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BDO USA Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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217 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work life balance is really good for public accounting (in 40 reviews)

  • everyone is friendly learn a lot (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance could definitely be better (in 52 reviews)

  • Busy season hours are long but to be expected working for a public accounting firm (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good choice"

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    • 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. "Business Development DIrector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, love my manager

    Cons

    work life balance can be challenging


  3. "Assurance Associate"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and to get exposure in different industries.

    Cons

    Long hours during the busy season.


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  5. "Senior Audit Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Availability to grow your career.

    Cons

    Constant regulatory scrutiny from internal and external sources.


  6. "Tax Senior"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    someone needs to let the senior leadership know how to manage their assets.


  7. "Poor work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of the department for the US was in this office

    Cons

    Management made life hard to succeed. Once they felt you were falling behind, they left you there

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff


  8. Helpful (5)

    "They don't care about you"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Woodbridge, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Auditor in Woodbridge, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, though unemployment might be better than slavery. They put on a nice facade.

    Cons

    BDO Woodbridge commercial audit falls into the 2 stars category. This is a very bottom line driven group. The budgets and staffing are set at about half of what is normal in other public accounting firm based on my past experience at other firms. This is probably intentional to extract the maximum value from each job for the partners. Great for the partners, not great for the staff.

    Regardless of your level, you will be constantly" earning your keep", the busier you are, the happier your boss is. I felt like I was chained to my computer for months, weekend work and busy season hours are mandatory for 4 months of the year, 1 month longer than at other firms or even a different office of the same firm.

    The office functions like a small firm under the BDO name. There isn't any career development and management doesn't care about your wishes and wants, it's all about getting the job done the way they want it done and in the time they want it done while offering little in the way of guidance. You are a tool to them and nothing more. There were other 1 star reviews for this office with many helpful clicks that got deleted for some reason, so I guess I'm not alone in feeling this way. They weren't posted when I joined so I mistakenly thought it was a good place to work.


  9. "Director"

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

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good tone from the top. (Kudos to Wayne Berson, CEO!)

    Cons

    Staffing at times is insufficient to provide quality service in a timely manner.


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great learning atmosphere to be in.

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day


  11. "People first!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    BDO USA, LLP puts people first, whether externally or internally.

    Cons

    No cons to working here!


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