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KPMG US Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 26 June 2014
Updated 26 June 2014
3,007 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job security, decent work life balance except during Tax Season, good benefits (in 182 reviews)

  • Great place to start work if you want to see a lot of different things (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 418 reviews)

  • Work long hours especially during busy season and political work environment (in 470 reviews)

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81 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Tax  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Tax in Irvine, CA (US)

    Pros

    Best place to build your career

    Cons

    work-life balance can be an issue in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and culture for those who want to become accounts

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Irvine, CA (US)

    Pros

    Awesome training, great people and family like atmosphere. They also have a great list of clients and if you speak up you will get a chance to work on your desired clients. The pay is not bad for an entry level job and the brand speaks for itself in the accounting world. 5 Weeks PTO!

    Cons

    Hours are pretty bad for 7-9 months out of the year but that depends on your schedule. Work gets pretty redundant and dry after a while. No opportunity for creativity. You are like a robot copying prior year workpapers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to work life balance. If you continue to get new clients, you should hire more people accordingly so that people aren't constantly overworked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Credit Risk  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Credit Risk in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good Brand Name. Have more opportunity to learn more work, however it depends upon your PML (your supervisor)

    Cons

    Really bad management of the group. They treat you as raw material not like real people. Specially don't join CREDIT RISK(FRM) group at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some good middle management group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to build your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Starting salary; promotions; competitive environment

    Cons

    Bonuses; overtime; work/life balance; pressure to increase billings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    KPMG is a great place to launch and build your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    1) Pace of learning.
    2) Clear career path and growth. "Up or out" may soudn like a bad thing until you work somehwere where that is not the case. At KPMG you get a little faith and benefit of the doubt when promotion time comes. Some places you have to be doing 100% of the job above yours before they even consider the promotion without the opportunity to learn to do it either.
    3) Work schedule flexibility outside of busy season. Take advantage of the vacation days and sabatical

    Cons

    1) Long hours, especially during busy season
    2) This is a client service industry position so it is very deadline driven and you are often the last piece of the puzzle and therefore left getting your work done with much less time available to do it than is ideal.
    3) Horrible 401K match and retirement benefits for non partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very great team members and supervisors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great peers who are all working hard and smart, very energetic work environment when working with them.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, sometimes really making people crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees, not too much overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    IT Advisory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Advisory  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Advisory in Irvine, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. It allows you access to see what it is like to work at various companies while you audit them. This company / position will teach you a lot about important compliance related topics and how they apply to various business.

    Cons

    They budgets are usually un-realistic. Managers want staff to work extra hard to reduce the risk to the firm, while they agree with clients to reduce the number of hours in our budgets. This causes many engagements to have too much to do and not enough time to finish it in.

    Also, the biggest thing is that most of the Directors & Managers in IT Advisory in OC are old CPA accounting personnel who don't know a thing about IT. It was laughable how many IT managers had to be educated by their staff regarding basic IT principles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great training, big company but you still receive a lot of individual attention and feedback

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, very tedious work, three months of the year will be taken up by 18 hour days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clarita, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good resume / career builder

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't really happen here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect, and respect work-life balance,

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great job that unfortunately ended during cutbacks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Office Services Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great Benefits packages for employees

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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