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BDO Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2020

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2.9
56%
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75%
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31 Ratings
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  • "long working hours and no value for you personal life, most of the time partners/manager asked you to come over weekends for no reason(in 100 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours not available(in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Nice coworker"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Tax Accountant in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Flexible lifestyle and nice coworkers and partners

    Cons

    Urgent deadlines based on client needs

    BDO2020-03-04
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, human, good size, various events

    Cons

    branding, notoriety, small costumer, no work with other countries

    BDO2020-03-18
  3. "Work for BDO Canada"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Technician in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexiblility and lots of PTO

    Cons

    not a lot of internal referral in business

    BDO2020-02-13
  4. "Hard work little pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience for CPA/CA looking to get their designation

    Cons

    No work life balance at the firm

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    BDO2020-02-02
  5. Helpful (2)

    "The good, the bad, the ugly"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - good for CPA students who don’t want the big 4 experience.

    Cons

    The bad: Unless you are an admin which means you aren't a person, you are a robot! When putting someone in charge of the admins make sure it's someone with 20 years of corporate experience, can mentor, have high degree of intelligence and have university degree. My experience was unbearable. Either you're in the clique or not. I did not learn anything unfortunately, since my PD and additional education was declined by this organization, along with some minor expenses made for team. In addition, treating admins like we are servants to the Partners as opposed to humans is acceptable. The ugly: They also don’t practice what they preach in diversity and multiculturalism - just look at the leadership riding (says a lot about a company). I come to realise that my time at this organization was premeditated based on my observation. Two agencies told me that they were listed as "will not cooperate" for employment verification and does not return call”. I have referred 2 professional staff and they also did not last due to hostile, disrespectful place where they been talked down to. From my point of view, come here if your plan is to be an accountant and move into industry!

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    BDO2020-02-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Insolvency Administrator in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Paid "staff" days to go skiing

    Cons

    - narcistic, chauvenistic, condescending attitudes

    BDO2020-02-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "BDO DARTMOUTH REVIEW! WORST WORKPLACE EVER!"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Dartmouth, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liked some fellow recent grads working with me in Tax & Audit.

    Cons

    1. I would not recommend this particular location for CPA students they don't offer support or allow ANY time off while your in the mods. 2. The culture at this office is highly toxic, this is a result of the tone from the top specially the partners who have been there before the takeover from BDO. 3. Repeatedly told that CPA grads are "dime a dozen" and easily replaceable 4. Favorites/hockey players are promoted over everyone else 5. Pay is awful and raises are even worst 6. Partners are very disrespectful towards other cultures. 7. No training is provided and you are expected to know everything. I would advice anyone from accepting a job offer from them. I would recommend any other firm except them.

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    BDO2019-12-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "-"

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    Former Employee - Senior in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    More room for improvement in future

    Cons

    System and culture not good for staff

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    BDO2019-12-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not that good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the people working there. Most of them are really down to earth and easy to get alone.

    Cons

    1. Salary is bad. 2. Overworked employee, the general business atmosphere is bad. 3. Not enough training provided to their employee. 4. No really work life balance.

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    BDO2019-11-05
  10. "Good overall culture"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, decent pay, inclusive atmosphere, possibility to work remotely

    Cons

    Management styles are specific to certain teams. Its a gamble

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    BDO2019-11-11
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