While we did work long hours at times, there was a noticeable focus on work-life balance and time off. Two yearly shutdowns over Christmas and July 4th weeks. Good healthcare options. Hybrid work... schedule Pleasant, helpful, and intelligent coworkers. I always felt like I could message my coworkers with questions. Coworkers who were genuinely fun to be around.
Long hours for 3-6 months of the year. Low-ish pay for core service lines like tax and audit. That has been slowly changing, but I know I was only paid a few thousand more than new hires despite... being able to run circles around them while doing work. Due to pay taking some years to really ramp up, it felt like KPMG lost some of its best talent while I was there.