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KPMG Los Angeles Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "KPMG"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Management and Leadership. Very personable

    Cons

    Pay is not good, and insurance is not very good either


  2. "a very good place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary bump every year and management is very supportive of work life balance

    Cons

    Long hours during Jan through May

  3. "Director"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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


  4. "IT intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Temple City, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Temple City, CA

    I worked at KPMG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company. Learn from great co-workers.

    Cons

    Work are very basic, need to explore more by yourself


  5. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to multiple industries. Excellent place to start your career.

    Cons

    Quick burn out rate. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the recruiting.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "4th Place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Federal Tax Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Federal Tax 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

    Some good people, mostly from RK, but also a few good home-growns.

    Cons

    No real identity. Severe lack of focus on improvement (both from individual and collective standpoint). Extremely low level of knowledge provided to all staff, at least compared to other Big 4.

    Advice to Management

    Do something.


  7. "KPMG Audit Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG as an intern

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The people are awesome and the experience and knowledge gained is unrivaled.

    Cons

    Long hours but this is expected in the industry

  8. "Auditor 1"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    A lot of knowledge and experience. Promotions every year. One of the few places they take graduates.

    Cons

    No work vs home balance

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Where software developers go to die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO time and the ability to use it.
    Relatively stress free work environment if you are not interested in career advancement
    Jump-start gives you an extra 2 hour start on your weekend during the summer months.

    Cons

    You will only be promoted or recognized if you are part of management's "favorites club" irrespective of the quality of your work or if you actually do any useful work at all.

    Management has a 'blame the victim' philosophy when it comes to performance, career advancement, or any other question. No matter what issues you attempt to discuss, they will always attempt to spin it as something you are failing to do but on the other hand can never explain what that something actually is. For someone who is naturally introspective and engages in self evaluation this just feels like a cop-out on managements part.

    If you are proactive about seeking advice or assistance on some issue and you are not part of the special club management will use that against you in performance ratings.

    Performance and promotion standards are opaque. upper management is completely incapable of articulating how they judge your performance or fitness for a particular role.

    Outdated technology. Your skills will wither if you don't keep up with stuff outside of work.

    Training is a mixed-bag. You may be able to get some training but whether you can use it is another story.

    There is no enthusiasm for the products either within the business unit or the development team.

    KPMG as a whole is a company that doesn't seem to understand itself. Upper management wants to treat every employee like a replaceable cog in the big reverse-hotelling machine. There are a multitude of different 'companies' within the larger firm and those differences should be encouraged - not stamped out.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people.
    Give people career options.
    Be truthful, don't try to spin.
    Stop playing 'guess my secret' when it comes ratings and performance.
    Change the performance rating system...KPMG is too big and diverse to use a one-size-fits all model.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Audit Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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.


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