KPMG US Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Pros
  • Lots of days off - work life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily slanted on the "Work" end of the spectrum (in 457 reviews)

  • Long hours especially during busy season (in 502 reviews)

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  1. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours can be tricky


  2. Employed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Good growth opportunity and predictable promotion timeline

    Cons

    Brutal working hours and minimal work life balance. Job can be incredibly taxing on personal life and loved ones


  3. Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of flexibility, opportunities for good exposure within the firm and with clients. Training is encouraged. Ability to work with a lot of different clients across various industries.

    Cons

    Career growth in small-market offices is limited. "Wait your turn" approach for advancement in those markets due to limited positions available at different levels.

    Advice to Management

    Demystify the performance management process. Level salaries across similar roles. Reward high performance not just they HR check boxes.


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  5. Work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at KPMG US (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours; ability to take time off in the emergency situation (great benefit for working mothers); ability to work from anywhere

    Cons

    Long hours; might involve a lot of travel; busy season craziness


  6. Associate in General Accounting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would like to thank KPMG.it was wonderful opportunity to work with KPMG

    Cons

    Working time is more compare to other organizations


  7. Helpful (2)

    Do Not Work Here

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a pay check.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, bullying, lack of training, gossip and threats that they (Partners, employees) will give you a negative feedback so you do not get a raise. HR does nothing, Ethics and Compliance does nothing. If you want to work in an abusive enviroment or are a sociopath ...this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Abide by the law and eliminate the people creating a hostile work environment. People are quitting or going on disability because the harassment is that bad.


  8. Overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG US

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

    Pros

    Fairly new practice. Folks with prior consulting experience will do well

    Cons

    New practice with undefined process and procedure that cause confusion


  9. Small friendly office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Hamilton (Bermuda)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Hamilton (Bermuda)

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Small friendly office with loads of socials and activities - Great FS learning experience - Nice packages and bonuses (much better than other Big 4 on the Island)

    Cons

    - Busy season is crazy 'BUSY' so expect at least 14-16 hours in the office from Mid January to End of March. - Work life balance


  10. Advisory

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, excellent experience

    Cons

    Long hours can impact work/life balance


  11. LongTermVision

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The variety of clients you work on, the great people and practice group; room for growth and great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The long hours during season but it pays off as the rest of the 8 months during the years are not that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to listen more carefully to the associates that are doing the day-to-day work on the engagements.



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