BKD Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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BKD Partner & CEO 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. Staff experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Kansas City, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and many people close to your age. Opportunity to work in many different industries and opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    Work life balance during busy season is not ideal, but it's not horrible.


  2. Great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD

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

    Pros

    The firm values integrity, it's people and work - life balance. The firm has a strong set of values. Great firm

    Cons

    This is a public accounting firm. Long hours and travel at times but this is the life we chose. However, rewarded for hard work.


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    Auditor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to get job done without someone always looking over your shoulder. Many great activities to get involved in the company.

    Cons

    That freedom also means you do not always get that feed back you may need in order to succeed. How does one know that they need to work on some thing if never told.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the coldness of your heart. Not every one has the same things that motivate them as you do. Those accountants at the top assume every one is like them.


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  5. Helpful (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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. Director

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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


  11. 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



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