Compare BKD vs BDO USA BETA

See how BDO USA vs. BKD compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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BKD

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BDO USA

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 347 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 869 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BKD Ceo Ted Dickman
98%
98%Ted Dickman
CEO Approval
BDO USA Ceo Wayne Berson
88%
88%Wayne Berson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Audit Associate61 Salaries
$55,053/yr
Senior Associate20 Salaries
$64,011/yr
Intern - Hourly19 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Assurance Senior Associate234 Salaries
$78,027/yr
Senior Associate50 Salaries
$79,317/yr
Intern - Hourly31 Salaries
$25/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 28 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 82 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 40 reviews)
"Busy season"(in 33 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 122 reviews)
"Busy season"(in 119 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at BKD full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

To name a few, the wide variety of clients and the ability to take on responsibilities early on, consistent access/mentorship by the leadership team, a clearly-defined but customizable career path... and great training/ support. Even though it's public accounting, I don't feel like I have to choose between my family and my job - I can flex my time and the leadership team trusts me to prioritize. I've seen a lot of positive changes in my 10 years at BKD from when I started, most of which have come from employee engagements surveys/ ideas from internal employees. No mandatory rotations means I can keep my family in one place, but we're big enough (and continuing to grow) that I could move if I wanted to. The ability to choose my specialization rather than be told where the firm needs me has been and always will be a selling point for me. For accountants, we're creative and strategic in how we innovate and I'm glad to be a part of it. BKD also really helped me to develop as a professional supporting my efforts in the community/ on local boards, etc. Non-discretionary Profit Share is 5% annually - better than a 401k match to me.

Cons

Standard cons with a pubic accounting firm - longer hours ahead of peak deadlines and an every-changing knowledge base in the industry can be stressful to keep on top of. While compensation... adjustments seem to be in line with market standards overall, I'd like to see a performance-based bonus for certain milestones.

Advice to Management

Do a good job at this already, but continue to be transparent about changes - internal or external.

"Great firm!"Dec 11, 2019

Current Employee - Audit Associate

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

Pros

Superb environment to learn and refine your skills. Fabulous opportunities both internally and externally. This firm views the employees' successes as its own personal victories. You are empowered... with great flexibility for who you desire to work with here.

Cons

May work long hours during the busy portions of the year. However, this applies to the audit practices for all large public accounting firms.

Advice to Management

Please continue to listen to your staff. Do not be afraid to keep jump starting new initiatives that display the firm values its employees.

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