BKD Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
74 Reviews

3.4
74 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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  1.  

    quite company

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at BKD as an intern for more than a year

    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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Springfield, MO (US)

    I have been working at BKD full-time for more than a year

    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.  

    Its all about Efficiency

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    Former Employee - Staff Auditor  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits were on-par with the industry, nothing notable to claim. You get more PTO where the catch is you can use it during busy season but If you do, be prepared for the ramifications of your work ethic being called into question.

    Cons

    Their post employment dialogue is terrible. A prospective federal employer of mine is having some issues getting employment confirmation with my previous supervisor's due to 'company policy' stating they don't provide information in that nature.This is strange- it shouldn't be difficult for a previous in charge/supervisor to acknowledge one's contributions within the company as they look for opportunities outside the company.
    Audit technology is below what i consider average. No internet connection = cumbersome audits
    Some clients you engage with on their site place you in interesting positions. We'll leave it at that-not much can be done there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open about the expectations of employees and how they can work smarter, and not harder. Too much linear thinking in a linear industry makes an occupation stagnant in ways pay can't cover. A good dose of "what do you think, x?" mentality always helps more then "Here's what I think, and what you will do".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at BKD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot over the years

    Cons

    No care for hard workers, no ability to fire those that don't do their work. No respect for anyone who's been around awhile. Pay is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into this century and pay your people. You might keep your A players.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a right place to stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible working schedules and time-off plicy

    Cons

    high turnover rate specially in slow season

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run the opposite direction!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD as an intern for less than a year

    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

  9.  

    Tax Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD

    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.

  10.  

    Not perfect, but still a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKD

    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
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    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BKD

    Pros

    Very friendly. Flexible scheduling. Very professional.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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