BDO UK Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
32 Reviews

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    audit senior

    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with genuine respect for personal situations.

    Cons

    Low reward and recognition compared to other employers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be competitive with regards to employee benefits, etc.. against other employers.

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    BDO

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    Current Employee - Forensics  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Forensics in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and geniune care

    Cons

    salaries are awful and they need to look at benefits

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    paymore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Was a great company to work for before they restructured in 2009

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at BDO UK full-time

    Pros

    A great firm to work for if you want broad exposure to mid market companies.

    Cons

    After the restructuring in 2009, teams tended to be under pressure to complete work within very tight time-frames.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BDO used to have a great proposition up to 2009: more experienced staff than the big four, low staff turnover rates, continuity of staff on client projects, and a focus on delivering high quality work. In my view this was a winning proposition and in the long term pays off better than simply trying to maximise profits in the short term.

    Recommends
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    work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    good hours, friendly people and work environment

    Cons

    low pay, can be dictative

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    good place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    low profile, always wanted to become big 4 but never able to

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not too supported

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO UK

    Pros

    Good non monetary benefits (e.g. Six days for charity work)
    Ability to make your own job if you persevere

    Cons

    Managers too focused on sorting themselves out
    No support post accountancy qualification or clear structure to help with next steps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bite the bullet and spend some sinus money on advertising the brand globally- dropping the local names is a good first step, but it's still the worst of both worlds...

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    Good start to a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BDO UK

    Pros

    Professional qualifications paid for by the firm. Seem more flexible than the big four.

    Cons

    Not as well known as the big four.

    No opinion of CEO
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    interview

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at BDO UK

    Pros

    interesting clients to work with

    Cons

    work balance is very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expand globally

    No opinion of CEO

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