KPMG US

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KPMG is great

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Current Employee - Tax in Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Tax in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at KPMG US

Pros

Career progression and brand name are the two reasons why I decided to join KPMG. They really know how to treat their employees well. The Houston office has bought Cirque du Soleil tickets for everyone in the office, and they have rented a yacht to have a party on. In the tax department during busy season, there is always free food, and they buy dinner for you ever night. The benefits are top notch as well. I think it is the only company that gives you five weeks vacation starting off.

Cons

It is very structured. Your career progression is not really based on performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would tell them that they are doing a great job.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to build a resume, your breakeven is 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    Getting the Big 4 experience and resume building

    Cons

    Management doesn't give a rats ass about the employees in spite of what the HR policy says.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. It's over run by people that are like minded.

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    Not what I expected, but I'm not surprised.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    The 5 weeks of paid vacation and the flexibility during the off season somewhat make up for the hours lost during the busy seasons. The atmosphere is a lot calmer and people are not as edgy when not under deadline and overall, almost everyone is easy to get a long with. Although this does not necessarily apply to my practice and my current level, there are global opportunities and rotations within other practices given the availability.

    Cons

    Given the volume of work, busy season does indeed take over you life with its fair share of weekends and post midnight work days depending on the projects and deadlines. A lot of what is done during the first year is very tedious and at times makes you wonder if you really needed to major in accounting to perform the job. It does not seem until you make at least senior will you really be able to focus more on the analysis of tax issues and rules. Due to the specialized nature of the NY tax practice, National trainings at times seem pointless as many subjects covered will not even be apply to certain groups/industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring the same people

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