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Updated September 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is reasonable" (in 87 reviews)

  • "Good colleagues, good working environment" (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "The only downside of it is the really long working hours" (in 100 reviews)

  • "Work life balance during Feb to May is poor however it is made up for during the summer and fall which are slower" (in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Tax Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate experience was amazing because I was able to learn a lot about business and tax.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding deadlines


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of clients and great work facilities

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work-life balance

  3. "Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    culture in office is nice
    seniors and partners are accomodating

    Cons

    seemingly Big 4 hours without big 4 name


  4. "BDO Audit Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is reasonable

    Cons

    High turnover which is norm for the industry

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and turnover will decrease


  5. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Management is flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Hours can be pretty long.


  6. "Risk Advisory associate"

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    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory Staff in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible, company culture, continuing education opportunities, diversity

    Cons

    Amount of travel, sporadic at times

    Advice to Management

    I find that BDO's management team is very flexible, knowledgeable, and professional.


  7. "BDO Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    study a lot from my peers

    Cons

    hard work with no high compensation

    Advice to Management

    build career paths

  8. "Not Big 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees
    Better projects than big 4

    Cons

    Needs to manage growth better


  9. "Good entry to public accounting, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Entry to public accounting, but that is all

    Cons

    Hours - Increased the mandatory hours during busy season
    Compensation - Much underpaid
    Benefit - Not good at all
    Politics - Numbers only? Better work you do, more you get
    Do not care about employees - You only billed 60 hours where is the rest?
    Only revenue focused - Work more and work more
    Reduced PTO
    Understaffed - do not hire people since we are not making enough profit

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees


  10. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hours
    Nice people
    Benefits are fine

    Cons

    Slow
    Behind the times
    Emphasis on revenue instead of margin/OI

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to keep up - take good projects at decent margins and do the work tok get those jobs


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