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"Career advancement stepping stone"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are very few companies that can afford the marketability of a big 4. Credibility is built in, so it looks great on your resume. It is what you make it, so what you can learn is expansive.

Cons

There are certain "types" that have great advantages in advancing - those able to sell. Regardless of what they tell you, this is the difference maker. Perhaps you can learn this skill, but the point is you MUST learn or have it.

Advice to Management

Performance management system is bad. I don't mean it can use improvement, I mean it is bad. You must get rid of the all-too subjective grading system and make recognition more systematic. You penalize employees that "let the work speak for them" and award those who "tout themselves". While self-promotion may be a trait common for executives, it is skewed at KPMG.

Other Employee Reviews for KPMG

  1. "Normal Big4"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can always learn new knowledge and get experiences.

    Cons

    You may have no life, especially in the busy season.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long tedious hours"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is room for growth in the company

    Cons

    too many hours - management wants all those billable hours - no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff - especially during tax seaon

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