BDO Assistant Manager Reviews | Glassdoor

BDO Assistant Manager Reviews

11 reviews

Filter

Filter

Assistant Manager

3.9
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
BDO Global CEO Martin Van Roekel
Martin Van Roekel
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • work life balance with a few occasional late nights during busy season (in 51 reviews)

  • Very nice working environment, emphasis on strong relationship with client (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Have to sacrifice your work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Long hours with lots of engagements (in 52 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "It was good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working culture, good prospects in future, cooperative environment in employees, pay scales are satisfactory, fair working hours

    Cons

    Actually there are no such cons, in comparison to other big 4 firms the pay scales are bit lower


  2. "Working in BDO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good exposure to client of different industries
    2. Friendly and helpful colleagues
    3. fast promotion opportunities

    Cons

    1. Indifferent management
    2. Pay below market rate

    Advice to Management

    To care about the benefits of the staff


  3. "Good alternative for big 4 exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Audit Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Audit Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reputable audit firm in Malaysia
    Solid experiences in resume in early stage of professional career

    Cons

    Not much of benefits
    No work life balances

    Advice to Management

    have to improve benefits in order to retain good staff


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good opportunities for self growth.

    Cons

    Superiors may not make a correct decision which lead to unnecessary work load and OT.

    Advice to Management

    To make right decision to improve efficiency.


  6. "Assistant Audit Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GST Advisory and Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - GST Advisory and Audit Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and staff

    Cons

    Limited exposure to various industries such as banking and insurance


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Audit Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BDO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good office location. Work exposure

    Cons

    No work life balance. Poor management. Poor career progression


  8. "Comfortable zone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal office politics. Good environment to learn.

    Cons

    Salary package not as attractive, limited career growth to a certain extent.

    Advice to Management

    To offer competitive salary/compensation packages to retain experienced staff


  9. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    May audit a various industry of companies and organisation. I have made many great friends in the Company and we feel like family.

    Cons

    There is no Standard of Procedures. There isn't enough staff most of the time. Everything is important till there is no time for anything else to do. Different bosses have different style that the Company has no standard way. There is little or no benefits in terms of employees welfare such as dentist allowance, handphone allowance or


  10. "Very good place to work, good social environment and career opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a very good place to work. Good chances to progress and to move across other areas, even getting experience overseas.
    Opportunities to propose new ideas and take them forward. Good place to obtain a good work experience.

    Cons

    Lack of rewards like bonuses or instant awards for achieving tough objectives or meeting very high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    The appraisal process should be less formal and more human.
    Management is contaminated by old-school and close minded Directors that have been in the firm too long with no experience in any other company/sector.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Varied work, valued as an individual, HR issues."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Client-facing from the first day on the job
    - Trusted with projects and allowed freedom to express creativity and challenge upwards
    - Good colleagues
    - Good work-life balance
    - Good benefits package
    - Free breakfast

    Cons

    - Recognition and reward down to luck a bit too much (assigned to the right job, have the right conversation, suddenly promotion comes along)

    Advice to Management

    Partners often act against one another in order to maximise revenue recognised against themselves - creating a fairer compensation scheme for partners would lead to better teamwork and more revenue overall.