KPMG US Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
3,110 Reviews
3.6
3,110 Reviews
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 188 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 448 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 498 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have truly enjoyed my time here

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much travel, some clients require fridays as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time managing down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly but tough

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

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility, strong reputation.

    Cons

    Long hours, pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have patience and don't give up quickly when times get tough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Fun young employees, 25 days of PTO

    Cons

    January to March you can't have a life

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  5.  

    Invigorating high performance culture

    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Smar colleagues, eduation, benefits, perks, personal growth

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, red tape, in some cases separate firm mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I like KPMG and is proud to be a part of it

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; nice client base

    Cons

    heavy traffic when get to the office in rush hours

  7.  

    KPMG Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great pay for an intern.

    Cons

    This office is in the suburbs of NJ.

  8.  

    Great place to work if you're looking for something stable and with opportunities to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good, time-off is generous, opportunity for advancement. KPMG offers a lot of perks to its employees which helps to make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    It's an accounting firm so it's not the most creative place to be but there are opportunities to work with people who have amazing backgrounds and you can learn so much just by being around them. There is a culture of competitiveness between difference sections of the company - negativity, back-stabbing. If you're a positive person and don't engage with the negativity, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Team members can either provide great or horrible experience, but overall strong team community.

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

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

    Pros

    The time off is great - 20 to 25 days per year, plus 13 Holiday. There is also separate volunteer leave. Some flexibility depending on work group. Lots of money to spend on parties and team events.

    Cons

    The senior of the project can make or break your experience here. Some are only out for themselves, and it seems like the people who complain the most get what they want. But others are great. Some projects have no work-life balance, don't always care for personal life, but again, depends on the specific lead of the project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Excelent Training, Friendly and Proffecional Staff, Partners and MDs are approachible and have open door policy.

    Cons

    Work LIfe Balance, Compensation, Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partnership performace is vegue and sharing the profits need to be more open. Benefits are on the low side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, autonomy, flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    Workload is too high
    Staff depth is too low - inadequate leverage

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