Working at BDO: Company Overview and Reviews in the United Kingdom

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BDO
3.5
111 reviews
BDO, UK Ratings
3.5
Average rating of 111 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-life balance
3.2Pay & benefits
3.1Job security & advancement
3.1Management
3.3Culture
Headquarters
Siège social 43-47 avenue de la Grande-Armée 75116 Paris Standard : 01 58 36 04 30
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Industry
Consulting and Business Services

Popular jobs at BDO in the United Kingdom

 Average salarySalary range
1 salary reported
£16,200
per year
£8,100-£25,000
3 salaries reported
£7.50
per hour
£6.65-£11.25
5 salaries reported
£27,900
per year
£13,000-£42,000
1 salary reported
£15.00
per hour
£7.50-£22.50
6 salaries reported
£60,000
per year
£30,000-£90,000
Salary satisfaction
45%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in the United Kingdom
Based on 216 reviews

BDO reviews

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Overall reviews at BDO

3.0
Technical Support Specialist | Baker Street | 15 Dec 2018
London Office is amazingly nice and professional. Culture is awful
From My time at BDO as an IT Service Desk Analyst, I can honestly say it is one of the worst places I have worked as far as management, work culture and team Moral. The office and building are really nice and have its perks however I worked there and found that management was very disrespectful and they do not like too compliment and encourage those who are being acknowledged by the user's we support. I got a positive feedback on my first week and no one from management approached me to say good work or fantastic start, literally nothing. Personally I believe that there is a massive lack of competence on the team. the Network and Infrastructure team are outsourced and I believe in the future it maybe the same for the IT Service Desk. I am currently working there but awaiting for January to find more openings and opportunity. Also there is whats openly known as the 'Golden circle' which in my opinion looks more like revenge of the nerds. consist of friends (in Management) that are looking out for each other and those they keen on, whilst other who may not be seen in a good light from this group for personal reasons are shunned upon and you can kiss the idea of promotion good bye :). This is in regards to the IT Team and for anyone joining them. The rest of the business I can not comment. Would not advise anyone to work as an IT Service Desk Analyst here, simply put, beyond incompetent.
2.0
Audit Associate | Gibraltar | 19 Jul 2018
A workplace with no social life
No one will provide much support or teach you. Everyone is busy with their own work and if you don't know about auditing/ accounting you won't have a very nice time. First couple of weeks I was required to watch videos which were then not very applicable/ sufficient for the job required. After this it was mostly copy pasting jobs. More attention was paid to the presentation of the internal documents than to understanding the process of an audit and accounting. I did eventually learn what an audit was about, how accounting works, what the process and reasoning is as well as other bits and bobs that I believe will be useful to me later on in life. People at this company are NOT there to make any friends, so if you are hoping to get along with your colleagues don't get a job here. ###Disclaimer: to be fair I WAS fired from this job and I can be a difficult person to deal with at times as I can open my mouth when it is really not the time. Furthermore I come from an engineering background.
Prosno one expects you to work past 17:30
Consno job support
5.0
Senior Managing Director | Leeds | 21 Oct 2013
Professional Coporate Team
BDO have given me the opportunity to learn and progress within the company. This has enabled me to provide an excellent client service whilst gaining further knowledge within the industry. I have gained a broad spectrum of experience in audit, pensions, protection and Tax and many other streams which has allowed me to gain the respect quickly from clients.The hardest part of my job can be managing senior managment alongside client responsibility. I manage a small pool of PA's understanding the difficulties they face meeting deadlines offering my support and guidance. My team are very friendly and the firm invests time and resources into staff to help them grow their knowledge as widely as possible, which pays dividends back to clients and makes this a vibrant place to work. BDO show the true meaning of customer service, the bespoke and complex service that is given to each individual client is exceptional.
ProsSupportive Managing Partner
ConsUnsocial hours of work at times
4.0
Senior Assistant | Liverpool | 20 Feb 2020
Good Accountancy firm to work for
Looking after mailbox and answering emails to the client facing team. Working within a team, answering queries and helping others when needed. Allocating work to members of the team, keeping updates on progress. I feel learnt to have the confidence in knowing how to respond to certain emails and giving them the correct information they need so has been a learning process as learnt a lot myself along the way. The workplace is a mixture of mainly young staff with some older generation working together as the office is expanding more and more. Hardest part is being constant with emails and prioritising of work and making sure forms are processed within deadlines. A relaxed office so makes the job enjoyable with a mixture of ages within the teams.
ProsFree Drink: Fridays! sometimes other freebies
4.0
Senior Personal Assistant | Leeds | 22 Jun 2013
Description
