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KPMG Associate Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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  1. "Strong Work Culture and Support Network"

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    Current Employee - 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. "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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Clerical/Technical (Audit)"

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    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
  4. 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
  5. "Company with inclusive culture"

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    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
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at KPMG

    Pros

    International and global opportunities. Exposure to wide range of business entities and practices. Some really great people are there. Some wide ranging tools and learning opportunities available.

    Cons

    Edmonton office is severely dysfunctional. Corporate values are talked about but the reality is that every Partner operates their own little personal fiefdom. No standards, no process consistency. Very unsupportive of personality.

    Advice to Management

    do what you say you are going to do

    KPMG2016-08-08
  7. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior 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

    Great people and a lot of growth resources

    Cons

    Underpaid for the amount of responsibility No value-add in the work we do

    KPMG2016-04-24
  8. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vibrant and young culture. Hours were long but they treated the employees well. A lot of social events.

    Cons

    Very long hours during busy season, as expected with the big 4.

    KPMG2016-02-01
  9. "A great place"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Toronto, ON

    I worked at KPMG

    Pros

    A big name firm which has a great reputation worldwide. You will have no trouble being recognized within the business community.

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes long and brutal. Sometime the competition is very cutthroat within the firm amongst coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect. Give everyone the opportunity to prove themselves. Hire the right people for the job.

    KPMG2015-10-02
  10. Helpful (4)

    "A huge mistake"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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

    KPMG2014-11-22
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