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Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Consulting Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed in NYC. Went through rounds with 4-5 other MDs and Partners. Very weird group. One MD acted like he was interrogating me and kept repeating questions. No personality. Head of the group talked non-stop and bragged about his accomplishments. Then I had lunch with 2 other people who seemed to have social skills. The experience left me wondering what the identity of the group is.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you leave your current job to join BDO? (Firm almost seemed insecure abut itself).   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    People did not seem to be in touch with market. Discussions were either very bland or listening to someone brag.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at BDO USA in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume through my university's job site, and then was contacted by BDO's HR. The HR girl called me and had a 30 minute phone interview. She said she would love for me to come in for an interview but I have to formally apply on BDO's website. A couple days later I formally applied through their website and on the same day I did the app the HR girl set up my interviews. I was scheduled two days later to meet with three people for interviews. It was the senior manager, the manager, and an associate. All three of them were nice and not that scary for a public accounting firm. I felt like I connected with all three of them and that they liked me. I was there for about 1.5 hours. The next day I received a job offer from the HR girl. It was a quicky and easy process!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating since they offered to pay me more than I expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

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