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BDO USA Reviews

Updated 17 February 2018
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BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson
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226 Ratings

627 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Better work life balance in comparison to Big4 (in 42 reviews)

  • Great people and great environment (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good choice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Good challenge with regards to intellectually stimulating
    Good clients

    Cons

    Technology is OK
    Some investments in systems would be good.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great tax specialists in the Washington DC national office.

    Cons

    Not enough staff in the Chicago office to get the work done. The tax partners in that office weren't reliable, nor interested in developing a solid tax practice.


  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work as an intern

    Cons

    long hours, lots of work.


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  5. "Audit Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great! Good people and mentors!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  6. "Good place to start off"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunity and wide exposure

    Cons

    Growth begins to lessen as you rise up


  7. "Winter Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Training provided for the interns

    Cons

    Bleak outlook amongst employees as everyone seems to be eager to leave

    Advice to Management

    Work on increasing welfare of employees


  8. "Human Resources Manager for Charlotte office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at BDO USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and are team players

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, i.e. Health Insurance, and 401K match. Co-workers are pleasant. Flexible work environment with ability to work remotely. However senior management expects employees to work and be available during PTO

    Cons

    Staff turnover and morale is abysmal. Micro managed. Little diversity in staff. Majority of partners are white males over 40. Partners are always pushing for better yield, productivity and realization. Cronyism and favoritism are rampant. If you are making your partner look good you are the “chosen one of the day”. Hours goal is unrealistic, minimum of 2600 hours per year required. No work life balance. Management expects employees to work 24/7 and schedule your life around your work. Have always had PTO interrupted by partner needing “just one thing” that usually eats at least one day of my week long PTO. PTO carryover recently reduced by 40%. Not provided with cutting edge or even useable software. Systems are mostly canned software without flexibility and are clunky. Ability to service clients is a constant struggle and frustration. Would not recommend to experienced talent, that know how to truly service clients, okay place for interns and first few years out of college for experience.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen and work with staff. Provide solutions to allow staff to meet client expectations. Stop being dogmatic, try being collaborative. Provide real technology solutions for staff, not technology that we “need” to make work.


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome environment to work at

    Cons

    more pay would be nice

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees more


  11. "Managing Director evaluation"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working environment, great challenge, very professional

    Cons

    very little office support, need more


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