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BDO USA Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Better work life balance in comparison to Big4 (in 42 reviews)

  • Great people and great environment (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance could definitely be better (in 52 reviews)

  • Expected to work a ton of hours even outside of busy season (in 91 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Practice Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is very young despite being one of the more established accounting firms. Lots of flexibility for contributors and compensation increases, for the most part, matches performance. Less about showing face, more about just getting stuff done.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to the organization but standard cons of public accounting holds. Budgeting on non-revenue generating teams could improve given people is the strength of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more budget to recruiting. There are smaller firms picking up better talent than BDO because the firm is so think on recruiting. Also give younger staff more attention, at least the ones that deserve it. Most staff personnel are completely disconnected with partners until they hit senior and a lot of them do not have favorable perspectives from the first two years of not getting any attention.


  2. "Assurance Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Different clients, differnt industries
    Get to experience EBP audit

    Cons

    Long hours during busy seasons

  3. "10,000 foot view"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Collegial work environment
    Department hours are flexible outside of peak seasons

    Cons

    Structured technical development is currently lacking
    Top-heavy pyramidal hierarchy


  4. "first impression"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate
    Current Employee - Tax Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of staff support, friendly executives, great benefits, lots of training

    Cons

    work life balance could definitely be better


  5. "Audit Senior, L4"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -fun colleagues
    -relaxed atmosphere
    -strong relationships between staff to manager level

    Cons

    -company too big
    -want more personalized feedback


  6. "Great Experience, No Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA as an intern

    Pros

    Great training, great experience, nice and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Almost no chance on getting a full time offer. Forecasting/budgeting does not allow it.


  7. "Good to me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are willing to help you out along the way

    Cons

    Expected to work a ton of hours even outside of busy season

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Great Employer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Firm with many opportunities to grow professionaly

    Cons

    Salary will be low unless you're able to negotiate well

    Advice to Management

    Determine Salary of staff per background and technical skills


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    A lot of training opportunities. Fun company events. Great grasp of local businesses and networking.

    Cons

    High turnover. Favoritism. Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little guys. Encouragement and loyalty go hand in hand.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA as an intern

    Pros

    Great people, learned a ton, exposure to public accounting

    Cons

    Not a lot of work as a summer intern


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