BDO International
3.3 of 5 39 reviews
www.bdointernational.com London, United Kingdom

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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Jeremy Newman

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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BDO is a great place to work

Associate Director (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe corporate culture allows for a challenging but flexible work environment

ConsAlthough the firm espouses the "One Firm" approach individual offices tend to operate as silos.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to launch accounting career

Tax Manager (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at BDO International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPleasant people, felt like a local firm except for the administrative issues associated with a larger national firm.

ConsNo different than any other accounting firm. No work/life balance at certain times of year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excelent benefits, a great place to become an experienced professional in acounting, auditing and consulting.

Business Consulting Staff (Former Employee)
San Juan, PR

I worked at BDO International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcelent benefits, 401k, health insurance, performance bonuses (cash and others), great parties each year. You get exposure in so many different businesses where you can specialize.

ConsLong working hours (something really normal in Puerto Rico), be ready to work at least 10 to 12 hours on a daily basis and 16 on peak times. You are required to charge at least 8 hours daily to clients (could be combined between clients) but you don't always have billable time.

Advice to Senior ManagementForget about your work-life succes philosophy, go back to the work-life balance the employees deserve. Slavery was abolished long time ago.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Senior Tax Accountant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

Pros- Great clients to work on
- Intelligent people to work with

Cons- Career guidance was lacking
- Senior Management's vision was lacking
- Only realized people's value when they were leaving

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The best company I ever worked for

Senior IS Assurance (Former Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA

I worked at BDO International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best experience and work life balance ... Even better than the big 4 and with better compensation and benefits.

Love management and their true open door policy and are willing to help make things right and work with you.

ConsSometimes long hours are required but it's only for a short time. Haven't worked over 50 hrs.

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I worked at BDO in Beijing for less than 2 years.

Audit Associate II (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at BDO International full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people are very hardworking and they have great excel based workpapers that help systematic audits. It is easy to grow up the ladder if you are hardworking and stay with the firm over time. Friendly and helpful senior managers who are happy to teach new hires as long as they have time.

ConsThe pay rate is lower than the big 4 and the clients are smaller. There was no additional salary during busy season even though we worked a lot of overtimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter and more extensive training for new hires before busy season starts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Well-balanced company

Assurance Intern (Former Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at BDO International as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery intelligent senior management. Friendly and helpful staff members to accompany interns.

ConsDid not have enough assignments for interns and sometimes handled "day to day" intern jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter programs for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Liers no. 1+Unprofessional - NEVER JOIN THIS CO.

Mid Management Level (Current Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

ProsThey are best at fooling people. Be it employees or clients or any stakeholders.

ConsVery unprofessional and incompetent senior management

Nothing (absolutely nothing) like 5th largest accounting firm. They hardly integrated with the global network.

No concept of employee training and knowledge sharing.

No concept of performance based bonus. Bonus is as per the discretion of the Partner.

very poor execution of mandates - their sole objective is to finish the work and get money from client. NO CONCEPT OF "REVIEW/QUALITY CHECK"

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to the founder partner - Get some good guys to run this company.

Advice to BDO Global network - BDO brand is in the wrong hands. It may continue to do good in audits and with small clients - but they will never be able to catch the bigger fishes with existing senior management. With few exceptions, they are bunch of jokers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGet to work on challenging and interesting assignments

ConsHard to find work/life balance

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Nicely

Consultant (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at BDO International as an intern for more than a year

ProsHigh paid`and salary and good vacation leave

ConsNot life , work and life not balance Busy work

Advice to Senior ManagementMore Supportive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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