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KPMG US Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.1 311 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(107 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    no flexiblity

    Tax Senior Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proswork 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementGive 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Absolutely terrible

    Tax (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe pay is decent, and I made some really good friends with my starting class.

    ConsThe hours, and the complete disregard for human life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn your job. Be more professional. Actually know what you are talking about.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Team Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere is great diversity among staff

    ConsLong hours, Work life can be a challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a decent experience so far.

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMobility and opportunities to move around and change roles although only a recent change. I have been lucky enough to experince different roles and different offices. Firm is becoming more dynamic so change comes quicker and is tangible. Talent pool is on the rise for advisory so a lot of energy in the work environment.

    ConsFirm doesnt match a 100% of the retirement plan contribution. Compensation could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFacilitate better 360 degree review opportunities so performance measurement is more objective and comprehensive. There is loss of talent attributable to sometimes the management group that sometimes does not act in the larger interests of the firm.

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    Good Place to work for

    Senior Desktop Support Analyst (Current Employee) Montvale, NJ

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsVery difficult to build a career and move up the ladder

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot enough positions to build yourself within a the dept.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Place where people go to begin their careers and die

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWork from home, travel, team

    ConsWork-life balance, no accountability, no actual acknowledgement of work done, poor general sentiment among employees, no pride in work completed

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge that the employees do not trust management. Promises are made and very rarely come through unless you're at the Senior Associate/Manager level. People that are dissatisfied with their positions and voice that opinion are limited in what they can do to change that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not enough diversity of projects. Felt stuck

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVacation Time / Pay / After work events

    ConsPolitics with Management
    Lack of Projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your employees engaged. The opportunity is there to make this a great place to work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Tax Associate, State and Local Tax - SALT (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAmazing benefits and great name to work for

    Conslong hours and the relationship with managers is no available.

    Advice to Senior Managementverify your reviews

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall KPMG is a great place to work

    Advisory Senior Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou can easily take on new challenges and initiatives that provide you with opportunities for growth and performance enhancement

    Consmanagement's acknowledgement of individual performance is often inadequate and misaligned with compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at tapping the talent and creativity of staff. Additionally, need to have more meaningful performance review conversations that provide staff transparent and candid feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Intern Experience at KPMG

    Summer Audit Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood culture, solid overall pay, work/life balance

    ConsToo hierarchical, long hours for low hourly wage

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow quicker promotions for those with ability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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