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BDO USA Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance compared to similar firms" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Great people, employee freedom & no micro-managing" (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life Balance not available" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Long Hours (during busy season)" (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging engagements with interesting companies. Flexibility in hours. The workload is cumbersome, but due to the teamwork attitude the engagements are fun.

    Cons

    Staff turnover - but this is an industry wide issue not specific to BDO.


  2. "Good People and Good Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for advancement and growth

    Cons

    Compensation can be likely under market and hours can be unreasonable depending on your clients

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation to market with competitors

  3. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and brand recognition

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "good company with decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location and nice office building.

    Cons

    Long hours just as all public accounting firms. If you look for work & life balance, maybe this won't fit you.


  5. "Growing company with a lot of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company is rapidly growing and expanding which brings great opportunities . Management are very approachable. Great work ethics and very supportive people to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance may sacrifice depending on engagements and deadline.
    not many benefits and retirement plan can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    More benefits and better retirement plan.


  6. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA part-time

    Pros

    Great company for my time and efforts

    Cons

    I went back to school to pursue my degree


  7. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    too much work load without overtime pay

    Cons

    good team , good culture, good coworkers

  8. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance
    competitive pay

    Cons

    Busy season is very stressful


  9. "Avoid"

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

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good for the work I did

    Cons

    Working with backstabbing employees it the worst

    Advice to Management

    Remove the dead weight


  10. "Great coworkers decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are great and helpful

    Cons

    Poor management of new hires