KPMG US Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
3,035 Reviews
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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. 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance, promotion structure.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great Company is a soul-sucking industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6. 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 for 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
  7.  

    Great starting position.

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

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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    KPMG is full of good people who are driven to make an impact.

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

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

    Pros

    Good quality all around (people, business model, client base, capabilities / service offerings, and growth opportunities)

    Cons

    Some standard performance goals create a culture of competitiveness where teamwork should be expected.

    Developing and maintaining a culture unique to KPMG is difficult given most of our people work at client office locations nearly full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees confidence that small sacrifices of individual performance in the name of excellent teaming will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to build a career (if you're not looking to stay) or start/finish your career. The people here are amazing.

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, experience, resources, training, clear advancement path

    Cons

    Salary, long hours, tethered to email, some clients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has an excellent compensation plan if you are experienced hire.

    Cons

    Their promotion process seems biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with plenty of opportunities to advance with hard work.

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

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

    Pros

    KPMG is a great place to work and has a very competitive benefits package. They reward hard work with career advancement in the form of bonus compensation and promotions.

    Cons

    Travel frequently required
    Frequent after hours work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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