BDO USA Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson
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  1. "Senior Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Great team!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transfer Pricing Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and transparent expectations. Ability to work on many different projects. Work/life balance is valued.

    Cons

    Training is all "on the job" and technology, databases, and other tools are a step behind the big 4.


  3. "Solid Place to Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good salary, work/life balance, development

    Cons

    There is a low bonus structure

  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work/ life balance in public accounting industry. Much flexibility.

    Cons

    Resources sometimes is limited due to the size of the firm, comparing to the Big 4s.

  5. "Good First Job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance for public accounting. Flexible which hours you work.

    Cons

    Corporate culture was unprofessional at times.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "To much work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager 

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

    Pros

    Vacation time and holidays off

    Cons

    Work life balance not great

  7. "Great Company and Culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Development Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Company Culture, and Benefits

    Cons

    Workload is heavy so you must be organized and able to manage expectations well.

  8. "R&D Tax Credits, Good Environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - R&D Tax Associate 

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, Great Team Culture

    Cons

    Small Teams, Limited Data Size

  9. Helpful (6)

    "A Bad Place to Grow in Your Public Accounting Career"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - New Office with great amenities and location - Employee benefits and compensation are competitive - Happy hours and firm events

    Cons

    - Extremely poor leadership in Minneapolis office, all the way from partners down to managers. - Zero work-life balance - Lots of office politics to contend with even as a first year associate. Staff above you will throw you under the bus at the nearest opportunity to make themselves look competent. - Associates are instructed to eat hours to boost the bottom line. - Open office concept great in theory but does not work well in practice. - Established internal processes for preparing returns are poorly implemented and generally not followed. - Pointless meetings that are ran very inefficiently and take up valuable work time. - Mentoring is almost non existent and usually turns out to be detrimental to your career if you do not offer the right feedback and praise local firm leadership.

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  10. "Great company with good perks"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Senior Associate in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Hoteling offices across the country Great people Work/life balance

    Cons

    Overtime work sometimes, but that’s normal for public accounting

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