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KPMG US Reviews in Montvale, NJ

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
3,167 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you're looking for something stable and with opportunities to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, time-off is generous, opportunity for advancement. KPMG offers a lot of perks to its employees which helps to make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    It's an accounting firm so it's not the most creative place to be but there are opportunities to work with people who have amazing backgrounds and you can learn so much just by being around them. There is a culture of competitiveness between difference sections of the company - negativity, back-stabbing. If you're a positive person and don't engage with the negativity, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Dec 1, 2014

    Feedback from our employees is very important to us so thank you for sharing! Please feel free to share additional suggestions on how we can improve.

  2.  

    Technology Intern

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    treated interns really well, gave us importance. lots of networking events, allowed students to meet the CIO and other executive level officers.

    Cons

    some times work wasn't as challenging as i had hoped, and days weren't too busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Miserable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nothing really positive to say.

    Cons

    Horrendous leadership, highly political, outdated services and technology, bare essential benefit package. Work life balance is non-existent. 80 hour weeks are expected with little to no praise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate 50% of mid-level to executive management in Montvale, NJ. Harry Moseley and John Veihmeyer are clueless inbeciles who are driving KPMG into oblivion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Firm to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great firm to work with specially in IT area

    Cons

    Health insurance and other benefits are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help everyone at every level to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support Analyst in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support Analyst in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company was good to work for. They have a very good culture and everyone is good to work with. They had a good structure and the policy and procedures went the same for everyone regardless of title.

    Cons

    Very difficult to build a career and move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough positions to build yourself within a the dept.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity unclear leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, benefits, flexibility, genuinely good people and a generally supportive work environment -- they are really trying to move ahead of the competition and doing a lot of around high performance, employer of choice, to get there -- it is a supportive culture

    Cons

    A great deal of shifting around in the international space, doesn't really affect the US firm but if you're working in any capacity that touches on global you will be driven crazy by changes in direction, constant addition of responsibility with no commensure increase in compensation, constant need for consensus in decision making slows us down and makes it very difficult to make progress -- worklife balance? what's that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either decide to be a federation of independent member firms and forget trying to have a global organization OR create a real global organization with decisionmaking capabilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior quality assurance analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    They allow employees to work remotely.

    Cons

    Pay scale is below average.

    Recommends
  9.  

    KPMG: Partnership of Favoritism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many interesting and genuine colleagues provide guidance and assistance.

    Cons

    Highly political and little job security. Often people are promoted on the strength of their ability to network with the right partner or higher echelon director and with little regard to their talent or credentials. If you do not have a partner protector you are in dangerous waters. I was part of a group that was let go because one notorious partner wanted to get rid of one employee so to cover his tracks he let go of the entire group of 20.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look carefully at what is really going on in the partnership, stop the outsourcing and hire American workers who need the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    KPMG Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager IT in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager IT in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Great vacation days

    Cons

    - Avg salary for existing employee
    - Work life balance is difficult at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve existing employees salary. Make it more competitive with market so talent doesn't leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to grow a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    The business model shifts currently being promoted definitely provide great opportunities for someone to build a career.

    Cons

    No personal "cons" so far but I have heard that the structure of expectation and performance management can be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive towards the a one firm philosophy and building those cross functional bridges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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