At KPMG LLP, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1653 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.97. It was published on Sep 7, 2018. 58315 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
93%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
93%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
93%
 
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.
92%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 

What They Do

We asked KPMG LLP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a Big 4 firm that provides audit, tax, advisory and industry-focused services to help our clients meet their business objectives. We are the U.S. member firm of the KPMG International network of member firms.  

About this Company

Website: www.kpmg.com/US Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10151 US Sites: 110
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60601; Montvale, New Jersey, 07645; Washington DC/Tysons Corner, Virginia, 22102; Dallas, Texas, 75201; Atlanta, Georgia, 30308; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103; Houston, Texas, 77002; San Francisco, California, 94105; Los Angeles, California, 90071; Boston, Massachusetts, 02111 US Employees: 30,373
US Revenues: $8,958 million Worldwide Revenues: $26,400 million
Employees Worldwide: 200,000 Corporate Structure: Partnership
Founded: 1897

A team of KPMGers hosting a book fair for students as part of KPMG's Family for Literacy program.

Perks and Programs

We asked KPMG LLP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Summer Bonus: To celebrate summer and thank its employees for all of their hard work and contributions throughout the year, the firm gave every employee a summer bonus in the form of an extra $500 to use on an online portal to purchase from a variety of gift options, including an American Express gift card.
  • Fun Summer-Themed Perks: While the firm offers fun perks all year round, this is especially true during summer months when it makes special effort to celebrate successes. Another popular program with employees is the firm's annual summer gift, which in recent years has been barbecue and/or ice cream packages sent to all KPMGers’ homes so they can share with their friends and family members. In addition, all offices host fun summer-themed parties each year; and the firm also offers Jumpstart Fridays, which encourage all employees to start their weekends at 3 p.m. on Fridays from the end of May through Labor Day weekend.
  • Encore Spot Bonus Recognition Program: The Encore recognition program enables KPMGers to recognize both individuals and teams with monetary and non-monetary awards. With options that include e-cards, gift cards, and gifts valued up to $500, the program also allows for personalized messages so that each award can carry a customized expression of thanks.
  • A Focus on Inclusion & Diversity: KPMG’s seven national Diversity Networks have more than 200 local chapters and engage nearly 49 percent of its people. All KPMGers are encouraged to join one or more groups, which are open to everyone and provide meaningful opportunities to develop cross-functional relationships, engage in career-enriching professional and leadership development programs, network with their clients and peers in the marketplace, get involved in their community, and strengthen the firm’s inclusive culture. The firm is consistently ranked as one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and has received several other external awards for diversity; and internal engagement surveys show that employee morale and satisfaction are at historic highs across all groups.
  • Teladoc: This unique health benefit enables KPMGers and dependents who are enrolled in a firm-provided health plan to access the quality health care they need 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through Teladoc, they can speak with a doctor over the phone or through a video consultation. It provides an affordable and convenient alternative to urgent care and ER visits when immediate care for a non-emergency issue is needed. Teladoc is also helpful for those who may need medical advice while on vacation, on a business trip, or away from home and cannot reach their primary care doctor.
  • Great Coaches and Mentoring: KPMG’s formal and informal national and local mentoring initiatives are available to all employees, across all businesses and throughout the firm. With more than 9,800 employees and partners engaged in approximately 5,400 mentoring relationships across the firm, KPMG’s mentoring program is key to the firm’s strategic priority to be an employer of choice and a great place to build a career. And these formal relationships are in addition to the day-to-day mentoring and coaching KPMGers receive from their People Management Leaders. Each year the firm sponsors a National Mentoring Award to recognize and celebrate the contributions of mentors in helping to drive the success of its people.
  • World-Class Training and Professional Development: KPMG’s investment in continuous learning enables it to provide people with new opportunities to deepen their technical proficiency, broaden skills and experiences, and achieve career aspirations. Its deep commitment to continuous improvement in its learning and development offerings is evident in the firm’s decision to build a wholly-owned learning, development and innovation facility in Orlando, Florida. The firm is also making a significant investment to create a multi-dimensional learning strategy, reimagining all dimensions of the learning experience, introducing more personalized, interactive, and collaborative programs; linking learning to performance development processes to ensure learning is not only about job requirements, but also the development needs of the individual; and creating a next-generation platform to create a consumer-like experience that connects learners with the content they need, when they need it.
  • Attractive Rewards: KPMG's compensation and benefits programs are highly competitive and attractive. Just a few examples—a recently upgraded 401(k) match that is now considered to be among the best in its industry; an employer-funded pension program; an employee referral program offering employees up to $5,000 for job referrals; and a special bonus program for early-career professionals that provides "perks" reimbursements of up to $1,200 a year for use on personal expenses across a variety of areas (from electronics to food delivery to gym memberships to student loan payments) coupled with a one-time, $8,000 bonus that is paid out after completion of three years from promotion/hire to senior associate.
  • Generous Time Off: The firm's personal time off (PTO) program provides employees with 20, 25, or 30 paid days off a year, depending on their level and/or time spent working for the firm. In addition, the firm provides between 8 and 11 paid holidays each year. Beyond the scheduled holidays, for the last several years the firm has announced additional paid days off around the year-end holidays to provide people an extended break to spend more time with family and friends. For the 2018 holiday season, this cretaed a break of 11 consecutive days. Also, a Shared Leave program lets KPMGers donate unused PTO to colleagues who are dealing with a family medical emergency and/or bereavement and have exhausted their own personal days. In addition, the firm provides an extra 12 hours a year off for volunteer work, and KPMGers can also apply to take a sabbatical of up to 4 to 12 weeks and receive 20% of their pay.
  • Jeans-Friendly Dress Policy: In 2018, the firm introduced a new business casual dress code that expands the range of acceptable attire to include jeans. The policy, dubbed "Dress for Your Day," empowers all KPMGers to use their own judgement and make decisions about what they want to wear that align with the responsibilities of their day.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary65% Company-paid health coverage for employees
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full-time employees) 65% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
1 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
KPMG interns from the Washington D.C metro area offices participating in a

