Avis généraux sur l'entreprise KPMG (St. Louis, MO)
Average place to work. Nothing special especially if you’re a contractor.
Worked as a technical support specialist/Help desk technician st the NSC in St.Louis. I was a contractor and worked there for about 6 months. I was told I would be hired on as a full time employee after 3 months but it was quickly apparent that that was not the case. Several other contractors had been working there for over a year and still had not been converted to full time employees with benefits. It seems crazy to work for a company for a year plus and not have decent benefits or pto because you’re a contractor. And it became pretty clear that I would be in that position for a while.
Points positifsLunch was catered often. Lots of opportunity for overtime
Points négatifsOften to busy to take 15 minute break. Asked to work through lunch or to work late often.
Fulfilled Big 4 Stereotype
KPMG has a lot of great perks. As an associate, I came in with 25 days of vacation, a great salary, and the ability to work from home if I needed to. However, they expect you to sell your soul. EVERYONE here drinks the Kool-Aid and they all love it. There are 4 - 5 months of the year where people are required work a minimum of 55 chargeable hours each week (checking email/travel/etc. doesn't count) and no one blinks an eye. Everyone here is your stereotypical white collar, frat boy/sorority girl jerk, and if you don't have the same Type A love of sports, getting white-girl wasted, and working your life away, you won't fit in. It's worse than being in high school. I cannot wait to get out.
Points positifsVacation & Benefits
Points négatifsHours & Culture
Typical Public Accounting
In public accounting, you learn nearly every day, however some of the work is quite tedious. The hours during busy season are typically quite intense and will require you to place you personal life on hold. Granted this is just the deal with public accounting and is not unique to KPMG. Wages are standard for public accounting but are low compared to industry positions, especially when total hours are factored in.
Points positifsCompensated meals during busy season, work with young people, most colleagues are fairly intelligent and hardworking
Points négatifsHours can be extremely long with high pressure deadlines at busy season
Advancement at a Cost
There are plenty of opportunities to learn and advance in your career. Opportunities are boundless, but be prepared to work 50 hours every week. Things pop up often and management treats everything like a fire drill. Management bends to clients needs without thinking of the strain it puts on their employees.
If you are a person who is very career focused, this will be a good place for you to learn and grow. If not, work life balance is not great and you might often feel trapped to your desk all day.
Points positifsGrowth and learning opportunities
Points négatifsPressure, stress, don’t feel like you are paid enough at lower levels
Love the company!
This is by far the best company I have ever worked for. Unfortunately, I had a boss who was uninterested in helping me advance my career, so I didn't go anywhere after my first couple of years.
I have an excellent boss now, but working for her is very high stress. She is excellent at what she does, but I'm not used to working for someone who is so intense.
I will stay here until the day I retire if I can learn to work as my current boss would like me to. It's going to take some major adjustment, but I'm willing to try.
Not a good work environment
Was told the job was going to be for a minimum of a year. Was cut loose just after 8 months. I was banking on that last four months of employment. I had multiple on going issues with payroll. Not deducting taxes from check correctly. Overall this is the worst place I have ever worked. Would never take another position here if offered one again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KPMG St. Louis good place to start in auditing career
KPMG was a great place to work, as long as you're prepared for the work life balance of all public accounting firms. You will be expected to put in the hours, but it is great experience and most people here were great to work with.
Points positifsGreat experience
Points négatifsTerrible work life balance
Aquired Beacon Partners and was unable to keep MEDITECH employees working.
Very large company who aquired my previous company Beacon Partners. Unfortunately, they had a hard time aquiring MEDITECH work. Very eventually led to laying off several MEDITECH employees, including me after 18 months.
Learned alot from my boss
Comfortable work environment except for one collrague, who was very impatient and disrespectful. Immediate dupervisor was very knowlegeabe and helpful.
Points positifsRemote working
Points négatifsOne colleague was very disrespectful
Excellent place to work
High quality people and leadership. Engagements and opportunities are world-class: exciting and great learning experiences. Opportunities and growth potential are both dynamic.
Points positifsRapid advancement
Points négatifsHours, travel