BDO USA Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Company is headed in new direction

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

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture. Small firm feel with global firm resources.

    Cons

    Smaller client budgets make it difficult to assign all levels to a particular job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Lacks girth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    appreciate the overall level of turts

    Cons

    lacked enough girth and biscuits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee more girth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Medium firm with family feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at BDO USA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, support and, family atmosphere. Better work life balance than big 4 forms, better pay, better attitude.
    Less seasonality. Working hours are about 50-55 hours, very rarely weekends, drops to 40-50 in off season. (Big 4 would be 60-90 hours, 40 in off season)
    Smaller clients means more exposure to different areas if a single audit at lower levels.

    Cons

    Not a big 4 firm (in terms of contribution to career)
    Some of the clients are riskier than you'd get at big 4 firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    BDO USA Response

    Oct 7, 2014CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    So glad you found the culture and work life fit favorable. These are incredibly important to us and to our ability to retain talent. As for "riskiness" we take our obligation to address financial ... More

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  5. Fun, Exciting, Great Experience and Great People

    • 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 USA

    Pros

    1. Great people to work with, very relaxed and very outgoing.
    2. You are given tons of responsibility
    3. Work life balance and they assist in CPA licensing

    Cons

    1. Alot of turnover, but that is expected in public accounting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within especially at the higher levels (ie. Manager, Senior Manager, Director, Partner) because it does not look good when someone who has worked many years is passed up on a promotion because someone is hired externally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Was a nice place to work at the time

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at BDO USA as a contractor

    Pros

    Smart, reasonable people to work with.

    Cons

    My commute was long and it was not close to train.

  7. Room to grow, a lot of pressure

    • 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 USA full-time

    Pros

    All trainings are hands-on, no formal job training. LOVE the people I work with. Learn a lot. Good exit options. Perfect job to have when you are young and motivated.

    Cons

    No compensation for doesn't-matter-how-many-OT you put in. But hey its public accounting, everyone is doing it. Minimum work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees better raise if you had a lot of people quit. The work is still getting done - which means everyone worked a lot harder and deserved a better than normal raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive teammates provide a great atmosphere for development.

    Cons

    Long hours in public accounting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Pretty Good overall, not too busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Assurance Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at BDO USA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people and office, not too much work.

    Cons

    Kind of got boring after a while of doing nothing. HR people took a really long time to respond to emails if they even did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have interns do more work or hire less interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    BDO

    • 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 USA

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities. Good environment

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Too much hours due to high turnover due to unfair compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to mark salary to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I had a very good work experience with BDO.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    It was a very professional, quiet, orderly environment. The people were very friendly and good to work with. The team that was there worked well together. I had the best supervisor.

    Cons

    My particular job had a very physical component to it that was very challenging.
    It was a little distracting having the tv on all the time on the news station.
    I had to listen to negative news all day. This was hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't know enough about the company to offer any advice.

    Recommends

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