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Great Company and especially the San Jose office.

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Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Tax Associate in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Very affable and friendly environment.

Cons

A lot of sitting down in the cubicle, and excel work. Was expecting more teamwork, client interaction, and management feedback.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance was not the greatest; lack of respect from management

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Experience, great colleagues for the most part, great training.

    Cons

    Expectations were not always clear, lack of respect from management, and not the best work life balance atmosphere, even during non busy season hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Arrogant mangement

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The firm has great technology; wide range of clients (which is a pro and con as staff have no input on which industry/client they prefer to work in).

    Cons

    Work/life balance not appropriate for mid-tier firm; pay not comparable to Big 4, but hours are nearly the same as Big 4 (2100 billable annually); management denies all morale problems and is ignorant regarding market conditions at other firms; new hires can't get the experience they need because managers are too busy and cannot teach them anything. If you desire career over work/life balance, go to Big 4; if you desire work/life balance over career, then go to a smaller firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose your niche. Be competitive with the Big 4 (i.e. hire 50 people each year and pay them well) or be competitive with mid-tier (i.e. improve work/life balance). You can't compete in all markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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