I am an enthusiastic, punctual and reliable individual with excellent organisational and administrative skills. I have a flexible yet tactful attitude with good interpersonal skills. I am a motivated, presentable and confident person who can mix and communicate well with all social groups at all levels. I have a professional attitude towards my role and can prioritise my work load and that of others to ensure that all deadlines and targets are met with the appropriate action. I adapt well to new challenges and can work on my own initiative as well as part of a team. I am looking for a challenging role that would allow me the opportunity to add to the role but will also allow me to grow within the company. I have gained substantial experience throughout my career and I feel I would have a lot to offer.
2.0
Assistant | Liverpool | 28 Dec 2018
Disposable Work Culture
The Shared Services Centre in Liverpool is unique to the firm in that its function is solely to cut down on costs, this is reflected in the very poor levels of pay and the attitude towards staff. Staff are not allowed to work from home, listen to music on their headphones whilst working or have any of the other minimums that are granted to staff in all the other offices. The bulk of the staff employed are quite young, and this will lend to a good social life, but this does not make up for an atmosphere where employees are made to feel disposable. In my time there I saw more than two dozen people leave personally, that is no exaggeration. It creates the impression that staff are disposable and that there is no effort to retain people.
ProsSocial Life
ConsVery low pay, staff made to feel disposable
1.0
Assistant | Liverpool | 16 May 2019
Hostile Culture - BDO Liverpool
Worked here for 1 month through agency, high expectations for when you are trying to get to grips with the job and ensuring you are doing the job correctly. A mixed environment , staff members supportive , offering help 'whenever needed'. This then changes to 'you've had enough help'. Very unprofessional when a manager confronts you in front of the team. This made me (and anyone else) feel uncomfortable/singled out, not wanting to go into work. For such emphasis on inclusion and encouraging their workers to 'speak up' and 'zero tolerance' on bullying behaviour , I found this office to be quite opposite. I would not recommend anybody to work here
ProsLunch Hour
ConsEnvironment, Wages, No opportunities for progression
4.0
Front of House Manager | London | 17 Oct 2014
Demanding and Fast Paced
Dealing with adhoc requests in a demanding and challenging environment. High expectations were constantly monitored with the 5 star meet and greet visitor's experience. Last minute demands and obstacle's to overcome daily regarding the self managed booking system, and ensuring the meeting rooms were kept up to the standard required. Managed team members from Reception, Switchboard, Facilities Helpdesk, AV Technician and AV Support Team and worked alongside the Facilities Management team on a daily basis, Responsible for staff training, development, coaching, recruitment, performance management, rota management, and monthly/weekly meetings with staff, facilities and PA's/EA's.
4.0
Equity Partner | London | 13 Apr 2018
Lifestyle balance department
• Meeting and greeting clients • Answering telephone calls • Responsible for the distribution of post • Managing a very busy complex diary • Travel arrangements – UK and abroad • Expenses – submitting onto system • RMS (internal database system) – adding contact business cards • Liaising with clients and PA’s to arrange meetings • Liaising with team regarding setting up meetings/call • Attending and taking Minutes in Breakfast meetings (occasionally) • Submitting P2P Invoices on system • Checking Partner Inbox • Complex diary management • Weekly “To do List” update and send to Partner
ProsFriendly, fun place
ConsExtremely busy (at times)
1.0
Analyst | Liverpool | 24 Feb 2022
Run a mile
Whilst the peers you work alongside with, office space and availability to work from home and all pluses to working at BDO’s SSC, poor treatment from management, laughable salaries and unrealistic targets will no doubt wear you down very quickly. Staff turnover is pitifully high yet management don’t seem to bat an eyelid. Promotions are few and far between, despite what they’ll tell you in your interview and your options are to either be friends with a manager outside of work, or take on the added stress of tasks outside your pay grade from 12+ months on the off chance you get a ‘promotion’ (<£600 a year) pay rise out of it. Do your self a favour and don’t bother with BDO.
5.0
Intern | Boston, MA | 27 Oct 2014
Great experience
Considering that I was the project manager and was assigning tasks to my colleague, I thought that I should have led the overall development of the framework. Based on the discussion my colleague, my team member suggested that he has developed several frameworks in his past career life and that he wants to take a lead with developing the outline for this engagement. Ideally this was the responsibility of the project manager and I should have taken this responsibility. However, on second thought, I agreed that my team member had better experience developing best practices audit framework for large companies. I decided that I would let him take the lead on the engagement and that I would assist him as and where I can. He asked me to do a thorough research on various industry best practices frameworks. I readily agreed and started researching on audit frameworks. I researched on COBIT and COSO frameworks and developed gap assessment with these standards for the client. I brainstormed ideas with my colleague and while discussing my ideas he drafted an outline which used a combination of COSO and COBIT framework. This was an interesting experience for me since it could not envision that the problem at hand could have been best solved by combining two industry best practices instead of using one of them. Even though this could have solved the engagement at hand, it would still not be the best solution for this client. I had a deep discussion with my colleague and it seemed that uti
3.0
Senior Auditor | Singapore | 6 Apr 2018
"Honest feedback: No regrets (by means of both good and bad) who joins from AA"
