Overall Company Rating
3.8 of 5 stars (336 Ratings)

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4.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

friendly team members. meet team members from all levels of operation. They all stressed on cultivating juniors like me.

Downers

low market recognition (strategy team). teams are small but we can see a fast growth

Comments

small working ecology is important. meet the team. don't just go for the big names.

Weakest of Big 4

1.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Relatively flat hierarchy
Lots of facetime with Partners
Benefit package includes Pension Plan for all employees, which is rare

Downers

Management is disorganized and selfish; client and sales come first, employees very distant last
Highly political, hurts work environment and employees
Due to sales-oriented environment of upper management, trained to pay lip-service to everyone including employees, with no follow-through
Lots of under-prepared promotions motivated by retention-pressure or politics instead of skill; results in a lot of overwhelmed middle management who serve as bad examples to junior staff

Comments

The firm has several major organizational problems, which despite their ambitions to be an advisory leader, continue to undermine their efforts at improvement. Younger employees treated as disposable, and when they leave, management is offended they chose to go. Internal management of employees deplorable, Performance Management Leaders (PMLs) inadequately trained despite the importance of that role to growth of junior staff. Employees unable to determine their projects, instead blindly submitted to open needs or dictated by Partner sales interests, rarely communicating staffing plans with actual employee being staffed. Poor communication of performance reviews, which PMLs do not take seriously. Heavy use of "loan staffing" system where an employee is kept on a single client or project for years, which boosts management sales figures, but is damaging to an employee's career growth.
There is also a pending Gender Discrimination class action lawsuit against the firm which has caused senior management to pay greater attention to their disappointingly sexist attitude towards women in the workplace. KPMG has issued a number of promotions and created new roles to appear to be more gender-sensitive, but very little has changed on the ground. The company has a habit of paying lip-service and minding appearances, while remaining completely unchanged behind the scenes. Gender inequality is still rampant, largely due to management that still doubts they need to change.
Remains the weakest of the Big 4.

KPMG LLP (Consulting Practice)

5.0 of 5 stars

December 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Rebuilding advisory practice. Flexibility working with smart, intelligent and motivated people. Have a new focused strategy and finding niche

Downers

Lot of players saturating the consulting market. Pressure from startups and boutique consulting firms - especially in the tech advisory.

Comments

To succeed at KPMG- just like any other consulting firm - be sure you are a good fit in the firm's culture. Also, be sure you understand your role on a team and in a wider firm perspective.

Good in pockets

3.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Colleagues
Ability to take ownership of what you work on

Downers

Not much support so long as you are bringing fees in
Inconsistency of opportunity

Comments

Understand how KPG thinks of itself as different to other big 4.
Really understand the role you are applying for and think how it will pan out once in the job (don't just read the job spec)

Strong Consulting practice in Canada

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Rigorous
Very good people
Growing
Organic growth
Top 5 firm in the next 5 years

Downers

The pay is lower than the average consulting salargy
national staffing model instead of a international staffing model

Comments

The company's consulting interview process is the most rigorous I have been through. 3 rounds. second round interview process was a 4 hour case study.

Detail oriented firm with strong reputation and good relationship with managemen

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work-life balance is manageable but flexibility is important
Management relationship is good

Downers

Less outgoing personnel than consulting houses, that will need to change if they are to be taken seriously amongst the big players

Comments

Focus on details and make sure you do your homework. The company take their client research and pitches seriously

Fun place, incredible people, and oustanding clients

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

You are given a chance to lead early in your career and that too when you feel you are ready
Outstanding people: down to earth, very smart, and motivated
Brand cache: everyone knows KPMG - from the taxi driver to the person sitting next to you on the flight and it is well respected

Downers

None really - we are still building to be a true consulting firm but we are on the right path

Comments

Be humble and focused. Know why KPMG and not the other guys, how will KPMG help you fulfill your goals.

Great Company

4.0 of 5 stars

January 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

great company with lots of flexility and mobility with multiple career paths

Downers

older and not strong corporate culture, size of company can be a problem

Comments

older and not strong corporate culture, size of company can be a problem

Partner in IT Operations & Implementation

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Career opportunities

Downers

N/A

Comments

Excellent flexibility - innovative thinkers - trusted advisor to the top tier clients in the world

Executive in IT Operations & Implementation

4.8 of 5 stars

Other | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The integrity and professionalism of the people. The commitment to diversity and career growth.

Downers

Periods of working away from home on extended projects.

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