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Updated February 21, 2018
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KPMG CEO Lynne Doughtie
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  • No work life balance during busy season (in 1591 reviews)

  • long hours for low pay compared to other big 4 / consultancies (in 1673 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talent and friendly people to work with. Good exposure working in big four.

    Cons

    Long working hours and need to accommodate personal life for work

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - PTO
    - Amount learned on the job
    - resume building

    Cons

    Busy season makes life rough, but it's only temporary.


  4. "Advisory Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, Culture, People, Focus on collaboration

    Cons

    Work-life balance, Hours, Too much focus on extra activities outside of client delivery


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    High Pay, access to top notch deals

    Cons

    Little Instruction from management for individuals early in career

    Advice to Management

    Invest more effort in the development of talent


  6. "Great place for a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The great people to work with

    Cons

    Most conservative of the big 4


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    The most positive aspect of KPMG is the exposure it provides: Exposure to great clients, exposure to a multitude of responsibilities, and exposure to different environments that gives you the confidence to succeed wherever you go. No matter how stressful some days were, I will forever be thankful to KPMG for the skills that it taught me.

    Cons

    KPMG management understands that it's a high prestige firm that attracts some very qualified individuals just by its name. As a result, compensation is relatively low and work-life balance, depending on engagement, is practically non-existent. You often feel like you're an interchangeable cog of a large machine, which would usually be an accurate assessment of your role at the firm. The times when you don't feel like an interchangeable cog are when you get worked dumped on you because management couldn't find more cogs to put next to you. 401k match improved when I was at the firm but was still average at the time I left.

    Advice to Management

    Please do your best to make sure that everyone feels supported in their role and are valued for what they do.

  8. "Great company and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 25 days off, and close to six months of maternity leave

    Cons

    Hard to progress on the internal side


  9. "Anlayst"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    busy seasons can be hectic


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of intelligent people, who also happen to be great people in their own right.

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult to balance work/life during busy season.


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