I have been working at BDO full-time (Less than a year)
Very flexible, great exposure, you set your limits
Have to put in the hours at time
I worked at BDO full-time (More than a year)
Free breakfast, good overall international network, lots of specialists, flexible working available, local IT support, good external trainers, nice HQ (London), widely used staff recognition scheme, big clients, some outstanding partners, good staff socials
Too much office politics, outdated software, mandatory hot desking, inconsistency, lack of transparency, poor work-life balance, reduced classroom teaching for trainees, tendency to promise innovation and fail to deliver, many onerous policies, progression only available if your face fits
Advice to Management
Reflect honestly on why good staff are leaving and make a real effort to stamp out office politics. BDO is a firm with so much potential - you could turn things around if you actually believed in the BUILD values. Accept there is a problem that you need to fix then fix it. Don't just spitball ideas, identify a viable solution and follow through.
I worked at BDO full-time (More than 3 years)
people, flexible benefits, charity days, nice office
Some long hours and travel to clients
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I have been working at BDO full-time (More than 3 years)
Overtime paid- although this is slowly being reduced
Easy to do well and be notice
Mid sized clients means not being stuck on the same job for months on end
Few cons- decent place to learn
Advice to Management
Be less rigid with timeframes and structure of promotion
I worked at BDO (More than 5 years)
Variety of work, some great colleagues
Poor work life balance, judged on presents not results.
good staff, engaging, dynamic, peak times busy
bad training, lack of direction
The people are nice people including management. They care about individuals.
I think they are underconfident about their value because they are not a Big Four.
I have been working at BDO full-time
Good training, paid overtime, flexible working
Difficult for promotion for accountants trained outside BDO
I have been working at BDO full-time (More than a year)
Smaller so more exposure to partners and other senior managers.
Recognition awards for job well done.
Types of engagements are interesting.
Regular social events.
The office space just been renovated and all very collaborative and exciting.
The negatives are consistent with other consulting firms’.
Peak times are very demanding but less than big 4s.
Hot desking was recently enforced but it is the model for more big firms now.
I worked at BDO (More than a year)
Good experience and responsibility with tasks
only a week long work experience
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