KPMG US Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
3,029 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Firm to work with

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    FRM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Internship  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Actuarial Internship in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Feel like a conversation than an interview

    Cons

    competitive, heavy work and working environment is intense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, generally friendly people, there are plenty of training opportunities, it is easy to make friends with likeminded people, and while I was there, management hosted many social events.

    Cons

    You are just a number and easily replaceable, the job is unfulfilling, the hours can be miserable, and once you are there it is hard to leave because it will be difficult to find similar pay for the hours you work.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    One of big 4 accounting firm. A good place to start accounting career.

    Cons

    Better have a talent in order to stay at the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weekly training is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Definite Place for Upward Mobility but with long hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Good management at the manager and partner level that helped me develop.
    - Good sense of long career path possibilities
    - experience with high profile clients

    Cons

    - very long hours at time
    - feel underappreciated some times
    - bad salary and bonus for the amount of hours you put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new hires, it seems they just get slapped with work and are on their own to figure out almost everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent long-term and short-term benefits, great time-off policy and flexible work schedules, very diverse place to work with opportunities for both domestic and international rotations.

    Cons

    Many areas of the business are growing fast, and in some cases there are resource shortages, so people find themselves working many long hours and weekends to meet client demands. So, if you work in one of these areas, it becomes difficult to take time off and to take advantage of flexible work schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic firm to work for overall!

    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Open door culture, teaming, employee satisfaction, benefits and vendor discounts, some of the best technical training and learning opportunities, diverse clients.

    Cons

    As with any other consulting environment, pressured environment at times. In some cases too much centralized structures. Wonder if consulting firms should adopt some culture of companies in industry so as to focus on low-performing divisions with a view to "fix" them.

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    Progressive Consulting Firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Assignments, great clients, interesting work

    Cons

    Work life and travel timing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Start Public Accounting Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pay and Time Off were great

    Cons

    To big of a firm to effectively manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Advisory Intern in the Transactions & Restructuring Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transactions & Restructuring  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Transactions & Restructuring in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Smart, high-caliber teammates from top business schools
    -Mentoring by talented & caring managers and senior associates
    -Excellent location in NY (Park Ave)
    -Community involvement
    -Friendly, team-oriented environment
    -Free Omaha steaks and BBQs during the summer
    -Paid overtime as an intern

    Cons

    There should be a more structured way to allocate engagement assignments to interns during the summer (a period during the year when there is less work in general for employees to do).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals with integrity, technical competency, and emotional intelligence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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