KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
3,141 Reviews
3.6
3,141 Reviews
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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.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people, Great culture, Awesome Internship !

    Cons

    None, I do believe it is great for an intern

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Digital and Mobile Services

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    KPMG has a generous training budget, provides decent benefits and 25 days of PTO although some of that is used for mandatory time off at Christmas.
    Some of the divisions of the firm seem hungry to embrace new capabilities such as design and agile software construction.

    Cons

    KPMG acquired Cynergy Systems to become a player in the digital and mobile services field in March of 2014. The problem is, the firm, whose foundations are tax and audit, is the last place anyone looking for a great mobile app would call.

    Rather than retaining the Cynergy brand as a KPMG company and leveraging the skills, passion, and knowledge of the experience agency they acquired, the partners are instead trying to remake the creatives and technologists into interchangeable firm resources that can be plugged in as generic management consultants outside of DMS. The firm has all of the overhead and regulation associated with a giant audit and tax company and a culture where "Jeans Friday" is a big thing. The partners who drove this acquisition do not understand, value, or promote high quality design, have no demonstrated capacity to produce usable software, and seem to either not understand or not care what motivates designers and technical wizards to produce experiences that massively exceed client's expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. The choices to dismantle Cynergy that are being made by senior (partner) management are deliberate and the messaging to "deal with it" is becoming increasingly clear.

    All that is left for now is to watch it come apart, and wait to see if a viable thing can be put back together from the pieces or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Learn alot. work alot. get paid a little.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Learn alot. Greeat people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay could for sure be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Start Career

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

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tremendous exposure to Sr. Management, Coaching, Development, Advanced Training Modules

    Cons

    Some turnover at the time, resulted in decline of morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on young talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tax Intern

    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at KPMG US part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    KPMG is one of the big 4 accounting firm.
    It definitely looks good on your resume.
    You get internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    It gets really busy during tax season just like any other public accounting firms.
    There can be a lot of Over Times during tax season.
    The life there can be very fast paced at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The overall experience was great. You get to learn a lot.

    KPMG US Response

    Nov 19, 2014

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

  7.  

    Great company to launch your career.

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    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to kick-off a career or a great way to get diversity.

    Cons

    Nobody looks out for you and you have to take 100 percent ownership of your career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Former Employee of KPMG LLP - US

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    Former Employee - Tax Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Tax Technician in Detroit, MI

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    KPMG has a great anti-discriminatory policy, an excellent code of conduct policy, work-life balance program, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    KPMG management has a lot to be desired. The structure of the company is an upside down pyramid (executive top heavy). The office I worked in had poor morale and training for new employees was almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KPMG management needs to train their OMPs on office morale. There is more involved in being a manager than just meeting and greeting the clients, but your staff is weighted down with unrealistic expectations and goals. Office morale is so poor that they either leave or are asked to leave due to poor job performance because they don't have a mentor - someone who doesn't throw them under the bus, but wholeheartedly helps them in their professional development . KPMG also needs to be more diversified across the board. When I first joined the Detroit office, I was impressed by the diversity that existed. I saw people from various cultures and this made me feel comfortable and confident that I would be hired for the job. But, after about 2 years, I saw the diversity of this office sharply decline and more whites were employed and hired in than any other race. I saw employees talked to badly and even brought to tears by managing directors and senior managers. In all of KPMGs efforts to create a work environment that people want to come to it still has a ways to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Not all it's cracked up to be

    Cons

    Long hours but do able

  10.  

    Good place to work for finance people

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work Environment is very freindly

    Cons

    Salary not as per the market standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Public accounting

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience, good benefits & learned a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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