KPMG US
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www.kpmg.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

KPMG US Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.4 88 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(14 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    KPMG experiences vary between teams. Some are very welcoming whereas others are a conconstant game of one upmanship.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsRespect for work life balance
    Sociable atmosphere

    ConsCan be a lack of clarity in communication and expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue improving based on staff survey results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Recruitment (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsLot of opportunity to move around and varietybecause it's global.
    Free lunch!
    Great working environment
    good work life balance

    ConsIt's a big corporate so you have to claw your way up
    performance review system is rubbish

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to reinvent the wheel to look good. You need to speak to the people doing the role to find out how ti improve things

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    Great Company

    Audit Associate (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat culture
    Great work life balance
    Great Staff

    ConsPlenty of bureaucracy
    Lack of variety at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a rotation programme

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally positive although some challenging times

    Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood opportunities to move laterally and gain different skills

    ConsCulture based on presentism and not on outputs
    Career stagnation once part time

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider how you can best utilise the expertise of all your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big 4 = big and cumbersomw

    Operations (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsSponsored accountancy study
    Developed from PA to qualified accountant
    Friendly co workers

    ConsCompensation average if not low for big 4
    Work life balance not great often
    Now qualified been left to rot
    Too much change inadequately thought out and implemented poorly
    Job security poor at all levels seemingly

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenuinely consider the hours that your team are working and what is reasonable even if trying to grow and progress in a career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not enough opportunity

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsBrand opens door to interesting engagements

    ConsVery hierarchical
    Promotion opportunities limited
    'Flexible Futures'

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good to have on your cv although I don't understand why

    Tax Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe reputation, having it on your cv.

    ConsLong hours (always expected to work late and even weekends).
    Very risk focused (often spending time making sure we caveat documents correctly rather than actually doing a proper technical analysis).
    Full of people who like to play the game (rather than actually getting on with work, the saying of it's not what you do just what you appear to do applies here).
    Holidays are often difficult to take because you're so busy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cost cutting by using centralised systems!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really Refreshing

    Data Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsClear vision on the future of the practice and what they where looking for now and in the future.

    ConsPoor internal recruitment team..lack of feedback

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up interview process and feedback

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Many opportunities at KPMG

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsKPMG is very stable and does not to grow too quickly or turnaround and leave businesses abruptly.

    ConsPay is lower than other Big 4's. And, mistakes are not tolerated - they want to get everything right - if it is not a 'sure thing' - then they will not pursue. Typically under-staffed, which makes for the 'opportunities'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more calculated risks. Consider a larger acquisition to catch up with the other 3.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally good, though there are some political animals to deal with

    Executive Advisor (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNot as cut throat as some big 4, look to develop a team atmosphere. Focused on quality deliverables for the client.

    ConsSome people think they arrived when they're a long way away from it. They carry themselves with a certain amount of arrogance and look down on people, however there are very few of these

    Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the non team players

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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