KPMG US Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
3,053 Reviews
3.6
3,053 Reviews
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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706 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job security, decent work life balance except during Tax Season, good benefits (in 183 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 437 reviews)

  • Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment (in 480 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of big 4 accounting firm. A good place to start accounting career.

    Cons

    Better have a talent in order to stay at the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weekly training is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    KPMG is a great company to start out your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Since the company is large, there are many resources available. One plus is the large amount of paid time off days you receive. Moving within the company and transferring to other geographic locations is fairly easy.

    Cons

    You are easily replaceable and management knows this. Long hours and lack of merit based bonuses. Salaries are below market and are not equal across the board for all employees at the same level. Employees do receive a good amount of vacation days, but it is very difficult to use these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries and bonus structures. Do not over-work your top performers. All top performers end up leaving the firm due to the lack of a work-life balance. Changeability is put on the staff and is an unnecessarily stressful metric. We should be doing good work and taking the time to do things right instead of worrying about our manager's budgets from low-bid projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and growth.

    Cons

    No work/life balance when it is busy season. High pressure on utilization and budgets.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Definite Place for Upward Mobility but with long hours.

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good management at the manager and partner level that helped me develop.
    - Good sense of long career path possibilities
    - experience with high profile clients

    Cons

    - very long hours at time
    - feel underappreciated some times
    - bad salary and bonus for the amount of hours you put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new hires, it seems they just get slapped with work and are on their own to figure out almost everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Firm to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great firm to work with specially in IT area

    Cons

    Health insurance and other benefits are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help everyone at every level to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big 4 experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Great on resume, excellent opportunities

    Cons

    Communication between groups was not always good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hard to get a title, but KPMG still pays well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Pays well, comparable to my pay base from investment banks

    Cons

    very little marketable domain knowledge

  9.  

    Solid company to start, but not rewarding high performers drains talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for the resume, with a number of solid exit opportunities. The advisory group's culture is overall really good and tries to keep a well balanced work/life.

    Cons

    Advisory group doesn't have a strong stance in the world of consulting. Mostly tries to cling to technology implementation and PMO type work. The real, true consulting project are few and far between. Also, doesn't have a strong presence in the energy industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FRM

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Internship  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Actuarial Internship in New York, NY

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Feel like a conversation than an interview

    Cons

    competitive, heavy work and working environment is intense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there. Loved it.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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