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Updated March 23, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is reasonable" (in 100 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and friendly team" (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Executive
    Current Employee - Project Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraged to develop, lots of opportunities and support for personal development .

    Competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Still catching up with the ‘Top 4’ in respect to modern approaches to work


  2. "Good Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible schedule and inspiring environment

    Cons

    Heavy workload and very high expectations

  3. "Audit Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    It was very very good

    Cons

    I didn't enjoy it much


  4. "Doing well"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Middle City East, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Middle City East, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various clients, great co workers

    Cons

    Never ending work, bad support functions


  5. "Those who Know, go"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base compensation Is slightly competitive I will say that.

    Cons

    Managers in specific, smaller groups have questionable qualifications and are only favored due to sheer experience (length of employment within the firm) extreme favoritism and unprofessional behavior. Office politics are at an extreme- managers will gossip with admin instead of doing their jobs efficiently. Personal vendettas and jealousy is a large issue at hand here. It’s as if the low morale and hostile workplace environment has regressed managers back to high school. Certain new staff especially younger staff members are set up to fail in some ways depending on their interactions with management.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn basic etiquette and professionalism it’s actually embarrassing that for some managers these skills aren’t there. Actually consider training for staff and show kindness towards new hires. Have an open door policy and encourage genuine learning. Attract younger people with innovative ideas and problem-solving methods. This company has let me down big time and I wouldn’t recommend their culture to anyone looking to profess in public accounting or any other business discipline. Big 4 all the way (besides, you’re working the same hours here anyways)


  6. "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Annual Training, exposure to different industry, etc

    Cons

    Software, Software, Software, Software, Software


  7. "Audit Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable pay young work culture

    Cons

    Boring work and a lot of politics

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience for students

    Cons

    long hours and low pay compared to other professions in finance


  9. "Assurance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get recruiter and easy to talk to for full time offer.

    Cons

    None that I have dealt with yet.


  10. "Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Able to learn and work across multiple disciplines

    Cons

    It is a true accounting firm sometimes lacking an entrepreneurial approach to matters and emerging opportunities

    Advice to Management

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