BKD Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
74 Reviews

3.5
74 Reviews
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BKD Partner & CEO Ted Dickman
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17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 19 an hour, no work-life balance, they trusted each intern (in 3 reviews)

  • Good experience, knowledgeable partners (until mandatory retirement), lots of training during the first year (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The long hours are hard to deal with during busy season (in 6 reviews)

  • Also, the staff is not very diverse like a Big 4 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at BKD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at BKD is very encouraging and supportive of new staff. There are a multitude of opportunities in a variety of industries. Growth at the Springfield office moves at a quicker rate than other BKD offices and staff are thrust into situations that they normally would not fill until the 2 year mark around the one year mark. Audit associates will travel and experience working as a team for a series of weeks.

    Cons

    The travel is more than I initially expected. In my first year, I was out of town over 100 nights. This does not include commuting jobs. Overall, I realized the travel does not enable me to live the active lifestyle that I enjoy to keep me at my fullest, and am seeking an opportunity in a career with little to no travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more people out of college has been a help. Unfortunately, the location of the office and the location of the clients is not something that can change. Management is very supportive of growth and transition within BKD and will work to help you be at your best. I truly enjoy working with each and every one of my supervisors and achieving unmatched client service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a right place to stay

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

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

    Pros

    flexible working schedules and time-off plicy

    Cons

    high turnover rate specially in slow season

  3.  

    Tax Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    Great training, great people to work with. Everyone was friendly and more than willing to help.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's to be expected during busy season.

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  5.  

    Not perfect, but still a good place to work.

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

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling: as long as the work gets done and you put in the hours, no one seems to care much when you come and go.
    One month of paid time off each year. During busy season they feed us dinner twice a week plus lunch on Saturdays. They feed us breakfast on Friday year round.
    Because the audits are smaller you get to work with more clients.
    Busy season hours are reasonable - usually 50-60 hrs/wk.

    Cons

    The training is abysmal. Questions are not encouraged. Expect to figure things out on your own.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Prepare different types of tax returns.

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

    I have been working at BKD full-time

    Pros

    The learning environment, everyone is very understanding and willingness to nurture improving techncial

    Cons

    Training is more trail and error prossces

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at BKD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good culture and good people

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked. Compensation could be better.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Been with BKD for over one year and have no issues.

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

    I have been working at BKD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place for learning, flexibility in schedule during 'slow' times and okay benefits. My experience with senior management has been good to this point.

    Cons

    Only bonus program in place is for partners and there is not 401K contribution until you have been there for two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at BKD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, endless possibilities to learn

    Cons

    If you do not enjoy traveling, or flexible schedules, may not be appropriate career path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    BKD was a great quality of life environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Merrillville, IN

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary verse hours required

    Cons

    Company Perks were not competitive with other firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    BKD Tax accountant

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

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    The partners are easy to talk to and helpful. The whole office has a family feel to it.

    Cons

    The long hours are hard to deal with during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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