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BDO Reviews

Updated 9 Dec 2019

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3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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BDO CEO Martin Van Roekel
Martin Van Roekel
131 Ratings
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  1. "Audit"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many deadlines and high workload.

    BDO2019-12-08
  2. "Strong cultures and values"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to helping you succeed and their values

    Cons

    Sometimes overly cautious with remuneration

    BDO2019-12-05
  3. "Flexi work"

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexi work -young environment -Challenging -10 days for Charity -dress down

    Cons

    -difficult to get a promotion

    BDO2019-11-22
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working environment and friendly staff

    Cons

    there are no cons to this job

    BDO2019-11-21
  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Audit 

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the staff are great

    Cons

    Salary reviews for Graduates are not great

    BDO2019-11-19
  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Audit Semi-senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic Great Would recommend Great culture Good firm

    Cons

    No cons what’s so ever with bdo

    BDO2019-11-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to be a partner at the moment, an increasingly poor place for senior staff"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BDO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge resources. People available to do or assist in all areas - technical and administrative. Nice building. Free fruit and coffee. Generally a pleasant atmosphere and increasingly inclusive. A good place for the shrinking few who can make it to partner or for senior staff with no ambition who want a so so salary and an easy, cosseted life. Good training support for junior staff.

    Cons

    Much diminished pay and opportunities for senior staff - increasingly exploitative attitude to senior staff. Partner incomes have grown massively - 20%+ per annum recently whilst staff income have shrunk continuously in real terms over the last 10 years - e.g. 1% standard increase last year. Little loyalty to staff when it comes to progression - more interested in continually bringing in people from outside -... generally on much better packages. Increasingly corporate culture. Large numbers of people not productively occupied. A general sense partners are making too much money too easily now to have any real interest in staff or in investing in their development. An increasingly difficult firm to go out to sell in the market place because there’s a growing perception in other professional firms that BDO are overpriced and are too often churning mediocre work. Quite openly benchmarking and seeking to be just like the Big 4 now. However, without Big 4 benefits or e.g. retirement of partners at 55 to make way for the next generation. Too many ageing and disengaged partners hanging around now to milk their equity earnings. An accelerating hollowing out of expertise as more directors go off to be partners in other firms and partners churn more work through inexperienced junior staff.

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    Advice to Management

    Share more of the rewards with your senior staff or watch your own income bubble burst.

    BDO2019-12-04
  8. "Good work place and experience of clients, pay not great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Audit in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a good group of trainees. Managers are very helpful and open to fluid conversation. Up to 10 CSR days a year and open hot desk seating plan makes people more approachable.

    Cons

    Salary is not great when factoring the work having to be done outside or work for ACA qualification.

    Advice to Management

    Good job!

    BDO2019-11-17
  9. "BDO"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior 

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Sensible working hours and generally supportive environment

    Cons

    Remuneration lower than other top 10 firms

    BDO2019-11-26
  10. "Overall Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Audit Semi-senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good clients Good opportunities to take on roles with greater responsibility Good work life balance

    Cons

    No Job Benefits Very slow to embrace innovation

    BDO2019-11-05
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