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BDO Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer and awesome team in Ottawa"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and reasonable wages compared to industry

    Cons

    Work is less challenging than Big 4

    BDO2018-12-17
  2. "What is like to be a part of BDO"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, work from home, happy hours, free parking, bonus, quite environment

    Cons

    Busy season Jan to Jun

    BDO2019-09-13
  3. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training process to get CPA

    Cons

    Limited pay by brackets, turning into "Big4" style of business, decisions are limited at the local level based on what "National" decides

    BDO2019-09-10
  4. "Not enough hours"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Shortage of admin staff. Overworked and no life.

    Advice to Management

    Please develop a proper business model for internal operations that will cater to a growing business. We are behind, no life and overworked and we do everything that should be done by managers.

    BDO2019-09-06
  5. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible place to work and nice people

    Cons

    Pressure to work many hours

    BDO2019-08-12
  6. "Good experiance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * 25 Vacation days per year including sick, personal and flex days * Bonus at the end of the year * benefits

    Cons

    * lower pay than the market

    Advice to Management

    review employment salaries

    BDO2019-07-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanaged and lack of learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - better hours than the big 4

    Cons

    - this may be specific but I worked for someone that was all about micromanaging. - seniors and analysts were not involved in big projects hindering your ability to learn

    BDO2019-08-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Typical public practice firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work experience. - Good people. You form close bonds with the people you work with, especially since they're your age and are going through similar experiences. - Good support for CPA program.

    Cons

    - Long hours, which are not compensated. Very low salary compared to the hours worked, although the hours are not as long as Big 4's. However, they do not offer overtime/banked hours compared to mid-size firms. No indication from Management that this will change. - Has increasingly become a toxic work environment. Little to no trust in what Partners or National say. - Corporate decisions seem to be bottle-necked... at the National level. National is extremely disconnected from what the local firms and employees want.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better - they are the product you are trying to sell. If they are not motivated or happy in their jobs, they are not going to produce quality work for your clients.

    BDO2019-07-31
  9. "Competitive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Peterborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Coaching Programs to advance your career, a lot of social activities

    Cons

    Huge time pressures to meet budgeted hours, competition amongst colleagues,.

    BDO2019-06-26
  10. "Great experience to get CPA"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great experiences - Supports and contributes to help you acheive you CPA - Fun co-workers

    Cons

    - long hours - unfair bosses - large corporation

    BDO2019-06-10
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