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Updated 19 Feb 2015
Updated 19 Feb 2015
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  1.  

    Audit Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR recruiter. Flew out for interview (my own expense). Interview with 2 partners. Very laid back interview. The partners were great. I really enjoyed the process.

    Negotiation Details
    How much do you want? They gave me more than the highest amount I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was relatively easy. I applied through our college career center and heard back within a couple week. Next I had an on campus interview with the partner

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were easy and expected questions. Mainly behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone interview, followed by face-to-face interviews with 5 people. Was told it would be individual interviews, but they decided to do a group interview, which worked out well in the end.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Entryl Level Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very casual interview. He just asked me to go over my resume and he talked about tax and what I would get into if I were to work at BDO. He said I was calm and confident and that I would go very far in public accounting. Seems like a very nice work environment.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BDO USA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through school website and got accepted for an on-campus interview. The interview was very conversational with general interview questions like, what is your greatest accomplishment, greatest strength, etc. It was a very simple interview and the person was very nice. They said they would contact me in a week for another interview and I never heard anything back from them. I know people that were contacted in a few days while I never heard anything. It was extremely unprofessional of them to do it especially after I tried to contact them to ask about it. I know someone that had their interview cancelled last minute which shows you how dysfunctional they are with this whole process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BDO USA in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Selected for an on-campus interview and went to the pre-interview mixer at a local restaurant. The actual interview was very conversational; it seemed like the interviewer was trying to sell the company to me instead of the other way around. The interviewer called me the next day asking to do a second round interview at their local office.
    For the second interview, the company took all of the candidates interviewing that day out for lunch, and then came back and had interviews with various tax managers. The interviews were pretty basic with standard interview questions.
    I got a call back a week later with an offer. Very happy with the process!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who already works for BDO. I interviewed with three people. The questions were more conversational. (Make sure you do your homework and come prepared to ask questions). I got an offer the next day and started two weeks after.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult-again it was more conversational.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met with HR Manager as well as Tax Manager in a two step process. First step was on the phone. Second was at the firm with both persons listed above present.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Email with offer contract
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Contacted by a HR and scheduled with on-site interview. A tax manager interviewed with me and ask some behavioral and technical questions. The interviewer also test me on my resume. Make sure you are very familiar with the details you put on resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BDO USA.

    Interview Details

    Interviews included multiple rounds with partners and MDs. The main hiring manager did all the talking so all I did was listen and sound interested. No case studies, no brain teasers. This company has very lax hiring standards. Just dress well, look professional and act interested. You will get a job.

    Negotiation Details
    Very easy, this company is desperate for good talent, so you can ask for anything you like.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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