KPMG
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KPMG Reviews in Los Angeles, CA US

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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3.4 74 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

KPMG Chairman & CEO John B. Veihmeyer

John B. Veihmeyer

(17 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very great team members and supervisors

Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat peers who are all working hard and smart, very energetic work environment when working with them.

ConsA lot of overtime, sometimes really making people crazy.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about employees, not too much overtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT Advisory

IT Advisory (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood place to start your career. It allows you access to see what it is like to work at various companies while you audit them. This company / position will teach you a lot about important compliance related topics and how they apply to various business.

ConsThey budgets are usually un-realistic. Managers want staff to work extra hard to reduce the risk to the firm, while they agree with clients to reduce the number of hours in our budgets. This causes many engagements to have too much to do and not enough time to finish it in.

Also, the biggest thing is that most of the Directors & Managers in IT Advisory in OC are old CPA accounting personnel who don't know a thing about IT. It was laughable how many IT managers had to be educated by their staff regarding basic IT principles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat training, big company but you still receive a lot of individual attention and feedback

ConsExtremely long hours, very tedious work, three months of the year will be taken up by 18 hour days

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clarita, CA (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood resume / career builder

ConsWork-life balance doesn't really happen here

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people with respect, and respect work-life balance,

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great job that unfortunately ended during cutbacks.

Senior Office Services Representative (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Benefits packages for employees

ConsLimited upward mobility in operations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall Great Public Accounting Firm to Work For

Associate (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people who I still keep in touch, excellent vacation time and benefit.

ConsDo not miss the hours and stress...

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to employee's morale

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, highly political environment

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart and well-rounded coworkers that are enjoyable to work with.

ConsThe office I worked in was highly political. Management is not upfront and honest about things when straightforward communication is needed. Especially when critiques need to be made, management too focused on avoiding confrontation.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople on the ground did not always have a great deal of respect for the project owner (usually a director).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great employer, bright employees, high expectations

Senior Associate, IT Advisory, Management Consulting (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are by and large very bright and management gives great opportunities to up and coming junior staff. There are good training programs in place. A great place to challenge yourself and learn.

ConsExpectations are high, and you will put in the hours. Management Consultants generally can expect to travel to work from other cities (Mon-Thurs) each week - not too common to be staffed on local projects. Getting promoted requires that you nurture your own network and to some politicking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Brand Name, not so good work-life balance

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I worked at KPMG full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you work with KPMG, it should help your career progression and ultimately your future.

ConsWorking there can be injurious to your health! The work hours and stress can be really bad for your health. On the bright side, you'll get exposure to a lot of senior level management from different companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Audit Senior (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at KPMG full-time for more than a year

Prosit was really good experience

Consthe hours was really bad

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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