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KPMG Associate Reviews

Updated 18 Nov 2019

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KPMG CEO Elio Luongo  (no image)
Elio Luongo
3 Ratings
  1. "Strong Work Culture and Support Network"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, mentoring, training, client engagements, peer support

    Cons

    Hours may extend past the norm.

    KPMG2017-07-12
  2. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People you meet, great learning as fresh graduate

    Cons

    Hectic, long hours, no overtime

    KPMG2019-11-06
  3. "Expectation of management of working 16 hours, 5 days a week without paid overtime results in extremely high turnover"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy co-workers while they last Commute is reasonable

    Cons

    Does not matter how much you enjoy what you are doing when you are doing way too much of it. Sitting on a bus every night at 11:00 pm coming home when everyone else has spent time with family is detrimental to one's health and outlook. Hours are expected of you almost daily resulting in high staff turnover and burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Act like management.

    KPMG2019-11-15
  4. "It's Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Reputation -Pays more in form of experience than money for starting out entry level

    Cons

    -bureaucracy -competitive nature on a daily basis -no work life balance

    KPMG2019-10-21
  5. "Great Company to work for, Best of Big4"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture -Great Team Support - Ability to learn multiple things in very short time. - High growth potential

    Cons

    - Open office - Desk booking is bit annoying.

    Advice to Management

    - Great job, Just pay a bit more

    KPMG2019-08-28
  6. "Good culture bad pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere, lots of capable and like minded people. Career progression is relatively assured.

    Cons

    Salary is below market, bonus non-existent.

    KPMG2019-08-02
  7. "PRETTY GOOD OVERALL"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Toronto, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team Work & Good team working environemnt

    Cons

    Micro-managing management needs to learn how to trust employees

    KPMG2019-03-18
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Clerical/Technical (Audit)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Will hire new grads with little experience, entry-level role for diploma grads or people who aren't interested in their CPA

    Cons

    Managers/seniors encourage you to eat your time (you end up doing unpaid overtime) Performance rating system is rigged and highly political If you're not in your early twenties you will have trouble fitting in the office culture Compensation system is a joke, considering how much unpaid overtime you'll do

    Advice to Management

    Don't create a clerical/technical audit role promising work-life balance and then expect them to conform to the toxic culture of the articling program

    KPMG2017-09-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Associate, Transaction Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Provides benefits - Good stepping stone depending on where you want to go to

    Cons

    - Almost no work life balance, people look down on you if you're not grinding 99% of the time - Compensation is awful, they basically get free labor. - Optics are a real issue

    Advice to Management

    - If you're not client facing, you should be able to dress casually at any time of the year - Compensation: Pay overtime with time off - Have greater push-back on unrealistic client requests

    KPMG2017-08-03
  10. "Company with inclusive culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, learning opportunities in various aspects, fair performance evaluation

    Cons

    Compensation level as compared to working hours

    KPMG2017-07-03
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