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KPMG US Reviews in Russia

Updated Jun 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 31 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(6 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job security, decent work life balance except during Tax Season, good benefits(in 182 reviews)

  • Great place to start work if you want to see a lot of different things(in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit(in 418 reviews)

  • Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment(in 470 reviews)

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    On of the best opportunities to start a career in finance for post-grad young ambitious professionals in Russian regions

    Senior Auditor (Current Employee) Yekaterinburg (Russia)

    ProsGreat career opportunities with a clear roadmap for promotions, very competitive compensation (for Russian regions), outstanding young people to work with.

    ConsRequirement to work long overtime hours during the busy season, for some people the workload may be quite stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work at KPMG

    Audit Senior (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Pros1) Clear career growth and development scheme.
    2) Processes and policies are clear.
    3) Extended learning opportunities (professional qualifications, hard and soft skills trainings).
    4) Days off in lieu of ovwertimes accumulated.

    Cons1) The assessment and promotions can be unfair (receiving a final rate) due to numberous factors.
    2) Salary is lower, than average market salaries.
    3) Excessive overtimes during busy season.
    4) The criteria of assessment of the project work are different in different departments and of different managers, they are not unified.

    Advice to Senior Management1) Increase basic salaries (it is too little) and bonus amounts (it looks like a donation to poor people).
    2) Make assessment system fair and unified in each department and for each manager.
    3) Make better trainings for ACCA preparation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Auditing according to IFRS

    Auditor (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsHigh pressure, huge experience during short-term period

    ConsNot enough time for deeper understanding of the client's business

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink more about people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive and satisfied

    Corporate Finance Executive (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsVery steep learning curve first 6-9 month
    Work-life balance depends very much on your project manager, so ask around to get better choice if you can.
    You get appreciated working overtime via double promotions, so a 4-year track to manager were possible outcomes for some.
    No weekend overnights

    Conscompensation starts very low in Moscow, and doesn't progress fast at all, only at senior manager it become comparable to US market.
    Team-building would have done a nicejob but there weren't any.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrainings are not very often especially for newborn executives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career start (for some maybe) but not more

    Tax Consultant (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsPossibbility to go to secondment, trainings for employees, althought some of the trainings are not that rellevant for self-development, possibility to go to overtime leave. good medical insurance, good office with a nce view and big desks

    Conslong working hours, inefficient working process, some people are not that smart

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for start

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsGood place for career start, a lot of trainings for graduates, you could get professional certification ACCA for free. Very friendly atmosphere in the department, a lot of interesting professional people.

    ConsLow salary and bonuses
    Bad management, partners do not care about staff development and could manage people effective
    No career opportunities for experience staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit A1

    Audit Associate (Current Employee) Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarskiy Kray (Russia)

    ProsACCA funding and leave. Overwork time leave periodically. Young and ambitious team.

    ConsProjects mostly in energy and resource-related industries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast-paced development among young professionals

    Audit Assistant (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsKPMG is a company that challenges you on a day to day basis. Predominantly young enthusiastic people work there. You can really improve your time management, people skills, and financial reporting knowledge. Also, you can get really good at Excel. I mean it, really good.

    ConsSometimes it gets a little intense, but you get used to that. If you are ready to put in the work, it actually gets interesting. And if you have half-decent time management skills, you'll be sweet.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your career. But the type of work is pretty much the same from day to day.

    Internal Auditor (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsTeam work experience, good culture, interesting projects

    ConsCompensation is small, but a lot of overtimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best audit firm

    Advisory Senior Manager (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Pros- Strong audit (metals and mining, utilities and medium size entities; former head of this department is now the head of the firm ) and TS (former head of TS is the head of advisory now)
    - Brilliant education program (including western coaches)
    - Office in City (hard to drive but there is a lot of space and parking; very good canteens and all other infrastructure)

    Cons- Advisory and valuation are not so strong (advisory recently has been changed completely again; valuation has 2-3 very specific partners)
    - Oil & gas audit (only Lukoil) and banking (nothing serious at all) are not so strong
    - IT consulting is also very small

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop consulting and valuation practices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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