BDO USA Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

208 Reviews

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Pros
  • Very collegial, collaborative, great work-life balance; (in 12 reviews)

  • There are many opportunities to learn but at the cost of your outside life (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work-life balance, leadership is non-existent and plays favorites (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours, auditor perception, traveling (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dallas office has a great culture and wonderful people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement for administrative assistants and no different levels of assistants so there is not a chance to advance in any way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat admins as valuable as the staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Assurance Senior

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience regarding difference types of industries

    Cons

    Chunks of unflexable time during the year due to nature of business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great office environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BDO USA

    Pros

    Open door policy
    High ability to get promoted
    Even staff are encouraged to offer suggestions
    Great work / life balance

    Cons

    While promotions are fairly easy to get, as long as you are doing the required work, the amount of the raises was very low.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of investment to build brand

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    Former Employee - Business Development Person  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Person in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BDO USA

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Flexibility for admin staff.

    Cons

    Firm spends minimal amount on name recognition, other marketing. Minimal admin support to BD and often untrained. Professional training for BD was second rate. Some partners treat you like property. Salary below what competitors pay. Difficult to sell when firm not producing cutting edge ideas to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more like GT in the way you market firm. Upgrade the level of training offered admin staff and stop spending all the real training dollars on audit/tax people.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Everybody should know BDO

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BDO USA

    Pros

    Management cares and takes an interest in each employees career goals. Opportunities for advancement are all around but the individual needs to step up and exceed expectations.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of coordination between offices. Sharing staff for engagement closer to different offices would cut down on travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    BDO compares favorably to my former Big 4 firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BDO USA

    Pros

    I used to work in Big 4, and comparatively speaking, BDO works less hours and at a lower stress level...all while making the same in salary. There is a regional firm feel to my office, but I am getting experience at a national level. Flexibility is great, and the people are friendly. There are a lot of office activities to keep employees engaged. You don't feel like an anonymous face in the crowd like at Big 4. The relationship from the staff level to the partner level is dynamic. I feel comfortable enough to walk into a partner's office and shoot the bull with him or her for no reason.

    Cons

    The calibre of clients are not that of Big 4, both in diversification and quality. In my office, travel is more extensive than my previous firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    BDO, small enough to give you personal service, big enough to give you the expertise

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BDO USA

    Pros

    flexibility between work and personal life. Work life was a drag, people here care about each other and try to work with each other.

    Cons

    busy seasons would drive you insane but a lot of fun !!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none :) they do a great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The best of both worlds

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BDO USA

    Pros

    It's a great place with lots of upward mobility. The management and associates mingle very often and it's a very family-oriented work environment. Plus it gives you the best of both worlds: "Big 4" exposure to public accounting while also minimizing the extensive travel and work hours. The local firms are too small in my opinion to get the full excitement, while in the Big 4 someone can end up auditing "cash" for weeks! This way even associates here can take part in a full audit with managers and partners.

    Cons

    Oftentimes the company name BDO is not recognized by others. Even though it's ranked as the top 10 accounting firms in the world, I often have to explain to others that BDO is an accounting firm that is very highly ranked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization in the scheduling and grouping of engagements.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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