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Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Jan 25th, 2021
"Treated equally, equal opportunity for career advancement and feel supported "
"Not many role models who have a sustainable marriage and children. "
"Women are catty and everyone knows this. There are a lot of politics and you have to know how to play the game. I was never supported in my role and working remote just didn't help things."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Nov 20th, 2020
"I absolutely loved KPMG. There is truly no place like it! The people I worked with at the Montvale campus were like family. I left over a year ago and still have great friends. Two ladies in particular mentored me throughout my time there and one is still very present in helping me navigating my career now. I'd go back to KPMG in a heartbeat! The Network of Women group was very well positioned and definitely made an impact on campus. I felt very respected by peers of all backgrounds, ages, and levels. I've never felt more comfortable in a work environment and it still holds true. I completed meaningful work, met some of the greatest people, and benefitted from so many perks like the events, gifts, summer Fridays, beautiful cafeteria and campus, and more. Highly recommend pursuing a career here! "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Nov 18th, 2020
"It depends on how good the health insurance of your spouse is, really. The health care options as pretty bad. But if your main priority is flexible work, KPMG could be a good option. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United Kingdom on Nov 16th, 2020
"Depends on department, but generally good work life balance on the whoel"
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Oct 20th, 2020
"KPMG is a great place to launch your career. You learn a ton by supporting different clients, and you work with very smart and ambitious people. If you build a strong reputation among clients and managers and express your desire for vertical growth, you will be put on a fast track to promotion. I've done that and was given an opportunity to lead a team of 4 associates on an important consulting engagement within my first 2 years with the firm. Having such leadership responsibilities relatively early in your career is rare and I appreciated being trusted with this challenge."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Feb 25th, 2020
"Maternity leave and parental leave is very generous here (you can get up to 4 months) however, the leave and return process is somewhat lonely I would say since no one really helps you transition out and back in. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United Kingdom on Feb 11th, 2020
"It's a good place to work. Just make sure that you get yourself know and take on new responsibilities (even if you are not 100% ready - men are more confident than women on this)"
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Sep 16th, 2019
"This is a great place to begin your career. There are a lot of great opportunities for growth and development but work life balance could be improved. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Aug 1st, 2019
"If you can stand the stress, they are very accommodating to mothers and parents in general. As long as you get your work done they do not care if you have to leave early to go pick up your son or daughter from school or be home for dinner with them. The maternity leave is fairly decent as well."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, Australia on Jul 5th, 2019
"Not great for career progression but good for genera job and working "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, United States on Jun 30th, 2019
"KPMG Legitimizes sexism and ageism by Protecting known bullies and bigots —including protection by the highest levels. Don’t believe the hype. Women are still fighting the good ol’ boys club for equality and fairness. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG, Ireland on May 10th, 2019
"Decent place to work as you get more senior, there are extremely busy times and stress but I think these can be planned for. Not a bad place to work if you want to stay in big 4 environment "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Feb 7th, 2019
"Start off on the client side but move towards internal role if your goal is more work-life balance. If the goal is making a partner, then do it before kids come into the picture. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Nov 1st, 2018
"It's not really a great place for women, despite there being a female CEO right now. Men still call the shots and many of them are unabashedly sexist and misogynistic."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 28th, 2018
"Really unfriendly towards women - they lost a class action lawsuit from by women so made one woman CEO but the organization is still really sexist in most areas, especially strategy."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 21st, 2018
"It all depends on the team you are on. Some teams require facetime (you must be in the office), other teams allow more flexibility."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 18th, 2018
"Great place to jump start your career. It is hard to maintain work life balance for working moms, due to the nature of the work. But at least the firm try really hard to support women. Not many company i have seen done similiar things for women."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on May 31st, 2018
"There are flexible working arrangements and I would encourage you to use them. However, I felt that these arrangements were only available to women with children. This mostly makes sense, but if you’re the primary caregiver of someone who isn’t your child...I never ran into anyone like that with a flexibile work arrangement. It also seemed far more common that the employee negotiated the arrangement as a part of moving from another firm. During my time I never saw anyone start a flexible work arrangement, the only woman who had one, had it from the moment she stepped through the door. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on May 2nd, 2018
"very flexible but very demanding. allows me to work around my kid's schedule but extremely high stress."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Apr 9th, 2018
"Highly dependent on the partner experience. I know some women that have been very well supported, but others are not. It is too variable to be consistently good."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jan 24th, 2018
"KPMG provides parents (men and women) with generous leave and lots of options for transitioning back to work and finding a schedule that works for your family."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Dec 27th, 2017
"Public accounting is still very challenging for working parents. Many firms do make a good faith effort and others do little to ensure that the partners abide by the firm policy. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Oct 6th, 2017
"Highly competitive, conservative boys club, unconsciously bias and thrives on mateship"
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Sep 28th, 2017
"Best roles are non-client facing"
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Aug 22nd, 2017
"Women in tech not treated well. Firm invested in diversity training but as explained to me "partners do what they want". Also told male PhDs are brilliant but a female PhD, she's not so smart. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Aug 17th, 2017
"There are so many opportunities at the firm. You just need to confidence to ask and be comfortable taking risk."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Aug 9th, 2017
"I just started recently so I don't have advice just yet!"
