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BDO USA Reviews

Updated November 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance compared to similar firms" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Fantastic team environment, great people to work with" (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life Balance not available" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Long Hours (during busy season)" (in 102 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. "Summer Audit Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is full of really friendly individuals that do their best to make you feel at home. Management is really approachable and accessible.

    Cons

    There were occasionally periods with little to no work, however this is probably isolated to the summer internship program.

  3. "Things to Consider"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Decent starting salary for new hires

    Cons

    More thorough training needed and long hours


  4. "Great Culture, really"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    People involved in your success
    Team spirit
    Great help from some colleagues during your first year

    Cons

    Office gossip
    Lower productivity—> longer hours (people just get things done pls)


  5. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Staff is overbooked, and expected to perform big 4 hours despite not paying big 4 salaries


  6. "Relaxed environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to learn from and lots of training.

    Cons

    Hours during busy time are long.


  7. "Experienced Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Small Office. No travel required.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Small firm mentality

  8. "Great Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    The firm is investing in proper resources for employees to perform their jobs at a high level. The firm has a growing a wide client base in the middle market, including small public companies. The easy of access to technical resources throughout the firm is fairly easily to connect with.

    Cons

    As the firm has expanded aggressively through acquisitive and organic growth, the culture has not been the same, but the core values and strategy of the firm have been consistent in recent years. Firm leadership appear very focused on top line growth and sustainable profitability, which can lead to a focus away from taking care of its own people.

    Advice to Management

    The People First core value needs to be truly lived out if the firm is going to continue to remain successful. Their focus should always remain to ensure that employees are satisfied and then in the long term, the top line growth and sustainable profitability will follow.


  9. "Tax"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great launching point for career.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance.


  10. "Tax Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great client base and variety of industry

    Cons

    I have no cons for my current employer


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