Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (McLean, VA)
Great start to your career but..
I've been with KPMG for majority of my college career and all of my professional career, and it has been a great choice. Of the opportunities I was able to take advantage of to the individuals I've met, I have not regrets starting my career here. I've learned so much and developed so much as a professional that I know my strengths and weaknesses better now than I ever did or could working elsewhere. There are drawbacks for the culture here as too mirroring and grouping, but (getting passed that) will prove worthwhile if your career path has a stop here. If you understand this portion of the firm, then KPMG can be a great stepping stone for new hires, experienced and managing employees.
Points positifsGreat benefits, large client base, opportunities to grow
Points négatifsClique-like culture, moves with competition in growth
Typical Big 4 - Rough busy seasons & not enough work life balance
Long hours and work life balance is not always great. Schedule can change week to week/month to month due to nature of job. Didn't really have any say about what project you get placed on which isn't always great if you get stuck on a client engagement you don't enjoy. Good benefits and company perks, but pay should have been more compared to industry. People are frequently overworked and burnt out. Trainings were fun and learned a lot, especially when new. Great people - made some great friends. You do learn a ton though because you're forced to so it is a great way to quickly advance your career. There is high turnover at a lot of Big 4 companies.
Big 4 as you make out of it
My experience was solely based on my partner/managing director. So really whoever interviews and signs your paycheck is the management you will be getting. The firm overall is great, it really cares about its employees. But you will not work with most of the people you see, and really the relationships you have with your managers are the ones that really count comes performance review time. KPMG is very money oriented and it shows through the interactions with clients and management. Accounting, audit, and advisory at the end of the day revolve around sales, and you are the asset that drives that goal.
Good place to work at depending on what project/task order you are on
I only worked on the DLA project. The client seems to not want to deal with contractors so it can be difficult.
Some of the KPMG managers will put things on evaluation without ever speaking to you about it before hand. They also gossip about other team members constantly.
Overall KPMG seems like a good place to work. The culture is not as cut throat as other big 4 firms and they are very inclusive when it comes to diversity
Points positifsDiverse and open minded culture
Points négatifsSome managers like to gossip
Good Place for Entry Level
At least in my area of expertise and within my team, I felt I had plenty of exposure to a variety of different kinds of work under different managers. I think this is a great thing for entry level workers who may not know exactly what they want to do with their careers. Longer run, in consulting you need to become more specialized to stay in, but for a first job out of college I would recommend KPMG. However, the culture of each team and line of business can vary greatly, which one should also keep in mind.
Lack of leadership support
KPMG has been a great place for me until I had personal issues with a director who bullied me. It was an HR battle for months and I ended up leaving the firm. The director resigned later on after other great co-workers left. Leadership only supported people in higher positions and did not care about the "little ones". I was devastated but ended up being much happier and appreciated at my new workplace.
Productive and High Performing Work Enviorment with Great Benefits
KPMG was an amazing work environment with so much room for growth and potential for professional and personal development. I would still be with the Firm had I been allowed to change sectors within the Federal Advisory practice and been compensated for my market value.
Points positifsGrowth Opportunity
Points négatifsCross Sector Transfers
Senior Practice Administrator | McLean, VA
| 20 janv. 2018
Great overall firm
Great people with caring, intelligent and thought leadership for the most part. Good opportunity to grow as a professional. Good overall culture. Management was better than EY in my experience.
Points positifsFlexible with work location, a lot of learning opportunities, solid people
Points négatifsSome times do not take risk in letting you try new projects, subject matter of work can be a bit boring
Was young when I started this job but what I can remember is excellent customer service and very staright foward with their employees and customers as
Wonderful environment to work in at the time, enjoy my stay there. Ceo of the company always showed the most up most respect to all the employees and costumers, tremendous stay while there.
Points positifsfree lunch on fridays
Points négatifstraffic traveling out there everyday
Great entry-level job
Great job, I was definitely polished to perfection during my tenure. The work/life balance was hard to achieve especially during busy season but once you are out of busy season management encourages much needed and deserved vacations.
Points positifsGreat learning experience
Points négatifsCompensation for extremely stressful job tasks and very tight deadlines