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KPMG Germany Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPMG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KPMG is an international, well-known company. It is a rather good name on your resume and opens up many opportunities in your later career. Processes are rather fast. Professional manner. Good clients.

    Cons

    Felt KPMG had among the steepest hierarchy I've ever seen in a corporate, everything is formalized and standardized which gives you little room to bring your ideas in.
    Further Cons:
    -low salary
    -no training
    -low work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Cherish and train your people more. Try to remove barriers regarding bottom up communication. Try to reduce hierarchy thinking within the organization.


  2. "Great from skill building, IF you are analytically talented"

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    Former Intern - Del Advisory in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Intern - Del Advisory in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG as an intern

    Pros

    Worked in the Deal Advisory Due Diligence department
    - great exposure to different industries and projects
    - some nice co-workers and team commiseration
    - skill building in Excel, deep company financial analysis
    - good internship salary

    Cons

    I need to say first that this internship helped me discover I am not made for Finance roles, so my experience was not very fun. I chose the wrong division in the company and paid the price. Working on strategic projects would have been a better fit. However, one thing independent from that is the work culture. Working late was demanded even when people had nothing to do throughout the day. Face time was a strong factor in how our performance was viewed and feedback was given extremely directly and not always in the "teaching" style that would make it last. Partners greatly contributed to a fear-culture although I will say that other departments did not have this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Work to train your Managers to absorb the pressure from their bosses and communicate more constructively with their reports. Managers shouldn't scorn or increase pressure at interns and Associates just because they are stressed. Invest in your people and the results will be better. Also communicate more honestly with clients up front so not every project ends up being a 5 AM submission.


  3. "Kpmg intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Name
    We had a very nice welcome day
    The team was very diverse and from all over the world

    Cons

    the salery was not very good taken into account the working hours
    Office was not nice and very dirty and bot well equiped

    Advice to Management

    Should focuse more in interns and give clear guideline concerning their tasks and work
    Better prepared as well as organized within the whole team


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  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Learning Curve / Variety of Options

    Cons

    Salaries not at a market level

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive salaries to management consultants


  6. "Solid internship with broad opportunities"

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    Former Intern - Valuation in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Intern - Valuation in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPMG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse tasks, exposure to senior managers, good integration into the team

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy, high level of bureaucracy, work environment is not really dynamic

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucratic interaction between employees


  7. "KPMG Germany; place for a 10 hours per day"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPMG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to network (170,000 employees)
    - Working hours are somehow balanced
    - Switching between department is rather easy

    Cons

    - responsibilities are not clear
    - not easy to try offices in other countries, because of their legal structure
    - projects are local
    - only strong in the financial services industry based on their audit history
    - pay structure is rather low
    - lots of unclear politics
    - in the German practice is very local, very few global projects

    Advice to Management

    More organisation structure need to be put in place. Also, potential projects and engagements can be won if aligned with other member firms


  8. "Interesting experience, but not for a whole life"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    safe income, safe job, can get interesting in senior positions

    Cons

    very boring and repetetive tasks, attitude to work could be a bit more driven


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  10. "Good but still improvable work stie"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Cologne (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Will to improve scientifc and social skills.

    Cons

    Too hierachical conservative management structure

    Advice to Management

    Very good responsability for fellow colleagues


  11. "In Ordnung"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    Abwechslunsreiche Aufgaben, nette und junge Kollegen

    Cons

    hohe Arbeitsbelastung, wenig Freizeit, unpersönlich


  12. "Gutes Unternehmen"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    Pros

    Man kann in kurzer Zeit viel lernen

    Cons

    Zu niedriges Gehalt und lächsrliches Bonus trotz sehr guter Bewertungen



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