I was one of the many lucky individuals laid off from KPMG US Advisory last October. I was catching up with one of my former colleagues earlier and learned that at least 10 people have recently been hired to the group that I was let go from, ranging in levels from associate all the way up to director.
Now, the message that was preached to all of us plebes back in September was that the layoffs were business-related as a result of COVID-19—loss of clients, lack of new work, etc.—so you would think they wouldn’t be doing any kind of new hiring for some time. It seems not only did KPMG immediately hire to fill those vacant roles left by us deemed no longer wanted, but they actually increased the headcount in my former group. Learning about this just left me completely disgusted, but it was not at all surprising.
Day in and day out the KPMG leadership cockroaches talk up the importance of ethics and taking the moral high ground, but of course don’t you dare for a second believe they practice what they preach. At the end of the day, they have no conscience. They don’t care about the employees’ well-being or the fact they may have families to support. They only care that you are busting your ass to the fullest and kowtow to every client in order to fill their pockets with Benjamins. They are just filth. Leave it up to KPMG to destroy people’s careers and livelihoods in the worst economic year since the 2008 Great Recession under the guise of a pandemic. It should leave everyone sick to their stomach.
I trust that the scum at KPMG will get what’s coming to them from a higher power. I am happy to leave that hellhole behind.
Anonymous former KPMG Advisory employee
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