before projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Starting Point and Training

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is an amazing place to start your career. The training is awesome and you definitely want Big 4 on your resume if you have an accounting or finance degree. Most of the people here are young and fun to hang out with. You will get great exposure to important clients and learn a lot.

    Cons

    After your first year or two, the salary is pretty low compared to industry. Some of the people that work here can be jerks. The work/life balance doesn't really exist for most folks. You will work weekends and nights during busy seasons and quarters. Like until 2 am nights. They don't take where you live into consideration so you might commute 30+ miles to work or 2 depending on whatever client you are assigned. Managers are hit and miss. You might love one client and hate the next. It is totally dependent on the team and leadership you are with which can be like night and day. It can also be difficult to stand out here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your salaries if you want to keep your seniors. Let people go home earlier. The only reason they are working late is because of poor planning/leadership/management. An effectively led team should be able to clock out by 5pm and stay until 7 or 8 pm during busy times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, challenging work, good foundation for business skills etc.

    Cons

    Work life balance, promotion structure.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Company is a soul-sucking industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    KPMG was willing to make a commitment to me long before I graduated. Exposure to big companies was interested. KPMG tries to make spruce up the job with happy hours and busy season gifts. When I left KPMG was really cool about the situation and wished me well. Great place to start work if you want to see a lot of different things.

    Cons

    Average pay and benefits. Long hours associated with auditing. One of the partners I worked with did not stick up for his team and was often pushed around by the client - forcing us to meet last minute deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Firm, Many Opportunities, Many different Clients available

    Cons

    Terrible Hours during Year-ends. Some management is a pain to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Performance Ratings Process needs to be in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to build a career

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. It is like having a second family. Great flexibility and great management.

    Cons

    Its work. If I won the lottery, I wouldn't work. But if I have to work, then at least I can do it with a company I enjoy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great starting position.

    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the experience attained. The trainings are great. The client list is top-notch. People are hard-working smart and highly motivated.

    Cons

    The work life balance and the tasks performed are terrible. Pay is miniscule compared to the hours worked and industry jobs in the Houston market. Bonuses are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more and dont treat them like a body but a person.

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