KPMG US Reviews in Moscow

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
3,053 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Alternate work arrangements for work-life balance is a major plus (in 183 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 440 reviews)

  • Long Hours due to mandatory overtime for a few months out of the year (in 484 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work at KPMG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    1) Clear career growth and development scheme.
    2) Processes and policies are clear.
    3) Extended learning opportunities (professional qualifications, hard and soft skills trainings).
    4) Days off in lieu of ovwertimes accumulated.

    Cons

    1) The assessment and promotions can be unfair (receiving a final rate) due to numberous factors.
    2) Salary is lower, than average market salaries.
    3) Excessive overtimes during busy season.
    4) The criteria of assessment of the project work are different in different departments and of different managers, they are not unified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Increase basic salaries (it is too little) and bonus amounts (it looks like a donation to poor people).
    2) Make assessment system fair and unified in each department and for each manager.
    3) Make better trainings for ACCA preparation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Auditing according to IFRS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Auditor in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    High pressure, huge experience during short-term period

    Cons

    Not enough time for deeper understanding of the client's business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive and satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Executive  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Executive in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Very steep learning curve first 6-9 month
    Work-life balance depends very much on your project manager, so ask around to get better choice if you can.
    You get appreciated working overtime via double promotions, so a 4-year track to manager were possible outcomes for some.
    No weekend overnights

    Cons

    compensation starts very low in Moscow, and doesn't progress fast at all, only at senior manager it become comparable to US market.
    Team-building would have done a nicejob but there weren't any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trainings are not very often especially for newborn executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good career start (for some maybe) but not more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Possibbility to go to secondment, trainings for employees, althought some of the trainings are not that rellevant for self-development, possibility to go to overtime leave. good medical insurance, good office with a nce view and big desks

    Cons

    long working hours, inefficient working process, some people are not that smart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good place for career start, a lot of trainings for graduates, you could get professional certification ACCA for free. Very friendly atmosphere in the department, a lot of interesting professional people.

    Cons

    Low salary and bonuses
    Bad management, partners do not care about staff development and could manage people effective
    No career opportunities for experience staff

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fast-paced development among young professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    KPMG is a company that challenges you on a day to day basis. Predominantly young enthusiastic people work there. You can really improve your time management, people skills, and financial reporting knowledge. Also, you can get really good at Excel. I mean it, really good.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets a little intense, but you get used to that. If you are ready to put in the work, it actually gets interesting. And if you have half-decent time management skills, you'll be sweet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best audit firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    - Strong audit (metals and mining, utilities and medium size entities; former head of this department is now the head of the firm ) and TS (former head of TS is the head of advisory now)
    - Brilliant education program (including western coaches)
    - Office in City (hard to drive but there is a lot of space and parking; very good canteens and all other infrastructure)

    Cons

    - Advisory and valuation are not so strong (advisory recently has been changed completely again; valuation has 2-3 very specific partners)
    - Oil & gas audit (only Lukoil) and banking (nothing serious at all) are not so strong
    - IT consulting is also very small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop consulting and valuation practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to start your career. But the type of work is pretty much the same from day to day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Team work experience, good culture, interesting projects

    Cons

    Compensation is small, but a lot of overtimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was both amazing and boring at the same time!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internship  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Internship in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    An excellent team and great people , speaking of Advisory team
    Amazing office

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Bad worklife balance
    Face hours without real job
    Extremely uncomfortable kitchens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very prestigious appeal in Moscow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and corporate culture

    Cons

    Lack of management attention to graduate staff

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