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Introduction to disillusioning world of large accounting firms (tax side)

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Former Employee - Tax Associate in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Tax Associate in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

Competent co-workers, decent starting salary

Cons

Very impersonal work environment, grind-it-out mentality, very little diversity, extremely slow and rigid pathway toward advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Re-work your approach to training, encourage more work/life balance, more frequent feedback and guidance about performance (good or bad)

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Growing pains, old-fashioned culture

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Good experience, knowledgeable partners (until mandatory retirement), lots of training during the first year. Not a terrible place to begin your career in public accounting as long as you're OK with the second-tier job opportunities that follow. Some offices seems great, some are terrible.

    Cons

    Average pay and small raises. With a relatively high number of partners for a firm of their size, you notice the day-to-day cost cutting everywhere. Offices can feel like a "good ol' boy's" club where it's acceptable for managers to discuss female staffs' "talents" during lunch, etc. Expansion through acquisition creates a firm without a coherent culture. They shuffle people around enough that this will probably work itself out.

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  2. Great Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at BKD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot on the job. Hours are long but there is room to grow and to move up.

    Cons

    Long hours, pay is relatively low but this goes with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep your best.

    Recommends
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