At KPMG LLP, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1921 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.82. It was published on Sep 23, 2016. 19616 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
94%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
93%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
93%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
93%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
93%
 

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 US Sites: 92
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois; Montvale, New Jersey; Washington DC/Tysons Corner, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; Boston, Massachusetts US Employees: 30,662
US Revenues: $7,890 million Worldwide Revenues: $24,400 million
Employees Worldwide: 174,000 Corporate Structure: Partnership
Founded: 1897

Some of KPMG's newest campus recruits.

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.

  • World-Class Training and Professional Development: The firm’s commitment to training and development and the quality of its learning resources have been recognized consistently over the years, with accolades that have included being named to Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite and Training Magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. From in-person and virtual training events, electronic learning resources specific to client issues and business topics, and training that helps its people develop from a personal as well as professional perspective, KPMG’s investment in continuous learning enables it to constantly provide people with new opportunities to deepen their technical proficiency, broaden their skill set and experiences, and achieve the career they aspire to.
  • Attractive Rewards: Attractive Rewards KPMG 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 employee-funded pension program; an employee referral program offering employees up to $5,000 for job referrals; and an “Early Career Investment Bonus” that gives eligible Audit, Tax, and Advisory senior associates the opportunity to receive up to $36,000 in additional bonus awards.
  • A Culture of Diversity and Inclusion: KPMG’s seven national Diversity Networks have more than 140 local chapters and engage nearly 40 percent of its people. The networks provide KPMGers with opportunities to participate in career-development programs, strengthen relationships with clients, broaden professional experiences, and build career-enriching relationships, both within and beyond the firm. 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.
  • 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 12,300 employees and partners engaged in approximately 14,400 mentoring relationships across the firm, KPMG’s mentoring program is key to the firm’s efforts to be a great place to build a career. 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.
  • A Host of Fun 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 and thank people for their contributions. One popular program is the 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 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.
  • Share The KPMG Story: We recently introduced The KPMG Story, which encapsulates our firm’s Purpose, Values, Vision, Strategy, and Promise and enables us to clearly articulate what we stand for, where we are today, and where we are going in the future. The Story helps our people make informed decisions as we respond to challenges and pursue new opportunities, and it sets us apart from our competitors. One of the ways we promoted it was through Share The Story, a viral messaging campaign that highlighted facets of our Story through a series of brief clips featuring entertaining content, from iconic movie scenes to inspiring music, that encourage people to know, live, and share the KPMG Story in a meaningful way.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$64,800 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Senior Administrative Assistant $96,600 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Senior Associate
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary65% Company-paid health coverage for employees
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 65% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
1 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
Chicago managing partner Pat Canning (second from right) with fellow KPMgers to celebrate the unveiling of the Chicago Legacy Wall.

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
12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
25 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected paternity leave
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
30 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

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Flu shots

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

12 hours Paid time off to volunteer $28,417,153 Philanthropic donations in last year
$3,036,024 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • Vice Chair, Human Resources is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs 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
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

Executive Diversity

 
Attendees of KPMG's recent Leadership Insights Summit.

Demographics

 
KPMG employees from the New York office.

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. So what exactly are we looking for when we recruit new people? Naturally, we seek those with good technical skills, problem-solving abilities, intellectual curiosity and excellent communication skills. We're also looking for people who and purpose-driven, take pride in what they do and act with integrity — 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

10,400 Job openings forecast for coming year 10% Job Growth
30 Average applicants per opening 321,551 Applications received
10,367 Positions filled in past year 40% New hires by employee referrals
4,234 New positions created 499 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 3,118 New graduates hired
13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 11% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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