KPMG US Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
3,035 Reviews
3.6
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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694 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    KPMG is a good employer and offers lots of training opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Advisor  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Advisor in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits
    Good working environment
    Plenty of opportunities for international travel in Advisory
    Partners are reachable and listen to you

    Cons

    Career progression to senior positions are not easy, requiring a strong internal network.
    Salary is not competitive when compared to some big companies.
    Poor bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KPMG should stop benchmarking themselves with the other big 4 and should start looking at what companies are offering to their employees in terms of salary and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, great working environment

    Cons

    benefits are not very good, difficult to move internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruitment & resourcing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Respect for work life balance
    Sociable atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be a lack of clarity in communication and expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue improving based on staff survey results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great work life balance
    Great Staff

    Cons

    Plenty of bureaucracy
    Lack of variety at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a rotation programme

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more interested in promoting talent rather than people you like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Generally positive although some challenging times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at KPMG US part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move laterally and gain different skills

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how you can best utilise the expertise of all your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Big 4 = big and cumbersomw

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not enough opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand opens door to interesting engagements

    Cons

    Very hierarchical
    Promotion opportunities limited
    'Flexible Futures'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, people and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going the way you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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