High-performance and collaborative culture with strong core values and great work-life balance
A Great Workplace: KPMG is recognized by a variety of external organizations for being a great place to work and build a career for all its people. For example, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, LearningElite Top Ten, Universum's World's Most Attractive Employers, Universum Top 100 Ideal Employers for Young Professionals; DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Training Magazine's Top 10 Hall of Fame, Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, and Best Employer for Asian Pacific American Professionals.
A Great Portrait of History: The firm has a rich history of doing great work and making a difference, not only for its clients and its people, but for society at large.
A Collaborative Culture: Just like an orchestra, the firm comes together and perform as one team to reach its full potential and achieve great things.
A High-Performance Culture: Committed to having the best people with the skills and determination to deliver above and beyond; and about aspiring to the next level.
Flexible WorkLife Balance: Committed to offering its people access to a range of flexible schedules and arrangements that work for them while also meeting the needs of the firm.
Sound Core Values: Leads by example; work together; respect the individual; seek the facts and provide insig
Great place to work and network with employees from diverse backgrounds.
A typical day at work includes project coordination, calendar management, meeting planning, travel planning, office space coordination, conference room scheduling, call screening, email follow up, document printing, scanning, copying and filing, letter and bill processing and mail sorting and distribution.
What I learned from experience in working as an employee at KPMG LLP Chicago was how to adapt to an ever changing work environment, how to provide quality service work products to both internal and external clients and how to interact and network with employers and employees in management and non-management positions.
My coworkers were from various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and varying degrees of experience from college interns to retired partners.
The hardest part of my job was not being able to interact with my primary work group face to face and have weekly status meetings in the office.
The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with other employees in the office learning about their jobs/positions/work groups.
Points positifsemployee benefits, company programs, holiday events and time off when needed (scheduled or unscheduled)
Points négatifslack of designated employee lounge with couches/chairs to relax if not feeling well, lack of employee discount for vending machine snacks, lack of employee upward feedback during annual performance reviews.
Working at KPMG was like working with your favorite part of the family. This company has the greatest environment that I have ever experienced. This company helped me to become a great asset to other companies. They taught us structure, how to strive for excellence and always strengthen our technical skills and talents. Continual support in career paths, with compliments that encouraged and motivated the employee to have healthy competition with each other.
Recruiting was an art to be reckoned with, by sharing great sourcing techniques and teaching how quality in everything we did preempted the quantity of what we offered. As you can see, I still say we, because they always offered a team spirit. I was grateful to be a part of one of the greatest big fours ever to be in the Accounting Consulting Business that taught me to be a very strong player in any environment.
Hardest part of the job was having to leave when the company downsized during the years of IPO's, Enron and other current changes that caused companies like this one to make hard decisions.
Points positifsWorking at the time Big Five
Points négatifsThe Layoff after Enrons / Sarbanes and Oxley
The Strategy Advisory at KPMG has many talented individuals and a great reputation in the marketplace. Yet, it seems as if the firm is undergoing constant turmoil.
Re-organizations and strategic shifts are constant but they never achieve anything from a practical standpoint besides confusing the professionals. These always involve lots of complicated but meaningless frameworks, several hours of senior executives speaking jibberish and a shiny new object to distract from the underperformance/failure of the last big initiative.
The firm also seems to jump from scandal to scandal, which results in lots of new policies aimed at the professional staff, required trainings & compliance certifications and an endless torrent of e-mails.
Both of these "tendencies" ignore the real problem - poor management with no accountability. Until KPMG realizes and addresses this in a meaningful way, both work satisfaction and financial results will continue to decline.
too many old school Managers need to die off for improvement
The offices are pretty, and on the whole, I think the company wants to join the 21st Century. However, there are just too many outdated models and thought processes on how things should be.
If you are not blessed with a medium sized group, you either have too many people for your manager to keep track of, or there is no one watching the inmates. It is too easy for someone to act inappropriate without any consequences.
