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BDO Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated 27 Nov 2019

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  1. "Assistant"

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    Recommends

    I have been working at BDO

    Pros

    time fun know people too

    Cons

    it was good but Long hours

    Advice to Management

    be better at communicating

    BDO2014-11-28
  2. Helpful (2)

    "No Benefits and stuck on recession salaries"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting a good spin on the employee satisfaction survey and read the facts. HR director and managing partner just focus on adding fresh fruit to a tiny canteen and what was done previous years ago rather than actually tackling the satisfaction of employees who are valid in their suggested and quite basic changes.

    BDO2019-02-13
  3. "Audit senior"

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    Former Trainee - Anonymous Trainee in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at BDO for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The team of people you work with are great. Excellent knowledge sharing and teamwork environment. Also, great exposure to diverse range of clients in different industries and develop leadership and project management skills in progressing to audit senior.

    Cons

    No overtime paid for extra hours worked. TOIL is very restricted and expected to work long hours with constant deadlines.

    BDO2018-03-05
  4. "BDO trainee"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO

    Pros

    good experience, shows a good work ethic, industry exposure

    Cons

    long hours, poor pay at trainee level

    Advice to Management

    better compensation

    BDO2016-11-01
  5. "Indirect Tax & Government Incentives"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Very hands-on. Exposure to different fields

    Cons

    - Long hours and long career progression

    Advice to Management

    - Better work life balance and recognition for outstanding work

    BDO2019-11-16
  6. "Decent mid-size accounting firm"

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    Former Employee - Intermediate Accountant 

    I worked at BDO full-time

    Pros

    CPA Pre-Approved Program, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Busy season (long hours from January to April), high turnover

    BDO2019-11-28
  7. "collaborative environment and supportive team"

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    Former Intern - Audit Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDO

    Pros

    fast pace and excellent opportunities to improve yourself.

    Cons

    long working hours during annual report season.

    BDO2019-11-11
  8. "Good start up for career"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate 

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    Long working hours and no work life balance

    BDO2019-11-14
  9. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BDO full-time

    Pros

    Wide exposure to different companies and industries

    Cons

    Long hours during peak period

    BDO2019-10-22
  10. "Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve and is expected to perform. A wide range of industries to choose from and to specialise in (Listed & Non-listed) Proper training is given from a time-to-time basis

    Cons

    Very very long working hours and need to work during the weekends Not appreciated although lots of effort is put in Seniors have the very "chinese" mentality The audit culture is worse than the Big4s (No OT claims)

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the benefits, salary & bonus Change the audit culture (Work from home, Flexibility) Advice staff to speak more of English instead of own dialect

    BDO2019-11-02
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