Compare BKD vs BDO USA BETASee how BDO USA vs. BKD compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at BKD full-time for more than 8 years
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.
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.
I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year
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.
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.