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BDO Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance not too good from audit perspective but it is the norm in the industry (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season, but that is the same as every other large firm (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Best training accountancy practice compared to Big 4"

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

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

    Pros

    Personable, you feel that you matter and you can really succeed!

    Cons

    Miss out on market share taken by Big4


  2. "Great team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great contact with clients
    - Supportive partner (in my team)
    - Learnt a lot and if I expressed interest in a certain area, I was given appropriate work
    - Quickly move up if you perform well

    Cons

    - Pay is not so good
    - Some team politics (best to stay out of!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting people who are performing really well - don't make them wait for the standard 2 years in each role

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was good"

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    • 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


  4. "Working in BDO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good alternative for big 4 exposure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    • 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.


  7. "Assistant Audit Manager"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Audit Assistant Manager"

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    • 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


  9. "Comfortable zone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    • 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