The PML program is broken. The assumption is that your PML's PML is on top of things but she might not be aware of how much your PML is violating the KPMG code of conduct.
the PMLs seem to forget or not be told that the L stands for Leadership, which is sorely lacking around here. They don't lead by example and often give you conflicting imperatives.
Points positifsstate of the art offices, nice perks
The management at the company is great. The people are very friendly. On a daily basis I would typically work with the State and Local Tax team. From there I would do different duties that they sent me out to do, either at a client site, or in office. Mostly consisted of taxation calculations and creating spreadsheets. It was difficult to understand all the tax codes for each state yet through experiencing this, I learned so much more about tax in general. It was definitely a big help to come in and work here and get big 4 experience as the busy season was extremely rough. Hours ranged from 9 am to 9pm and beyond at times. But overall great place for one to start a career path.
KPMG is a global leader in audit services and naturally enforces a high performance culture within the firm. The firm has great job growth potential and the fast paced learning environment really enoucrages entry level associates to pick up on responsibility and learn audit and project management skills early on. The young atmosphere also inhibits a great learning environment that makes it enjoyable. However the job is very demanding and despite the firm's efforts to maintain work/life balance it becomes very difficult to do so with multiple busy season and traveling.
Didn't care about personal needs if a deal would get in the way
Didn't care about personal needs if a deal would get in the way. Cared more about putting in hours to bill for deal than the efficiency of the work or where and how the work was done.
The overall skillet of the employees was amazing and the end product was very good, but thought we were told to work hard instead of smart.
They also wouldn't let me leave at Midnight one night in the dead of winter to let my wife in the house as she had locked herself out. I was going to return to work right afterwards, but they couldn't spare the 30 minute absence.
KPMG was my first job out of college. For a CPA starting a career, I couldn't have asked for a better company. The work was challenging and rewarding. Management was excellent and provided significant support in the advancement of my career. Through the variety of clients I worked on, I gained invaluable experience across a variety of industries that I use to this day. The workplace culture was professional, dedicated and truly enjoyable.
Points positifsExposure to a variety of industries, great teammates, opportunity gain significant experience in a short time
Working in KPMG’s Deal Advisory space a can be fun and challenging. It all depends on the mindset with with you approach the task. The hours can be tough significantly impacting work life balance but if you have an awesome team you’ll very rarely feel it.
The work it’s self is pretty cool; working in the space helps you see lots of different companies and get under the hood of those companies to see how they run and make money. I think it’s invaluable experience but your mileage may vary.
All in all I think it’s a great place to start a career in the finance/accounting/consulting space.
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise KPMG
Comment avez-vous obtenu votre premier entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 févr. 2018
J'ai postulé en ligne et on m'a téléphoné pour un premier entretien physique avec la RH.
Réponse du 11 mars 2022
Avec la directrice sur rdv
Réponse du 29 sept. 2020
Comment décririez-vous lenvironnement de travail et la culture dentreprise chez KPMG ?
Posée le 16 oct. 2019
Équipe soudés et agréable
Réponse du 10 févr. 2022
Pas conviviable, aucun effort fourni pour intégrer les nouveaux arrivants
Réponse du 17 mai 2021
Quels conseils donneriez-vous à une personne qui doit passer un entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 24 sept. 2018
Rester sois même
Réponse du 21 nov. 2022
Réviser les écritures comptables, savoir se présenter
Réponse du 9 juil. 2021
Quelles sont les perspectives de carrière chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 déc. 2017
Pas de perspectives si vous n’êtes pas lèche … et si vous oubliez votre vie personnelle
Réponse du 19 nov. 2022
aucune si vous ne léchez pas les bottes du chef
Réponse du 21 mai 2021
Quelles questions vous a-t-on posées lors de votre entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 18 juil. 2019
Belle question 🥰
Vous voyez le nombre de candidat que j’ai à voir. Pourquoi vous ?
Conseil ne pas décrire votre Cv, il c’est déjà le lire 🤣
Réponse du 11 juil. 2021
On vous pose des questions vos dernières expériences et sur votre motivation. Vous faites des souhaits mais ils n'en tiennent pas compte.