BDO Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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  • "long working hours as in other audit firms(in 96 reviews)

  • "Over hours often needed during busy season(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversified work; quickly expand knowledge and skill set as a professional

    Cons

    Hours can be long at BDO

  2. "Passionate and ambitious teams"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Close access to senior leadership

    Cons

    Balancing multiple projects and priorities


  3. "Opportunities for Advancement"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BDO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can advance quickly if you are good

    Cons

    Expectations on hours can be demanding

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  4. "Better than Most"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Cambridge, ON

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

    Pros

    -not the crazy expectations of big4 in Toronto -decent benefits -growth potential

    Cons

    -still crazy expectations -pay isn’t great -some management is questionable

  5. "First year working"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    great culture and adversity, very welcoming environment

    Cons

    be ready to work overtime

  6. "Wouldn't recommend"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    The mandates worked on are interesting

    Cons

    More focused on billing clients than on employees

  7. "good place"

    4.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    engaging work and nice office

    Cons

    management needs a little improvement

  8. "Excellent starting point of your career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 5 weeks of vacation (a big plus if you are doing CPA) - Supportive coworkers and management - Exposure to a variety of files and engagements - Bonus and promotions based on performance

    Cons

    - Constant upgrades to IT and software

  9. "intermediate"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start, will gain lots of responsibility and exposure to different clients.

    Cons

    Bad pay, less interesting work than larger firms.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pay could have been better"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good training and professional development

    Cons

    - the pay SUCKED -worked long hours - felt burned out by the end of it

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