BDO UK Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is like being in your very own real life soap opera

    Cons

    - immoral behaviour
    - office politics has completely taken over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff with respect.
    Act professionally at all times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Get out GET out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BDO UK

    Pros

    Update technology
    Working from home
    Pay is good

    Cons

    management needs help.
    Staff over worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need training course

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good work life balance, lack of rewards and career prospects, redundancies and unfair dismissals are very common.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Non Billable Role  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Internal Non Billable Role in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with genuine respect for personal situations
    Empowered to work on your own on projects with little direction or supervision (also a negative tho)
    Good office and infrastructure facilities

    Cons

    Low reward and recognition compared to other employers
    Lack of leadership by middle management
    Lack of career prospects and development
    Lack of management support on projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the pulse surveys staff fill out and look at rewarding those staff that go the extra mile. Understand where to position BDO as an employer and give staff some security which means not holding redundancy twice every year and then following with a round of unfair dismissals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    BDO redundancies have changed the place significantly for the worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    It used to be a nice place to work

    Cons

    The company are reneging on earlier promises of promtions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're being very short sighted by not promoting the very people who you are supposed to have retained because they were the strong employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another audit firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    As good points: the company provides adequate staff training and organised social events.

    Cons

    The promotions and staff evaluation are not fairly based on performance but on getting close and personal with the partners. Women, in particular, do not get equal opportunities for carrier development and thus equal pay.
    BDO used to give opportunity for a good work life balance but since the new management took over this is not the case anymore. It is increasingly stressful with a focus on financial targets and compromising the quality of work to meet budgets.
    Generally people lack basic communication skills and it is very hard to be a new starter as nobody would be bothered to make you feel welcome or even talk to you. There is a culture among some managers to ignore totally people below their level unless working on their project. All this makes the atmosphere in the office very tense.
    Although the pay might be similar to the competitors, bonuses are something unheard of.
    The staff appraisals are focused on the negatives and development points. They are designed in such a way as to make you feel not good at your job. This is also the attitude in communication between senior and more junior members of staff; on many occasions instead of thank you people are told that they are not good enough and are inefficient.
    Overall there must be better places to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management need to learn how to say thank you and really mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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