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"Difficult, team-building experience with wonderful mentors."

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Former Employee - Audit Associate in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Audit Associate in Nashville, TN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at KPMG full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Exposure to various industries, wonderful guidance from seniors, broad variety of tasks given.

Cons

Sometimes work can be methodical. Was assigned to clients outside of main city -- was difficult on personal life.

Advice to Management

Assign associates challenges rather than preparing workpapers.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and looks great on a resume. Good pay for right out of college and great benefits. Good ability to move up.

    Cons

    Long hours at times but that is to be expected in public accounting. Otherwise I have had a good experience at KPMG so far.


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    "Not a great environment...."

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Exposure to large / high profile clients. Good resume builder if you're looking to exit to financial reporting or internal audit.

    Cons

    - Work life balance non-existent with absolutely no control over hours or travel schedule regardless of how efficient you are.
    - Bonuses are pathetic compared to industry.
    - All the best people leave to take higher paying jobs in industry so the Managers / Sr. Managers that are running engagements don't what they're doing and are inefficient.
    - Inefficient staffing (i.e., 5 staff sitting on the bench for weeks on end while others at the same level are working 80 hour weeks).
    -The work itself is boring and doesn't add value. Too many checklists. No opportunity to create something from scratch. The results of your work will not influence decisions in any way (this applies both interally - KPMG management, and externally - the client management)

    Advice to Management

    -The "working-until-midnight-makes-me-a-star" thinking has to change. The true stars are the ones that could pump out the work in 30 hours and call it a day.
    - Promotions should be based on merit / efficiency, not a rigid tenure system.
    - Total comp is in a very small band for each position, encouraging people to coast along knowing there's no real reward for working hard

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