BKD Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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BKD Partner & CEO Ted Dickman
Ted Dickman
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Pros
  • Working with very talented individuals and learn a lot as a first year staff (in 5 reviews)

  • They often promote from within so there are many opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The long hours are hard to deal with during busy season (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, pay is relatively low but this goes with the territory (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Tax Manager

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BKD full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hard work, demanding clients

    Cons

    Poor training, partners very hard to work with. Particularly those who "grew up" at BKD.

    Advice to Management

    Need 360 degree feedback and need to coach partners who are abusive to staff.


  2. Great firm!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Firm values integrity - in its people and clients! Opportunities at all levels!

    Cons

    Long hours - but... it's public accounting.


  3. BKD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and friendly clients

    Cons

    Lots of travel to small towns

    Advice to Management

    Get company cards


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  5. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Core Values at company headquarters. Great leadership training opportunities. Good opportunities for outside CPE training.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the local office level. Lots of infighting. Poor teamwork. Terrible retention rate. No presence in the marketplace. Firm is virtually unheard of in Texas. Weakest link in the firm is at the Partner level. Run very much like a small, local firm. No vision. Very little talent, zero ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Consider infusion into the firm from outside the Texas area. Insist that core values of the firm be respected. Insist on teamwork between professionals.


  6. Associate

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Associate

    I worked at BKD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule outside of busy season. Great management and work environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. No bonuses. Raises lower than peers. Correlation between performance and pay not so clear, but part of public accounting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Decent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people here truly are great.

    Cons

    Management does very little to keep people happy. There is no disincentive to discourage low performance


  8. Tax Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, helpful and knowledgeable management

    Cons

    long hours
    lower pay than other firms


  9. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at BKD full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair pay
    Friendly staff
    Consultants don't travel much
    Consultants don't have to work as much overtime as some other staff

    Cons

    No 401K match
    Parking at the Springfield office is inconvenient
    I would rather have earlier hours but have to work 8 to 5

    Advice to Management

    More flexible schedules
    More work from home opportunities


  10. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD

    Pros

    Great technology. Great processes in place. Wonderful resources for employees. Wonderful, family oriented culture.

    Cons

    They don't close during snowstorms.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at BKD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't bother to apply for work here if you are female or have a background in IT Audit.

    Cons

    Lowest salaries in middle-tier public accounting. No upward mobility for females. Misogynistic culture which is encouraged from CEO down to janitorial staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue



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