KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
3,171 Reviews
3.5
3,171 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 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.  

    Good work experience but long work hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Benefits (health care benefits, PTOs, holidays), training, work experience

    Cons

    leadership, mean people get ahead, gossip, unprofessionalism, culture differs significantly among different groups, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need improvement in many areas - see cons above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good enough to pay the bills.

    • 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

    - Big Name
    - Good Training

    Cons

    - Quality of work
    - Salary to cost of living Ratio
    - Salary to hours of work Ratio

    They say summers are slow, which means you charge 40 hours and still work 35 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to differentiate between individuals that took MBA route to become CPA eligible and the ones that took the MBA route to get into Advisory and are looking for a higher salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience, crappy hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    adds so much to your resume, great door opener and experience

    Cons

    work/life balance needs help, pay could be better

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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to report

  6.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    KPMG US Response

    Dec 1, 2014

    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.  

    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.

  8.  

    Great Place to Start Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to build your brand and career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Private Partnership, hard work is noticed, high-profile clients

    Cons

    Competitive Atmosphere, work life balance can be tough if you aren't careful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    KPMG US Response

    Nov 19, 2014

    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.

  10.  

    Great company to launch your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    A great place to start your career

    Cons

    Hours are terrible, lots of hard work

    KPMG US Response

    Nov 7, 2014

    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.

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