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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
143 Interview Reviews

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial interview on campus with one of the partners. The interview was very casual and conversational, it lasted about thirty minutes. I heard back for second round three days later. I went into the office for the second round the following week where I was interviewed by two other partners from the firm.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I did the career fair at my school. Then received on campus interviews for the next week. It was straight forward just went over the resume nothing too unexpected. I asked questions it went well and was welcomed back for a second round of interviews with partners.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was a campus interview and then an office visit with 3 interviews. Prepare lots of questions. They didn't really ask any hard questions, it was basically just a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via career website of my university by submitting resume, and also applying via their website. I was selected for the on-campus interview. After that, I received a message within a week that I was invited for an office interview. There were three interviews with partner and managers back-to-back, all one-on-one. It sounds like nerve-taking but the flow of the conversation was smooth, and it was more like walk-through with my resume, my past experiences, my strengths and weaknesses, and my goals etc. There was a lunch session with the audit associates after interviews, which was more relaxed and friendly. I got the verbal confirmation within three hours after all these were done.

    Interview Questions
    • "What are your weaknesses?" was the most difficult but not so unexpected question. I would recommend everyone to be prepared to answer this question before any interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was easy, because they had pre-set standards on what pay and perks you get at an associate level. They tell you everything and it's like take-it-or-not situation. I am happy because I got what I expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Audit Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR recruiter. Flew out for interview (my own expense). Interview with 2 partners. Very laid back interview. The partners were great. I really enjoyed the process.

    Negotiation Details
    How much do you want? They gave me more than the highest amount I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process was relatively easy. I applied through our college career center and heard back within a couple week. Next I had an on campus interview with the partner

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were easy and expected questions. Mainly behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Consulting Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone interview, followed by face-to-face interviews with 5 people. Was told it would be individual interviews, but they decided to do a group interview, which worked out well in the end.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through school website and got accepted for an on-campus interview. The interview was very conversational with general interview questions like, what is your greatest accomplishment, greatest strength, etc. It was a very simple interview and the person was very nice. They said they would contact me in a week for another interview and I never heard anything back from them. I know people that were contacted in a few days while I never heard anything. It was extremely unprofessional of them to do it especially after I tried to contact them to ask about it. I know someone that had their interview cancelled last minute which shows you how dysfunctional they are with this whole process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Tax Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Selected for an on-campus interview and went to the pre-interview mixer at a local restaurant. The actual interview was very conversational; it seemed like the interviewer was trying to sell the company to me instead of the other way around. The interviewer called me the next day asking to do a second round interview at their local office.
    For the second interview, the company took all of the candidates interviewing that day out for lunch, and then came back and had interviews with various tax managers. The interviews were pretty basic with standard interview questions.
    I got a call back a week later with an offer. Very happy with the process!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who already works for BDO. I interviewed with three people. The questions were more conversational. (Make sure you do your homework and come prepared to ask questions). I got an offer the next day and started two weeks after.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult-again it was more conversational.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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