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BDO USA Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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

  • "Long hours outside of the usual busy season depending on the clients you are assigned to(in 111 reviews)

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  1. "audit senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great diversity in clients and industries

    Cons

    long hours at work all through the year

    BDO USA2017-10-28
  2. "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
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    "RUN"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's career advancement from associate to senior level. Good experience if you are a starting professional.

    Cons

    BDO doesn't care about its people. They only care about meeting the numbers which means enslaving their employees to keep the bosses happy. The managers and partners rarely show up on client sites and supervise their staff. You will work long hours starting from October - April depending on year-end clients, and bosses still won't be happy about your performance. On top of that,...

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    Advice to Management

    "People first" slogan should be changed to "Money first". There's a high employee turnover and if this is a concern , BDO should start working on management's tone and company's core values.

    BDO USA2019-06-25
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, as in any public accounting role

    BDO USA2019-04-30
  7. "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
  8. "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Work From home, flexible, opportunities for movement

    Cons

    Long hours (60 a week usually), no work life balance

    BDO USA2019-04-29
  9. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and brand recognition

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    BDO USA2019-03-06

    BDO USA Response

    April 16, 2019CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    Nice; thanks for the positive feedback. Get some summer PTO on your schedule and recharge!

  10. "good company with decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location and nice office building.

    Cons

    Long hours just as all public accounting firms. If you look for work & life balance, maybe this won't fit you.

    BDO USA2019-02-27
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