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KPMG Associate Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. "Good to start/launch a career, but not for long term."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities
    Exposure to large projects
    Safe working environment

    Cons

    Small part of a big wheel
    Bureaucratic processes
    Some people use it as a place to hide and not do much
    Takes too long to climb the ladder


  2. "Great platform to launch a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valuation Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Valuation Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to intellectual capital and variety of projects

    Cons

    Nature of client services business model is not for everyone.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm, hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People - the people are (mostly) great and fun to work with / smart to learn from
    Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Salary was on the low side (especially for the hours put in)
    The hours could be rough (like any big 4) and expectations of nights and weekends in the busy season was not uncommon

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and you'll get the best employees who'll stay longer


  4. "Very positive experience, learned invaluable consulting skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot of different consulting skills, great benefits, work with great intelligent people, 25 PTO days

    Cons

    Some of the senior directors/ partners aren't the greatest so it can influence your work/ time at the firm

    Advice to Management

    Do not just promote people because they have been with the firm a certain time. Senior managers/ directors/ and partners should all help their associates grow and should want the best for them. They should be able to be good mentors if they are PMLs. Upward reviews should be taken very seriously.


  5. "Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture so far at KPMG

    Cons

    Not sure yet yet yet


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Great network of people and events.

    Cons

    Long hours and not much recognition or distinction for high performers vs. low performers. Very political.


  7. "review for KPMG Data & Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    plenty of challenging and interesting engagements

    Cons

    pay lower than market standard

    Advice to Management

    pay more and be more

  8. "Senior Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Work/ life balance can be challenging during busy season


  9. "tax associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    culture, friendly people, good vacation days

    Cons

    work life balance does not exist in tax


  10. Helpful (1)

    "senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    good compensation, good people to work with

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

    Advice to Management

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