KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
3,225 Reviews
3.5
3,225 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience at Moderate Expense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate

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

    Pros

    High integrity, excellent benefits and time off, great mentoring, wouldn't trade the experience I am gaining in accounting and the business world for anything.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tricky, not only in busy season but project based in summer as well. Performance reviews are sometimes based on how much you worked as well, not necessarily based on merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, very high expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    5 weeks PTO, pension plan, insurance rates, summer hours, some managers can be quite flexible

    Cons

    Too much focus on "team" working environments, the expectation that it is NOT just a job but a lifestyle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is cut for public and you know this. Therefore encourage the removal of how taboo it is to talk seriously about career opportunities outside of the firm. The networks that partners and managers have is incredible. So why can that not be used to help staff find better situations?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    KPMG Performance engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good benefits for contracting consultants. Good benefits for contracting consultants.

    Cons

    None, have no issues with company so far. Provides fair pay

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A large company which brings benifits but some long day are required.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Manager levels and above have a lot of flexibility. Everything varies depending on the group you are with.

    Cons

    There are some unreasonable expectations being that it is a client facing business. Working late, weekends, and last minute are all expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Long hours but manageable for the most part

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Jan 29, 2015

    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.

  7.  

    A great place to build a foundation for your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the people here. They are very helpful and easy to work with. If you are looking to get additional training there are plenty of opportunities and resources to fulfill that need. Perks are good, company values are great. The flexibility they allow for PTO and work-life balance is wonderful.

    Cons

    The compensation could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Jan 29, 2015

    We take pride in making sure our employees are taken care of. Thank you for your feedback and please let us know if we can do anything else.

  8.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    KPMG is the best of the big 4 by far. Great people and fantastic experience overall. Plus they are building a new office.

    Cons

    The turnover is the worst part but that goes with any public accounting firm. Busy season helps put things in perspective but overall it is not that bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to help stop turnover and increase team efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company to build your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Advisory
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Advisory

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great culture and decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Underpaid relative to market/competition data.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience - Company for management consulting growth

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

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Excellent support for advisory. Associates and Senior Associates are very bright and eager to learn. High potential to become future powerhouse in industries like Pharma, Energy, and Power/Utilities if they learn to better use their new hires.

    Cons

    Upper management should better learn to use their team to focus on the core industry in advisory and not focus too much on billable hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better allocate resources. New hires want to work in the industry they are hired for, not in a different department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Auditor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good team environment
    Reputable name
    Travel possibilities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Repetitive work
    Stressed out managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your teams more to find out what they need rather than assume what they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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