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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated June 7, 2014
Updated June 7, 2014
3,005 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    KPMG is a great place to launch and build your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    1) Pace of learning.
    2) Clear career path and growth. "Up or out" may soudn like a bad thing until you work somehwere where that is not the case. At KPMG you get a little faith and benefit of the doubt when promotion time comes. Some places you have to be doing 100% of the job above yours before they even consider the promotion without the opportunity to learn to do it either.
    3) Work schedule flexibility outside of busy season. Take advantage of the vacation days and sabatical

    Cons

    1) Long hours, especially during busy season
    2) This is a client service industry position so it is very deadline driven and you are often the last piece of the puzzle and therefore left getting your work done with much less time available to do it than is ideal.
    3) Horrible 401K match and retirement benefits for non partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Credit Risk  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Credit Risk in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good Brand Name. Have more opportunity to learn more work, however it depends upon your PML (your supervisor)

    Cons

    Really bad management of the group. They treat you as raw material not like real people. Specially don't join CREDIT RISK(FRM) group at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some good middle management group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to build your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Starting salary; promotions; competitive environment

    Cons

    Bonuses; overtime; work/life balance; pressure to increase billings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very great team members and supervisors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great peers who are all working hard and smart, very energetic work environment when working with them.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, sometimes really making people crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees, not too much overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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

    Pros

    Great training, big company but you still receive a lot of individual attention and feedback

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, very tedious work, three months of the year will be taken up by 18 hour days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great job that unfortunately ended during cutbacks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great Benefits packages for employees

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Great Public Accounting Firm to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great people who I still keep in touch, excellent vacation time and benefit.

    Cons

    Do not miss the hours and stress...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employee's morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, highly political environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Smart and well-rounded coworkers that are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    The office I worked in was highly political. Management is not upfront and honest about things when straightforward communication is needed. Especially when critiques need to be made, management too focused on avoiding confrontation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People on the ground did not always have a great deal of respect for the project owner (usually a director).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great employer, bright employees, high expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The people are by and large very bright and management gives great opportunities to up and coming junior staff. There are good training programs in place. A great place to challenge yourself and learn.

    Cons

    Expectations are high, and you will put in the hours. Management Consultants generally can expect to travel to work from other cities (Mon-Thurs) each week - not too common to be staffed on local projects. Getting promoted requires that you nurture your own network and to some politicking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    KPMG

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    it was really good experience

    Cons

    the hours was really bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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