BDO USA Employee Reviews about "busy season"

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're treated very well here, amazing place to learn depending on who's tax term you're on. They definitely take care of their employees here.

    Cons

    Might not be a con compared to other firms but busy season is a minimum of 55 hours per week, you can get the hours in however you want.

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice perks, flexible, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Busy season hours, high turnover


  3. "Overall good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    - good learning experience - generous pto & Christmas holiday

    Cons

    - working hours during busy season - scheduling staff could be difficult

  4. "Typical Public Accounting Firm"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible - can work around your schedule if you give them enough notice

    Cons

    Long hours even after busy season

  5. "Great Internship Opportunity for your Career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at BDO USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive atmosphere, lots of learning, fun people, free dinners

    Cons

    Busy season has lots of hours and is intense

  6. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, opportunities to be challenged and grow

    Cons

    Hours can be hectic year round rather than just busy season

  7. "Rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    People are very knowledgable and accessible.

    Cons

    Long work hours during busy season.

  8. "Excellent place to start a career for accounting folks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Full exposure to various industries and all aspects of auditing and financial statements right from the get-go. I've never worked at a big-4 firm, but I've heard stories about people getting stuck on one client, performing limited tasks for a long time. BDO provides the opportunity to be a well-rounded auditor. - Paid subscription to CPA study material.

    Cons

    - Extended hours during the busy season. The expectation is 55 hours per week, but many people go beyond 55 hrs. It wasn't a big deal for me. I went in knowing that information. It is just the nature of the profession. Many firms have 12/30 Yead-end. If you're starting out, this is the time to learn and absorb as much information as possible. In the end, you'll come out more experienced and more confident.

    BDO USA Response

    June 1, 2020CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective and for choosing to be one of us at BDO. You have a wise outlook and we're glad to hear your experience is helping you develop. Stay safe!

  9. "Culture"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful snd friendly

    Cons

    Working Long hours during busy season

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  10. "Great internship to have to dip your feet in get experience, not a great overall company culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience what busy season is really like

    Cons

    Company culture lacking, a lot of turnover

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