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BDO USA Senior Associate Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best atmosphere to grow your mind

    Cons

    Work Life Balance not available

    BDO USA2018-08-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's not a bad starting point"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They try to build camaraderie between coworkers and I've met many wonderful people Definitely able to advance within the office Many industries available to be worked on, depending on the office you're in

    Cons

    Busy season hours can be a real drag Pay could be better High turnover is real and will have an effect on your workload High, reliable performers often end up having to work more than others and there doesn't seem to be a ton of recourse for slacking off

    Advice to Management

    Work better at retaining who you have. It's easier to keep what you have than keep having to retrain and restart with a bunch of newbies and castoffs from other firms. Increase pay a little. Don't boast to everybody about record bumps in revenue and then give people only a 4-6% bump when they get promoted. That's why everybody leaves for the greener grass of industry. It's actually greener and with less hours!

    BDO USA2019-06-27
  3. "Great employer with quality employees. One of the best cultures in public accounting."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They cultivate a work hard play hard mentality. Lots of social outings to help you get to know your coworkers. Solid on the job training. Management listens to feedback, but you have to give it.

    Cons

    Be ready for long hours typical of a large accounting firm.

    Advice to Management

    You've got a great culture. Please continue to hire accordingly.

    BDO USA2019-06-20
  4. "Coworkers are great, but upper management controls everything including decisions on your future without your input."

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    Current Employee - Experienced Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality staff, great middle management, emphasis on training and career growth in general.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management. Advisory group is underpaid compared to other large accounting firms.

    Advice to Management

    When you have good talent, don’t block every chance they have at progressing their career to a better level!

    BDO USA2019-06-25
  5. "BDO is what you make of it."

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    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros - good office culture - partner and manager mentors - flexibility - opportunities to work on more complex areas early on in career

    Cons

    Cons - compensation - office politics

    Advice to Management

    More in office trainings over complex areas to give more support to seniors. Promote more within the office, instead of bringing in new people for the positions.

    BDO USA2019-06-10
  6. "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
  7. "Job Mill"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a job and you will get "experience". That's about it.

    Cons

    You'll work a lot of hours and you won't be able to get your CPA. Employees are leaving from left to right because of the toxic work environment.

    BDO USA2019-06-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great. Clients are solid.

    Cons

    Algorithmic pay structure (on a "level" system), low incentives to exceed expectations

    BDO USA2019-04-01

    BDO USA Response

    April 16, 2019CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    We appreciate your balanced feedback. Your constructive comment regarding paying for performance is recognized. We do aim to differentiate pay based on performance and are increasingly focused on doing this consistently. Thank you for taking the time and thought to post.

  9. "Growing company with a lot of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company is rapidly growing and expanding which brings great opportunities . Management are very approachable. Great work ethics and very supportive people to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance may sacrifice depending on engagements and deadline. not many benefits and retirement plan can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    More benefits and better retirement plan.

    BDO USA2019-02-22
  10. "Senior Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people & Management wants & will assist you to succeed. Training abounds.

    Cons

    None at this time. Waiting for true tax season; but I have already been advised of the time requested and I agree. !

    BDO USA2018-12-27
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