Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Atlanta, GA)
Great Firm, Poor Engagement Management
KPMG is an awesome firm to work for! However, the engagement I’m currently assigned to is poorly managed with unorganized project teams. From my experience on this project, I’ve been treated unfairly by Senior Associates. It’s sad what one would do just to get noticed in hopes for a promotion to the next level. The actual project manager and Directors are beyond amazing! Super nice and caring!!!(Although they’re not on site as much). A “manager” is actually “running” the project as Deputy Project Mgr and you can really see the lack of experience. Here on this project, I feel like only a number who’s filling a position. There’s also NO WORK LIFE BALANCE. You’re expected to work overtime with NO COMPENSATION or incentives. The traveling gets overwhelming too. The Deputy Project Mgr really does not care about the employees and she leads with her emotions OFTEN. I’m really thinking about transferring to another area of the firm or requesting a different engagement.
If you’re anything below a Senior Associate, be prepared to be treated as if you’re on the bottom of a barrel. My advice to anyone working for Federal Advisory is to stand firm and don’t be afraid to have a voice! Some “managers” or “senior associates” aren’t who they portray themselves to be.
The benefits aren’t too bad and the culture is AMAZING!!!!!! I wish I had more time in the office versus on the client site.
Points positifsPay, Incentives, Culture
Points négatifsPoor Management, No work life balance
Upscale work environment
On the day of orientation, along with about 50 others, when it was my turn to introduce myself, I was very proud and excited to be becoming a permanent full-time employee after being a temp-to-perm employee transitioning from an employment agency. However, I was immediately "knocked down a peg" by one of the people doing the orientation. I explained that I "went permanent" on X date, and she immediately responded that "nobody is ever permanent" "we just let you use this job". I thought that to be a very rude and counterproductive attitude. However, once I began work, I enjoyed working in an upscale environment. I was issued a laptop as though it were no more than a clipboard. The down side of that was that I had to carry it home daily and be responsible for it. The worst part of the job was that I was supposed to be in training, yet the girl assigned to my training wasn't training me. I had no idea what was expected of me. When I would ask questions of our supervisor, I would only get vague answers that never helped. The trainer was eventually fired, and still, no one properly trained me, and later on, I myself was let go without warning or explanation.
Points positifsupscale working environment
Points négatifscostly public parking & walk to office.
I felt honored to be there. What an outstanding place to work. The scenery was beautiful. The CEO was very easy going.
Everything about this office impressed me. I felt that everyone was so important. I sat behind this grandiose front desk at KPMG in Atlanta on the 19th floor with the back drop of Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain. It was a broad view with plenty of sunshine. The people were as special as the view. I learned their telephone system and connected to satellite offices and even to Germany. I could connect people to other offices in various countries. I learned the sound of their voices so I know who I was talking without them saying their names. I felt it was important to remember the "regulars". I made my self available to help other departments with some work on my down time. I had to oversee security. Anything that look suspicious that walked off the elevators I had to push a button. That did not happen often. Only once.
I inquired about opportunities to advance but nothing fits my skill set at that time. I left to venture into the sales industry.
Points positifsKPMG is a worldwide company. There are many perks.
Points négatifsI need more training to advance into other positions
Upscale working environment. High security.
In new employee orientation (along with about 50 other people), I was excited about being employed with such a prestigious company. I was immediately knocked down by a person performing the orientation when I said "I went permanent on X date", she replied "nobody's permanent, we're just letting you "use" this job". I thought that to be a very rude and counterproductive attitude. However, beyond that, I thought the perks of working in an upscale office were good. At the time, laptops were assigned as though they were clipboards. The down side of that was that you had to carry it home daily and be responsible for it. Our department moved from the prestigious Peachtree St. office to a regular office off of West Paces Ferry shortly after I began. The strange part was, I was NEVER officially trained in the job I was hired for, and had no idea what was expected of me. Then the girl who was supposed to be training me was fired, and shortly thereafter, so was I. I was never given a reason.
Points positifsupscale working environment, high security
Points négatifsno job security, costly public parking and walk to office
KPMG is a great company to work for. For anyone wishing to excel in the accounting field, starting off in a public accounting firm is the way to go, simply because of the wide breadth of experience you will attain by working with them. I was definitely pushed to work harder while with the firm and you learned to manage my time and work a lot more closely with a big team of individuals. The work environment is nice - it's always easy to reach out to any of your superiors and be treated as a person. The hardest part of the job is being able to construct a solid work/life balance, as you will find yourself working around the clock practically all of the time.
Points positifsgood environment, nice people, good experience
Points négatifsworkload, hours
Executive Administrative Assistant | Atlanta, GA
| 11 oct. 2019
I really like working for KPMG it was a great place to work and close to my home in Buckhead
Keep flying cabninet for Vice President reaseach on Lexi Nexis for Companies that wanted to be members of the accounting firm. That include the CEO and personal information of companies who wanted to be represented of the account firm, Upon research write what was discovered and file the report and give report to the Vice President and staff. Set Up meetings and answer the phone when the team was not in their office, give message to who the call was intended and save the message in the correct files. Compose letter's for the group and once it's approved would give copy and I mail the letters to the mail room.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional workig on Effieciency project, utilization project, and onshore - offshore delivery model
Client facing Process improvement assignment (consulting assignment) for off shoring / near shoring opportunity identification, L1-L4 process documentation, develop efficiency for Business Tax, Indirect Tax and IES.
Process reengineering assignments: Facilitation in designing the new / existing processes through BPR / DMADV approach and help operation to stabilizing till maturity.
Prepared extensive functional documents elaborating the process and business requirements.
Project Planning, execution and management in an Offshore-onsite delivery model.
Not a firm to grow in
Great if you get out of school and need experience asap. However, once you gain a year of experience you should find a company who values you as an asset and want to see your continued involvement long term.
Management is very difficult to gauge. As my managers were very detached and gave no reasons for their actions. You have many layers of management as well so the manager that affects your pay never really knows your contributions.
The best description about the managerial and work atmosphere is body climbers.
Points positifsEndless traveling, gain travel points on cards and hotels.
Points négatifsEndless traveling, maganement like a MLM.
Overall, Not Bad
I started as an intern here, and worked my way up to Senior Associate. My time spent here has not been the best. The work/life balance is non-existent. You have no control over your life/schedule. You follow everyone else to the tee. It is hard to be an individual here. You are required to move as one. I will say, the perks and benefits are great, but if you value your personal life and aspirations, working for this Big 4 firm, may not be the best option. I am currently transitioning out of the firm. I can no longer spend 14+ hours a day, behind a computer, with no life.
Points positifsPerks and employee benefits
Points négatifsNo work life balance, no room for individuality, negative culture
Job Security/Advancement is good
A typical day as a senior analyst is related to performing audit procedures to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence on management assertions on the various financial statement balances. In addition to those, I also worked on statutory audits and advisory services under both of PRC GAAP and IFRS, follow up with internal/external department ensure financial documentation prepared/completed is accurate and properly is crucial as well.
I believe this work ethic and experience at KPMG would lay a solid foundation for becoming a business professional in the future.