BDO Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • The best experience and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Get to work on challenging and interesting assignments (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long 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 (in 5 reviews)

  • No work/life balance at certain times of year (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn the ropes of the accounting world. Get in and get your CPA quickly, which will open up many doors for you.

    Cons

    Avoid being pigeon holed into industries that don't interest you. Obviously longer hours during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and vision are key. some members of firm leadership are better at this than others.


  2. Great flexibility, smart people, understanding mgmt

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great flexibility, smart people, understanding mgmt

    Cons

    Growing company, lots of mergers.


  3. Senior Associate - Tax

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Not a ton of overtime compared to Big 4 employment

    Cons

    -Many small not very exciting clients

    Advice to Management

    If your going to talk the talk you gotta walk the walk. Stop under bidding every accounting firm and expecting great realization on projects.


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  5. Senior Tax Advisor

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

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Company has not figured out its target market or niche.


  6. Great overall workplace.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Audit Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IS Audit Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good Pay
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Busy season hours are long
    People can be overly competitive


  7. audit intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great environment , good place to learn

    Cons

    long hours like all the big firms


  8. SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO

    Pros

    good opportunities, interesting work, room for grwoth

    Cons

    stressful periods of work throughout the year


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    Assurance Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Room to grow, multiple locations, large support group, you know your schedules in advance and great/ pay benefits. Plus, well known name in cpa firms

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to advance without CPA certificate, travel becomes tiring especially with many out of town clients. High employee turnover makes familiarity with a client harder

    Advice to Management

    Nothing- maybe offer better incentives to continue employment because there is a high turnover, but that is typical of public


  10. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learning different skills; exposure to various industries

    Cons

    Partners take credit for business leads brought in by others; feeling of distrust among team.


  11. Tax Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, supportive coworkers,

    Cons

    None at the time of this writing



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