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BDO USA Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2019

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319 Ratings
  1. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career. People are friendly to work with. Upper management in the office is willing to listen to new ideas. Lots of interesting clients, public and private. Exposed to vast array of industries, not pigenholed into one area. Dual monitor screens are nice. Lots of free snacks and drinks. Compensation is decent.

    Cons

    Working hours, can be busy a lot. As a result turnover is sort of high (but I guess it's normal for the industry). Training is not the best compared to other firms. IT can be a hassle to deal with, and the computers are not that great. Benefits are sort of ok...I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Spared out the work more. Some people are getting overloaded to the point of burnout while others are cruising along working the minimum.

    BDO USA2019-06-07
  2. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexible, challenging, great benefits, variety of work

    Cons

    long hours, drama within office

    BDO USA2019-06-06
  3. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, most are large private or small public companies.

    Cons

    Worst benefits I’ve seen in the industry

    BDO USA2019-06-17
  4. Helpful (3)

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

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your support staff and encourage the associates to include the whole staff.

    BDO USA2019-06-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get started"

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    Former Employee - BSC Tax Specialist I in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn basic tax prep, lots of free meals, friendly environment

    Cons

    No clear plan for advancement, Restricted from transferring to practice, it appeared the brown nosing and working "off the clock" were the only methods of moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your "A" players, Develop an advancement path, Recognize Talent & Promote accordingly, generate enough work to keep folks busy, If your staff develops the skills then allow them to transfer to practice. BDO appears to be an excellent company outside of the Business Service Center.

    BDO USA2019-06-05
  6. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior 

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

    Pros

    -Flexiblity -Opportunity to learn -Challenging -Support from managers and partners.

    Cons

    -Long working hours during busy season but it's the same for all public accounting firms.

    BDO USA2019-05-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The worst!!! I was forced to give them 1 star which they don't deserve"

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    Former Employee - Tax in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is nothing good here.

    Cons

    I was part of the SS&G buyout. I wonder how many of those partners now regret how they voted. You are overworked, underpaid and completely unappreciated. They brag about their culture but it is a hostile work environment. That get rid of quality people to boost their bottom line. High turnover is laughable. They are a joke in the accounting industry. I could go on for days.

    BDO USA2019-06-26
  8. "Good Firm for the Type of Clients"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large clients. Work is a lot like Big 4 but in a smaller scale. Get to see how the whole project from start to finish.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate a lot and sometimes you find out last minute that you will have to work some holidays depending on deadlines.

    BDO USA2019-05-22
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior 

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time to balance with your home life

    Cons

    CPA life equals long hours during busy season

    BDO USA2019-05-16
  10. Helpful (3)

    "RUN from BSC"

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    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, free coffee, holiday pay is great,

    Cons

    I currently work at the BSC it has became a joke. Management changes policies as it benefits them. They say they are flexible but they are not. Even if approved to leave or come in late you will be dinged on it. Management does not trust anyone acts as everyone is out to get everyone. You are truly disposible. You have no value to them.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to employees. Stop micro-managing. Allow people to talk to one another without the feeling they will be wrote up. Try following BDO CEO concepts about people. Not everyone is stealing or wasting time. Some people just want to work and go home. Take a hard look at the leadership before you have no employees. Try caring about people as humans and not a waste on the bottom line number.

    BDO USA2019-06-18
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