KPMG US Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
3,103 Reviews
3.6
3,103 Reviews
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KPMG US Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 187 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 448 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 498 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love it. The best. I like the culture, the colour scheme and the font they use in the logo.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong. I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing that thing that you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities, fast paced and a good career starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brisbane

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after employees and team environment better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bullying, abusive and copy and replace at its best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Executive in Melbourne

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brand name good for CV

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the culture, stop placing narcissists in charge - hold yourself accountable as a partnership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great culture, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Canberra

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Analyst in Adelaide

    I have been working at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting and large variety of work

    Cons

    Long hours for not much pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Laidback young cultured company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Audit in Sydney
    Current Employee - Financial Services Audit in Sydney

    I have been working at KPMG US as an intern (less than an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pursuit Project Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Pursuit Project Manager in Sydney

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary was above industry average.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Vast opportunities for various training

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lot of discretion on partners and not much accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay. Reward individuals below manager level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    High performance culture but little work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Adelaide

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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