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KPMG Chicago Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Good Place to Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EVS Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - EVS Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot quickly, highly respected company, many exit opportunities, upward advancement is clear, competitive and fast paced

    Cons

    Work long hours for most of the year, pay is not great, work is not always fulfilling


  2. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    growth, smart people all around you

    Cons

    gets too pressuring at times


  3. "2nd year associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    5 weeks of PTO are great, especially since taking it does not detract from your utilization. The people I've worked with are by and large great, and I've built personal friendships with many of them.

    Cons

    Limited flexibility to maneuver role/group - very political process.


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  5. "Pros/Cons of KPMG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great vacation days (about 25) and benefits, such as health care and 401k/retirement planning.

    Cons

    Potentially long hours, fluctuations in hours, potentially lots of travel, and potential to be staffed on projects that have nothing to do with your interests and/or skill sets.


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    "Great company and opportunity to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great culture, smart people, and a great environment to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Every team is managed a little differently, one's experience is truly measured by the team they are on


  7. "My experience at KPMG has been a positive experience for the entire time I have been here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    The company culture of KPMG is what makes it a good place to work. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    They work their cubs hard, and associates are expected to put in a fair amount of work to earn that promotion


  8. "Overall, a great company"

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    Current Employee - Manager, BPG in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, BPG in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, work from home, collaborative work environment, office perks, strong leadership, transparency, great people

    Cons

    Process, rigidity, salary, and bonus

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer employees transparency. To remain competitive, consider higher base salaries.


  9. "Manager, Tax Services M&A"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Tax Services Mergers and Acqusitions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Tax Services Mergers and Acqusitions in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great resources, lot learning opportunities, and working with very smart people. KPMG also has great clients that always keep the work interesting. The leadership is also positive and approachable.

    Cons

    There is too much risk-management and administrative task that take a lot of time in the day.
    Daily billing hours is not enjoyable, and justifying worth to clients is also not enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for people at every stage in their career, and empower those that mentor more junior people to provide a positive support network.


  10. "Overall good .. Health Benefits Suck"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (Not health benefits but everything else 401k costs are paid by the firm as long as your still work here ) and people (smart and people for the most part want you to grow )

    Cons

    Health Benefits suck , If your PML doesn't care you will be stuck in neutral, Travel for most people but I like it you can travel 50%+ (Yes I am happily married they fly your spouse too )

    Advice to Management

    Specialist Role should be redesigned to focus on building people not to increase more revenue in the long term this will kill people have less specialized resources they need to work on lowering Specialist Utilization and increase internal projects to help build people that want to specialize and be less general consultant


  11. "Good company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to various companies and industries.
    Work with smart people
    Make good connections
    Learn a lot and have a lot of time to self manage

    Cons

    Not in full control of your next assignment
    Promotion process is not transparent
    Travel can be heavy at times and at the clients will


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