Berdon
3.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.berdonllp.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Berdon Managing Partner Stanley Freundlich

Stanley Freundlich

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Tax Intern

    Tax Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey treat you like a staff person and actually give you real work. The people are great, happy for the most part. They are extremely flexible with hours and even encourage taking time off to study for midterms and finals.

    ConsThe work is methodical and mind-numbing. Yes it is relevant experience in the field but not much to talk about on a future interview without sprucing it up and over-exaggerating.

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    Terrible place to work

    Senior Audit Accountant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNone. There is absolutely nothing positive about this firm.

    ConsTerrible hours, unappreciative managers, and HR representatives lie to new hires. A typical burn and churn accounting firm. Very unethical.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like valued professionals and not like slaves.

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    Nothing exciting...

    Marketing Writer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Prestigious place to work
    2. Tight knit culture
    3. Good pay

    Cons1. Extremely dry and mundane
    2. Stuck-up accountants
    3. Boring work

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to change the culture which appreciates the employees more

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

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    A nice place to start your career

    Senior Audit Accountant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood client base, respected, long-time firm in the NYC area. Most of the people at the firm were great. There were, as there are in most companies, a few that were tough to deal with as they do whatever they can to climb the ladder. Also, in public accounting, you have more than your fair share of "Type A" personalities, just comes with the territory.

    ConsTough hours, some partners were a bit disconnected from the younger generation. In a few instances there was some less than stellar treatment of certain employees. Although perhaps not performing at expectation, there are right ways and wrong ways to treat people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your best to keep up with the times and make sure you care about your people as much as you do your profits. Focus on providing a better environment and turnover will be reduced.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An overall great learning experience

    Tax Intern (Former Employee)
    Jericho, NY

    Prosgreat staff, great manager, i was exposed to a great deal of tax based situations

    Conspartners expected too much of interns, there was a clear disconnect between Jericho and NYC office locations

    Advice to Senior Managementteach your interns more before assigning a great deal of work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well-paying internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company provides an internship that is above market-rate for what you will be doing. A decent bullet point to put on your resume IF you add some fluff to what you actually did.

    ConsThe work was not cerebral enough for me nor challenging enough for me to really say it furthered my professional skills. Rather, I was satisfied solely because of the compensation.

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    An OK place to work

    Senior Audit Accountant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork-life balance, central Manhattan location, pleasant working environment, interesting clients

    ConsReview process not consistent, does not utilize technology efficiently, auditing and tax applications are weak, pay, not organized

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Tax (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat company, excellent staff that has an exceptional work ethic.

    ConsTo much caddishness in the office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a very good learning experience that turned me off from accounting

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is a nice corporate environment people seem genuinely happy to be there. There was a level of fun that is exciting to see at an accounting and audit firm.

    ConsIf you are not a CPA you are really unimportant. It makes sense saying that the business is being accountants however the support work is important too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere was good communication however i found that people only stuck to their floor or department and it would be better if people were more familiar with eachother.

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    It is not a happy place place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsI think they do a great job for their clients. They know their accounting stuff and are very professional with their clients.

    ConsThis place is also, like most companies in America, where only the basic needs of workers are taken into consideration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need a more flexible in giving time off. A union would be a great idea so workers can have more rights.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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