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BDO USA Dallas Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • So work/life balance can be challenging (in 36 reviews)

  • You will always be busy and learn a lot of information while being an intern (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance (Big 4 has better (in 47 reviews)

  • Busy season hours are expected, however I worked less hours than when I worked at Big 4 (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Assurance Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career in public accounting. Lots of exposure to more areas than you would get at a Big 4. Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Training and resources, does not have the name recognition as Big 4


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Very poorly run tax department. Staff members are forced to work overtime year round. Bad communication from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a break....hire more people

  3. "BDO Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, fun environment, changes to schedules so it doesn't get monotonous and boring!

    Cons

    Pay is just not that great given the amount of hours you need to put.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unfair Compensation & Promotion"

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    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible,
    Good Exposure
    Good office location
    Good benefits
    Good academic support
    Assists with CPA
    Good audit methodology
    Many opportunities to lead

    Cons

    Subjective performance evaluations
    Unfair client scheduling, some employees don't get an opportunity to prove themselves.
    No diversity in upper management, certain groups are not represented well.

    Advice to Management

    More subjective performance management

    BDO USA Response

    Oct 8, 2016 – CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perceptions. Performance evaluations are of course subjective because they require human judgment but they should not be biased. One benefit of public... More


  5. "grind time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and so are the people. You can get put on good clients if you are a rock star like me

    Cons

    You will work your life away as a staff or senior. This is all public accounting firms though, not just BDO

    Advice to Management

    Stop under budgeting clients. If a client takes 2 weeks, don't budget just 1 for field work. Audits never go right anyways, and more time is always needed.


  6. "Valuation Associate"

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    Current Employee - Valuation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Valuation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, helpful coworkers, good leadership

    Cons

    Poor compensation, long hours, work with people not in office


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Thoses should know..."

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    Former Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere for the most part. Felt like it was impossible to get fired, unless you were in and admin/hr/support position. Most were friendly, although there was definitely that "B" team awkwardness feel too. If you're a female they'd love to promote you to partner, especially a good looking one, but def even the not so good looking ones.

    You will not work a lot.

    Cons

    You will not learn a lot. Firm is very cheap. From happy hours to reimbursement dinners ($10) this is no big four. Worked in both audit and consulting and can tell you the partners must view themselves as the "B" team when it comes to pricing engagements, so cheap, they have to be a cheap firm.

    They're aquiring small firms with a "c" team intelligence level. You fell like no one knows a damn thing around there in general. There were a handful of intelligent people I worked with, but it was slim, maybe 5%.

    PTO and benefits were definitely lacking. My PTO was 16 days total. They are open Christmas eve, not a very Christian oriented company. Pay was way under market as stop performer, I left for a 28% raise to a competitor and received an additional 10 PTO days.

    Some partners were so awkward you wonder how they could ever bring in business.

    Advice to Management

    Promote some people to partner that are normal/ have a personality. (Think about it when promoting a new MP in Dallas)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dallas office has a great culture and wonderful people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement for administrative assistants and no different levels of assistants so there is not a chance to advance in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Treat admins as valuable as the staff.


  9. "Assurance Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience regarding difference types of industries

    Cons

    Chunks of unflexable time during the year due to nature of business


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great office environment!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open door policy
    High ability to get promoted
    Even staff are encouraged to offer suggestions
    Great work / life balance

    Cons

    While promotions are fairly easy to get, as long as you are doing the required work, the amount of the raises was very low.


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