BDO Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

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BDO Global CEO Martin Van Roekel
Martin Van Roekel
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  1. "Good place for training contract"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limerick, Limerick

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and you get a very good training.

    Cons

    The office needs to be updated and the pay is not great for the work you do.

  2. "ok"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location , people are great

    Cons

    Lack of planning by management, staff highly underappreciated

  3. "Lack of guidance, methodology, favouritism abound"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location in Dublin city Fun parties, junior staff are good to work with

    Cons

    Lack of proper guidance No structured audit methodology Partner more interested in getting clients than performing a good audit Favouritism is abound with no efforts by Partners to manage it Inflexible and unwilling to listen to new ideas, significant groupthink Per diem benefits for travel are an absolute joke Pay rises few and far between Constant threat that "HQ will pull name if we mess up" Software is outdated and not fit for purpose

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  4. "Would rec"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people, and good exposure

    Cons

    No benefits until management level and above, even after training at the firm Different standards across different teams No work life balance You can not plan to do something in the evenings because there is no guarantee that you will be able to leave on time, and if you do there are dirty looks and comments Even lunches can not be planned because of potential meetings/ work load

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  5. "Tax Trainee"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Planner in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work and expereince for

    Cons

    Some teams have a very toxic work environemt!

  6. "co Sec"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    benefits People environment business money

    Cons

    None i can think of

  7. "Consultant"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance Work from home

    Cons

    Pay, lack of opportunities

  8. "An experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    The skills you learn and the variety

    Cons

    The salary The atmosphere Lack of recognition

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Huge improvements made"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and teams, city centre location, good study leave, free breakfast and fruit

    Cons

    Client satisfaction over employees all the time. Understaffing, so existing people can feel very stretched and stressed.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "No Benefits and stuck on recession salaries"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Long working hours you never get back and whats worse is they're expected from staff. Benefits are no more than bike scheme and tax saver etc. Salary is less than industry standard. Floors are crammed with staff desks. Flexibility is non existent.

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