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BDO USA Reviews

Updated January 16, 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. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great OMP! Partners treat people fairly and with transparency and respect. Managers are knowledgeable and care about technical and professional growth of the staff.

    Cons

    usual long hours during busy seasons which is the nature of the profession


  2. "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.

  3. "Audit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great office culture
    -Variety of industry experience
    -Great Opportunity for career and personal growth
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Long hours outside of the usual busy season depending on the clients you are assigned to
    -Initial training was a little lacking


  4. "Senior Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people & Management wants & will assist you to succeed. Training abounds.

    Cons

    None at this time. Waiting for true tax season; but I have already been advised of the time requested and I agree. !


  5. "Underpaid - overworked"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience
    Travel
    Learn to work with different personalities

    Cons

    Pay
    Hours
    Little support to get CPA license

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the “People first” phylosophy instead of it just being an ideology. Offer a 5K bonus or more for passing all 4 CPA exams. Don’t overwork your employees for the sake of billing hours.


  6. "Work not as per expectation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good management of work. staff and timing is good

    Cons

    Work Allocation is not nice


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good clients mostly. Bright future for firm.

    Cons

    Not organized. Mix of everything. Cannot specialize at staff level.

  8. "senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible environment and team culture

    Cons

    client base depending on region


  9. "I really enjoy working here but I frequently feel undervalued in the company."

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    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Senior Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Senior Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    I feel underpaid for the worth I bring.

    Advice to Management

    Larger bonuses would help boost moral during busy season.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. This is truly the BEST company I have worked for. I worked in the DC location & LOVED it! Great people, employee freedom & no micro-managing. This company got it right!

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons. I loved my team & the environment. There’s respect among employees, fun & laughter & teachable moments not criticism or gossiping.