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KPMG Chicago Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  1. "Audit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Manage your own Schedule, opportunities

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Large Company Politics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to various clients.

    Cons

    The group I worked in was not organized well. You were expected to have so many billable hours, but then you would be in trouble if you reported the actual hours you worked. There was NO work life balance. Even if you completed your work, you were expected to sit there until the wee hours of the morning (2am) after getting there at 8am. Then you were also expected to come in on both Saturdays and Sundays regardless of if your work was done or not. The managers had their favorites for staff, who they gave all the big clients to, and then left everyone to figure out how to get their billable hours. The attrition rate in my group was over 80% every busy season. HR knew that this group was an issue, but did nothing about it. Note that the group I reported to was different than others. I had friends in other departments that did not have the same experience.

    Advice to Management

    HR stop ignoring the issue and saying, "That's just how that group is." I would have loved to stay to get more exposure, but not under those conditions.

  3. "Associate Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people/culture make KPMG a great place to work. I've had excellent opportunities for growth from starting with the firm at a marketing manager level. People care about helping you to learn, grow and identify work you are passionate for. They encourage work/life balance, however like any firm, its difficult to fully realize that and be a top performer. The marketing organization offers numerous, quality training and high performer projects that are all very valuable to people development.

    Cons

    The compensation and growth opportunities are limited if you have been at the firm for a number of year. There are so many people who stay for 15-20 + years that there is limited opportunity for director and more senior roles.

    Advice to Management

    Decisions and budgets are too decentralized. This makes getting things done/progress harder than it should be. And this hinders cross-functional collaboration.


  4. "Good opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice salary that is above from the industry average

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Not enough feedback

    Advice to Management

    More feedback to employees


  5. "KPMG audit"

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Lots of workplace flexibility
    - Good support for working mothers
    - Talented and intelligent people

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Stressful due to deadlines
    - a lot of administrative work

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward looking in hiriing


  6. "Good career start"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great place to build skills and start your career

    Cons

    Not the best environment for everyone


  7. "KPMG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can get good work experience working here that looks great on a resume. Can allow promotion potential if you decide to leave someday.

    Cons

    They work you hardcore for a meager salary. You can get more working somewhere else by working less time.

    Advice to Management

    Improving working conditions would help out workers a lot. The hours can get quite tedious. KPMG is making nice changes in Europe.

  8. "Senior Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great Experience and work environment
    Work with some of the most intelligent people I have ever met
    Flexible Travel Schedule
    Inter Company transition and sharing of resources available
    Great perks with respect to bonus/expense reimbursement

    Cons

    Need based approach, so sometimes you are working heavy hours, and sometimes very few hours.
    Very competitive, which can be stressful.
    Always have to be presenting, especially with client. Hard to collaborate sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. Keep up with the other big four, and continue to stress value add solutions.


  9. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The team and family concept working with the Advisory Administrative Team.

    Cons

    The firm does not provide tuition reimbursement to administrative staff only for associates seeking a CPA.


  10. "Partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family run and owned business. Extremely flexible.

    Cons

    Little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    More benefits


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