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KPMG Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "To Become Manager & up Means No Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation is Competitive (Received a 23% raise with 10% Bonus)
    - Working with intelligent, young people for the most part
    - Technology is great and we are moving fast in that direction
    - Great way to advance your career very quickly

    Cons

    - Some engagement managers, most directors, and all partners do not contribute to anything until it is done then they screw it all up. Need to be more involved and treat the KPMG employees better than the client.
    - VERY cuthroat and political. If you get on the wrong persons bad side, then you can kiss any good projects away, at least from him/her.
    - The potential to be in one practice (Consulting), but able to be placed on a long term project that delays your growth in your field and thus hurts your chances of being promoted.

    Advice to Management

    - Better business planning (have not hit our goals consistently).
    - Stress to upper management that they need to be more involved and actually do some damn work.


  2. "Senior Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    KPMG provided a great place to work for many years. Its laid back environment and flex working hours were a huge perk for me. As well as, the ability to work from the comfort of my home which created a great work life balance. I was also surrounded by a team who became family.

    Cons

    There were some minor downsides to working for KPMG which included working extremely late hours during busy season. However, this is expected by all Big Four Firms. The workloads can become stressful and even overwhelming throughout the entire year.

  3. "Manager - Risk Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and seniors, and exceptional talent in areas not within risk consulting.

    Cons

    Director-and-above leadership lacking necessary skills and knowledge in risk consulting

    Advice to Management

    Learn more, do admin less.


  4. "Good place to work, mostly"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director, Corporate Communications in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Corporate Communications in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, relatively decent salary and a generally positive experience - plus it’s something good to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Culture varied widely depending on the whims of office managing partners. Many of the partners are great, but the occasional dinosaur can make things challenging

    Advice to Management

    Lots of emphasis on work-life balance but in practice it all depended on individual managers, who often had widely varying ideas of what that balance meant. More clarity and consistency on corporate standards would help


  5. "Good job and benefits. Good people. Mixed bag of leaders. Too much travel"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and challenging job. Exposure to cutting edge technology and good training opportunities every year. Good people and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Competitive environment can lead to peers withholding information instead of working together to deliver high quality deliverables to clients. Leadership is very close knit and mostly promotes people only I their inner circle


  6. Helpful (1)

    "audit intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPMG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome experience!! Love this company and hope to be offered a full time position!

    Cons

    None - this is where I see myself in 20 years

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work I learned alot!!


  7. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits, experience and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Busy season overworks employees and there is a high turn over rate. Too much overtime

  8. "Great company"

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    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


  9. "Love this company"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay is great. Very professional work environment. There is always room to grow

    Cons

    Be prepared to have a work/life balance plan


  10. "Great place to start career, but don't stay over 2-3 years."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers
    - Out of Big 4, they seem to care about work life balance more
    - Good hours (in Risk Consulting)
    - Great benefits (25 days PTO, 401k matching)
    - Good training (especially for data programs if you take advantage)

    Cons

    - You are just a number. They will put you where they need you, irrespective of your skills and interests.
    - Partners become protective of resources
    - Utilization is #1 metric of your worth
    - Salary increases dependent on firm's performance, better to increase your base by going elsewhere then boomeranging back


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