KPMG US Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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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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  1. Quality People

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    Former Employee - Audit
    Former Employee - Audit

    I worked at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At KPMG you work with quality, good hearted people (generally). Unlike many other places to work, they are willing to help you advance your career and share their knowledge. They also try to make it a good place to work with work-life balance.

    Cons

    While work life balance exists, it is hard as you are at a Big 4 firm. The compensation is also somewhat below market but you are at a training ground ready or platform ready to launch your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Overall good experiences here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility as you move up in the company, great benefits (3 months paid maternity leave) and 5 weeks vacation, and great people I have worked with in multiple offices

    Cons

    Long hours at points, can feel like busy season is never ending.

  3. Tax Associate

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunity for beginers

    Cons

    Busy during tax season as always

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  5. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment. Really smart people. Senior bankers are easy to approach. Bankers have a really strong accounting background.

    Cons

    Mostly CA and CFA dominated: understandable since its primarily an accounting firm. Smaller sized deals.

  6. Audit Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of companies will hire you once you get experience.

    Cons

    Hours have been going up each year, and busy season has turned into a 6 month season. Hours are also unpredictable week to week.

  7. Good Experience

    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of training, some very knowledgeable people. Overall Enjoyed my time.

    Cons

    Outdated technology compared to other big 4.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, a lot of PTO, Jumpstart Friday, Audit University, Opportunity to learn about multiple clients/industries in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Long hours (typically 50 hour weeks), difficult to schedule vacations sometimes, sometimes can be a stressful work environment depending on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency, do not burn out your team, continue to provide feedback and constructive criticism, try to create the most positive work environment.

  9. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    They make a great effort to ensure that everyone has the proper work life balance and reward their employees for their work

    Cons

    The advisory practice is still growing to try to compete with the larger system integrators

  10. Kpmg audit associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    Training in Florida, give you a lot of opportunities to transfer to different departments and experience new things

    Cons

    Not a small firm, no personalized attention to any issues you have, very corporate atmosphere, work a lot of overtime with no overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    To care more about employees, treat them as resources and not people , if your schedule is s light they will ship you off somewhere on a temporary assignment .. Could be in the middle of nowhere

  11. Senior associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Opportunity to perform tasks above your level

    Cons

    Slow to promote/increase pay. Terrible work life balance. Even for a consultancy


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