advisory Job Reviews
Women who work in advisory departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.8, 61.5% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.
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.
I've worked here for more than 5 years and I've experienced incredible flexibility and support from my colleagues. I work a reduced schedule at 60% (3 days a week) to allow the type of work / family balance I desire and I am able to work from home on a virtual team. Working for such a large firm has its advantages because there are so many avenues you can explore.
There are more women at lower levels but as you move up there are less and less.
Mid-level women have frequent discussions around balancing family obligations and the hours commitment. And the longer you are with the firm, the more you feel the "boys club" atmosphere. However, the firm does have dialogue and seems to make an effort to bridge the gap.
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.
I've worked here for over a year and a half and there are many successful women here. I feel that as a woman, I can network with both my female and male colleagues. My practice is led by a woman who has both a career and family life, which proves to me that there are opportunities of growth in the firm, whereas it may have been difficult in other fields.
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.
Speak up when you need to and own your career