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KPMG US Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 2,957 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(663 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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    Great opportunities, fast paced and a good career starter

    Consultant (Current Employee) Brisbane

    ProsChallenges and jobs, People, Exciting clients, Training, social events, leave, new technology, company sizes, international travel opportunities, local opportunities, enthusiasm, ICAA training and support

    ConsSalary and remuneration, clarity of leadership, work-life balance during busy season, old technology, can be fasted paced and missing the big picture

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook after employees and team environment better

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

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    A great place to get experience

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsExposure to opportunities and experiences you wouldn't normally get early on your career; some very talented and great people to work with

    ConsThe usual politics in a professional services environment; salary is definitely mid range in the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bullying, abusive and copy and replace at its best

    Executive (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsBrand name good for CV

    ConsAbuse of employees - commenting on weight, looks, personal interests
    Long hours
    Copy from one document to the next, limited innovative thinking
    Hierarchical -

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up the culture, stop placing narcissists in charge - hold yourself accountable as a partnership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, great people

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Canberra

    ProsSupportive culture, nice and professional people, management cares about the workplace environment, large variety of work

    ConsConpensation lower than corporate and public sector, some internal processes can be time consuming, training programs can be better structured and tailored

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

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    Enjoyable

    Analyst (Current Employee) Adelaide

    ProsGreat people, interesting and large variety of work

    ConsLong hours for not much pay

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

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    Laidback young cultured company

    Financial Services Audit (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- young culture
    - long hours
    - job security
    - variety of clients

    Cons- seems to have a recruitment bias from greater unis
    - bad pay until qualification
    - work may be dry at some times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked and underpaid

    Pursuit Project Manager (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsThe salary was above industry average.

    ConsI worked 50 hour weeks, and had to be flexible to travel to other cities at the drop of a dime, only to be made redundant whilst pregnant!

    My team were all ex-Ernst and Young employees, including my boss. Because I had previously worked in another industry, and never at Ernst and Young, it was hard to join the clique.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't promise the world to employees in a job interview only to make them redundant as soon as they become pregnant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great stepping stone to start a career, but not pursue one in KPMG

    Consultant (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsVast opportunities for various training

    ConsLow pay
    Lot of discretion on partners and not much accountability

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay. Reward individuals below manager level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High performance culture but little work life balance

    Audit Manager (Current Employee) Adelaide

    ProsOpportunities to travel interstate and internationally
    Opportunities for secondments between member firms
    Focus on learning and development of younger staff

    ConsLimits to career progression (very difficult to become partner in the firm)
    Long hours and little work life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementA structure needs to be put into place to retain and motivate senior staff that are not close to partnership.

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

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    People you work with on a daily basis is great, leadership needs improvement

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsYoung colleagues, good networking opportunities.

    ConsPoor pay, long hours, lots of politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with what is happening with the company to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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