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KPMG US Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
3,287 Reviews
3.6
3,287 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    KPMG is what you make of it - you have to be a self-starter and really advocate for what you want.

    • 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

    Offers a lot of career development and opportunities to learn. Also, working for a big firm allows access to professional and social events that might not otherwise be accessible working for a smaller company.

    Cons

    Lack of stability and uncertainty of when/where the next project will be. Also, is not the most friendly atmosphere for someone new joining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Made Senior and exited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, A players leave, C players get fired and B players become partners.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours. Still, it's a great place to learn the fundamentals of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    Thank for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve employee satisfaction. Please let us know if there is anything additional we can do for you.

  3.  

    Amazing work environment and opportunity to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The firm actually reciprocates your hard work and effort. Work/Life balance is amazing. Able to work remote several times a month. Jeans every Friday, and you are allowed to leave two hours early every Friday during the summer. The firm subsidizes your commute to work. Many opportunities to grow with the firm.

    Cons

    Must be mentally prepared to work long hours during busy seasons but it evens out year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great leadership!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 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.

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  5.  

    intern advisory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern Advisory in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern Advisory in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    the people I worked with were great. They were always willing to help. It can get very busy sometimes but during the summer it is pretty relaxing

    Cons

    They expect a lot from you so you must always do good work. There were some times where I had no work to do all day so it can get pretty boring even though those days were rare. You must satisfy the client even through tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My group was great, always responsive by email and always helpful. They are usually very understanding. I have no advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Senior associate, advisory

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

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great place to learn and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Could be too fast paced so you need to keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 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.  

    Excellent firm with a great reputation of serving quality service.

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, network, and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Busy season can be tough but that's the nature of the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    We always appreciate feedback from employees. Thank you and please feel free to let us know more about how we can improve.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Starting Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with. They care about their people. I love the 5 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    It's public accounting... so the work is not too exciting and the hours can be long with not great compensation.

  9.  

    Associate

    • 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

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of information from leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    KPMG US Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    Thank for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve employee satisfaction. Please let us know if there is anything additional we can do for you.

  10.  

    Great Ethical Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    I found KPMG to be an ethical company with ambitious growth aspirations. The people there are nice for the most part and want to be successful.

    Cons

    The company has grown through a number of pivotal mergers and quasi mergers. It's distinctive culture is still in formation. Its not always clear what the KPMG way is.

  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Promotions, Training, personal growth, office culture, company values

    Cons

    Hours, compensation, workload, work life balance, bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several Opportunities for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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