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Good starting job opportunity out of college

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
Current Employee - Audit Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

Pros

-Flexibility
-Good starting salary
-Good PTO
-Lots of trainings

Cons

-crazy hours during busy season
-lot of moving around as first year so can be difficult to feel settled and comfortable in job

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for KPMG US

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you're young and ambitious

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Advisory  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Director Advisory in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Obsessive focus on clients and business problems. A great way to learn about businesses across a number of industries. Work you like a dog but you learn a lot. KPMG hires smart and energetic people so you will be surrounded by interesting and stimulating co-workers who challenge you to come up with ever more creative solutions to clients' issues. Perhaps the most entrepreneurial culture of any Big Four firm. Great place to build a career if you are a self-starter.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours, especially for management-level folks who do the proposal writing and backstop delivery. Occasional bait-and-switch with bonuses. Partners are stretched so thin that they are unavailable for important meetings. Lots of travel (could be a pro for some). Career paths are not well-defined (especially for those with superior technical skills) and it takes a lot of determination to get the guidance and training needed to advance and keep skills sharp. Budgets for external training are poorly defined and approvals are completely discretionary, which makes it difficult for staff-level personnel to get anything other than internal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and new performance management system (High Performance Culture) suck. Advisory University is a poor substitute for other types of training. Protect training budgets more: training budget is often available when everybody is busy and can't get to training, but it is the first thing to be cut when things slow down and people have more availability for training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work with lots of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for progression and movement in the firm. Some of the most open and honest communication I have experienced in the profession. The quality and range of clients is very good and the work varies sufficiently to keep you engaged.

    Cons

    Professional fees aren't paid as part of the employment package but there is an annual bonus which usually more than covers this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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