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KPMG Chicago Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing firm to work for

    Cons

    Too many hours but not too bad


  2. "Great but tired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great colleagues and culture, focus on training and skills

    Cons

    Simply put, busy season is now seven months long of working 65+ hours/week

    Advice to Management

    We need more people


  3. "Awesome accounting firm!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, awesome workspace, big opportunity for career development, state-of-the-art technology used

    Cons

    lots of work hours during busy season, the smallest among Big 4


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    "The People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work overall and you meet some great people.

    Cons

    One person can determine your employment no matter how well you work. If you speak up about the wrong person or one that is in the know. DO NOT USE "ETHIC AND COMPLIANCE HOTLINE" IT IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL. You will quickly be severance paid out of a job. Totally unfair practices.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let one person with personal issues determine someone else's future. Do the research behind the issues and get to the bottom of the real problem. Otherwise you will have a lot of people complain about a great company's employee practices that put good people out of jobs.


  6. "Sr. Service Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Managers need to be more sensible


  7. "Manager, Advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people with diverse culture.

    There are opportunities for advancement but you need to be willing to play the game.

    Cons

    KPMG is run by partners, each trying to build their own fiefdom which is much different from a corporate hierarchy. For the most part partners are decent people, however there will be situations where Partners or MD's will do anything to advance their own cause which makes for a lousy work environment.

    They often promise training but don't live up to their own training commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Let's face it, you really don't "live by the charter" so just tear it up. Treat people with respect, empathy and compassion - that's all it takes!


  8. "KPMG Advisory Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid salary, nice prospects to move up in the company, plenty of time off

    Cons

    I spent a lot of time on the bench because there wasn't enough work to go around

    Advice to Management

    Sell more work


  9. "Sr. Service Represenative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No room to advance


  10. "Audit Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Culture
    Summers are a breeze! Happy hours and work remotely all the time

    Cons

    Busy seasons can be up to six months 60+ hour weeks
    Poor work life balance
    Pay could be alot better

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or give more incentives. Plan better for busy seasons so employees dont have to work 80 hours a week or more, planning is everything.


  11. "Audit Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Corporate Opportunities
    -Lots of younger new hires, not just all old guys
    -Learning Experience
    -Great network
    -Great training

    Cons

    -No work life balance
    -Very little flexibility
    -High turnover
    -A lot of people who are unsatisfied with their jobs
    -Long hours

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to value their associates and recognize them more as human beings instead of robots. The company could be a great place to work if it was easier for unhappy workers to move into different roles that better suited their needs.



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