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BKD Reviews

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
72 Reviews

3.5
72 Reviews
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BKD Partner & CEO Ted Dickman
Ted Dickman
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 19 an hour, no work-life balance, they trusted each intern (in 3 reviews)

  • Good experience, knowledgeable partners (until mandatory retirement), lots of training during the first year (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The long hours are hard to deal with during busy season (in 6 reviews)

  • Also, the staff is not very diverse like a Big 4 (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    quite company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    Pros

    the best part of working there to me was the experience i gained.

    Cons

    the worst was the work environment it was very quite and i didn't see or have to much interaction with others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful learning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Springfield, MO (US)

    Pros

    Everyone at BKD is very encouraging and supportive of new staff. There are a multitude of opportunities in a variety of industries. Growth at the Springfield office moves at a quicker rate than other BKD offices and staff are thrust into situations that they normally would not fill until the 2 year mark around the one year mark. Audit associates will travel and experience working as a team for a series of weeks.

    Cons

    The travel is more than I initially expected. In my first year, I was out of town over 100 nights. This does not include commuting jobs. Overall, I realized the travel does not enable me to live the active lifestyle that I enjoy to keep me at my fullest, and am seeking an opportunity in a career with little to no travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more people out of college has been a help. Unfortunately, the location of the office and the location of the clients is not something that can change. Management is very supportive of growth and transition within BKD and will work to help you be at your best. I truly enjoy working with each and every one of my supervisors and achieving unmatched client service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Run the opposite direction!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work in multiple industries with small to medium sized clients

    Cons

    Poor, short-sighted management and little respect for experienced hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a right place to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible working schedules and time-off plicy

    Cons

    high turnover rate specially in slow season

  6.  

    It was okay, just not friendly to your personal life.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay for an intern over $19 an hour, no work-life balance, they trusted each intern

    Cons

    they were not friendly with questions. It seemed as if we were just there to churn out returns quickly

  7.  

    Tax Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training, great people to work with. Everyone was friendly and more than willing to help.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's to be expected during busy season.

  8.  

    Not perfect, but still a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling: as long as the work gets done and you put in the hours, no one seems to care much when you come and go.
    One month of paid time off each year. During busy season they feed us dinner twice a week plus lunch on Saturdays. They feed us breakfast on Friday year round.
    Because the audits are smaller you get to work with more clients.
    Busy season hours are reasonable - usually 50-60 hrs/wk.

    Cons

    The training is abysmal. Questions are not encouraged. Expect to figure things out on your own.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly. Flexible scheduling. Very professional.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

  10.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - BKD Intern
    Current Employee - BKD Intern

    Pros

    Pay of alright considering a trained monkey could do this job.

    Cons

    Where to begin... people are not very friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try socializing with your employees every once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Prepare different types of tax returns.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern
    Current Employee - Tax Intern

    Pros

    The learning environment, everyone is very understanding and willingness to nurture improving techncial

    Cons

    Training is more trail and error prossces

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