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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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    Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by face to face interview with a panel of 5 people - MD, Directors, Senior Manager and Manager. More of a fit interview than a technical or skills interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Gave them my resume at campus career fair. Followed up and earned an on campus interview. Interviewed with 1 tax manager. Asked me a few basic questions, nothing caught me off guard. Talked about himself and the company most of the time, which was both informative and a little relieving. In fact, I thought I had a bad interview because I barely got to "sell myself" to him and the firm. But, a couple days later they made me a generous offer.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not bother even trying to negotiate, the offer was very generous.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Campus Hiring. First round is on-campus interview with a senior manager. No difficult questions. The interviewer was really want to get to know me.
    I got the 2nd round notice in the following week.
    In-house interview with a partner, a senior manager, an associate.
    Got the offer 1 week later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Had an on campus interview first which lasted for 30 mins. i was then invited to the office for 3 interviews with partners and managers and had lunch. The interviews were pretty conversational

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    I initially met with a partner for an on campus interview - very conversational. The next week I went to their office and I had three one on one interviews with a partner and two managers - also very conversational.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Phone and then in person interview there was nothing difficult about it. Pretty standard interview process. After the decision was made to make an offer they do a background check.

    Negotiation Details
    They wanted me to take a lower salary, I said I couldn't
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    It started with pre-recruiting night, followed by a school interview with a manager, then an office interview with a two managers and a partner. There was an optional office event at a local restaurant. It is strongly encouraged to attend the pre-second round event.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Other offers.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was for the Dallas office. The process started with me submitting my resume to my colleges career website for the possibility to be considered for an interview that was held on campus. After getting picked for the interview I had a 30 minute interview with one of their senior managers from their Dallas office(where I applied for). This was actually a really different kind of interview for me. It was a really laid back experience and the guy who interviewed me actually started off the interview saying "so what questions do you have for me" I heard back 2 days later that I had been selected for an in office interview that was going to be held 2 weeks from my campus interview. We were given the option of choosing from two different times to start the interview. The office interview consisted of three 30 minute interviews. Two of them were with senior managers and then last one was with a partner. All of the interviews were very casual. Each one asked why I was choosing accounting. The interview with the partner was the most interview like. After the three interviews we went to lunch with two audit associates with two others interviewers. It was a pleasant day. They said they would get back within two weeks with the job offer or not. They got back to me by the end of the day with an offer and I was given to weeks to decide.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to go into accounting?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to go into auditing?   Answer Question
    • Why BDO!?   Answer Question
    • What is your greatest strength and then weakness?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you were in a group situation and you were a leader and things turned out well, and then tell me about a group situation where things did not go well and how you over came that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was very competitive and comparable to what the big four would even offer. So because I am just coming out of college and it was well over what I was expecting, there was no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via career website of my university by submitting resume, and also applying via their website. I was selected for the on-campus interview. After that, I received a message within a week that I was invited for an office interview. There were three interviews with partner and managers back-to-back, all one-on-one. It sounds like nerve-taking but the flow of the conversation was smooth, and it was more like walk-through with my resume, my past experiences, my strengths and weaknesses, and my goals etc. There was a lunch session with the audit associates after interviews, which was more relaxed and friendly. I got the verbal confirmation within three hours after all these were done.

    Interview Questions
    • "What are your weaknesses?" was the most difficult but not so unexpected question. I would recommend everyone to be prepared to answer this question before any interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was easy, because they had pre-set standards on what pay and perks you get at an associate level. They tell you everything and it's like take-it-or-not situation. I am happy because I got what I expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was a campus interview and then an office visit with 3 interviews. Prepare lots of questions. They didn't really ask any hard questions, it was basically just a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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