Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Albany, NY)
I was recently invited twice by KPMG for seven technical interviews in Albany NY. The employees acted as they were Gods and the people there need to bow them and praise KPMG.
I was told by one of the managers that why should they hire me when they have so many peoplecandidates dying to work for KPMG. It sounded very insulting to me to convince them to hire me like I was begging to work for them.
I was told by one of the Directors that the Partner who interviewed me had no knowledge of what goes on in the firm. This was a little weird to hear that.
I was very confident in replying back all the techinical questions and after excellent interview I was not contacted. I emailed the recruiter and he didn't even bother to get back to me and say No. Such a shameless company who act to be professional and don't even let u know the result.
Points positifsif u have 2-3 years of experience, ready to put in 10-12 hrs a day, in your 20's, looking for less pay and you can be a follower then you're hired
Points négatifsif you have good experience then this place can't afford you.
KPMG is the worst place I ever worked. They had week one trainings but that was it. I was a first year and sent to do an audit by myself. I had one day in a year of working there where I was sitting next to a senior manager who actually talked to me about the auditing I was doing. You are on your own there and expected to work insane hours - jobs started at 8 and regularly worked until 10:30 or midnight. Leaving was the best decision. One person I started with said it the best - “This job has negatively impacted every relationship in my life”. You can learn more, work less, earn more, be happier and live longer somewhere else.
Points positifsFuture employers think it is better than local/regional firms
Points négatifsNice people are overworked and therefore can’t/won’t have time for you
Work Hard/Play Hard Culture
Career advancement and opportunities for new experiences and aquisition of new skills is incredible, but requires personal sacrafice of time. Compensation in Albany market is great at the management level. Expectations are very high and responsibilities are vast.
Points positifsNew skills, experiences, never boring, career advancement, compensation
Points négatifsNo work/life balance and stressful assignments and expectations
Difficult to maintain
Having been in the industry for 4 years, Big Four accounting is something that is not a long term solution. Furthermore, I wanted to move out of regulatory compliance and into a different career.
Overall a good company for the length of time that you can work there with good compensation and some wonderful people.
Points positifsCompensation, recognition
Points négatifsLocal office leadership, health coverage, hours
Great opportunities, hard work and competitive
Overall, a great place to be if you want your career to accelerate in high gear. That said, hours can be long, travel can be intense, and the advancement opportunities do create a competitive environment .
Points positifsSalary, advancement, exposure
Points négatifsCompetition, conservative “old boys club” management
Fast paced environment
A lot gets done, and you may be called upon to wear several different hats. The more flexible your scheduling and more varied projects you can take on, the more valuable you are to your company.
Points positifsThe people
Points négatifsUnexperianced Management
It's Public Accounting
It is after all public accounting, billable hours is the constant call. Work life balance is almost non-existent, it is a resume builder and most folks know that.
Points positifsLearned a TON
Points négatifswork life balance is tough
Quick Paced Work
KPMG is a great company to start your career. Great people and great work, but there is a lot of work. You will be expected to put in more than 40 hours week in and week out.
Points positifs25 Paid days off
Points négatifsYou will be working late
Team building, attention to detail, fun atmosphere
A wonderful place to work. Meet and work with a lot of great people from lower to top management. Depending on your line of work hour may be intense during busy season.
Enjoyed the technology
They are becoming efficient as work can be done remotely. Tech support is also 24/7. The managers and staff are very supportive. The hardest part is my travel to Albany from New York City.