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BDO USA Employee Reviews about "busy season"

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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  • "CPA life equals long hours during busy season(in 115 reviews)

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  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
  2. "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
  3. "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
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    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional setting to grow in your career

    Cons

    Busy Season can be pretty long

    BDO USA2019-04-18
  5. "Great Firm, Weak Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and management is fair for the most part.

    Cons

    The hours are ridiculous during busy season

    BDO USA2019-04-22
  6. "Overworked under paid"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known clients Summer can be flexible sometimes (work from home some fridays) Offices are brand new with nice equipment Good exit opportunities and firm name is generally well known

    Cons

    Long hours often extend beyond busy season dont expect a 9-5 any time of the year Sometimes have to do unnecessary work Some partners are hard works some are the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Promote shorter work hours outside of busy season like we are promised during interviews.

    BDO USA2019-05-01
  7. "Audit senior"

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      Current Employee - Audit Senior 

      I have been working at BDO USA full-time

      Pros

      Great culture and great group of people to work with

      Cons

      Hours during busy season can be long

      BDO USA2019-04-08
    • "n/a"

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Opportunity to advance competitive pay

      Cons

      Busy season is very stressful

      BDO USA2019-02-09
    • "Audit"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BDO USA for less than a year

      Pros

      -Great office culture -Variety of industry experience -Great Opportunity for career and personal growth -Great benefits

      Cons

      -Long hours outside of the usual busy season depending on the clients you are assigned to -Initial training was a little lacking

      BDO USA2019-01-06
    • "SF Tax"

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      Current Employee - Tax in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Office benefit including busy season luncheons, dinner and local events year round. Partners open their doors.

      Cons

      Lots of small clients and long hours. Office gossip and politics. Poor boundary between personal and work life for some specific group. “Bad money drives out good”. Particularly SF office loses some good and intelligent people every season.

      Advice to Management

      Stronger voice. Invest in making the office a professional environment for people’s careers. Respect and reward the hard workers and good performers. Stop covering for the “bad money”.

      BDO USA2018-12-25
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