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BDO USA Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson
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Pros
  • So work/life balance can be challenging (in 36 reviews)

  • You will always be busy and learn a lot of information while being an intern (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance (Big 4 has better (in 50 reviews)

  • Not a ton of cons, usual accounting firm hours during busy season (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Audit Senior, L4"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -fun colleagues
    -relaxed atmosphere
    -strong relationships between staff to manager level

    Cons

    -company too big
    -want more personalized feedback


  2. "It's ok."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Corporate structure is nice
    Nice people

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive to Big 4


  3. "Ok place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Good experience in many different industries.

    Cons

    Pay is not great for all the extra hours worked.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and challenging work

    Cons

    Minimum feedback trying to copy big 4 in many aspects


  6. "Audit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Nice firm culture and pay

    Cons

    its accounting firm, you know whats the con

    Advice to Management

    Nice management


  7. "Good to me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are willing to help you out along the way

    Cons

    Expected to work a ton of hours even outside of busy season

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. "Great Employer!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Firm with many opportunities to grow professionaly

    Cons

    Salary will be low unless you're able to negotiate well

    Advice to Management

    Determine Salary of staff per background and technical skills


  9. "Great Experience"

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

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    A lot of training opportunities. Fun company events. Great grasp of local businesses and networking.

    Cons

    High turnover. Favoritism. Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little guys. Encouragement and loyalty go hand in hand.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *A lot of experience, but not enough direction or support though
    *A lot of different industries, but are owned by Private Equity firms that don't care about those companies. Their just milking them for the cash and BDO is part of the game.

    Cons

    *Pay is below the market in our area
    *PTO is below the market
    *Not enough direction or support
    *Spread thin during busy-season. Hours are bad, but it would be easier if you only had one client to focus on at a time. At our office, you have too much overlap in your clients.
    *Tone at the top is terrible where it seems partners and mangers don't actually care about you.
    *Possibly unethical - only care about keeping costs low with very little concern of doing the audit right.
    *They keep on getting hammered by PCAOB inspections, and for right reason. They don't value the importance of the audit. They only see it as a way of making money instead of as a value-added service to investors.

    Advice to Management

    *More robust HR department with more people
    *A focus on audit quality instead of quantity
    *Better schedules that make career opportunities and people's preferences a priority.


  11. "Accounting specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Accounting Operations Specialist in Worthington, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Business and Accounting Operations Specialist in Worthington, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great flexibility and I love the people

    Cons

    You have a lot of down time


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