KPMG US
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KPMG US Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.5 54 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(17 ratings)

86% of employees 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 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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    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.

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    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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    Gained a lot of experience in a specialized area

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    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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    KPMG is an excellent place with a great brand to begin your career.

    Advisory Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsKPMG is a huge company that performs a giant list of services to clients all over the world. Every Advisory team is unique, and pending that you find yourself on a team with a positive work atmosphere, you can really excel and learn a lot. It is a fast paced environment in which several opportunities arise as you gain experience within the firm.

    ConsNot all teams are equal. Some teams have a very competitive or negative aura that looms over them. If you are unlucky enough to join one of those teams, your only options are to either tough it out until you have enough experience to transfer to another team, or find a new employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate culture varies from team to team. Each Partner runs their team a little differently than the next. I cant stress the necessity of team building exercises, happy hours etc. Teams that do not invest honest time into these factors always seem to have the most tense culture.

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

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    Low Salary and No work Life Balance

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe com pay is very diverse they hire people from all backgrounds, they are very family oriented, they provide exceptional training and they pair you with a career mentor within the firm. They have an amazing volunteering program and the PTO is 5 weeks if you are not stuck in multiple busy seasons.

    ConsAverage work day is about 12 hours, clients are not efficient and effective, whatever practice you end up in you are stuck there for a couple of years. Salary could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers and Partners that actually contribute to the engagement.

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

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    Typical Big Four

    Advisory Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros- Great people
    - Leadership is solid
    - You know what you're getting yourself into
    - Stability

    Cons- Bureaucratic processes
    - Compensation isn't top notch for the hours most people put in
    - Federal practice is very boring work

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more mobility for Associates and Senior Associates, especially in the Federal practice. Technical skills are hard to come by when you're stuck on the same project for years.

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

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    Great place

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsExperience, experience, experience, experience, experience

    ConsLong hours, late nights, stressful at times

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

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    Senior Administrative (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsA great pool of very talented people and upbeat work environment! Lots of training opportunities and avenues to keep improving your skill sets.

    ConsIf you are interested in becoming an admin. be prepared to be heavily supervised with very little flex time and no opportunity to work from home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou hired the best for your company and that includes your admin staff. Trust that we can manage ourselves and work as a team. We are professionals just like you!

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

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