Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (Philadelphia, PA)
Good Pay and benefits but Not a team
I came into KPMG already on a client engagement. Finished that engagement with a client that gave me high marks for my work and dedication.
I used my PMP certification to get assigned to new engagements in different industries.
My engagements were with global clients. Most of my work days were remote. I was working with project teams that were spread across Europe, North and South America, and Asia-Pacific. There were some evening and early morning meetings but it was nice to have flexible time at home.
I was able to pick up knowledge of these industries through self-learning. I also continued with additional certifications obtained on my own.
Points positifsAs an experienced hire I was happy with the pay and benefits.
Points négatifsThe internal environment is very competitive, As an outsider I did not have an internal network, I found it difficult to obtain approval for external educational opportunities, The directors I worked with guarded information, When I tried to start a conversation to learn about the industry I was told not to worry about that, There were no team building activities or team recognition on the project, Even though the client extended my support by more than two years I received no sales credit.
Great people to work with who will help you get to the next level
As a KPMG consultant, there is not "typical" day at work. You can be heavily involved with clients one day and just work from home on another day. It varies depending on your work style.
From KPMG, I learned how to communicate effectively with clients.
KPMG management is very hierarchical - started with associate to senior associate to manager to partner. The hierarchy varies depending on your department.
My coworkers were wonderful. They were friendly and respectful, very easy to work with. Co workers above me were very eager to help push me to the next level.
Hardest part of the job was getting to the next level. To get there, you must prove yourself to internal team members such as director and partners. To do so, you must work under a very challenging environment which requires a lot of traveling and face time with clients and coworkers. If you have a family, you will have very little time seeing them...
Most enjoyable part of the job (if you are young and do not have a family) is the travel. You get to see may different places and many different people around the world. I also enjoyed the opportunities and education my company offered me.
Quality people working as a team
A typical day at KPMG involves meeting with colleagues from across the country via telephone, to discuss latest correspondence with clients to determine pressing action items. I have learned strategies for streamlining processes, and developing and testing internal controls. Management is adept at prioritizing critical events from "white noise". My co-workers have a diverse background in auditing, accounting and consulting. The hardest part of my job is harnessing the tools KPMG has provided, for when the timing is right for our massive Department of Defense client. The most enjoyable part of my job is the recognition for the speed of the incredible advancement of project milestones.
Points positifsBroad learning opportunities from numerous experienced people
Points négatifsBureaucratic obstacles to innovative advancement
rooms for opportunities to grow
They have very good corporate culture there. Everyone is friendly, approachable, and very smart. They are young and ambitious people, strive for the best. I have had many insightful conversations as an intern. They care about you and your career. The same thing holds for management too, especially the partners. They are motivations for employees at work indeed!
As an intern, I can't tell is there is anything hard at all. But there is a lot of things to learn. So prepare to take initiative and work long hours. Otherwise, if you don't approach people, they won't give you work. Everyone is busy so you must show your presence.
The most enjoyable part is to work with someone you like!
Points positifsfree lunches, lots of food, structured training, planned activities for interns, works with many teams
Points négatifslong working hours
Very challenging and exciting job.
I learnt the real American work culture in this company. Audited computer financials of Ship Yard to a multinational US sales company. My working knowledge of various companies system, people, challenges and problems was very exciting. I really loved this job as we were rotated and posted on various audits. There was no real work-life balance as a typical work week was over 80 hours. All co-workers were extremely friendly and very helping. Each of us were new and learning on the job. We debated issues and ideas openly.
Points positifsMeeting new people and getting tough with them on financials while auditing them.
Points négatifsLong work hours, short breaks and too much of expectation.
Great first professional job/tough environment
KPMG was my first job out of college. It was a great job to start my professional career and I enjoyed being a part of an audit team and learning about the ins and outs of different businesses. The hours were very long during busy season which included 10 hour weekdays and weekend hours from the months of December to April, but I learned a great deal in just the first year. I also started with a large group of college graduates which made for fun office events and parties. The environment was a little too cut-throat for me and I did not see myself working there long-term.
Productive, fast paced and great work environment.
As someone starting out in the field i worried at the level of intensity i would find at this company. Safe to say i worried over nothing, my fellow co workers were extremely helpful and not once did i feel like i was on my own in a project. I received constant support and education in the areas i was not sure of and continued growing in my position and receiving more responsibilities as i showed i could handle them. I truly hope i will be able to work with KPMG in the future.
Points positifsfree coffe, great work hours, and the best people to work with.
Interns are treated very well compared to FT employees
Some interns were treated better than FT employees. The corporate culture changed during my time with the firm (17 years) and with management not willing to take the necessary steps to make improvements, the work environment grew more and more toxic. Many employees left the firm leading up to my separation from the firm. There is a high turnover in F&A and Intl Tax.
Points positifsBeing able to wear jeans on Fridays.
Points négatifsCommunication with Partners, Guidance/Direction for Career Advancement, Raises/Promotions
run-of-the-mill consulting with very good perks
One of the gripes I have with my new group in Data Analytics is that as a Consultant there are no clear scope of performance measurement. As a consultant you may hop on a project and do it all... sell, project manage, analytics, and develop. Come time for performance review, I am the same in leadership's eye as the next Consultant whom may just sell and project manage.
The perks are good and salary is average-to-low relative to other consulting firms.
Points positifsCorporate perks
Points négatifsaverage-to-low salary
Great firm to benefit your career.
I learned a great deal about the inner workings of companies during my time at KPMG through audits. There were a lot of young driven people working alongside me, making it easy to relate to my co workers. Working on multiple client audits kept each workday different and a chance to learn something new. Overall, the atmosphere was very positive and I have nothing less than respect for everyone I met while working there.