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BDO Reviews

Updated 11 Nov 2019

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3.0
62%
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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. "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

    Advice to Management

    Train people and give them the opportunity to venture into hybrid job definitions

    BDO2019-11-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    Advice to Management

    BDO is not as reputable as the other big 4 so there is no selling point here. When I joint the selling point of BDO was "work-life balance" however this culture has changed afterwards. Also you don't really have generous salary like smaller firms do so I am wondering what is the BDO' s selling point and why would people apply to your company but not other similar companies?

    BDO2019-11-05
  4. "Unsupportive management breeds toxic work culture"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice office, firm events

    Cons

    Inflexible work from home policy, managers don't care about staff, high expectations but minimal guidance

    BDO2019-11-12
  5. "investment analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good for new grad developments

    Cons

    intense for new grad developments

    BDO2019-10-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "management has very limited understanding of people culture"

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    Current Employee - Junior Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -regular pros of big 4, but less

    Cons

    -if you outperform others initially it will come back to haunt you - high turnover so lack of internal culture

    Advice to Management

    keep your staff close but not too close, shows over-commitment and to people that aren't as committed as management that comes off as a turn-off

    BDO2019-10-13
  7. "BDO Calgary Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunity for exposure to various reporting frameworks (ASPE, IFRS, and PSAS), and special purpose financial statements. -Autonomy in work, but supportive structure -Great benefits w/ RRSP matching -Better work like balance than Big 4 (Difficult busy season, but relaxing summer months) -Opportunity to be promoted in roles quickly

    Cons

    -Salary is lower than industry benchmarks -HR promises employees more than what materializes -Annual reviews are high level, and it can be difficult assess your worth to the firm.

    BDO2019-10-12
  8. "Senior Associate in Audit service line"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    5th largest consulting after Big 4's. It has comparatively less amount of pressure, when compared to Big 4's. The working culture is good because the clients are mediocre, and because of mid-sized clients the expectations for the work turn around is not very high/hard. You get good opportunities to learn and grow both

    Cons

    As mentioned above, clients are mid-sized, hence the exposure is not as good, as it would be with Big 4's

    BDO2019-10-07
  9. "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
  10. "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
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