KPMG
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KPMG Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.4 100 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(26 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Experience, Great People

Senior Associate, IT Advisory (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsExposure 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great for accountants and seasoned consultants, not so great for new consultants

Advisory Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits package. The firm will really take care of you. Connections to great experienced professionals, and a worldwide reputation.

ConsIn the advisory practice, things get pretty hit or miss. The risk service line is world-renowned, but the management consulting line is newer, and underdeveloped.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in practice development! There will never be a true culture for advisory unless the knowledge base is developed and more easily accessible. Keep trying to break down barriers between service networks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsGood opportunities to experience different roles

ConsHigh performance culture, gotta love it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great place to build a career

Partner (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 10 years

Proslots of options to move laterally and above including geographies and products.

Conshigh expectations and travel which is not unusual

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Senior Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOffers a lot of growth opportunity

ConsCan do better at managing work-life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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KPMG is an excellent professional services firm with many opportunities available. They hire top-notch talent!

Partner (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMore relaxed, collegial culture established by career KPMG leadership, flexibility to move into other roles within the Firm, a "band of brothers" set of relationships that are developed.

ConsThe former Andersen Partners diluted/changed the culture in Advisory to more dog-eat-dog set of values, too much focus on short-term results, Former Andersen partners brought bad habits of saying one thing and doing the opposite that tarnished the integrity of the leadership team.

Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your partners. Senior partner leaders must do what they say and learn to "walk the talk."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Old Boys Club

Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsGood benefits
Competitive Salary
Flexible work environment

ConsDecisions are made at a glacial pace.
Little to no innovation
No career path for non-client facing staff
Partners & Managing Directors rewarded for short-term behavior -- every man for himself
Incredibly risk adverse
No global thinking

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good career jump starter

Tax Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to start your career; somewhat flexible working hours; lots of vacation days

ConsUnpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay and bonus

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working with KPMG in Audit for a few months.

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros- Great industry exposure and a variety of private and public companies.
- Great trainings and support available.
- You learn a lot in a very short amount of time.
- Great opportunities for function transfers, relocations and international rotations.

Cons- Long hours during busy season and sometimes multiple busy seasons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very great experience with this company.

Advisory Intern (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at KPMG as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people to work with and a very open environment. Everyone is very helpful if you are ever struggling with anything.

ConsLocal clients can sometimes be a challenge to get to if you are new to the city. However, the local transportation is easy to navigate once you get the hang of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping investing in young talent, especially in the advisory practice.

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