Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant

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Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Reviews

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Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA
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    Great company, but it's sink or swim

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Miami, FL

    I worked at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, perks, office, locations, and overall awesome to work at

    Cons

    For entry-level, tax is not the best department to be in. I would start in audit and if you're truly interested in tax, do a MST somewhere and get your CPA, then transition.

    BDPB is somewhat cool about transitioning, but that's my best advice for tax-interested folk. Tax is the bread and butter of this company, then litigation (which they rarely hire entry-level), and audit is the smallest department (for accounting services).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for full-time employees coming out of college, the tests and basic training the firm gives is very lackluster and a monkey could do it.

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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Went through rotational internship program, did well and was actively recruited by BDPB for months thereafter.

    As far as interviewing for the rotational program:
    1. Did on campus interview with a partner, did very well. Basic personl questions, one I remember most was "List three people who inspire you and why?"
    2. Was invited for on-site interview, wasn't so much an interview process as it was learning more about the firm and different roles.
    3. If you were invited for on-site, it pretty much meant you were selected for the program.
    4. After leaving the office that day, I was mailed an offer from Mr. Berkowitz himself that I had 5 days to decide on. Accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Biggest weakness, and how do you address it in your daily life?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They did not leave much room for negotiation. However, salary was at least $4,000 higher than Big 4 offered, they pay overtime, have nice perks, and also gave year end bonuses and what not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.bdpb.com
Headquarters Fort Lauderdale, FL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Private
Industry Consumer Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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