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BDO Staff Accountant Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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  1. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant 

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

    Pros

    - great people to work with

    Cons

    - overworked employees who do not get recognition for effort - compensation is not comparable firms of similar size

    BDO2019-12-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unsupportive management breeds toxic work culture"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice office, firm events

    Cons

    Inflexible work from home policy, managers don't care about staff, high expectations but minimal guidance

    BDO2019-11-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "management has very limited understanding of people culture"

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    Current Employee - Junior Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -regular pros of big 4, but less

    Cons

    -if you outperform others initially it will come back to haunt you - high turnover so lack of internal culture

    Advice to Management

    keep your staff close but not too close, shows over-commitment and to people that aren't as committed as management that comes off as a turn-off

    BDO2019-10-13
  4. "Becoming like a Big 4"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is slightly higher than market Benefits are decent and well rounded Lunches in April twice a week

    Cons

    No proper direction from senior accountants with regards to expectations Becoming like a Big 4 and a hostile workplace where people feel like they cant make mistakes and every move they make they are being watched Overly critical rather than providing helpful feedback for growth High senior accountant staff turnover which is leading to junior staff being led by less experienced seniors

    BDO2019-09-15
  5. "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
  6. "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Junior Staff Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained great experience and opened up a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    No work-life balance, low pay, lots of overtime with no pay.

    BDO2019-07-29
  7. "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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good training"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    You get to learn alot

    Cons

    Bad pay and working conditions not great

    BDO2019-06-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Recognized company with decent benefit program you can customize.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful work environment and expected to learn everything yourself. No training, no feedback or performance reviews, extremely high turnover rate, expected to not report hours worked if over budget. Expected to make budget, even when you are new and the budget is lower than last year when a CPA completed the file. I was told not to ask questions and told others had been fired for less. Office politics... and favoritism, management values quantity over quality. Pay is not on par with other mid-level firms.

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    BDO2019-03-21
  10. "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
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