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"Low Salary and No work Life Balance"

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Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The 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.

Cons

Average 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 Management

Hire managers and Partners that actually contribute to the engagement.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. "IT Advisory"

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    Former Employee - IT Advisory in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Advisory in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. It allows you access to see what it is like to work at various companies while you audit them. This company / position will teach you a lot about important compliance related topics and how they apply to various business.

    Cons

    They budgets are usually un-realistic. Managers want staff to work extra hard to reduce the risk to the firm, while they agree with clients to reduce the number of hours in our budgets. This causes many engagements to have too much to do and not enough time to finish it in.

    Also, the biggest thing is that most of the Directors & Managers in IT Advisory in OC are old CPA accounting personnel who don't know a thing about IT. It was laughable how many IT managers had to be educated by their staff regarding basic IT principles.


  2. "Mixed Feelings"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities (travel, clients, skill development, upward movement) available for the proactive employee.

    Cons

    Unfocused leadership, terrible work-life balance, employees can be promoted too quickly not possessing the necessary leadership, inconsistent initiatives and execution, new employees treated like resources ("full-time equivalents") with little concern for career development, minimal accountability in management; a grind or die atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Only promote staff to managers who can't actually manager people not who only do their own work well; cut down on initiatives that fade quickly, upper management needs to be much more accountable and actually inspire their "full-time equivalents" and not always shuffle the blame. Overall the career opportunities and bonuses were good, but the leadership, work-life balance, and culture were not. It was laid back but still a grind, which didn't fit. It was a good place to start my career, but after year two it was a terrible slog and I wish I left sooner. I would not recommend KPMG to a friend or colleague, and would advise them to look into another Big Four.

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