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Updated 13 May 2021

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3.6
67%
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BDO Global CEO Martin Van Roekel
Martin Van Roekel
318 Ratings
Pros
  • "good working environment in office(in 135 reviews)

  • "Great people with great perks and lots of food(in 53 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long working hours for whole years(in 100 reviews)

  • "Can have long hours during busy season(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      4 May 2021 - Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Character led approach, empowerment and promotion of staff

      Cons

      Pay could be better benchmarked to competition

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting company

      12 May 2021 - Audit Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture, fun place to work

      Cons

      Workload and long hours throughout year

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Average company

      13 May 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The company overall has many opportunities

      Cons

      Too much politics Long hours no life

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      The people make the company

      11 Jan 2021 - Audit Trainee in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great teams to work with. The main thing keeping me with the firm is that fact that I actually like the people I work with and I know the grass is green where you water it. - Good time management in my team (can't say about others). This makes work life balance a lot better than what I hear in other firms (although busy season might be the same across the board). - Incredible diversity in my team! I work with people from all walks of life which makes team work all the more interesting.

      Cons

      - Salary on progression relative to other firms not encouraging/competitive at lower grades. Very tempting to move to industry. - Same applies for other work perks and benefits. Socials are an important aspect of work for team morale and the effects of the firm's cost cutting strategy are really felt in this area. - Cost cutting strategy also felt in terms of training opportunities provided. Seems that we lag behind our peers in other firms on this front.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      16 Apr 2021 - Auditor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Dependant on office and team, but generally a good environment to work for. Satellite offices can be forgotten about a bit.

      Cons

      Lower salaries, especially for SE offices which don't attract London weighting, but arguably similar living costs.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Audit

      23 Apr 2021 - Manager in Reading, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible working - good atmosphere

      Cons

      long hours - otherwise nothing specific which you don't find in other companies that size

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      20 Apr 2021 - Audit Semi Senior in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Many study leaves Get to know different clients

      Cons

      Work can be repetitive Travel to client can be an issue (not any more)

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good environment

      17 Apr 2021 - BDO in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Really approachable people up to partners will be able to help.

      Cons

      Maybe less prone to autonomy due to the size of the teams

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      19 Apr 2021 - Audit Assistant in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company to work for Look after their employees well

      Cons

      College that teach for ACA qualification aren't great Audit can be stressful

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Friendly company, good for growth

      4 May 2021 - Tax Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everyone is willing to help there is a lot of room for growth

      Cons

      The studying can be very intense it feels like a hole other degree

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