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BDO USA Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance compared to similar firms" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Great people and great environment" (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is an after thought" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Long Hours (during busy season)" (in 100 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    laid back wotk environment
    Most clients are in the city so the commute is not bad

    Cons

    few employees to net work with


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the resources of Big Four without working the Big 4 hours. Good client diversification

    Cons

    There is inconsistent messages from a corporate level compared to office by office

  3. "Business Development Director"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Director
    Current Employee - Business Development Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many products and services to sell. Experienced staff in a number of industries. A global presence that not many mid tier firms can beat.

    Cons

    Have lost key talent from time to time. Hard time finding key talent. Not having a local presence for services that are in demand.


  4. "Solid firm, excellent people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    - Firm gives you the opportunity to advance quickly based on high performance
    - Client/industry variety
    - Friendly and bright colleagues

    Cons

    - Need for more established mentorship program
    - Need for a rotation program between business lines


  5. "work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    People are generally more chill than big 4 (I have worked at 2 previously).
    Pay not too far off from big 4
    Less travel
    People seem to really care about one another

    Cons

    The people you work with, while nice, are not the sharpest in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    dont treat all employees the same.


  6. "Awesome Place"

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    Current Employee - Tax A in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax A in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture. They really care about you

    Cons

    Hours are bad. But they are the same in our industry anywhere


  7. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people and friendly environment

    Cons

    Minimum required work hours for busy season

  8. "Public accounting life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great clients
    Very Nice Partners
    Flexible during off season

    Cons

    Long Hours (during busy season)
    Those that work more are seen as better
    Very little work life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place if you are not looking for career growth."

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am able to work remotely or from home.

    Cons

    Huge gender wage disparity. Also firm profits continue to increase while wage compensation is flat. You can have a performance rating 5 of 5 but comp increase is typically 0 to 2%.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Save a lot of money because you get fed a lot. You learn a lot.

    Cons

    Hours. Work load. Under staffed. Smarter staff. Too much gossip


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