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KPMG Senior Associate Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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  1. "great place to work"

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

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of opportunities as long as youre willing to do the work

    Cons

    lots of turnover in the staff level

    KPMG2019-09-10
  2. "Great place to work for *slightly* more relaxed large consulting firm culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel, flexibility, benefits, client list, breadth of work

    Cons

    Travel, hours, lightly staffed teams

    Advice to Management

    Retain culture of being "more friendly" big 4 firm, let employees reflect their actual hours worked so projects can be staffed appropriately

    KPMG2019-09-11
  3. "Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive team environment, excellent training programs

    Cons

    Compensation, bonus and benefits are low

    KPMG2019-09-07
  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours and small bonus

    KPMG2019-09-05
  5. "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    25 days PTO at entry level; overall company culture is not very aggressive; flexibility in time and location

    Cons

    long working hours during busy season; compensation may be lower than market; negative media coverage in recent years

    KPMG2019-09-19
  6. "A standard Big 4 experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth if aligned to the right people

    Cons

    Hierarchical and severely lacking in diversity

    KPMG2019-09-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Enhances career path. Exposes to leadership/challenges. You get from KPMG as many opportunities as you choose. Work life for consulting is rough, but KPMG does the best it can to meet the advisors with good pto.

    Cons

    Advisory/Consulting side is treated along with Accounting Area. Pay is below market and benefits are poor. Bonus is a joke. Do not negotiate bonuses when joining, perhaps signing bonus only.

    KPMG2019-07-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Standard Big 4 job - lots of perks, hours can be rough, offers lots of opportunity internally and externally"

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    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and lots of benefits like a normal Big 4 audit job, lots of training, pretty laid back culture

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, busy season hours are rough, assignments are sometimes out of your hands

    KPMG2019-07-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nice financial incentives, outside of audit, bottom of top 4"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation days are generous during the holidays. Early career awards Many learning tools Smart colleagues Easy to network The brand name is good for your resume

    Cons

    They talk about diversity, but its mostly for a show. No Senior Associate, director or senior directors have a 50% diversity rate among them in Management Consulting. Promotion is scarce for people of color in their upper echelons 401k match minimal Work hours are alot, so make sure you negotiate the best salary you can upfront, as they are not known to give big increases or bonuses more than 7% for the hard work... you do during the year and the hours spent. Depending on the team you join, it can be good or difficult for you. It seems the big 4 all spy on each other.

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    Advice to Management

    Work on promoting those who are doing well. Amd those who deserve it. Open your doors to people of color in Advisory and Strategy. You have the capacity to hire more. Allow employees to change functions if they are interested in another department to grow themselves or get out of Management Consulting

    KPMG2019-08-02
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company & Future, but a bad manager can cancel that all out"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Supportive, helpful co-workers - Co-workers are intelligent, competent, excited to be there - Interesting work - Culture encourages vacation/time-for-self - Company/teams constantly searching to better themselves, work more efficiently, etc. - Company infrastructure very solid - rarely concerns about equipment, travel plans, meeting set-up, etc.

    Cons

    - Your path is very much determined by your manager(s) perception. - Permanent seating in NY Office for Senior Associates and below is nonexistent - not a big deal for a few months, but begins to affect focus, ability to organize, and morale after a while. - Not necessarily easy to switch to different work-streams - Management often unable to understand the benefits individual members of a team bring to the... team's overall performance, many instances of micromanagement. - Overall focus on efficiency can narrow vision. There is usually more than one way to solve a problem, complete a task, present a deliverable; but mgmt often gets stuck in "my way is the only way". - Competency can be expected in areas that were not originally communicated for one to be expected to be fluent in.

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    Advice to Management

    - There needs to be a much more open and direct means of communication with upper management (managing directors, partners) when there is an issue with a manager, with the full understanding that voicing concerns won't backfire on employees. Of course there is the standard HR message about this in terms of impropriety, bribery, etc. - but in practice, people are hesitant to speak up regarding poor management... decisions / patterns. - Upper management should consider that a promotion doesn't necessarily equal an ability to oversee other employees = An individual can excel at their job personally but be unqualified to extend responsibilities over others.

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    KPMG2019-07-12
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