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 19th, 2017
"Do not be afraid to ask for what you want. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 6th, 2017
"It was a great company to work for. They are very family-friendly. I only left, because the position/role was not the best fit for my background."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Apr 21st, 2017
"KPMG has great culture with good and intelligent people but in my opinion the compensation is very unsatifactory."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Apr 7th, 2017
"Marketing team is very disfunctional and set in old-fashioned ways. Pay is good, so is upward mobility."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Mar 14th, 2017
"It's not very well organized and kind of a throw in the deep to learn how to swim attitude."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Mar 13th, 2017
"The jobs that pay the most require 80-100% travel, if that isn't for you and pay is important, consider your options. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Dec 2nd, 2016
"Yes has good flexibility and benefits as well as good women's networking "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Nov 30th, 2016
"Good place to work and build a career - smart people, good ideas."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Sep 6th, 2016
"Good place to work. Hours make it difficult for women with children. Good policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jul 31st, 2016
"I have only been at KPMG for 5 months, but I have worked for two other Big Four consulting firm, and this is my favorite by far. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jul 26th, 2016
"The firm us very flexible. However, there are no women partners in my group. (About 70 male partners)."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Jun 28th, 2016
"KPMG has a myriad of ways to support all their employees. I found as a woman leader, I have tremendous opportunity and flexibility to achieve the career aspirations I desire. I have witnessed leaders in the firm bending over backwards to make it work for employees. It is a caring, family oriented workplace that will go to the mattresses for thier people. When illness or family issues ocurr, it's family and employee first--work is last. I've seen personal financial contributions from partners made to help people who are in hardship from personal tragedy. I've witnessed Partners coming to homes and making calls when an employee suffers loss. Real care and concern is demonstrated and it is heartfelt. In any workplace there are always those whose behaviours may not reflect the core values of the company--and it is true at KPMG--but that is not the firm's behaviour--that's an individual's choice. KPMG is a great employer with endless opportunities for those who seek a gratifying career with purpose and meaning--you can make a difference to your community, family and marketplace everyday--making the world a better place."
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on May 6th, 2016
"The firm has many resources available to assist women in balancing family life, as well as networking with other women in similar situations. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Apr 6th, 2016
"They have the policies that women need but sometimes you need to push for them to come to fruition for yourself. "
Anonymous shared this review of KPMG on Mar 30th, 2016
"Great career advancement."
"I've worked here in non client-facing roles for nearly three years and have seen almost no examples of sexism. KPMG has amazing benefits for new parents and BPG leaders are extremely accommodating when employees have to work alternative schedules. Work life balance is extremely important here as it helps us retain top talent."
"This review is for the Nigerian practice, not the US one. Partnership & Management is male dominated. Women are hindered by maternity leave and the benefits that come with it (like closing early). Also, wanting to spend time with family and trying to have a work-life balance is not encouraged. This is evident in the number of female partners with children (some are still single in their 40's)."
"It is difficult to make the move from staff to management in support roles."
"The maternity leave is now expanded to 16 weeks, which is pretty generous. If you love accounting or accounting-related work, KPMG has decent perks and is a solid company to work for. The people are generally warm on the surface and the company emphasizes that it has a high-performance culture. The U.S. Chairperson and CEO is now a woman, too. However, if you are not an accountant or not in love with your work, then don't come here unless you just need a day job. Opportunities for non-accountants are few, and job duties generally remain the same even when you're promoted, unless you switch to a totally different job. However, chances of that are slim as they often want to hire only people who already fit every exact requirement of the job. The company is very conservative and not very creative, even though they are trying to improve their innovation and digital marketing. Most of the top senior women either don't have children, or had a stay at home spouse or nanny so they could dedicate many hours to the firm. Flexibility is much more available to those in the upper ranks than those in the rank-and-file, or even groups like Marketing. I have tried to request a flexible work arrangement without success. Leadership (including women leaders) like you if you show that your mind is 100% work-focused by talking about work all day. Certain sports are the favorites here, mainly golf (Phil Mickelson sponsor). In summary, definitely explore KPMG if you're an accountant. But if you're not one, then think hard about whether you want to work here."
"I have worked here for over 8 years and there are significantly more men than women in my group and overall. I think that if you are willing to speak up and take control you have an opportunity to succeed, however, it is still more of a boys club and you need to know how to maneuver that terrain. I haven't yet gone on maternity leave but have witnessed how some women are judged harshly by some colleagues, but are really overly supported by others. We have a really good maternity program in place, though I'm not sure how much of it is only on paper."
