BDO USA Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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3.6
64%
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83%
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BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson
Wayne Berson
364 Ratings
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  • "Long hours- it comes with the industry(in 132 reviews)

  • "working hours during busy season(in 131 reviews)

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  1. "Audit senior"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Audit Senior 

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Hours during busy season can be long

  2. "A firm that could be great marred by incompetent local management and office politics"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent mix of large and mid-market clients - Competitive pay - Inclusive

    Cons

    - Senior management creates a toxic work environment - Blatant favoritism and office politics - Inadequate feedback process. Upward feedback in blocked by management even though majority of staff is in favor of implementing. - Lack of proper staffing and scheduling. You'll still be preparing returns even at a higher designation.


  3. "N/A"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    provide a good learning experience for entry-level

    Cons

    Poor work and life balance

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  4. "Workplace is ok only"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have good health and dental benefits

    Cons

    Has poor management and office politics

  5. "Consulting in Ottawa"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, and decent exposure

    Cons

    A prime example of nepotism. Mediocre people work here.

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  6. "Consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO USA full-time

    Pros

    excellent opportunity for growth in the company

    Cons

    limited compensation and benefit planning

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    "Senior Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BDO USA

    Pros

    Offers broad range of positions

    Cons

    Poor culture with a rigid operational structure

  8. "It was amazing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, office culture

    Cons

    work-life balance, compensation,, personal growth

  9. "Good place to start a career"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Variety of clients, excellent career advisor program, good pay, accessibility of resources

    Cons

    PTO policy, lack of transparency from national leadership

  10. "Great team!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transfer Pricing Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and transparent expectations. Ability to work on many different projects. Work/life balance is valued.

    Cons

    Training is all "on the job" and technology, databases, and other tools are a step behind the big 4.

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