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BDO USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 18, 2014

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3.0 43 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Wayne Berson

(5 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Pretty Good overall, not too busy

    Assurance Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery nice people and office, not too much work.

    ConsKind of got boring after a while of doing nothing. HR people took a really long time to respond to emails if they even did

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave interns do more work or hire less interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCollaborative environment with flat hierarchy

    ConsLow pay and up or out philosophy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IS Assurance Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompetitive Salary, all expenses paid travel

    ConsTerrible work-life balance, leadership is non-existent and plays favorites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOverall, executive leadership had a strong vision for the firm and made a point of communicating major news or policies to the employees.

    ConsDepartment head was erratic and temperamental. Significant turnover led to being part of a team that was never quite whole, always in the process of training and/or letting someone go. Constant sniping between senior partners created a challenging work environment. Firm does high-quality work for its clients, but ultimately, interpersonal issues amongst staff/partners, etc. caused me to leave the firm. Additionally, work/life balance was nonexistent and compensation was quite low compared to competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssess the managing directors/partners just as you would the lower-level staff. Just because someone has achieved a certain level shouldn't give them a free pass to act unprofessionally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People who know better leave BDO!

    Audit Senior (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOpen door policy (but beware because whatever you tell the higher up are always shared to their "puppets").
    Good working environment except when you are not part of the "in" group.
    Good salary as compared to big 4 audit firms.

    ConsClient base is so small that seniors end up working on the same client for years.
    Review process needs to be improved and not based solely on the managers professional and sometimes personal view of the person.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for an intern to work with managers first hand

    Tax Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosworking directly with manger and partners as an intern

    Conslack of real opportunity to advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Experienced Senior Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOpen door policy and ability to work on a wide variety of projects.

    ConsThere is a lot of administrative work that comes with the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more senior management.

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

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    Great experience, great workplace, and great people.

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsRoom for advancement, great projects, and great learning experience. The projects that I staffed were highly sophisticated, and yet I was not relegated to meaningless work. It provided a great foundation for my career.

    Consemployee turnover is a major issue that needs to be addressed. Partners can definitely be aloof as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to deal with the issue of employee turnover.

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

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    Ehhh

    Senior Tax Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthe hours aren't as bad as some other public accounting firms out there. it could be worst but this place definitely has its downfalls, let me tell you.

    Conshorrible moral. the tax group is not that good. there is no guidence and no real opportunity to grow here.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey are trying to change, but it isn't happening soon enough. everyone leaves!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start

    Tax Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood people to work with

    Consthere is no mid management.

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

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