KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 2,961 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(664 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    KPMG experiences vary between teams. Some are very welcoming whereas others are a conconstant game of one upmanship.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsRespect for work life balance
    Sociable atmosphere

    ConsCan be a lack of clarity in communication and expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue improving based on staff survey results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Recruitment & resourcing

    Recruitment (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsLot of opportunity to move around and varietybecause it's global.
    Free lunch!
    Great working environment
    good work life balance

    ConsIt's a big corporate so you have to claw your way up
    performance review system is rubbish

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to reinvent the wheel to look good. You need to speak to the people doing the role to find out how ti improve things

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    Lots of politics

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood for very junior professionals entering the financial industry and keen to learn

    ConsPolitics, preferential treatment, you won't get anywhere unless you spend a lot of time flattering egos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more interested in promoting talent rather than people you like.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally positive although some challenging times

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood opportunities to move laterally and gain different skills

    ConsCulture based on presentism and not on outputs
    Career stagnation once part time

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider how you can best utilise the expertise of all your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsSponsored accountancy study
    Developed from PA to qualified accountant
    Friendly co workers

    ConsCompensation average if not low for big 4
    Work life balance not great often
    Now qualified been left to rot
    Too much change inadequately thought out and implemented poorly
    Job security poor at all levels seemingly

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenuinely consider the hours that your team are working and what is reasonable even if trying to grow and progress in a career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not enough opportunity

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsBrand opens door to interesting engagements

    ConsVery hierarchical
    Promotion opportunities limited
    'Flexible Futures'

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Audit Associate (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat culture
    Great work life balance
    Great Staff

    ConsPlenty of bureaucracy
    Lack of variety at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a rotation programme

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit Senior

    Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee) Belfast, Northern Ireland

    ProsGood work/life balance;
    Nice people and relaxed working environment;

    ConsSalaries, not many benefits or perks

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't be fooled by the apparent prestige.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland

    ProsPotential for career movement, great people, some good opportunities. Good for networking opportunities and great to have on your CV.

    ConsPoor training/in-job support, expectations not in line with pay, very unintuitive software systems which senior staff have very poor knowledge of which can delay key processes. Far too much admin on different systems, with different risk procedures - all too complicated. Do not feel valued at all - current staff are often overlooked for opportunities which are offered on the job market so the company will receive grants etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul and streamline software, make staff feel valued in real terms and not with stupid, impractical gestures (One Firm)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good to have on your cv although I don't understand why

    Tax Assistant Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe reputation, having it on your cv.

    ConsLong hours (always expected to work late and even weekends).
    Very risk focused (often spending time making sure we caveat documents correctly rather than actually doing a proper technical analysis).
    Full of people who like to play the game (rather than actually getting on with work, the saying of it's not what you do just what you appear to do applies here).
    Holidays are often difficult to take because you're so busy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cost cutting by using centralised systems!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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