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KPMG Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to boost your career, good salary and perks.

    Cons

    Some perks don't apply to non citizens. There is a busy season, but that is expected for a big four.


  2. "Great Place to Build a Career"

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    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KPMG grooms it staff to be leaders and constantly pushed them to grow.It is a great place to start and build a career

    Cons

    Employees who stay for an extended period of time do not get compensated anywhere close to those who jump around and move to different companies.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate long term "lifer" employees adequately!

  3. "Associate Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of Industries to work with.
    Excellent leadership to learn from.

    Cons

    Large variability in expected travel time.
    Variability in complexity of projects makes professional development difficult to chart.


  4. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with great people and, as with any Big 4, you have the opportunity to quickly rise through the ranks and take on new responsibilities.

    Cons

    The hours for 4-6 months of the year are very rough and the work during your first couple of years can often feel menial.


  5. "Audit Senior"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Toronto, MO
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Toronto, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional working environment, stiff learning curve, CPA support

    Cons

    too much work, peak season, work life balance, salary and compensation

    Advice to Management

    increase salary and compensation as well as bonus to employee


  6. "Excellent firm to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Culture
    Great salary for qualified CAs

    Cons

    Slow growth for unqualified employees

    Advice to Management

    Remove bell curve which is still there in the system


  7. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning environment, upskilling is regular feature, women friendly, night time transportation schedule

    Cons

    it has been great experience no cons from my side

  8. "IT"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    good colleague, make a lot of friends

    Cons

    too much work, all year round busy season

    Advice to Management

    please value what employee wants more


  9. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Big name firm with a diverse array of clients
    -Wide range of different practices
    -Pay and benefits are relatively good

    Cons

    -Big firm and big office means you are just a number - people don't actually care about you; mentorship opportunities are vastly overstated
    -While there are lots of smart people to learn from, there is also a surprising amount of incompetence and people with awful personalities
    -Work/life balance can be extremely poor

    Advice to Management

    Work more on employee satisfaction - the happier employees are, the more motivated they will be. This firm has a problem with apathy at all levels.


  10. "business analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    learning opportunities are more,
    exposure is good

    Cons

    hectic work timelines
    less personal life


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