BDO USA

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Consulting

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

I worked at BDO USA

Pros

The ability to market and build external relationships is top-notch, and management promotes it. Also good external education opportunities. Also the management is not rude and will allow you to learn from your mistakes. Also, the firm is very quick in turning around expenses and the IT system in place is very adequate. Have learned a lot and have assumed a great amount of responsbilites in the group.

Cons

Sometimes the name does not take you as far marketing-wise, but the brand recognition is expanding. Also, bonus compenstation is not as strong as it should be, but that is changing. The consulting group I work in is growing and maturing, so they should become more competitive in the future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to rebuild the investment banking unit on the West Coast (M&A and valuation). Need to expand executive level involvement in West Coast efforts and visit the West Coast more often.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of investment to build brand

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    Former Employee - Business Development Person in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Person in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BDO USA

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Flexibility for admin staff.

    Cons

    Firm spends minimal amount on name recognition, other marketing. Minimal admin support to BD and often untrained. Professional training for BD was second rate. Some partners treat you like property. Salary below what competitors pay. Difficult to sell when firm not producing cutting edge ideas to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more like GT in the way you market firm. Upgrade the level of training offered admin staff and stop spending all the real training dollars on audit/tax people.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BDO USA

    Pros

    Good experience to put on your resume.

    Cons

    -Management is awful for the most part, with a few exceptions, they are immature, unsympathetic, political, unintelligent, the list goes on. These people wouldn't survive in a normal workplace.
    -Work/Life balance is non-existent (BDO Flex is a joke)
    -All you do is work, busy season never ends and the pay is pitiful for the number of hours. They also don't reward people for their hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the majority of management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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