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BDO Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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BDO CEO Martin Van Roekel
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Great working environment Fantastic colleagues & teams

    Cons

    Longer hours expected to meet billable targets

    BDO2019-10-03
  2. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Clients less high profile

    BDO2019-09-02
  3. "Abandon Ship - Get Gone. Mismanaged company."

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For BDO Global: non-leadership personnel are wonderful - experts in their field, great to work with. This is the only perk.

    Cons

    This review is relevant to the IT arm of BDO International, BDO Global. BDO Global is the most mismanaged organization I have ever worked with. This was previously a global team, but in the past year they have shuttered two out of the 4 offices. As in laid everyone off. Leadership since the company's "reinvention" in 2015 is horrid. The company budgets so poorly (please mind that BDO is an accounting firm by... trade) that they routinely run out of operational funds less than halfway through the year. They compensate and balance the books by laying off staff or forcing employees to leave for other jobs. You will be overworked and overallocated. You will get no support from leadership, despite them making promises on what you can deliver. Your concerns will be dismissed if you raise them. Leadership stopped actively seeking feedback in 2019 (likely as they didn’t like what they were hearing).

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    Advice to Management

    Clean house from leadership on up. Your infrastructure will melt down sooner than later with how they are running things. The culture at the main office in Eindhoven is toxic and power-hungry. You need better oversight and better quality leaders.

    BDO2019-08-24
  4. "Accounting firm"

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    Former Employee - Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Timesheets and billable hours are frustrating

    BDO2019-07-10
  5. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior 

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

    Pros

    Easy to work with them.

    Cons

    Easy to travel to the places

    BDO2019-06-13
  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant 

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

    Pros

    - really great team - awesome work place culture

    Cons

    - very structured and kept planning long term goals (eg. in 5 years time)

    BDO2019-05-26
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    "Good culture and career progression"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team with interesting projects

    Cons

    poor compensation, too much responsibility early

    BDO2019-06-06
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    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant 

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

    Pros

    Good culture, great work functions

    Cons

    Poor management, got let go because I was entry level and someone had to be blamed

    BDO2019-06-05
  9. "Great working culture + interesting clients"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Friday social drinks, social club, decent hours

    Cons

    Pat starts off very low, however it gets better after a few years

    BDO2019-04-14
  10. "Supportive culture and great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great learning for tax - supportive team including partners and managers - good work culture for feedback

    Cons

    - clients less high profile - slower promotions - less high profile engagement - less global network to big 4

    Advice to Management

    - better promotion opportunities - international secondment - more m&a and advisory work

    BDO2019-04-05
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