KPMG Employee Reviews about "working environment"
74% would recommend to a friend
(1236 total reviews)
88% approve of CEO
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- "The people are great and will go above and beyond if you ask for their help." (in 3139 reviews)
- "Overall culture is good with active CSR activities and other events taking place in the organisation regularly." (in 1857 reviews)
- "Great place to start a career as a newly minted graduate / Good benefits & vacation" (in 1252 reviews)
- "It is a stable and predictable place to work full of friendly colleagues spread all over the world." (in 1233 reviews)
- "The team is great and there are many out of office activities all year round." (in 876 reviews)
- "Some days there are no work life balance but that's the nature of being in consultancy!" (in 4185 reviews)
- "Long hours each day and need to work weekends (never know what time you'll get off work)" (in 2912 reviews)
- "Salary is low and does not compensate the hard work you have done at all." (in 2013 reviews)
- "Very late working hours during busy season can up to 2" (in 1848 reviews)
- "You pay your way to the top by hard work and low pay at the bottom." (in 1547 reviews)
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- 5.0Aug 25, 2022Forensic InvestigationFormer Intern
KPMG's Risk Advisory Forensic department is driven by constant on the job learning and upskilling. The working environment of the organization is very calm with friendly colleagues who are always ready to help.
The pay scale of the organization is comparatively lower in comparison to other big 4s however, the organization has currently restructured their payscale.
- 4.0Nov 11, 2014Staff AccountantFormer Intern, less than 1 yearCalgary, AB
Great people, many opportunities as a junior employee to get in front of clients. Training was well-designed and mentoring from senior staff was very helpful.
Long hours at times during busy season; highly structured environment; little control over what you are files you are working on
- 2.0Dec 17, 2020Senior AccountantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCape Town
You'll learn a lot of technical aspects of the job. You'll learn how to deal with work under pressure. Prestige because it's a Big Four firm. You'll get leadership opportunities.
Your health and well-being is not a priority. They aren't willing to make the tough decisions to give their employees a decent working environment. You will work crazy hours for most of the year. It is not an exaggeration to say that going home while the sun is still up will be a nice surprise sometimes. You will be underpaid. Not in comparison to what other audit firms pay (because they all underpay), but in comparison to people who do their articles outside of public practice. And no, the Big Four prestige doesn't make up for it.
- 1.0Jan 7, 2019Senior Accountant/AuditorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCairo, Cairo Governorate
Make it a lot easier to find another jop in the work field
A very bad working environment with alot of personal grading and no experience gained except by self learning
- 5.0Apr 18, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
KPMG has a great overall culture of inclusion and openness that provides access to the best talent for the practices. Teams are built from people with critical skills to deliver lasting value to clients and open new doors. The overall collegial environment allows new people to expand their skills by working with the local team and knowledge sharing.
Challenges exist in every organization, the larger the organization the larger the challenge to manage the issues. KPMG is not excluded from these issues. Depending on your management structure and size of the practice a person can feel lost among the crowd. A new team member needs to make connections fast and find a place to engage with the work to be successful. This is not a business for the unmotivated or those that can not carve out a place for themself.
- 4.0Jul 27, 2011Executive ConsultantCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Other employees are very good people, friendly, calm in the face of adversity and easy to get on with. Work is very varied which is a great benefit.
Pay and benefits packages are not as good a elsewhere. This encourages people to look elsewhere even though the working environment aat KPMG is very good
- 5.0Aug 12, 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearGurgaon, Haryana
Best working environment and office architecture is also good overall it's good Best experience of mine
Salery package is low No incentive. No pramotion because you have to very very hrad work to show abilities to your management
- 1.0Jul 5, 2023ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
The salary part is good. Nothing else.
The work culture at KPMG Global Services is utterly disappointing. Being touted as a Center of Excellence, it constantly begs work from KPMG member firms across various geographies like the US and UK. If you do have work, prepare to toil away for grueling 12-hour shifts, leaving no room for mental peace. On the other hand, if you find yourself with a lack of work, you'll face relentless pressure to source projects from member firms under the guise of building a pipeline. The flawed utilization charging hours method adds insult to injury, where you're subjected to the whims of onshore firms on an hourly basis. The entire business model is deeply flawed and fails to provide a conducive and fair working environment.
- 3.0Nov 11, 2014Senior AssociateFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsIstanbul
You learn very quickly. You work on project basis, thus you can see many types and sizes of companies, many sectors, many people. It is a very valuable experience. Kpmg loves you with good and friendly working environment and events to motivate people
There is no social life-work balance at all. You will definately work long hours in all levels
- 4.0Feb 15, 2022IT Audit Assistant ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
Friendly environment in general and working from home is a plus especially for IT auditors.
Just like any other big 4 audit firm, there will always be office politics so look out for your best interests.
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