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KPMG Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great Place to Build a Career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KPMG has competitive benefits, salary rates, and work/life balance. Additionally, I felt like I was treated fairly by managers during the year end review process and always felt as if I was putting out high-quality, sufficiently reviewed work.

    They place an emphasis on societal contribution and offer great training opportunities. In the IT Audit (Risk Assurance) field, they encourage and will pay for personnel to get relevant certifications. Finally, there is a relatively transparent path through the organization, especially from the Associate to Director level.

    Cons

    Workload can be demanding at times, also as you progress through your career (specifically as experienced associate or senior associate) you will end up managing new college hires which can present problems in some scenarios.


  2. "KPMG Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    25 days of PTO, flexible work (Advisory), ability to travel and have multiple clients

    Cons

    Low salary compared to competitors, resourcing issue, benefits and perks are not great

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good teams and collaboration, nice people, flexible schedules when needed, lots of paid time off

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, doesn't always win work, little motivation to work hard, poorly qualified people

    Advice to Management

    Reward your high performers and discard your lower performers


  4. "Great place to start and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Knowledge sharing, experience, growth, flexibility, vacation days

    Cons

    Management structure, long hours, low compensation relative to industry, communication among management

    Advice to Management

    Strive to truly create the "work life balance" that is touted


  5. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits and corporate culture

    Cons

    Hours and no OT.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, Summer Gifts, extended Holiday PTO

    Cons

    Switching Projects (engagements) isn’t flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexibility to move around


  7. "Great place to build a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, competitive benefits.

    Cons

    401 K matching too low.

  8. "Instructional Designer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, good management, market reputation

    Cons

    none i can think for now


  9. "Surprisingly Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    - Corporate culture so far has been surprisingly good. YMMV from team to team, but I have had great experiences thus far. Tone from the top is great.
    - Lateral mobility has been met positively. There are a few conditional factors from case to case (such as clearances or busy season) but moving from one engagement to another if requested is good.
    - KPMG will pay for your CPA license and all of your study material'
    - A lot of training. Some may view this as a negative, but the amount of training mandated by the firm gets you the required amount of CPE with ease.
    - Fairly robust benefits (outside of retirement). The firm is continually tailoring the benefits to be more enticing.
    - I had a personal experience that HR went above and beyond to help me with. This may be coloring my review, but it is worth mentioning since it made such an impression on me.

    Cons

    - Very long hours during busy season.
    - Non-competitive retirement 401(k)

    Advice to Management

    So far, I have had a great experience at the firm. I would like to see more robust retirement benefits, but working here has far surpassed my expectations thus far. Also, communication when KPMG is in the news (for not so good reasons) is great for all the employees to see. Transparency is greatly appreciated.


  10. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they were nice people, friendly teamwork

    Cons

    the territorial manager that did not work with the team

    Advice to Management

    supervise mid-level staff and encourage people making an effort


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