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BDO USA Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated 22 Oct 2019

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9 Ratings
  1. "Workplace is ok only"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Have good health and dental benefits

    Cons

    Has poor management and office politics

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worst HR onboarding. Job is good though."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can work independently. Nice people.

    Cons

    HR experience was abyssmal. No meeting, no checking in with me to make sure all is done correctly. Has cost me about 6k so far. Advocate and demand a meeting with HR if you start here.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, Very Focused on Employee Welfare"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture of the company is something I've never seen in any company I've worked for. The people are cared for and respected. When concerns are raised, nobody is ridiculed or misspoken to. The team morale is fantastic, birthdays, administrative professionals day, intern day, and promotions are recognized. The location I work at has done an impeccable job to hire a strong team that really blends together. Also, management is APPROACHABLE! This is an extreme quality in any company, I couldn't value this aspect any more.

    Cons

    The process, needs more streamlining. Some people do things that aren't standard. Different individuals have different processes, and it makes it confusing to follow one specific guideline. Management gets busy and their meetings go long and are late to their next meetings so you have to go interrupt, which could be awkward.

  4. Helpful (5)

    "ONLY RECOMMEND NEW ASSOCIATES - Everyone else don't come to BDO"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Client base and hands-on learning from some of the most knowledgeable people is GREAT. You really will learn some phenomenal public accounting information from great seasoned staff.

    Cons

    You are treated like a servant by some staff. Your intelligence will always be questioned because they don't believe you are as talented as you are. They will not communicate with you, and you will not be trained properly. The on-boarding process is a nightmare. When you mention your concerns to your supervisor, the entire staff knows about them. They lack professionalism and act in a retaliatory manner to you if you speak up.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Wouldn't Recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Administrative staff is looked upon as lesser compared to other staff

  6. "Administrative Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility. This is truly the BEST company I have worked for. I worked in the DC location & LOVED it! Great people, employee freedom & no micro-managing. This company got it right!

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons. I loved my team & the environment. There’s respect among employees, fun & laughter & teachable moments not criticism or gossiping.

  7. Helpful (10)

    ""People First" unless you are an admin which mean's you aren't a person."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get one paid week off between Christmas and New Year's but I'm not sure even that outweighs all the negatives I dealt with.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, blatant favoritism, poor management, racism, partners who think they are above basic manners.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Admin Assistants have nowhere to go"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, people, some flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    No advancement for Admin Assistants. All with this title are looked at the same, regardless of capabilities or accomplishments. Poor salary increases, no bonuses - even though we constantly support those that earn bonuses.

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  9. "Pays well, little mobility on the admin team"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Pays well -People are great on an individual basis -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Little to no upward mobility on the admin team -Viewpoints are not valued unless you're in a billable position

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  10. "Robot"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits Week of Christmas office closed

    Cons

    Too corporate, feel more like a number than an individual.

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