BDO USA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at BDO USA in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    My interview with this company was the worst interview experience I ever had. The interview style was more like an interrogation than an interview. The interviewers were very concerned about why I was interested in leaving my present employer and thus focused the entire interview on that topic. At no time was I ever encouraged to join this organization. In fact, one interviewer went as far to tell me that I should stay where I was and not to take the job for which I was applying! I called the next day to withdraw my application.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you want to join us when you work at company X? You should really stay there.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BDO USA in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    There is a maximum of two interview. There is a phone interview and an office interview. The office interview will consist of two to three interviews. Management is looking for software experience and the ability to work with office systems.

    Interview Questions
    • What technical topic would you plan to improve for the coming year?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was a chump and accepted outright.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BDO USA in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    It started with a phone interview. I was then chosen for an on-site interview. I had to interview with five different people for thirty minutes each. All interviewers were top management, plus two partners.

    When I got to the office, we were told dinner was cancelled because the staff was trying to meet a deadline.

    You get really hungry after interviewing with five people.

     From there I had to wait around three weeks before I got a decision.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of training did you have at your last internship; did your learning style fit with it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for internships.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Level I Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at BDO USA in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    the process was pretty straight forward and I was impressed with the way that they handled the entire process. I would recommended just being honest and straight forward with the interviewer and you will be just fine. All of the steps to the interview were straight forward and asked pretty direct questions. Good Luck!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at BDO USA in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruit on campus or through networking. Interview is 4 30 minute interviews, with partners and managers. They take you to dinner after. Very approachable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Pathway to Success Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    On campus one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think the professionals you met in the Networking events remember you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at BDO USA in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very tough interview. I didnt pass it even though I had a friend who recommended me. Ended up talking to 4 people- around 40 minutes with each person. They were telling me they train and were nice and friendly, but in the end- never hired me- For entry level! I am a very determined and smart person. Basically, I had a feeling they were either looking for super genius people or it was all just pretentious. I dont think that they strive for diversity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BDO USA in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through campus Career Services website. On campus interview was a 1-on-1 interview with a person from the firm. He was very easy to talk to. Interview was conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • If I can only remember one thing about you, what would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at BDO USA in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Sent my resume through the BDO Career website and received a call one week after for a phone interview with the Recruiter Manager. Phone interview lasted around 20 minutes and was basically asking questions about my overall experience in tax. The recruiter focused in questioning the gaps of my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BDO USA in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview. After the first quick interview got invited to the second at the company. Standard questions. At the office location met with three people. 30 minutes interview with each of them. After the process younger employees took all interviewees to lunch, which I suspect was also part of the interview. No unexpected questions, all three mini interviews were basically a conversation.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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