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Decent place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG US

Pros

Great learning experience, technical knowledge, professional skills, opens doors for follow-on career opportunities. Well connected internationally, and good opportunities for learning outside your core function.

Cons

Politics is not bad, but your fate can depend on one person. Performance management has room for improvement as grading system puts 80-90% of people in "average" rank. Managers may be reviewed by Sr. managers, which is almost similar to being reviewed by your peers - huge conflict of interest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in senior leadership. Do not promote someone to partner or director, just because warm body is needed in that corner office.

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    Great place to start your accounting career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    It has the reputation in the accounting industry. Thus, it's good to put it on your resume. The training program is good, and you get to meet great people. I think it's a very good place to start your career in accounting.

    Cons

    The work hours are obviously worse at Big Four. Work life balance is not necessarily something you can expect all year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KPMG has been slow at adopting paperless audit program, when compared to other Big Four. The audit program that has been used is extremely inefficient. Perhaps benchmarking may be a good idea.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Associate

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Young staff, access to many training resources, good name to have on a resume, ability to work on different clients across many industries.

    Cons

    Structured promotions, little to no merrit based pay or recognition, long hours and audit work is not the most interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider trying to hang on to top performers by offering more solid pay increases and bonuses. If you can get people to stay you could have a better company.

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