KPMG US Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
3,059 Reviews
3.6
3,059 Reviews
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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710 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Alternate work arrangements for work-life balance is a major plus (in 183 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 440 reviews)

  • Long Hours due to mandatory overtime for a few months out of the year (in 484 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great professional environment that challenges all. Good benefits and exception perks (i.e., summer jump start, extended Christmas holiday break). Alternate work arrangements for work-life balance is a major plus!

    Cons

    Not applicable. No negative comments to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    teamwork is the way forward

    Cons

    poltics is a draining part of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Motivating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are self-motivated, this is a great company to work for. Like the other Big4 Accounting/Advisory firms, it depends on your office and group. But by and large, at KPMG allows your plenty of opportunity to make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    The benefits packages compared to the other Big 4 are not that impressive. In particular, our health insurance is subpar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truthfully, the health insurance is the biggest con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at KPMG US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing place to start your career and build a base for future success. Benefits and pto are top notch.

    Cons

    a lot of people burn out and hurt company culture. They try to manage work life balance, but sometimes the nature of the work makes it difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to turnover and don't be afraid to cut from the top

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Standard "big 4" internship

    Current Employee - Advisory Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning/training program, young work environment

    Cons

    work-life balance, little face time with people above senior associates, recruiters are slow to respond

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Consultant in Financial Services

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Diversity of projects, vast resources, smart people

    Cons

    Bonus compensation low, benefits medicore, heavy IT and technology related

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic network of capable professionals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Advisory practice is filled with talented folks. Reputation allows for trusted advisory relationship with key clients and often on the short list for calls when opportunities present themselves.

    Cons

    The travel aspect is less than optimal...utilization often trumps efforts to staff locally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in applying criteria for promotion across functions / practices would result in less turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, excellent mentoring by great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    KPMG takes good care of it's employees. Pay was great and opportunities for moving up were made available to me.

    Cons

    Huge company...easy to get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on mentoring!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's public accounting, you know the drill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good training and learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours, as you would expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say here. You know what you're getting into as an employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Young culture, and the opportunities are plentiful

    Cons

    work/life balance, meager pay for the amount of work you do, don't do much to retain top talent, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do a better job at retaining highly rated employees, pay better, and more organized scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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