"I have not been with this company long yet, but I do feel that women are treated fairly and I see a lot of women in advanced roles."
"I feel when it comes to promotion and pay, men have advantage over women. With similar or even slighter higher qualifications, women probably are less preferred over men."
"In the initial interview process your interviewers will emphasize work life balance. You'll have to work portions of weekends from time to time. Not true. The corporation communications you receive will emphasize that KPMG values and encourages work life balance. Your reality will be very little work life balance. If someone in the firm wants something you are expected to deliver ASAP with no respect to the hour of the request. Employees are cogs in the machine and are considered more like robots than human beings who need sleep, downtime, and family time. KPMG is a place where individuality and creativity go to die. Once you get through the probationary period it is a stable job. However, it won't challenge you much after you become adept and your role. Opportunities to move up or move between departments are very political. Overall, my advice is to plan to stay there for two years max to get the name on your resume. During that time they will drain you as much as they can. Staying longer is for those who want to keep sacrificing their persona life."
"I've work here for 4 years and there are a lot of women working here, many in leadership roles. Generally I believe they all genders are treated fairly but a majority of the partners are men which makes it a little tougher to network and "connect" with them. The maternity leave is generous but I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time. They could go a better job offering longer parental leave for fathers as well as training to PMLs on how to properly coach employees (both male and female) who are expending their families."
"I think women are given 100% equal opportunity from my experience."
"I've worked at KPMG for 29 years and love the firm. I've been able to advance my career and the sky is the limit; however, you will work to get there. Leadership has a clear vision of where the firm is going and always invests in areas they deem are growing. If you are a woman, you will love the firm. Great with AWA, alternative work arrangements and flex time."
"There is a lot of diversity amongst the employees. In my group women and men are treated the same. My issue with this company is how sdmins are treated. We are the second class citizens. That needs to stop."
"The top level seem to be dominated by white males."
"Negotiate well! I have worked here for two years. The bonuses suck but I get paid well. I believe women are treated fairly but you need to look out for yourself."
"While there are a lot of women in entry-level roles, the number progressively gets smaller as you get closer to the Partner level. The demands of the job make it difficult to have a work life balance if both people in the home are working this much. A lot of client entertainment events are also male oriented, like sporting events and golf tournaments so that doesn't leave a lot of space for women to form client relationships and might be discouraging at the managerial level."
"It is a boys club.There is a great deal of inappropriate behavior and un-professionalism that goes on and is accepted by the senior leadership. It is an especially uncomfortable work environment for women. I would advise women interested, to look into jobs at PwC, Deloitte or EY instead."
"Its a white male dominated environment. You have to be visible and assertive to get noticed. However, there are great opportunities to network and grow your career."
"They treat women fairly and offer excellent maternity leave."
"In my year and a half at KPMG, I have been very impressed with how they treat women - specifically mothers. I have been able to take 16 weeks of 100% pay maternity leave (well, 6 of that was technically "parental leave"). Since I had only been at the firm for 6 months when I had my baby, I was worried how my time off would affect my job. The Office Managing Partner took time to talk to me before my leave and told me to not worry, and that I was looked at as an investment and that this was just for a short period of time. I was highly impressed by that. My office is definitely on the smaller end, which I believe has made a difference. My managers fight for me, and have worked really hard for me to not be scheduled on out-of-town jobs after I had my daughter. In the past year, I have been out of town for a total of 2 days (that does not include national/regional training). Busy season is always hard, but again, the in-charge staff and managers were very understanding if/when I had to leave early to pick up my daughter or take her to doctor's appointments. As a woman, KPMG treats me very well. No discrimination or limitations in the least."
"Flexible work arrangements are possible while still doing interesting and challenging work in finance/asset management/regulations. The maternity leave policy has changed recently and is 16 weeks paid, and additional 10 weeks unpaid. 5 weeks paid vacation a year. There is still not than many women in senior leadership positions, but the company is trying to change that. Flexibility and time off s a plus, however salaries are below financial industry average. I feel like I am sacrificing my career a bit, but I like the flexibility."
"Not to stress out too much. Communicate with your team re: deadlines."
"Executive leadership gets it, and the new folks coming in expect it, but the middle layer has a disconnect on ensuring no uncounscious bias. It's time to use data to determine root cause and fix."
"I would suggest that you don't stress to much. Things will get easier."
"Get a female mentor asap. This would have helped a lot to gauge the troubles that fellow female employees would have to face in the workplace."
"I wish I had learned to say no and to fight for my personal time from the beginning of my time with the Company."
"Don't be afraid to express yourself. If things are getting tough for you, talk to your manager, talk to your mentor. Management would rather work with you and help you to succeed than have you walk out the door with no notice."