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4.0 of 5 stars (399 Ratings)

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BDO...a Place of Rewards, Recognition and Culture

5.0 of 5 stars

September 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Recognition - compensation awards, Core Value awards, performance awards, milestone award, to name a few
Culture - true flex time, great people, always working to improve, innovative, tons of opportunities for growth

Downers

Absolutely no downers. I've been with BDO for over 15+ years and hope to retire here.

Comments

Competitive compensation
Total rewards package
Great people and culture
Gives back/supports communities
Tons of opportunities for growth within the firm

A House of Cards

1.0 of 5 stars

September 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A small but transient population of good people. If you see such a person assume that he/she will be gone soon.

Downers

When the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole in 1912 he exclaimed, "Great God! this is an awful place...". I know exactly how he felt.

Current and future employees: do not believe anything you are told. The simple fact is, this so-called "partnership" is a small club of 10-12 "partners" whose sole mission is to grow the firm massively by buying every itsy bitsy teeny weeny third-rate accounting practice in the country and then trying to sell out to a larger player. This will not work. All this is doing is creating an integration nightmare with a terrible, vicious culture.

What does the Chief People Officer really do? I suspect not very much other than manufacturing fake favorable reviews on Glassdoor and Vault.

Comments

Scott and his team died trying to escape the brutal south pole environment. If you consider yourself to be a rotten, self-serving, alley pickpocket, stay at BDO and you will thrive. If you are an honest and smart and want to make a positive impact on society, leave immediately (or don't accept an offer from BDO). Don't become another Robert Falcon Scott--you will perish fighting rottenness.

BDO New Jersey

1.0 of 5 stars

August 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Nothing to report at this time. The office is not good.

Downers

The woodbridge office is full of politics and there is constant turnovers at all levels. The managing partner is too focused on his favorites that he doesn't care about other employeees. There is no HR in the office or proper career counseling. The staff and seniors are very weak compared to a Big 4 staff and senior. The office is very isolated and new hires are not properly welcomed. Only the favorite managers get the good staff and seniors while everyone else struggles. The client base is very weak and you end up doing the bookkeeping for the clients.

Comments

I would highly recommend anyone who wants to be in public accounting to go to another firm. Go to the Big 4 or Grant Thornton. Do not ruin your career by going to BDO. It doesn't have the name recognition.

Admininstration

4.0 of 5 stars

April 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The People! Great company to work for. Chief People Office is the best!

Downers

Micro Managing by some Managers can be over whelming at times.

Comments

I'll recommend BDO to any candidate willing to put in the hard work.

Empowering you by helping you help yourself.

4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Audit & Assurance | Cleveland, OH | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people I work with, the advanced experience I am getting as a 1st year, work schedule flexibility, management's commitment to helping staff members succeed.

Downers

The salary is average for the area, but they make up for it with benefits such as CPA bonuses/reimbursements, annual bonuses, and meals. Personally, I have valued my CPA reimbursements right around $5K (that's without the 12 month and 18 month bonus for passing, which is $3K and $1.5K respectfully).

Comments

Much better workload and hours requirements than my peers at the Big 4 and compensation at entry level is the same.

Partner/Principal in Audit & Assurance

4.8 of 5 stars

2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

the People

Downers

the administrative work

Pleasant business culture and strong demand for services provides great start to career at BDO

4.8 of 5 stars

Executive in Consulting | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Career growth and satisfaction, firm teaming and support culture and competitive compensation.

Downers

Core tax/audit client base not aligned to needs of specialty tax practices.

Comments

Firm culture is very strong and the firm is focused on and has demonstrated significant growth. This will provide significant and rewarding career opportunities for a self-motivated candidate.

BDO Knows . . . .ME!

4.9 of 5 stars

Partner/Principal in Tax | Salt Lake City, UT | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The Firm's potential to make a major difference in the global marketplace.

Downers

NA

Comments

Despite its size, BDO is able to act nimbly and rapidly, due primarily to its decentralized management organization.

Mid-level in External Audit

4.9 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People first, flexible hours, and training opportunities.

Downers

I can not think of any.

were going places

4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Tax | Jacksonville, FL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

national resources available while having local office feel

Downers

perhaps not knowing where you fit in in the larger organization as a whole

Comments

BDO is rapidly growing and it is an exciting time to be an employee. Training and development has been very thorough

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