KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
89 Reviews
3.6
89 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 457 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 502 reviews)

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  1.  

    intern advisory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern Advisory in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern Advisory in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    the people I worked with were great. They were always willing to help. It can get very busy sometimes but during the summer it is pretty relaxing

    Cons

    They expect a lot from you so you must always do good work. There were some times where I had no work to do all day so it can get pretty boring even though those days were rare. You must satisfy the client even through tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My group was great, always responsive by email and always helpful. They are usually very understanding. I have no advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Amazing work environment and opportunity to grow.

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

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

    Pros

    The firm actually reciprocates your hard work and effort. Work/Life balance is amazing. Able to work remote several times a month. Jeans every Friday, and you are allowed to leave two hours early every Friday during the summer. The firm subsidizes your commute to work. Many opportunities to grow with the firm.

    Cons

    Must be mentally prepared to work long hours during busy seasons but it evens out year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great leadership!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    We take pride in making sure our employees are taken care of. Thank you for your feedback and please let us know if we can do anything else.

  3.  

    KPMG Performance engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good benefits for contracting consultants. Good benefits for contracting consultants.

    Cons

    None, have no issues with company so far. Provides fair pay

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company and great people to work with!

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is great. Everyone in the office sticks together.

    Cons

    Busy work life, working late evenings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Dec 12, 2014

    We take pride in making sure our employees are taken care of. Thank you for your feedback and please let us know if we can do anything else.

  6.  

    Good network and variety of industries.

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

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

    Pros

    Big 4 reputation, good resources, high technology

    Cons

    Politics, hours can be pretty long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Take it for what it's worth

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

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

    Pros

    Gives you the name that everyone knows and opens doors for you.

    Cons

    Overwork/underpay, long hours, no work-life balance

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company, long hours and politics

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

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at KPMG are the people. Audit teams are composed of people in their early to mid 20's so you naturally become close. Benefits are great. Looks great to future employers.

    Cons

    Long hours, I would regularly work until 11 at night and on weekends. Be prepared for a lot of company politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked for managers who had big egos and liked to work their teams around the clock. This unfortunately tainted my experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr Associate Credit Risk

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

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

    Pros

    You learn how to deal with office and colleague nuances.

    Cons

    politics, partner trying grab resources from each other, really bad work life balance. Lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You batter fix your own processes before going to advise someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    KPMG is a great company to start out your career

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

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

    Pros

    Since the company is large, there are many resources available. One plus is the large amount of paid time off days you receive. Moving within the company and transferring to other geographic locations is fairly easy.

    Cons

    You are easily replaceable and management knows this. Long hours and lack of merit based bonuses. Salaries are below market and are not equal across the board for all employees at the same level. Employees do receive a good amount of vacation days, but it is very difficult to use these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries and bonus structures. Do not over-work your top performers. All top performers end up leaving the firm due to the lack of a work-life balance. Changeability is put on the staff and is an unnecessarily stressful metric. We should be doing good work and taking the time to do things right instead of worrying about our manager's budgets from low-bid projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience, but very political

    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with a variety of companies and understand their cultures and how they operate.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    Certain teams can get very political

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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