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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance takes a hit quite a few times (in 1557 reviews)

  • Very long hours and pay is not great (in 1647 reviews)

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  1. "Standard review"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is not bad compared to similar positions

    Cons

    Long hours and the travel


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Typical Big Four Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexibility to work from home
    - competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    - very few women in leadership roles
    - junior staff work long hours
    - limited opportunities for advancement
    - high turnover within first 5 years

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Other markets may be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    I have found that your salary is quite competitive and bonuses are decent, but not great. If you like to travel their are certain practices that have heavy travel (75% plus)

    Cons

    Your schedule is at the liberty of partners, which makes it extremely difficult to control your career. New variable compensation structure is a bit challenging to figure out. As not billing targets are published. When the company determined it was not going to meet plan it cancelled training. In a firm in this industry, training is paramount to development of all employees and this was a very selfish move.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and realistic about goals. Publicly the company says people are its number one asset. I really find that hard to believe based on how I have seen others treated over the past few years.


  4. "Like any audit job, no work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having this on your resume is a huge plus

    Cons

    Everything else. No work life balance until you reach the higher levels, and even then you seem to always be on call. Pay is standard for the industry, but on the lower side.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your fees and budgets and get more people on your teams. High turnover will continue until teams are adequately staffed.


  5. "Tax Senior Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    High Pay and room for advancement

    Cons

    Bad work environment, all they care about is profit

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  6. "Sr Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate FRM in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate FRM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work balance
    -Good clients
    -Good people
    -Nice Benefits
    -Good to start after college

    Cons

    Depending of the group:
    -be ready to be a body shop
    -Sr Management doesn't care about your personal growth
    -bonus in average is under what the market offers
    -The pipeline is never clear and its hard to find projects, you can be lost
    -the evaluation process has no transparency
    -a lot of favoritism
    -projects have gotten really bad and your career interest are not considered.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the end of year evaluation process. Care more about the employees growth , Stop the parties and internal initiatives and care more about market trends and employee compensations.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "CMBS Advisory Credit Risk Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CMBS Credit Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CMBS Credit Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the deals are relatively interesting if you are interested in CMBS. There is something cool about looking at properties. Firm culture is good.

    Cons

    Team structure is not reflective of firm culture. Lots of politics and no motivation to improve. High turnover. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employee and be accepting of a work life balance.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Vacation policy is 20 days. Good experience working with clients across many industries. Smart people. Big four firm on resume.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. 50 hour work weeks. Lots of travel and long hours. Pay is not very high compared to other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees, especially female. Offer better work/life balance. Better pay. More support for working moms.


  9. "Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    25 PTO Days
    Good first time experience

    Cons

    Zero Work-Life Balance
    Only salary no matter the over time


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can express your opinions in front of top management

    Cons

    Long work hours, poor work culture, below industry avg pay/hike, work conditions are not convenient, overall...its like slogging for your greedy partners; project quality- sub standard

    Advice to Management

    Wake up till its too late


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