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Updated Oct 12, 2019

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BDO Global CEO Martin Van Roekel
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  1. "BDO Calgary Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunity for exposure to various reporting frameworks (ASPE, IFRS, and PSAS), and special purpose financial statements. -Autonomy in work, but supportive structure -Great benefits w/ RRSP matching -Better work like balance than Big 4 (Difficult busy season, but relaxing summer months) -Opportunity to be promoted in roles quickly

    Cons

    -Salary is lower than industry benchmarks -HR promises employees more than what materializes -Annual reviews are high level, and it can be difficult assess your worth to the firm.

    BDO2019-10-12
  2. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training process to get CPA

    Cons

    Limited pay by brackets, turning into "Big4" style of business, decisions are limited at the local level based on what "National" decides

    BDO2019-09-10
  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    High turnover of staff can be frustrating

    BDO2019-07-30
  4. "good public firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant 

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

    Pros

    great training, nice coworker, flexible time

    Cons

    client size is small to medium.

    BDO2019-07-30
  5. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible place to work and nice people

    Cons

    Pressure to work many hours

    BDO2019-08-12
  6. "Good experiance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * 25 Vacation days per year including sick, personal and flex days * Bonus at the end of the year * benefits

    Cons

    * lower pay than the market

    Advice to Management

    review employment salaries

    BDO2019-07-25
  7. 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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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better - they are the product you are trying to sell. If they are not motivated or happy in their jobs, they are not going to produce quality work for your clients.

    BDO2019-07-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Peterborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Coaching Programs to advance your career, a lot of social activities

    Cons

    Huge time pressures to meet budgeted hours, competition amongst colleagues,.

    BDO2019-06-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "BDO"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to different industries and public companies, good people.

    Cons

    Compensation weak compared to big 4.

    BDO2019-05-17
  10. "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

    Advice to Management

    .More communication and recognition of great work

    BDO2019-01-06
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