KPMG US Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Firm provides plenty of personal time and drives for a strong work/life balance (in 192 reviews)

  • Good place to start your career but would not recommend staying long term (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is only achieved within the course of a year for those in audit (in 457 reviews)

  • Unpredictable schedule; long hours during busy season; difficult to achieve work-life balance (in 502 reviews)

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  1. Encouraging Environment for Professional Growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Management Consultant - Healthcare in Toronto, ON
    Former Intern - Management Consultant - Healthcare in Toronto, ON

    I worked at KPMG US as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A thought provoking company built on the foundation of professional experts in the field who are open to sharing their expertise and knowledge to help emerging professionals enter field of consulting.

    Cons

    A Large company with a fast pace culture that can make it difficult to track down and engage with colleagues who are operating on a crowded schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow your on-boarding process for new emerging professional to develop talent internally and build a strong corporate employee culture.

  2. Junior Consultant, SR&ED Tax Program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job is client facing, very fast paced environment, challenging and motivating

    Cons

    High pressure due to the hours tracking to be billed to the clients, very specific Canadian tax program - lead to a little bit narrow career path

  3. Since their product is people, they offer great people programs and benefits and allow flexible work arrangements.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Toronto, ON

    I worked at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Mid-market compensation
    -great benefits including RRSPs, Pension, fitness reimbursement, and a peer-supported reward system with a great catalog of rewards

    Cons

    Standard offers don`t allow for working anywhere else, even if it`s just on the side for extra cash. Accountants have no life during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    hire more accountants to allow for proper work-life balance.

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  5. Good workplace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexible benefits.

    Cons

    Subject to business trends .

  6. Great people, fragmented culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPMG US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Collegial culture with engaging staff. Lots of experience to learn and develop from.

    Cons

    Your experience will depend on the partner you work for

  7. Helpful (1)

    A huge mistake

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - You can move internally to better opportunities
    - Good start in your career
    - Great intro into Finance/accounting

    Cons

    - Year 1 - no raise
    - Year 2 - 10 - 20% Salary cut
    - Work hours - 9AM - 9PM on average (Busy season = 11PM +)
    - Office politics

    Advice to Management

    None - I've given up on this company

  8. Underneath

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager

    I worked at KPMG US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A commitment to community
    Lifestyle benefits
    Interesting culture and brand name
    Diverse skillsets

    Cons

    KPMG Secor integration
    Inconsistent leadership
    Disaggregated processes
    Politics and lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    You have no idea what's actually happening or do you

  9. Some Good Partners, Some Neutral Partners, Some Absolute Disasters....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KPMG US

    Pros

    Good opportunities to be had, lots of interested people, positive work-life balance, development and growth opportunities to be had

    Cons

    Some partners have the old school view that they are the king-pin and really aren't interested in maturely developing a practice area and would rather simply focus on their views.....

  10. Senior Accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Edmonton, AB

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Education, training, experience, profile, network. The opportunities can be extensive as KPMG gives a person access to clients of all types and has subject matter experts in all areas.

    Cons

    The vast majority of articling students leave within a year or two after articling. This is recognized and as such sometimes the treatment of those in the articling phase is not very considerate. Nonetheless the articling students, while working long hours for relatively low pay, gain a tremendous amount of experience.

  11. Hard to Leave. Great company to retire from.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible work arrangements which make it hard to leave.
    Smart and talented co-workers.
    There are opportunities but it's up to you to go after them. I have been able to continuously learn and expand my skill sets with different work which is one of the benefits of working for a large organization.

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted if you're not client facing. Sometimes don't feel that your work is appreciated.
    Communication within my group can be improved.

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