How many years had you been with the firm when you left?
What job/industry did you leave for?
Construction/Engineering Industry – Private Company that was a client
What was the primary reason you left?
Work life balance and I had previously audited the client and felt the industry and culture would be a good fit for me.
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being the highest) how do you value the experience you gained at the firm?
What do you miss most about the firm?
Everyone I encountered at KPMG was the best of the best. I miss operating within a company who values high performers and demands professionalism at its best.
Do you regret leaving?
I don’t necessarily regret leaving. I think I ended up where I am suppose to be at this point in my life but I certainly miss certain aspects of Big 4 accounting.
Had you stayed, would you have been on the “partner track”?
Good question. If you asked me as a 2nd year, I didn’t know if I would make/stay for manager. 4 years later, there I was, a first year manager. If I took it one day/month/year at a time, I think it would have been a possibility.