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KPMG Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Work life balance takes a hit quite a few times (in 1557 reviews)

  • Very long hours and pay is not great (in 1647 reviews)

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  1. "Great platform to launch a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Human Resources Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with all the professionals across the US and a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Moving towards offshoring support across the board.

  3. "Risk Consulting Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technology Risk Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Technology Risk Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Vacation days, awesome people, care about the individual

    Cons

    Might be too committed to the work.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on keeping on


  4. "Good Benefits - Poor Work/Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor work/life balance. Leadership doesn't address issues.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just claim to address issues brought up in the Employee Engagement Survey, actually do it. Provide one-on-one leadership support to middle management, the MSOs you release are not helpful at all.


  5. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, pretty good work/life balance and people are friendly and easily accessible at all levels - great culture.

    Cons

    Too much volatility between great performers and average

    Advice to Management

    Stronger hiring practices and focus more on critical thinking/problem solving, case studies, etc. during interviews


  6. "Great company to work with"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly, Takes care of its people as well as customer driven

    Cons

    It's great And wonderful to work with

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the same spirit And continue assisting people and to motivate them


  7. "Overall experience review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks and some nice people

    Cons

    competitive, late hours, and no free parking

  8. "Great career starter but has it's typical Big 4 problems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Big 4 on your resume
    - Plenty of resources at the firm and from those who leave in the future
    - Young culture at the staff/senior/manager levels

    Cons

    - Seasons are getting longer these days....more like 6+ months of the year
    - Office Politics - if you don't play you won't make it far
    - Resource management is always hungry for 100% utilization regardless of how much sense it makes


  9. "Good place for starting career"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KPMG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience, given responsibility and autonomy

    Cons

    Lack of growth, too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and their learning and personal growth. Build a culture of people first


  10. "IT Audit Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, networking opportunities, leaning client facing and project management soft skills.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, learning no transferable hard skills

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in training staff on the job and help them see the bigger picture/how our service adds value, stop relying on annual training.


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