KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.5 88 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(28 ratings)

85% 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 469 reviews)

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    Great Company with lots of opportunities

    Consultant (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsReputable company with future positive outlook

    Conslonger hours sometimes with less bonus

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

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    Events & Meetings Coordinator (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    Pros- Great place to start your career
    - Abundant professional development opportunities

    Cons- No work/life balance
    - Partner treatment of administrative assistants

    Advice to Senior Management- Display respect to administrative assistants

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience

    Audit Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat exposure to a variety of industries
    Great starting salary coming out of college
    Great benefits and a generous amount of paid time off

    ConsReceived plenty of paid time off (25 days), but was never able to actually use the time
    Absurd utilization targets
    Long work hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work, seasonal hours

    Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCompetent, professional coworkers, consistent promotion from staff to manager.

    ConsSeasonal hours spikes for busy season. Federal practice does busy season in the fall (Oct - Nov), then rolls onto commercial from Dec - March. A long time to be working 60-90 hour weeks.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial Risk Management (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGood Reputation
    Decent Pay
    Fun teams
    Ability to work on projects you may be interested in

    ConsDemanding work schedule
    Compensation in terms of bonuses is quite low

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease employee Bonus amounts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company - lots of opportunity.

    Advisory Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsPeople are nice, team building and networking is important; flexible work schedule if needed. Just increased the benefits, so that is good too!

    ConsSometimes you have longer hours when deadlines are close. Some gap between management and staff communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider having more communication within your teams, rather than at a firm-wide or sector-wide level. It would be nice to know what my manager does and how much time they can work on a specific project. Managers juggle so many different tasks I think it is hard for lower level staff because they don't know how much time, if any, a manager can spend working with them, and what their priorities are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, great exposure to clients.

    Associate (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe big four will give you good exposure to clients in various sectors. Pay for out of school is right along other big 4. Much better time off than other big 4 (25 days per year).

    ConsWork / life balance as many others have noted. Audit seems worse than advisory in general.. but it depends on the client.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tax Externship

    Extern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood experience for KPMG office atmosphere, unable to work with clients so of limited practical use.

    ConsForgotten sometimes, often had so seek work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    KPMG Decent Place to Work

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsThe pay is market competitive.

    ConsIt is difficult to move up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gained a lot of experience in a specialized area

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prossome of the brightest people around

    Consproposal work is done on your non-chargeable time

    Advice to Senior Managementfewer meetings please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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