Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Jacksonville, FL)
Just like every other Big 4
The hours are terrible, but the opportunity is enormous. Just like every other Big 4 firm, you'll make way more than you're worth in your first couple of years, you'll soak up a ton of experience during all of your late nights and dinners at your desk, and then you'll be worth way more than you make for a few years. Anyone who jumps ship at the Senior or Manager level can expect to see a great increase in pay outside of public accounting. Anyone that sticks around to make partner can expect to wait about 15 years (give or take 3 years depending on the market), but then partner compensation is pretty fantastic.
Big 4 life is really hard on families. Really hard. 60-80 work weeks for most of the year, frequent travel, and constant social events for clients and coworkers leave little time for anything else in your life. Deciding to join the Big 4 is a lifestyle choice that works best when you're single and have no other responsibilities. If you want to have a family, my advice is to get a few years of experience to launch your career, and then get out before you start having kids.
Points positifsExperience, opportunity, team environment, frequent lunches, dinners, happy hours, and other social events
Points négatifsWork hours, work-life balance, regulatory environment
A really great place to grow and succed....
It was really the first professional company I worked for after leaving retiring from the service. I was relatively new to the civilian work force. They welcomed me with open arms. My office manager made sure I was comfortable in my new position. The door was always open for any questions I may have had. The environment was always joyful, my co-workers were great to be around. And the company itself had so much to offer.
I really enjoyed my duties. Even when we moved from the 32nd floor to the 27th. Wow....that was a week I will never forget. Files, records, office décor.
I learned a lot about corporate America and office politics. It really made me a more experienced person.
Points positifsEveryone was always ready to lend a hand.
Points négatifsHaving to park in the parking garage across the street.
With a reduced staff, it was difficult to get all projects completed. I decided to have my team focus on meeting client deadlines and put internal projects (surveys and space allocations) on the back burner. This was not acceptable to management outside of our office location. However, no additional assistance was offered.
High Standards of Professionalism
Unlimited advancement opportunities
Learned more than in college
Competitive but team culture
Working with differrent Managers and Partners reduces "bad boss" risk
Acceptance and respect from clients
Points négatifsHigh-pressure environment
Great place to start a career
Variety of learning opportunities, high energy culture, lots of job security, highly independent work projects with minimal supervision, frequent job training requirements and incremental administrative tasks at all job levels
Oversaw Audits of various companies
Supervised and conducted financial statement audits of hospitals, healthcare foundations, Medicare cost reports, Health Care Cost Containment Reports and Third Party Reimbursement filings.
Points positifsGreat Expereince
Gained experience that helped me throughout my career
Although the position required a lot of travel, the experience and knowledge obtained was invaluable. I would definitely work for this organization again, given the opportunity to work part-time.
Points négatifslong hours
Big 4 is not for everyone
Typical Day consised of working with a team on client engagements. There was alot of travel required as well as inventory counts. I appreciate the opportunity but it just wasn't a good fit for me.
Points positifsGood Pay and Benefits
Points négatifsNo work life balance
A great company to work for
KPMG is an amazing company. Using professional business policies and practices. Admired them for that. Nice place to work and to grow. Lots of opportunities.
Points positifsgreat benefits, employees were important to them
Points négatifscan't think of any
Challenging and Rewarding
Challenging and rewarding place to work. Surrounding by extremely intelligent people with strong work ethic. Great place to start a career. Learned something new each and every day.