KPMG US

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KPMG US Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 2,958 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 469 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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    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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    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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    Big 4 = big and cumbersomw

    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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    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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    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, people and experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and thorough training. Lots of opportunities and client facing experience. Work life balance is good and social events are regular.

    ConsSlow progression at times, depending on business cases being put forward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going the way you are.

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

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    Very professional

    Team Secretary (Current Employee) Reading, England

    ProsBenefits, safety, opportunities, good training provided

    Conscommunication, no payment for over time

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore managers needed to support secretarial central services

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

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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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