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Updated January 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Work-life balance was emphasized and there was plenty of opportunities to meet people (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great people & culture (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not much support of work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • During busy season the long hours are exhausting (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Tax Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and assistance for CPA exam

    Cons

    Workload is not distributed well


  2. "Senior Consultant & CPA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be flexible, opportunities for promotion and growth, lots of training opportunities, decent benefits , good PTO & paid holidays

    Cons

    Some partners tend to me more conservative and not as progressive; most employees are salaried and required to work a lot during busier times.

  3. "More work but not more pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BKD full-time

    Pros

    Great PTO amount, paid holidays, knowledgeable network of professionals

    Cons

    Mandatory hour requirements, not as flexible work schedule as they tell you

    BKD Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    Flexibility is tough when balancing work lives and personal lives, but that doesn't mean we don't strive for it. We're continuing the conversation and work on making ourselves more flexible for our... More


  4. "Some pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BKD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid technical resources. There are some great people at BKD.

    Cons

    push to meet certain metrics at cost of morale, service, and work quality. Partners get rich while benefits for employees are less than industry standard. No bonus, no client referrals, no phone, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Examine local office leadership issues and make changes.

    BKD Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback and take these concerns to heart as we continue to work on creating a better work environment for every BKDer.


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility and good vacation availability

    Cons

    Low to medium pay and health benefits

    BKD Response

    Jul 25, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    We appreciate your feedback. We are always receptive of our team's thoughts as to how we can provide the best benefits to BKDers. We'll pass this along so we can continue to provide competitive... More


  6. "BKD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with young people your age

    Cons

    Long hours, little employee appreciation

    BKD Response

    Jul 25, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    Life in the accounting world does often come paired with long work hours. However, we strive to make it as enjoyable as possible with great colleagues, office perks and solid benefits. Let us know... More


  7. "Potential interns beware"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BKD as an intern

    Pros

    Everybody is really nice and works together to get the job done

    Cons

    During the intern training and recruiting we are told that they only hire interns that they have places for. Basically you will be offered a full time position as long as you do a good job. This spring they offered positions to at most half of the interns. I 2 really good evaluations and during the exit interview was told that I was a really good worker but that I was not being offered a position due to staffing issues.which tells me they never intended to hire all of the interns.

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest,I got other offers but chose this company because I liked the culture and was told multiple times that if you got the internship you basically had a job offer, and that is not true.

    BKD Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    We're sorry the opportunity didn't work out. While we do try hard to retain many of our wonderful interns, it's unfortunately not always the case. We'll take your feedback and use it to improve on... More

  8. "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning and Development above standards. Opportunity to be involved in different projects in different industries. The people I work with are so very helpful. They want you to succeed because if you know what you're doing, that means no one else has to redo that work. So it's a win win.

    Cons

    BKD is not a company that will pay you. Their pay is well below market. It hurts me to say this but I'll be looking for a better paying job before the year runs out. As an example, according to Glassdoor, I'm being paid $16,000 less!
    Also, there's no 401K match. They'll give you 5% profit sharing at the end of the year though.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees based on market rate and the value they're bringing to the table. Low ball offers will just translate to high turnover especially during busy season as there won't be anything to motivate employees, and why burn yourself out when you're not being paid what you're worth. Money is a very high motivator.
    Also, check your 401K match.
    Keep up the great work with trainings. Thanks for the snacks. I just wish they could offer healthier options in terms of the chips.

    BKD Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. You make a good point and we want BKDers to know they're valued. We'll be passing this along and we encourage you to discuss this topic during... More


  9. "Business Development Executive"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Fishers, IN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a hands-off firm, in other words - they let you self-empower and run your own territory within certain parameters

    Cons

    Not a lot of support firm-wide

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing more in growth and internal resources for business development

    BKD Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Social Media Lead

    We hear you loud and clear! That trust and empowerment works if you've got the support and resources to back it up - and that's something we're investing in to help BKDers make a difference.... More


  10. "Compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is a good one to work for. They are sincere about providing good client service and dedicated to helping professionals learn.

    Cons

    The average compensation compared to most other companies is really low.


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