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Senior Manager

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at BKD full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good experience and a good company culture

Cons

Low salaries, incompetent partners, lack of an effective strategy to compete in the market

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to reward your top performers. Empower your employees to contribute to the bottom line.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good experience, that's it

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    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Springfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Good experience
    Sink or swim mentality teaches you to think for yourself, as no one is going to help guide you beyond week one of training
    Nice comraderie among peers

    Cons

    Company's approach to recruiting is hiring to fire. You have just a couple months to prove your worth and receive no training. If you ask too many questions, you are immediately viewed as weaker than your peers and run a huge risk of being let go. If you are a strong performer, you also run a risk of being let go, as rather than own up to its recruiting mistakes (i.e. hiring too many), when times get tough management's philosophy is to unload staff as quickly as possible. BKD is not a great place to work, so usually those that don't get fired quit pretty quickly anyway. If you have a family or want a life outside of work, forget it. Informing them that you prefer less travel known is like career suicide. BKD is also very inflexible with working hours. Other public accounting firms are flexible in that it is about getting your work done at any time of the day, but BKD is very rigid - wants you there from exactly 8:00 to exactly 5:00 with a one hour lunch from 12:00 to 1:00. They frown upon you leaving at 4:00 on a Friday, even if you have already put in 60 hours for the week. Much of the travel is for two week jobs, and they also frown upon you coming home on the weekend, which is also different from a lot of firms. Most managers and partners are rude and act like they are above talking to staff. Technology is horrible (i.e. computer crashings and Excel time sheets, paper billing, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire to fire - recruit the correct people and the correct number of people. Take a look at your cheap and inflexible employment practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    BKD Tax accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD

    Pros

    The partners are easy to talk to and helpful. The whole office has a family feel to it.

    Cons

    The long hours are hard to deal with during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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