State and Local Tax (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 22, 2016
They have very good corporate culture there. Everyone is friendly, approachable, and very smart. They are young and ambitious people, strive for the best. I have had many insightful conversations as an intern. They care about you and your career. The same thing holds for management too, especially the partners. They are motivations for employees at work indeed! As an intern, I can't tell is there is anything hard at all. But there is a lot of things to learn. So prepare to take initiative and work long hours. Otherwise, if you don't approach people, they won't give you work. Everyone is busy so you must show your presence. The most enjoyable part is to work with someone you like!
free lunches, lots of food, structured training, planned activities for interns, works with many teams
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – San Juan, PR – January 21, 2016
Definetly KPMG is probably the best big 4 accounting firm to work for. The work environment is very friendly and the salaries and benefits are incredible. The firm provides you all the tools to become a great profesional. If you want a great personal and profesional experience while making a lot of money, this firm is the place.
Worldwide Strength in Financial Services and Business Solution
Regional Director (Former Employee) – Pacific, MO – January 18, 2016
Not too shabby. Plenty of opportunities to travel and to learn from the various practices and cultures of each country to give winning client solutions. Excellent infrastructure support. Great team culture. An intelligence led and cross-stimulating company culture.
Great pay!!!! For someone who don't want a family!
senior auditor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – January 16, 2016
Worked at KCMO office for 12 years, the work hours aren't good, the benefits are horrible, the pay is awesome! They are a propaganda/brainwashing company that constantly tells employees lies! If you ever plan on having a family or husband this is not the place to be! I recently quit and applied at another job doing same work, ex let more pay, and better management!!!!
DONT BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA OR THE BRAINWASHING!!!! KPMG IS NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE!
Very good place to work, Stayed there for 12 years, and retired
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – January 12, 2016
Scheduled appointments at front office, answered busy phones, spent 80% of my time on Computer, Scheduling Mammograms and other test for Research Clinic. Lots on interacting with public, maintain files, faxing, coping, ordering office supplies as well as any and all clerical duties that was required to keep office running smooth.
Great exposure to many different IT environments but definitely no work/life balance. If you are looking to move up fast, this may be for you if you don't mind the crazy hours. The people are great which makes it a tiny bit more bearable (but not really). The work (audit engagements) is tiring and sucks the life out of you.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2016
I worked for a small company that was acquired by KPMG. The company I worked for sprung the acquisition on us, so we didn't have a ton of time to accept the change and take it all in. But I've worked for KPMG for two years now, and overall it's been good. The benefits are fantastic. Maternity leave is wonderful. The people are mostly good and mean well. There are some people in management positions that are clueless and don't need to be here. But overall, it's been a good experience. Biggest down side is Atlanta traffic. :(
Federal Advisory Associate - Risk Consultant (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – December 1, 2015
KPMG was a great place to start my professional career. I learned to work with people to understand their systems in place, find potential holes, and explain the risks they have in place. The experience has been great and the people there are even better.
I had a wonderful job/position. I worked for and with a very fun, and professional team and company.
It is a company that leads with integrity and by example.
KPMG had a terrific work life balance and also offered many opportunities to give back to the community.
I enjoyed meeting new people everyday and keeping in touch with all alumni over my 22 years. I enjoyed watching co-workers start as staff accountants and become Managing Directors, get married, have children, etc.
Ultimately, KPMG is a good place to work with some very excellent benefits. I worked well with my direct manager and enjoyed the work life balance and ability to work from home. I consider KPMG to be the most conservative of the Big 4 so business practices within sales and marketing that you would expect to be standard, are often still playing catch up.
4 months paid maternity leave, free subscription to the Wall Street Journal, access to Harvard Business Training.
Work life balance is a total lie at this company. They rarely treat their people with humanity, you will have to travel extensively on top of 50-60 hour work weeks. They will tell you travel is Monday-Thursday, I only had one engagement where that was the case. All other were Monday thru Friday.
Pay is usually higher than you will find in similar jobs with other non-consulting companies, but their benefits aren't really that great. Insurance is expensive, poor 401(K) matching, they give max of 2.5% if you contribute at least 5%.
Job security is always contingent on not crossing of the wrong person.
Management will frequently dump secretarial tasks on lower level individuals who are rarely thanked for their efforts.
Job culture is a bunch of Type A hyper competitive, who can brown-nose kind of environment.