Volunteer (Former Employee) – Canary Wharf, Greater London – 19 September 2017
KPMG is a really nice place, with nice facilities. When you go in, it seems like them businesses you see in the TV and it makes you feel great. The toilets are always clean. The people at KPMG are really nice, even security and receptionist. KPMG is also a fun place to be.
Helping staff (Former Employee) – Canary Wharf, Greater London – 4 September 2017
The working environment was very professional, although i was there for a placement for two weeks, i got along with all of the staff. Each department had different personalities, i felt as if i was home.
A Company where people come together to work in smaller teams to meet agreed goals. The people are nice and collaborative and there is a constant drive for improvement in all that is being done hence continuous personal and sometime professional growth.
Marketing (Former Employee) – Multiple – 14 August 2017
Lack of vision from C-Suite and top management has meant deterioration of the company straight to bottom of the Big 4.
Highly matrixed organisation where there are too many heads with different wants that everyone tries to keep everyone happy rather than do the right thing for everyone, so you always end up with the lowest common denominator.
Salary offerings are mediocre with no benefits comparable to corporates, and as a partnership there are no share options or profit share (unless you are close to the very top), healthcare matches corporates, but pension contributions are laughable as are bonuses.
If you want to be rewarded appropriately for the amount of work then look elsewhere - bonuses rarely come and are reserved for upper management where bonus amounts become a higher percentage with higher levels.
Audit Senior (Former Employee) – Luxembourg – 11 August 2017
KPMG like any of the big four is a great place to start your career but you'll find yourself working about 50-55 hours a week in the first few years and this only increases over time. The pay is good and the working environment is good however, the office will become your home.
Salary, benefits, working for a market leading organisation
Introduction into Accounting (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 8 August 2017
During my time at KPMG, I began to shadow professionals and see the life of an accountant at work. Shadowing current employees allowed me to see the required skills needed for an account such as being able to work under pressure, clear communication with clients, being able to adapt into different fields of accounting as well as integrating with different types of people
Audit Assistant (Former Employee) – Canary Wharf, Greater London – 2 August 2017
Mostly worked in audit engagement teams at client site and sometimes in the KPMG office. Workload was intermittent with busy period during the winter and summer was a bit quiet. Teams were helpful. Hardest part was when you have a client in a remotest part of the UK and having to work there for long periods of time.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 31 July 2017
One day work experience where I learnt about the different sides of the company and what is involved in their 360 and audit school leaver program. Opportunity to look around workplace and get a general feeling.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Canary Wharf, Greater London – 26 July 2017
I have found this organisation to be supportive of providing different opportunities to help retain and develop individuals across industries. Networking opportunities. Industry experts. Supportive. Work life balance.
Intern (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 24 July 2017
Overall a very good place to work. I highly regard the advancement and career progression opportunities as it allows you to develop as a person and enhance your future prospects. Wide variety of departments so the there's a role for everyone given that you have the capability to meet the demands.
Senior Audit Associate (Current Employee) – London – 23 July 2017
A great place to gain a professional qualification and get finance experience in order to work in the industry. Hours can sometimes be long but good culture and lots of similar aged people to work with.
Assistant Audit Manager (Former Employee) – Reading, UK – 19 July 2017
The office I was involved in was going through a number of changes in staff at a large rate. They have not been able to keep up through hiring more staff. This has caused the staff at my level to be overworked and thus quality begins to suffer. I enjoyed the people there as they were always willing to lend a hand when they had a moment. I was able to lead teams without being micromanaged, which created a more positive atmosphere.