KPMG US

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Decent place to work

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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.

Recommends
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    I wasn't sure what to expect coming into a Big 4 as a recent grad...

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good management, open door policy
    Great career builder
    Fellow coworkers make working long hours tolerable
    Five weeks of vacation in exchange for your hard work

    Cons

    Unpredictability of your schedule. During busy season, you can't even make plans for dinner (unless you plan on eating at the office) let alone plans for the weekend. Although, this is probably true with all the big firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting more based on individual performance as opposed to time spent with the company. Some people are more than capable but its not yet "time" for promotion.

    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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