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BDO Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated Jan 29, 2020

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  • "long working hours and no value for you personal life, most of the time partners/manager asked you to come over weekends for no reason(in 100 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON

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

    Pros

    good people good clients and culture

    Cons

    low pay, long hours in busy season

    BDO2016-09-10
  2. 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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    BDO2019-07-31
  3. "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
  4. "Intermediate accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work lie balance is good.

    Cons

    tax season, long hours, no over time pay

    BDO2019-02-07
  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Charlottetown, PE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    .learning opportunities .good coworkers .Good location . Good mentor program

    Cons

    .Administrative process .Stressful .Long hours of work

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    BDO2019-01-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intermediate Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a variety of clients in different industries

    Cons

    long hours during busy season Poor management team do not seem to care about their staff

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    BDO2018-09-11
  7. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Get your own cubicle.

    Cons

    Low salary and Long hours.

    BDO2016-02-18
  8. "Great place to start a career, but wouldn't stay forever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to network with other young professionals, good experience in learning about various client industries

    Cons

    Long hours that come with audit, a lot of client engagement overlap that cause inefficiencies, some unreasonable deadlines

    BDO2016-01-05
  9. "Mediocre"

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    Senior Accountant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the staff are pretty friendly Recognition for performance is fair Exposure to clients

    Cons

    Long hours but this is expected in this industry Clients and files are 2nd tier and are likely not clients you would want to end up working for Your destiny in the types of files you will work on is somewhat predetermined after your first year due to the low variety in file choices

    BDO2015-04-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn, but not to Stay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Red Deer, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel to Ontario for courses meeting colleges from all over Canada. They paid for CA School of Business and Densmore Courses in order to help pass the UFE although on a promissory note over two years.

    Cons

    Long hours, with lots of scrutiny on meeting budgets on files, lack of engagement across all levels outside of Partnership. Inconsistent raises and promotions that left staff confused. Lots of office gossip and distractions from the work which you have to fight to stay away from.

    BDO2014-10-21
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