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Updated December 10, 2018
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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like it here, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Lots of hours, can be mentally draining during busy season


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Nice Play to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good compensation and overall benefits package, with some nice unexpected perks thrown in throughout the year. While the work can be stressful, everyone always acts professionally. I've never ever experienced any rudeness from a superior in over two years. Although it's a competitive field so work-life balanced is always challenging to maintain, I've found the partners and managers I've worked for do more than pay lip service to it: They encourage their people to take time off, and support you taking time for family, vacation, or other meaningful pursuits, within reason.

    Cons

    A lot of the work is very tedious. Management tries to make us feel like our work as a "higher purpose" with internal marketing campaigns such as "The KPMG Story," but these self-congratulatory pep talks usually just elicit an eye roll from me. High performers can't accelerate their career fast enough as promotions are very structured and follow an entrenched path.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to move up faster experienced hires that transitioned into consulting from industry or other fields who prove to be high performers . Such people with many more years of experience and diverse expertise should not be in the same assessment pool as staff recruited directly out of college. It gets demoralizing (and folks start to get restless and look for other opportunities) to be kept working in the trenches for too long and reporting to people who are much younger and less experienced than you (after you've proven that you can do the work).

  3. "Typical Big 4"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People on team, flex time outside of busy season

    Cons

    Pay, hours during busy season


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. Great potential for career development. For the size, can't complain about how the upper management manages the company (they actually do a pretty good job). Compared to other Big 4s, it appears KPMG generally has a better culture (less pressure, more friendly).

    Cons

    You have to be in the right team and work with the right people. Otherwise, you can be miserable (but, this is the case with any job!). Client facing jobs are always unpredictable and demanding, so work-life-balance can be a challenge sometimes.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great company with terrible politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK pay
    Beautiful offices
    Progressive company policies (as long as it doesn’t involve others)
    Some great employees and colleagues
    Some smart people

    Cons

    Very political environment - nepotism runs rampant. Some employees in the lower ranks don’t receive recognition they deserve in favor of those management favors for personal reasons.

    Money is king - Values are for show. No adherence to policy for upper management, sexual harassment not taken seriously. KPMG tries to distinguish itself by advertising a positive work culture, but there are pockets where this is openly dismissed.

    “Respecting the individual” is only face value: the day a new hire joined our division, upper management openly derided her accomplishments in front of others for no reason other than having a “bad day at the office”

    Pockets of the cutthroat environment KPMG tried to shed still exist, and are more prevalent as you climb ranks: I’ve seen peers in the Advisory division destroy others’ careers to gain an inch

    OK pay - I’ve moved on to another company that pays more for the same work

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your values - walk the talk


  6. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to grow career

    Cons

    Pretty fast paced, but depends on your team.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environemnt in the workplace

    Cons

    Hard to coordinate between the members of the teams

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Techonology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time, hot desk enviroment.

    Cons

    Not professional, too many restructures and bad leadership


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge base, salary, training, diverse projects, etc.

    Cons

    Hours, culture, billable metrics, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the 90s style of management.


  10. "Tax Senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pension plan, 25 days PTO each year

    Cons

    too much system requirements, lengthy team meeting