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Audit Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 October 2018
Great organization, good networking opportunities, and lots of social events and work perks. KPMG does a good job of staying ahead of innovation. The work culture is what drove me away. It's a very cut-throat and political.
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Collaborative Office- Lack of career growth
Team Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 October 2018
Good international name, great people to work with. But, Promotion criteria are not clear and poor work/life balance. The management team is helpful.
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Rapid promotions, poor work/life balance
Audit Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 October 2018
You get a prestigious name on your resume, you gain a lot of knowledge, and you can get promoted every 2 years if you're good (for the first 6 years or so anyway). The downsides are that the hours are terrible, the pay is really low for how hard you work, and your bosses don't really care about your wellbeing, they just care about how much money you're making them.
Pros
Career growth, professional development
Cons
Long hours, low pay
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Great Firm, Poor Salaries
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2018
The firm is full of great people that are fun to work with. My experience with the firm has been great for the most part. I have found though that being in an administrative role working with executive partners within the firm, you tend to be treated a bit more poorly than other positions working with client work. It isn't often recognized just how much you have to do to accomplish some of the things being asked of you, or perhaps if you go above and beyond in your role, which doesnt sit well when you aren't really being paid competitively to other positions similar to yours.
Pros
Flexible hours and benefits
Cons
low salaries
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Great place to work, Salary is on the low side
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON21 September 2018
KPMG is a great place to work. You are always treated with respect. If you have a family they are very family friendly. To the extreme point that if you are single you may not get the same benefits if you were married.
Pros
Great Job Experience
Cons
Salary not competative in Finance Department
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Great learning opportunity
Sr. Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 September 2018
After graduating from business school, had the pleasure of working at KPMG. Was involved in many exciting projects and had the opportunity to work with very smart and accomplished individuals.
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Great company with great benefits
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2018
Worked in the tax group and extremely busy from December to April with no time for anything else. Worked weekends and from home and did not have any work-life balance.
Pros
Far from home
Cons
Too long to travel
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Good experience
Trainee Auditor (Former Employee) –  London3 September 2018
Strong corporate culture.

Everyone is very nice. Everyone is very competitive.

Good exposure to big international client. Work can be limited to few audit area for a trainee just because the client companies are so big.
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Productive and fun place to work at
Advisor, Internal Audit (Former Employee) –  Kuwait28 August 2018
With lots to learn from peers and superiors. I wish to work in KPMG again. For a long time.
I joined in KPMG knowing my existing skills set. My managers helped me mould my skills set and instilled confidence in my professional behavior. Despite being an entry level internal auditor, my manager believed I could successful be responsible for the overall execution of internal audit engagements.
Pros
Growth, Team, Ability to develop soft skills and meet similar people who are different than you
Cons
Long hours can be stressful to individual health
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Overall a great company and solid values
Team Lead, Automation & Offshore (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 August 2018
For many years, I really enjoyed working at KPMG. They have strong values that they stand by and build into the overall strategy. They have a high standard in hiring top talent and the people are great to work with. Over the years, they have moved to a more flexible work environment where employees are encouraged to work virtually.
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Gets real old if you don't fit the mold
STAFF ACCOUNTANT/CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 August 2018
The company initially promised a lot of opportunities for advancement and diverse work, and branded itself as 'not just another audit firm' when, in fact, it is just another audit firm. Generally, you will work on a portion of an audit, but if you are lucky enough to be in Enterprise group, you will get to do a full audit. The enterprise, tax and business advisory groups are small, but wonderful and full of understanding managers who work towards your success and passion. The corporate audit group (largest group) is least concerned with individual strengths and simply wants audit worker bees.

If you enjoy excessive drinking a few nights a week while working 12+ hour days, and don't mind repetitive, boring work, then the job isn't bad for you. Otherwise, a smaller firm would probably better suit your job goals. Very high turnover once CPA is obtained.

This company has a very narrow idea of what an employee should look like, so if you feel you fit the mold then you will do fine. It seems that discourse is not encouraged, and diversity of opinion or otherwise is a token rather than a true initiative.

Poor remuneration, but you can claim your meal expense even if you didn't use it all.
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Great and respectful work environment
IT Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 August 2018
Most enjoyable part is respectful work environment and great workplace culture.
The hardest part of the job, not getting feedback of the things need to work on,
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Resource Planner, GTA Audit (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 August 2018
KPMG is a wonderful employer and an incredible place to work. I love working for KPMG. I have worked here for over 5 years. The people here are what make this place so great!
Pros
People
Cons
Pay
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good time
Audit Intern (Former Employee) –  Sindh6 August 2018
it gave me opportunities to learn and grow which are very essential in professional life. i also learn team management and client dealing skills along with the work itself.
Pros
growth and learning
Cons
long working hours
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Good place to learn
Manager, Management Consulting (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC5 August 2018
Experience will greatly depend on team and direct leadership. Good learning opportunities, often long hours, lots of travel. Focus is on sales and less on people development and retention, but I believe they are trying to improve this. Relationships with direct colleagues (below partner level) are amazing - you will make friends for life.
Pros
Great learning opportunities (different projects); good benefits
Cons
Long hours; high-stress environment; less people-focused
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Amazing place to work - work life balance is great
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2018
work life / balance is great and people in Global are friendly Love the fast track Fridays and the casual days. A great place to work Sometimes it takes time get promoted.
Pros
christmas parties and socials
Cons
no cons
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Overly pressurized environment
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 July 2018
Does not provide a proper work-life balance or ability to advance without playing into politics. Consistently worked overtime without pay. Upper management is incredibly rude, dishonest, and need an attitude adjustment (maybe have a poor sense of self due to stress? Not sure)
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Friendly work place
Risk Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto18 July 2018
- A really friendly work place, very inclusive
- Very open minded and understanding management
- Managers care for us
- Culture is diversified
- Lots of social events
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Great management but poor salary
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 July 2018
Great learning environment but poor work life balance. Partners are very knowledgeable. Lots of social events and networking opportunities. Not a lot of say in terms of jobs.
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Amazing school of knowledge
External Auditor Manager (Former Employee) –  Distrito Federal3 July 2018
KPMG was an amazing Company. The Company offers a lot of hours in training to prepare you for the job and offers you a career ascension as well. I have learned a lot of thing in accountancy, i have been prepared to solve problems, to negotiate with customers about price, time, quality and so on.
I really enjoy to work in different customer (financial institution, insurance company, factories) and in different places, it means: There is no routine.
One negative point that I saw, It is very hard to conciliate your private life with the job.
Pros
Dynanism and positive environment
Cons
Inadequate number of professional to work with
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