BDO USA Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
213 Reviews
3.5
213 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic opportunity to help people thrive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding and inclusive leadership and culture; clear and authentic core values, including putting people first.

    Cons

    Our current growth rate and plans are exciting and expectedly are creating a lot of work, as well as opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue following the strategic vision and core values we developed together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people. Great Firm.

    Cons

    No middle management. In the process of integration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Broad exposure, uncapped advancement potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on broad range of engagements and client types.
    Extensive day-to-day interaction with all levels of team, from intern to managing partner.
    Company provides excellent training and technology. Compensation is right about where it should be, and related to performance.

    Cons

    Sometimes increased flexibility can lead to a deviation from rigid processes. Standardization of workflow is an ever-improving and evolving exercise. Recent acquisitings and mergers, while providing unique opportunities for advancement, also cause some "adjustment pains".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to lead by example in willingness to train and willingness to listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Intern in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at BDO USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This company is growing and evolving, and I appreciate the positive movements the company takes globally to create positive change.

    Cons

    Each office has its differnces, but I've seen an inconistency in leadership across the office. Although most are impressive and on board with what I look for in a company, not all offices offer that same optimism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Opportunity for Career Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    BDO Pittsburgh has great leadership and a strong future. There are opportunities to grow within service lines and to advance within the firm. The teams work together well and the software resources and trainings are top-notch. Managers and seniors are good about taking the time to explain projects and provide realistic time budgets. I would definitely recommend this firm to a friend.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide excellent social events - the lunches, dinners, happy hours, and softball games are great! Continue to market the firm name in the city of Pittsburgh.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours (but I knew that)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great change from big 4 rat race

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team to work with, focus on building group with the right people with the right attitudes, clear direction for career growth, great pay, access to management, opportunity for advancement at multiple points in year-- better than big 4which only allows advancement once a year!

    Cons

    Growing team has some growing pains, but management is focused on correcting the growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best of times - worst of times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Great experience, develops thick skin

    Cons

    Long hours, auditor perception, traveling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CLIMB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    BDO is the most employee-friendly professional services firm today

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Very collegial, collaborative, great work-life balance;

    Cons

    Sr.Partners are silo driven; Offices are a little dated; could have improved business tools internally; brand is not as strong as it could and should be/some of the

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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