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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 25 days paid vacation from the day you start, flexibility in working hours, good people.

    Cons

    Busy season is very demanding, long hours and a lot to juggle. IT Attestation work can be mundane and tedious. IT auditing isn't the most fun job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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

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

    Pros

    Great for getting a wide client experience.
    Great work life balance except during the busy season
    Less pressure on deadlines as compared to other big 4; does not mean they compromise on quality.

    Cons

    It is tough getting promoted, especially in big offices.
    Sometimes hard work and good performance is ignored if you works with the wrong team.

    Advice to Management

    Include more communication within teams

  3. "Good benefits, good salary, lots of hours, lots of stress"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is always above what you would expect at a smaller public company. Multiple bonuses per year and lots of other little perks. Plenty of knowledge at the company.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Loads of stress about work deadlines and PCAOB reviews (sox). Not much back end support in the way of IT support or admin support unless you are in a large office.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mandatory 50 hour weeks and focus on efficiency and results. Provide equal levels o support for all offices and levels.


  4. "Good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, challenging work, good foundation for business skills etc.

    Cons

    Work life balance, promotion structure.


  5. "Great Experience, Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to premier clients early on and the ability to showcase skills from the get-go. The office culture in Chicago is very cool and the offices are awesome. Depending upon the

    Cons

    Some red tape and have to drink the kool aid. Some opportunities at the company are better than others but that's consulting.


  6. "Great employer, bright employees, high expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are by and large very bright and management gives great opportunities to up and coming junior staff. There are good training programs in place. A great place to challenge yourself and learn.

    Cons

    Expectations are high, and you will put in the hours. Management Consultants generally can expect to travel to work from other cities (Mon-Thurs) each week - not too common to be staffed on local projects. Getting promoted requires that you nurture your own network and to some politicking.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Decent pay and raise/bonus

    Cons

    Slow promotion schedule
    Performance feedback is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Do more to keep your key people

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Career Deadend"

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    Current Employee - IT Advisory Services Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Services Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to different industries, technologies and the like.

    Cons

    Promotions are a joke
    Workload is horrific - If you do a good job then they will run you into the ground to make up for others who are less capable.
    TOO MUCH PAPERWORK FOR EVERYTHING!!!
    eAudit is pathetic and a clearly written by the people who always talk about how great it is to work at KPMG. Those would be the people who never travel, and never are forced to send huge files using an aircard. Ridiculous!

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up and treat your good performers better. They ar eleaving in droves and I will be gone as soon as I can get off the rotation to interview.


  9. "KPMG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, IT Advisory in Philadelphia, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get a lot of experience fast

    Cons

    Pay and the work conditions

    Advice to Management

    Work to make output similar between jobs. Requirements change depending on Manager.


  10. "N/A"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Services Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Services Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit; Encourages Work life balance; diverse client experiences; flex work plan

    Cons

    Your are out of luck if you are a minority and if you don't belong to the white-boys golfing club. As a minority, you have to work twice as hard and long to prove your worth.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, encourage growth, and minority development; Break the glass ceiling for minorities.