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KPMG Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "IT Audit Staff"

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    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.


  2. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The money, the gifts, education training

    Cons

    Management knowing what they want

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be ware"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Consultant in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Consultant in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work and grow as long as there is a need or project and get along with your superior.

    Cons

    expect working way more than 40 hours/ week, and no loyalty, they would let you go in a very short notice when there is no billable work when your superior cannot secure a chargeable project at no fault of yours!!


  4. "lot of interesting, challenging work."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work, great people. good pay and benefits and a great company name. particularly enjoyed all the people I work with

    Cons

    lots of travel - little personal life. not the best work/ life balance with lots of travel leaves me physically exhausted

    Advice to Management

    they say they believe in work/life balance, but it doesn't always turn out that way. but, it just depends on each circumstance


  5. "Get your experience and move on"

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    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, good benefits, diverse roles, working for the right people in the right group you can really grow quickly and move up the ladder,

    Cons

    too many people in middle management, too many years to make partner, too much admin, not enough focus on technical skills, with the wrong group leader your career can be hamstrung

    Advice to Management

    eliminate the middlemen, focus on technical skills, reduce years to partner even if that means increasing turnover


  6. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong ethical culture and team approach

    Cons

    Lack of vision and creativity

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting traditional accountants in roles where innovation and creativity is important


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They Invest in their employers, are always worried about life balance

    Cons

    We travel a lot (depending of your area)

    Advice to Management

    Just on the right way

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Provides an opportunity for growth and the ability to work in different sectors with a prove track record.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, high turnover rate which can cause instability and extra stress, not the most transparent and can make you feel like an employee number more than a person.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more transparent, more open dialogue, and more emphasis on upward feedback as well as downward feedback.


  9. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Compensation is competitive
    -Technology
    -Office perks (free breakfast, many free meals for events
    -Highly educated/skilled co-workers

    Cons

    -Work-life balance sorely lacking
    -Geared toward younger employees without families. Don't do a good job of letting employees adapt their career as life evolves. Its 120% all the time, or out.
    -"Last one standing" Management --- meaning the best A-team people get burned out and leave earlier in their careers, and it seems many upper management job go to the B or C team employees who win a war of attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus into your performance review process, particularly as it relates to management teams. Recognize that just because a person has been there the longest does not mean they are the best for a leadership role. Infusion of new ideas and innovative ways of approaching the work is never a bad thing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, boring work, but good pay and benefits - good for the right person"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Tax Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Federal Tax Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great starting salary and benefits
    FIVE WEEKS PAID VACATION, starting your first year
    Easy to get hired right out of college if you are qualified
    Very stable job
    Good resume builder, sets you up to move to a better job in the future
    Opportunities for travel after you stick around for a few years

    Cons

    The work I did here was never very challenging or exciting to me
    The hours: during the busy season (half the year), the minimum expectation is 55-60 billable hours, so expect to work 60+ hour weeks on a consistent basis for about half the year. Don't be surprised if you work an 80 hour week a few times a year.
    I decided I could make the same amount of money doing more interesting work for fewer hours per week so I left

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so your employees aren't so overworked, maybe people will stick around then. It's the right job for the right person, just not for me.


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