KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3,015 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.  

    A great job that unfortunately ended during cutbacks.

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    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits packages for employees

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Great Public Accounting Firm to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    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
  3.  

    Good company, highly political environment

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great employer, bright employees, high expectations

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA

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

    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
  6.  

    Good Brand Name, not so good work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    If you work with KPMG, it should help your career progression and ultimately your future.

    Cons

    Working there can be injurious to your health! The work hours and stress can be really bad for your health. On the bright side, you'll get exposure to a lot of senior level management from different companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    KPMG

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    it was really good experience

    Cons

    the hours was really bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gain lots of skills, good people, great opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Work long hours, got some busy work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tax Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of readily available software, if you know how to use them. Sometimes, there are food events. Partners can participate, but it's usually just the same one.

    Cons

    Core values from upper management to support staff do not apply. Brown nosing, cronyism, posturing and lies are quietly common from mid-management. Some other staff are worse. To stay employed, don't even approach HR, unless it's to say how perfect things are. Their only job is to cater to Partners. Just look down, take any attitude and do not disagree with anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good person will have more core values in their little pinky than most anyone in Tax will have in their whole body. HR is a joke. Maybe you just didn't notice there is a recession, but you may as well have taken away a person's home as well as their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary and great projects. I worked with some great people

    Cons

    The politics were difficult and it felt more like a frat house thank work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Kpmg

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Can work independently. Can take on as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    Used to be a little of a sink or swin environment for new staff......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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