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BDO USA Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Lack of work life balance (Big 4 has better (in 45 reviews)

  • Really long hours as expected with public accounting (in 75 reviews)

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  1. "BDO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good management, good client reach

    Cons

    not much downside if you are looking for a reputed consulting company that serves mid-size businesses


  2. "Internship Review"

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

    I have been working at BDO USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, free lunch and dinner during tax season

    Cons

    Work culture could be more cohesive

    Advice to Management

    More teambuilding


  3. "Pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They hook you up with perks and everyone is nice

    Cons

    Typical public accounting. a lot of work


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  5. "Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and compensation. Excellent health care

    Cons

    Unstructured and limited guidance. HR policy is uncertain


  6. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the potential to learn is incredible

    Cons

    The hours, of course, can be long

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Office Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No advancement or slow advancement


  8. "Senior Associate, Advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom from upper management, interesting work / clients

    Cons

    Long hours, below market pay


  9. "Audit Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, good people, good culture

    Cons

    Not as many perks, no name recognition


  10. "Good Place to Start Career"

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

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

    Pros

    They are flexible when it isn't busy season. Benefits are decent. Upper management is hit or miss. It is definitely the kind of place where you can make opportunities for yourself by befriending specific managers to get on specific projects, unless someone up top interferes.

    Cons

    They say that they are better than other (read: larger) firms, but that does not seem to be true. A lot of people can regularly work past midnight in busy season. It depends on the group. And some of the managers are incredibly difficult to work with, as well as not knowledgeable. Nothing atypical to public accounting, but they really need to stop pretending that it is that much better in BDO than elsewhere. There are good and bad teams everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples among yourselves, or at least recluse them from associates.


  11. "Senior Audit Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has some of the most down to earth people in the accounting world who really care about you and your success. But this all depends on the line of business you work for, I worked for the NFP and healthcare group and the partners, managers and staff were good people to work with. Management is honest and cares about your life outside of work. You will learn a lot and if you perform well more responsibilities will be assigned along with promotions. If you work hard you will move up.

    Cons

    Some of the clients are not within the city limits so it can be a hassle to drive there but that all depends on what clients you are assigned to. It can get stressful sometimes when multiple jobs are due Simultaneously and there is pressure to finish from different managers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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