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"Great place to work if you're young and ambitious"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director Advisory in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Director Advisory in Minneapolis, MN
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Obsessive focus on clients and business problems. A great way to learn about businesses across a number of industries. Work you like a dog but you learn a lot. KPMG hires smart and energetic people so you will be surrounded by interesting and stimulating co-workers who challenge you to come up with ever more creative solutions to clients' issues. Perhaps the most entrepreneurial culture of any Big Four firm. Great place to build a career if you are a self-starter.

Cons

Hard work and long hours, especially for management-level folks who do the proposal writing and backstop delivery. Occasional bait-and-switch with bonuses. Partners are stretched so thin that they are unavailable for important meetings. Lots of travel (could be a pro for some). Career paths are not well-defined (especially for those with superior technical skills) and it takes a lot of determination to get the guidance and training needed to advance and keep skills sharp. Budgets for external training are poorly defined and approvals are completely discretionary, which makes it difficult for staff-level personnel to get anything other than internal training.

Advice to Management

HR and new performance management system (High Performance Culture) suck. Advisory University is a poor substitute for other types of training. Protect training budgets more: training budget is often available when everybody is busy and can't get to training, but it is the first thing to be cut when things slow down and people have more availability for training.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. "great place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunities to network and meet top management of public companies.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better incentive for good talent to stay with the firm. Turnover is too high because pay is too low.


  2. "My experience was thrilling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG as an intern

    Pros

    It is a very good place to work

    Cons

    This place was a very good place to work

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