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KPMG US Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
3,006 Reviews

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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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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.  

    KPMG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    Pros

    KPMG is a great company

    Cons

    There is alot of Politics, office culture can be harsh

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving employee development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive place to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Communal atmosphere, opportunity to expand your network, excellent benefits (non salary) package, supportive infrastructure, excellent opportunity for work life balance in most advisory networks

    Cons

    Salary ranges on the lower rungs of competitive, highly political environment in most networks (more about who you know than what you do), beyond manager in advisory there is limited upward mobility as they seem to have committed to bringing in partners from external sources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, good benefits, good perks

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

    Pros

    The culture is based around both customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction. It is a culture worth working in.

    Cons

    They can be a little bit stingy when it comes to pay, but that's not always the case. Make sure to negotiate your pay from the beginning because raises can be hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, and remember to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, great people and vacation policy rocks.

    Cons

    Compensation, hard to get promoted, work constantly piled on with unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees based on work not on seniority. Fire accountants that screw up paperwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great 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

    Pros

    Great place to launch career
    Competitive salary compared to other firms
    A lot of resources available to learn and grow

    Cons

    Work life Balance
    Politics
    The command chain can be unreasonable at times.
    Sometimes feel like a cog in a machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear in communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work but not for life

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    Pros

    Lots of days off - work life balance

    Cons

    Taking days off. salary increases are terrible even with high rating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Big-4 consulting done fairly well

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

    Pros

    Educational opportunities, chance to see many different operations, lots of on-the job learning. Good internal training/support.

    Cons

    Once you are at manager level, you are expected to do business development as well, and promotion opportunities depend on this. If I wanted to be a salesman I would have gone into sales. Also, it's the usual consulting arrangement - if you've done something once, you're considered the expert on that subject by your team; you have to talk to the client like you are, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the business-development process more transparent, and provide more internal support for this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    KPMG is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and interesting projects. good pay & benefits.. great leadership

    Cons

    can be stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep good employees who are loyal to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    modern slavery

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    lots of resources, intelligent people

    Cons

    feels like another cog on the wheel

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    no flexiblity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    work is good and technical, so you will learn alot. Its a big 4, so will look good on the resume, when or if you choose to move somewhere else.

    Cons

    There is no flexibilty. If you work from home one day, they will make a big deal out of it. They expect you to come into the office saturday AND sunday during busy season, most other places would let you work from home atleast on sunday. My friends at PwC and EY work from home if the weather is bad so KPMG really really behind when it comes to flexibility.

    Very Very Very political, if one manager says bad things, it is nearly impossible to get work from anyone else. So if you do join this firm, keep in mind to Never ever ever get on anyone's bad side, keep your head down and do your work, regardless of how unpofessional a certain senior manager maybe.

    Technology sucks, and training is that of a midsize firm. Other firms have trainings at a click of a button, here they have a manager just go through the motions.

    Benefits are lousy, however KPMG still has pension programs, so if you stick around long enough, its worth it.

    All in all, PwC or EY are the best options out of the big 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people atleast 6 months to prove themselves and when hiring someone make sure you look at their qualifications and see if you have enough work to give them, before actually hireing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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