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BDO Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible and good social

    Cons

    Time stresses during busy seasons

    BDO2019-09-13
  2. "goo"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    was ok and this has to be at least 5 words ugh

    Cons

    boring tho to be honest

    BDO2019-09-13
  3. "BDO LLP"

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    Current Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Progression and reward fir hard work Reward Support Young Social Five

    Cons

    Long hours Poor clients Quality of staff

    BDO2019-09-03
  4. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Trainee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Most of the people I have worked with in my team and those outside of my team I would consider as genuine friends. You are bound to meet some great people! 2) Some really good opportunities for secondments within BDO both nationally and internationally and to external clients. I was able to do a secondment internally and to a client in my three years at the firm. 3) The training you get when you first join... and additional classes that you can book on to are first class. A lot of emphasis on personal growth and emotional intelligence too which I think is good to see. 4) If you are good enough you can progress in the firm very quickly. This is true across all streams from what I have seen. 5) Opportunities for flexible working and 3 o clock finishes on Friday provided you have completed your contractual hours. 6) ‘Dress for your day’ in the Leeds office. I.e. dress down all the time. 7) National football tournament held every year for male and female teams including a night out which is very fun. 8) There is a gift card scheme (£75 lifestyle voucher), quarterly awards (reward being £250-£1000) and annual spotlight awards (not sure about the reward size). 9) Plenty of others but think that should do for now!

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    Cons

    1) Within Risk Advisory (and other streams e.g. Audit) there is a LOT of travel (about 80% out of the office) and there is often a lot of last minute changes of the clients you get booked to. 2) HR handled my leaving arrangements appallingly. If there was one reason why my review is 3/5 stars and not higher, this is it. 3) There is not a lot going on in the Leeds office outside of Audit and Tax. Wanted to... changes roles initially but not much on offer. 4) The client base in Risk Advisory Services North West is VERY dull. 5) The salary is poor compared to industry and Big4. 6) Senior management think the firm are starting to get the edge on the Big4 but this isn’t really reflected in the revenue growth and client base. 7) BDO has a TOIL policy but whether you get to actually use it depends on the stream you are in and your managers. 8) No annual bonus.

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    BDO2019-09-14
  5. "BDO Review"

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    Former Employee - Risk Advisory Trainee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice offices, interesting work

    Cons

    Slow progression, have to do the ACA despite job discipline - had no relevance to risk.

    BDO2019-08-29
  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment Access to any support required Good pay package

    Cons

    Poor professional qualifications team Unequal promotions across the various tax teams

    BDO2019-08-27
  7. "Good Culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open, inclusive culture focussed on a 'be yourself' statement. Good opportunity for promotions.

    Cons

    Pay is less than Big4, company is very risk averse within its markets which can be stifling

    BDO2019-08-22
  8. "Good company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Insolvency Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, benefits

    Cons

    Not much structured training available

    BDO2019-08-13
  9. "A great employer"

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    Former Employee - Audit Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture, and overtime payments

    Cons

    Hard exam failure policy within the firm

    BDO2019-08-06
  10. "Great mix of listed and small client"

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    Current Employee - Audit Trainee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities within company

    Cons

    Audit gets boring not just at BDO

    BDO2019-08-05
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