BKD

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BKD Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
85 Reviews
3.4
85 Reviews
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BKD Partner & CEO Ted Dickman
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19 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 during the summer in particular industries (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    You don't want to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BKD full-time

    Pros

    The staff people are loyal to a fault. BKD doesn't deserve them.

    Cons

    Tax Group Partners are nitpicking and control freaks. Staff and Seniors are forced to deal with partners instead of managers because they are too cheap to hire managers and they managers they do hire don't stay.
    Extremely high turnover.
    The cheapest/tight fisted firm I've ever worked for. They don't bring in meals during tax season.
    They will work you to death and throw you away.
    Training is joke! One Great Week is One Big Joke. It's all "look how great we are" and hardly any technical training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to partners is go do something else. You're no go at this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Efficiently-run CPA Firm with strong reputation for professional advisory services across the Midwest

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BKD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    *Hard-working, approachable Partners

    *Team environment and many young people

    *Significant investment in updating firm culture (marketing, community involvement, etc.)

    Cons

    *Traditionally conservative firm culture

    *Compensation lower than larger Big 4 firms

    *High attrition / turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Continue modernizing firm culture where prudent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One Awesome Firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at BKD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and mangers at this firm

    Cons

    Noe to speak of at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to speak of at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    BKD presented a great internship experience that exposed me to different industries as well as sizes of clients.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at BKD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are awesome, nice personal cubicles, and great downtown location.

    Cons

    Wish I could have traveled more. However, other interns traveled quite a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of work but seemingly worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BKD Intern in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - BKD Intern in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    They have done a great job training, and walking the walk with what they preach

    Cons

    I get paid very little for being an intern and doing the work of full time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The obvious thing is to pay the interns more, but they do a great job otherwise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get your work done and don't ask too many questions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at BKD

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, more interaction with partners than at other firms, great benefits and reasonable flexibility in scheduling, built in career advancement

    Cons

    Seniors and managers are only thinking about the time budget and don't take time to instruct you or allow you to teach yourself. In my opinion, this is not what a CPA is supposed to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your main priority is time budgets, but the budgets aren't accurate because everyone is trying to undercut their peers and not get fired, the only people that benefit are the partners, and even that's in the short run. Take a long-term strategic view. As CPAs you should consider every stakeholder, with yourself considered last.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Typical big accounting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    Company launched a massive employee recognition program with continued rewards and perks. Management has significant experience and knowledge. Coworkers are educated and experienced and provide real value.

    Cons

    Company does not invest in employees education. Flexibility in job tasks does not exist.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    There's always an ability to move up in responsbility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    1. Opportunity for advancement 2. Challenge of work assignments 3. Collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    We have lots of checklists.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would never go back.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BKD

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, you learn.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. There is a lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave others manage the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rapidly gained extensive, diverse knowledge in public accounting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    Large accounting firm providing diverse experience in public accounting

    Cons

    pay and benefits can be lacking at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    copious amounts of positive feedback when it is applicable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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