KPMG US Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Pros
  • Lots of days off - work life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily slanted on the "Work" end of the spectrum (in 457 reviews)

  • Long hours especially during busy season (in 502 reviews)

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  1. Great firm with plenty of opportunity for growth and development

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

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Welcoming and learning culture. Offers flexibility and growth. 5 weeks of PTO.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits and below average pay. Busy season hours can get rough.

    Advice to Management

    Improve variable compensation.


  2. My experience

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They set you up with a performance manager and performance partner who really seem to care that you are enjoying the whole process National Training is fun because you get to meet people from all over the US and learn the software before you start Interns get overtime so you make alot of money

    Cons

    The hours, I worked 108 hours in a week and they treated me like a slave. My team was very unorganized and when we ended up having problems with the 10k there was alot of hostility. Not a very good work environment at all. I cried everything If you sign full time overtime isnt a thing so youll be making about 10 dollars an hour based on how much you are working and how much you are taking home


  3. Hit or Miss

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good flexibilty (e.g., can work from home when necessary) -Can quickly climb the corporate ladder

    Cons

    -LONG hours during busy season which lasts from August through February. -Although you may be a member of the 'Advisory' branch you're more likely to just be staffed on external audits


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  5. Tax Associate

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

    I have been working at KPMG US (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great PTO 25 days, over-time meal reimbursement, exposure to many industries

    Cons

    Work-life balance, what's that? Your work consumes you. You must move quick during busy season, no time to do things in your personal life. Competitive culture, people get sour when they see you leaving work before them. Busy season starts earlier every year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put a minimum hour requirement on your staff. They get burnt out.


  6. Learn alot. work alot. get paid a little.

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn alot. Greeat people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay could for sure be better.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger bonuses.


  7. 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


  8. Sr. Associate in IARCS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable Coworkers and decent time off

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Better work/life balance


  9. Good learning experience

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours especially during busy season


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep valuing your employees before projects.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Starting Point and Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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