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

34 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 34 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 34 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
34 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Onsite Amenities (Business causal dress policy that includes blue jeans; LifeWorks, the firm's work/life resource, provides a variety of employee assistance services, including counseling, referrals and information on topics such as financial, legal, health and wellness, addiction and recovery, elder care, education, emotional well-being, parenting and child care, midlife and retirement, and work-related issues; Discounts and perks programs for a variety of goods and services (e.g., new automobile, jewelry, flowers, electronics, event tickets, etc); Access to student loan refinancing program; Fitness center discounts; Free beverages. One or more offices provide: Subsidized meals on a regular, daily basis; Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis; Flu shots; Onsite package/mailing service; Wellness and fitness classes; Weight Watchers meetings; Dry cleaning; Onsite ATM/banking; Personal travel service; Subsidized public transportation; Toastmasters; Intramural sports leagues and teams.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
86 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*12 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

12 hours Paid time off to volunteer $47,700,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$4,800,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Laura Newinski, Vice Chair - Operations Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 46 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Chief Diversity Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 60 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Members of the firm's pride@kpmg network in Chicago.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Members of KPMG's Hispanic Latino Network participate in ALPFA's Leadership Summit.

How to Get Hired

We asked KPMG LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

KPMG actively seeks out people from different backgrounds, with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to creating an inclusive working environment made up of high-performing people means we recruit and retain a truly diverse range of professionals. Naturally, we seek those with good technical skills, an innovative mindset, problem-solving abilities, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communication skills. But we're also looking for people who are purpose-driven and committed to quality and integrity in all they do — those who are compatible with our core values and are good team players, with the capacity to build effective relationships, learn from experience, and bring out the best in others. And, in an era where business and economic circumstances ebb and flow, we seek those who are flexible and comfortable with change, passionate about client service, and proactive by nature

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

For experienced candidates: It is important to impress your recruiter since he/she is the first point of contact for candidates. Prepare a solid resume, capture your achievements, certifications, and career goals. Be sure to tailor your resume to the position you are applying to. Once you have this, be sure to prepare for the phone interview, be professional, be on time, and be sure to find a quiet space to take the call with a reliable phone connection. For campus recruits: Do your homework. Come to KPMG hosted on-campus events with a good understanding of who we are and why your education and skills are a good match for our entry level opportunities. Introduce yourself to our professionals and get to know them and why they joined KPMG. When preparing for your interview, think about how your varied experiences demonstrate skills needed in the public accounting and consulting world.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Audit, tax, and advisory professionals, as well as a variety of internal support services.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should visit www.kpmgcareers.com to find out about and apply for positions available at KPMG.

hiring Outlook

9,500 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 0% Job Growth
24 Average applicants per opening 249,622 Total job applicants
31% New hires by employee referrals 18% Openings filled by current employees
3,062 Recent graduates hired 14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
14% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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