This KPMG office in Silicon Valley has a first year associate turn over rate of over 50% within the first year. That means 50% of the first-year employees quit before their year is up. Recruitment for this company is a scam. They lure you in with the promise of internal growth and job stability. However, all you receive as a first year is torturous hours, minimal compensation (when you finally do the math), and little to no guidance or support. The recruiters deserve Oscars. They are great at their job. They paint a picture of elitism and success. They convince college students into believing they will be entering the business and accounting world on top. They tell you that you will be working a couple hours later than usual during a busy season that lasts 1-2 months. The reality is that these students are crushed into accepting a sub-par lifestyle that devalues them as human beings. Any free-spirit they have going into this job is obliterated. In order to continue working here, one must accept an ideology in which their time means nothing. I have and will continue to warn individuals exploring employment at this office. I will tell them the truth. The "busy season" that lasts "1-2 months" is a lie. You can get assigned to a second, maybe even a third. The "extra couple hours" is also a lie. Try leaving at 11PM after working through lunch and dinner and not being provided a single break. The management bears no responsibility. The environment is not one of support and guidanc
If you want to work here plan to be busy and not have a life 75% of the year. No one cares about your personal well being/personal life, resource management just wants to have people scheduled on engagements they do not care how long you have been working late.
Points positifsAs long as you are not slacking, you know you will be promoted and receive a decent raise year over year.
Points négatifsThe hours are the worst and there is never any balance, Even after working 3 months straight with no days off you will get put on busy engagements.
I got the job offer after my internship back to the time i was still in school. This is my first job out of college. I am still proud of myself to make to Big4. If you are student and looking for review for one of a Big4, remember that if you choose Big4, you have to know in mind that working long hours, 2-3 busy seasons/ year are just normal thing. You will learn as you go. Now, I realize that many companies are looking to hire people from Big4 or they all came from Big4.
Welcoming environment. Lots of opportunities for growth
Working at KPMG was one of the most positive experiences I've had in my professional career. There was an open door policy between staff and management within my team, and the full-time KPMG workers. There didn't seem to be a hierchy among high skilled workers. Everyone maintained a culture of respect and inclusion. This was an amazing place to work.
Points positifsThe employees themselves
Points négatifsI don't really recall there being any real cons.
KPMG is not a forward thinking, career nurturing company for administrative assistants. The pay is not comparable with the current market and the environment is very negative for administrative assistant roles. There is no room for advancement and advancement is discouraged.
Points positifsNice people
Points négatifsnegative environment, no room for advancement, sub-par health benefits.
A great place to build a career in professional services
KPMG is a great place to build a career in professional services. In my almost five years with the firm I have been continually challenged with interesting work and tight deadlines. The skills you learn from working in this business environment are invaluable.
KPMG Is adding significant growth to their West coast M&A and Straegy teams. There is ample opportunity with great people from varied background. There is with any consulting firm an element of uncertainty that you have to manage, but for deal advisory and strategy leaders we wouldn't want it any other way. Travel varies based on group and location.
KPMG is a great place to get your feet wet and start a career. I learned a lot and enjoy working here. In my opinion, work life balance is extremely difficult. I enjoy my co-workers and the perks such as insurance, 401k and etc.
The amount of work was intense but it also taught you how to manage your time and how to prioritize different tasks. My fellow coworkers were supportive and very helpful which made the overall experience wonderful.
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise KPMG
Comment avez-vous obtenu votre premier entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 févr. 2018
Avec la directrice sur rdv
Réponse du 29 sept. 2020
Réponse du 20 oct. 2018
Comment décririez-vous l’ambiance de travail chez KPMG ?
Posée le 16 oct. 2019
Pas conviviable, aucun effort fourni pour intégrer les nouveaux arrivants
Réponse du 17 mai 2021
Tendue, stressante, plusieurs burn-out...
Réponse du 8 mars 2021
Quelles sont les questions posées lors d’un 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.
Réponse du 4 févr. 2020
Quels conseils donneriez-vous à une personne ayant un entretien chez KPMG ?
Posée le 24 sept. 2018
Réviser les écritures comptables, savoir se présenter
Réponse du 9 juil. 2021
Etre naturel et se renseigner sur les activités du cabinet. Savoir exprimer ses attentes et ses envies, le cabinet sait en tenir compte.
Réponse du 2 févr. 2020
Quelles sont les perspectives de carrière chez KPMG ?
Posée le 20 déc. 2017
aucune si vous ne léchez pas les bottes du chef
Réponse du 21 mai 2021
Chaque année, le consultant passe au grade suivant avec une augmentation de salaire d'environ 10% (variable selon le niveau de salaire auquel le consultant a démarré)/