One of the most recognized names in global business, KPMG is a multinational professional services network and one of the Big Four accounting firms. Organized as a network of firms that each bring services to clients, KPMG spans strategy and operations, analytics, business integration, business intelligence, business process management, change management, growth enablement, integrated business planning, organizational design, outsourcing, shared services, talent management, technology enablement, and transformation. On the risk managem...
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KPMG’s size and scale are huge assets for its consultants—as well as the source of a few issues. On the plus side: the instant brand recognition is a major plus for anyone seeking exit opportunities, while also ensuring a steady flow of project work from top-tier clients. And, if you’re looking for international opportunities, where better to start than a firm that can leverage resources across a footprint where the sun never sets?
On the other side of the equation, that size and scale can also make it difficult for individuals to make an impact. Suffice to say, if you’re looking to make the kind of splash that will have you heading up your own practice area within a few years, you may be better off looking elsewhere.
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About the Company
KPMG LLP is the U.S. firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The KPMG global organization operates in 145 countries and territories and has close to 236,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.
KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.
- “As a professional services firm, we (consultants) are the product KPMG is selling to its clients. They are more than aware of this and try very hard to make us feel valued and cared for. I feel like I'm treated by the organization as a complex human being with external priorities (e.g., personal health, family) - and they understand that supporting us as whole people will allow us to do our best work.”
- “I think the culture really does stand out from a lot of other firms. Everyone is smart, but nobody is too conceited or has too big of an ego to reach out and lend a hand when you need it. People don't just ask you if you need help because they are told to, but they do it because they want to and because they truly enjoy helping others. It makes it feel like one big team, no matter the practice you are in. The people actually care about you, both professionally and personally.”
- “KPMG is very flexible and top management wants you to be happy. If you can get your foot in the door- the opportunities are endless. Take a chance on something, even if it isn't your first choice. You many find you love it. If you don't, there will be a time and a place for you to step into something new.”
- “The culture here on a micro level, at least in my group is outstanding. Best professional move of my career so far was to leave another supposedly more prestigious consulting firm and come here. Don't focus solely on prestige, that doesn't make your life any better. If you want to be surrounded by supportive colleagues, be evaluated more on your contributions than just on who you know, this is a great place to learn and grow. It would take an amazing offer if I were ever to leave. As my immediate leadership has told me, if you do leave, we hate to see you go but we hope it is for an amazing opportunity. They really are sincere people. They actually stick their necks out so to speak to help our group get what we need to be successful.”
- “Whether you're a mid-life professional or student just graduating, there is a place for you to come and begin growing a wonderful, fulfilling career. Whatever your background, racially, culturally, religion, orientation, gender/gender identity... your ideas will be heard and you'll be welcomed. It's a place all can thrive in their careers. Be prepared to bring your best, contribute and work hard!”
Getting Hired Here
- “As a campus hire, I felt like the interview process was relatively short and straightforward compared to other companies I'd interviewed for. I believe the firm looks for authentic, non-over the top people that are diligent, know what they are doing and can get it done well/effectively/efficiently, and thrives in team-based environments.”
- "Go to bigger campuses for career fairs. Do a meet-and-greet before interviews with interviews the next day. Interview on campus and potentially in a KPMG office. There should be 2-4 interviews and you should hear back in a few weeks. Ideal candidate= attentive, personable, can learn quickly. Good at Excel/PowerPoint (practice Excel Alt shortcuts)."
- “KPMG looks for curious, innovative, easy-to-smile, and kind people who are passionate about their work and hungry to learn more. Our values are integrity, excellence, courage, together, and for better. This is not a tagline—everyone at KPMG is expected to live these values, and we celebrate seeing them in others. It makes for a great company culture!”
- “The firm's process was very quick when I went through it. They kept me well informed throughout and turned around my offer quickly. The ideal candidate the firm is looking for is someone who is an astute problem solver, curious and striving to learn as much as possible, and a team player who communicates very well.”
- “They are looking for a good culture fit for the firm and more specifically their team. Each team is different so don't be afraid to ask about how the team works together. Almost everything, especially at entry level, is assumed to be an area of training and personal development. Progress is important here.”