BKD

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Great Work Experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Louis, MO (US)
Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at BKD full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You will learn a lot on the job. Hours are long but there is room to grow and to move up.

Cons

Long hours, pay is relatively low but this goes with the territory.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do more to keep your best.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Culture, Team Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at BKD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with an incredibly talented team and made many lifelong friends. Team culture was great. I was never asked to take any shortcuts while I worked here as I had at another top 10 firm.

    Cons

    Budgeting for jobs was terrible. Budgets were often too small and partners were unwilling to write-off or charge necessary overruns to clients. This adds additional stress to staff and senior in-charges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good experience, that's it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Springfield, MO (US)

    I worked at BKD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience
    Sink or swim mentality teaches you to think for yourself, as no one is going to help guide you beyond week one of training
    Nice comraderie among peers

    Cons

    Company's approach to recruiting is hiring to fire. You have just a couple months to prove your worth and receive no training. If you ask too many questions, you are immediately viewed as weaker than your peers and run a huge risk of being let go. If you are a strong performer, you also run a risk of being let go, as rather than own up to its recruiting mistakes (i.e. hiring too many), when times get tough management's philosophy is to unload staff as quickly as possible. BKD is not a great place to work, so usually those that don't get fired quit pretty quickly anyway. If you have a family or want a life outside of work, forget it. Informing them that you prefer less travel known is like career suicide. BKD is also very inflexible with working hours. Other public accounting firms are flexible in that it is about getting your work done at any time of the day, but BKD is very rigid - wants you there from exactly 8:00 to exactly 5:00 with a one hour lunch from 12:00 to 1:00. They frown upon you leaving at 4:00 on a Friday, even if you have already put in 60 hours for the week. Much of the travel is for two week jobs, and they also frown upon you coming home on the weekend, which is also different from a lot of firms. Most managers and partners are rude and act like they are above talking to staff. Technology is horrible (i.e. computer crashings and Excel time sheets, paper billing, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire to fire - recruit the correct people and the correct number of people. Take a look at your cheap and inflexible employment practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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