BDO Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2020

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  1. "great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    great team and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Limited growth for some roles

  2. "Love it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Strathroy, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, good range of clients, independence.

    Cons

    A lot of hours (as to be expected)


  3. "A company with lots of learning opportunities and a great culture."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Lots of learning opportunities especially for new graduates and CPA Candidates. Provides enough study leave time to prepare for the CPA module exams and CFE.

    Cons

    Working long hours all year round depending on your schedule. But it's very typical for an accounting firm.

  4. "CO OP"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Good team to support you.

    Cons

    Lots of over time hours

  5. "Great people, interesting work, competitive compensation"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with bright people each day; wide range of industries to learn about; flexible work environment; great pay and benefits; really feels like a team; constantly learning

    Cons

    still some old-school thinking from some partners when it comes to marketing, but they are learning!

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  6. "Low pay, great career advancement opportunity"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Mississauga, ON
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning and career advancement, good culture

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours during busy season with no overtime

  7. "Meh"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, simple client operations

    Cons

    Want similar hours to Big 4 without Big 4 benefits

  8. "Challenging"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Learnt a lot and very technical

    Cons

    Too much overtime and pressure sometimes

  9. "FA BDO"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Well paying good opportunity fast paced and professional

    Cons

    a lot of competition heavy turnover

  10. "SME focus"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, learning, flexibility

    Cons

    Various practices in Canada are just starting to scale up. So, it is not yet fully streamlined which is expected. But, things are getting better

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