You know all the pros and cons by heart and not much of difference, hence just go straight to suggestion for mngmt: -Honest communication : Heard a lot of complaints and gossip among peers, but nobody even dare to speak the truth because they're afraid of offending the superiors. Employee always sweet-talk / give feedback to superior with what superior would like to hear, which is totally not the facts. A lot of issues are swept under the carpet, everybody is avoiding honest communication just to survive their job and most of them think is useless as the mngmt will not care. How will the management strive to improve when there is no safe platform for employees to voice out their concern? Management always seem to care, but no proper action taken to adhere this main problem, deal with this first to retain more staff? - Suggest upward appraisal for mngmt to understand soul-less employee better, not just rely on the unfair "self appraisal" when everyone's expectation to others is very different and bias at time. - Communication style: Remember the Telephone game? Please update the whole group rather than just the in-charge to prevent miscommunication, even intern shall be included. Don't expect wonders from those assisting roles when always only in-charge was being updated by superior. Don't always play the blaming game (so sick of this..), but find a solution to work towards the common goal. A lot of time wasted just to be angry towards each other but not coming toge
Prosworking with similar age gorup
Consyou know it too well
3.0
IT Consultant | Украина | 19 Nov 2021
Таке собі
Не рекомендую БДО Центерс на Контрактовій Площі. Пояснюю чому : Даній фірмі до BDO Germany дуже далеко.Компагія німецька а стандарти українські.Багато непорядку на всіх рівнях. Hr Катерина Крівозуб взагалі WARNING!, бо розказує казки на співбесідах,щоб заманити людей , маніпулює багато. Приклади : 1.Розказувала,що за 3 місяці можливе підвищення зп ( виявилось неправдою). 2.Казали,що треба тільки відкрити ФОП, а решта :податки і різні нюанси - фінансовий відділ займається.В результаті на практиці ти сам вишукуєш інформацію про ФОП,платиш все і тд . Фінансовий відділ помагає тільки якщо дууже попросиш. 3.Затаїли інформацію,що в фірмі треба ходити тільки в офіціцному стилі кожен день.Це я вже взнала по факту,на місці. 4.Затаїли інформацію,що прийдеться відвідувати інтенсивні курси з німецької мови мінімум 3р на тиждень по 2,5год в обов'язковому порядку в позаробочий час.Казали,що оплачують курси .А коли я звільнялася,то хотіли здерти з мене повну вартість за ті курси🤣,але їм не вийшло тому що я знаю свої права. 5.Коли я звільнялась, вони влаштували нервотрьоп і розказували мені яка я погана ,замість того, щоб розпрощатися мирно. І я перший раз взагалі за 3 місяця роботи дізналася,які в мене показники, і що для них виявляється важливо кількість тікетів(кейсів),які ти зробив.Якби мені про ціль сказали на почалку,або хоча б в процесі ,то я б цю ціль і реалізовувала,а так то ніякої конкретики не було ,і мені давали завдання поза тікетами теж,а вкінці претензії ще 🤣🤣🤣.Короче ба
1.0
SBG | Burlington, ON | 18 Oct 2012
Poorly run Company
I invested a couple years of my life into the Burlington Office. This is a very disorganized, unencouraging, depressing office with no staff morale. They promote based on amount of time worked there, not quality of workmanship. So while someone is overqualified for a management position, a lesser individual will get it if they were hired before you. If you aren't involved in the Audit side of the Firm, forget about the Partners caring about you. The Small Business Group, Tax and Administrative Departments are run by monkeys. The Managers/Supervisors of the above are a joke whom are unhelpful, and have very little knowledge of what their staff do. The Firm caters to Partners, Audit Managers and Audit staff. Job security is virtually non-existant in this office. I saw countless hard-working staff in every department lose their jobs because the Partners could not hold clients. There is unrest in the Administrative department due to people who have worked their too long and won't change their ways. If you're a young professional in this office - forget about voicing your opinions, ideas for the firm. Under the age of 35 and they don't care about you. Compensation is significantly lower than that of other firms and they justify this on the economy. Having an issue with work/personal/coworker? Need to talk to HR? Forget about it. The two HR people at the Burlington and Mississauga office (they work between both offices) do not assist in any way at all. They will give attitude to an
Conslong hours; terrible management;
4.0
Audit Associate | Cagayan de Oro | 19 Oct 2014
Fosters growth both in the professional and personal aspect
I started with the firm fresh from the board examinations, and I believe that I could not have chosen a better field of practice. Being an external audit associate allowed me to grasp not only the standards and practices related to financial reporting, but the businesses and its processes and the external and internal factors affecting them. Having been assigned to diverse industries such as rural banks, financing companies, cooperatives, schools, hospitals, manpower services and even non-government organizations, I was able to gain a general understanding of the business processes, products, services, financial reportorial requirements, and the laws and regulations unique to each industry. Moreover, since our audit engagements are conducted with reference to the internal control procedures in place, we were also able to obtain a general understanding of the internal control concepts. Moreover, our job entailed traveling and meeting various individuals and different levels of management thereby allowing us to strengthen our interpersonal skills. We were also trained to use our professional judgment, be detail-oriented and deadline-oriented, bring initiative at work, value integrity, and be committed with the responsibilities at hand. However, even if we had to work with an audit team or independently, we became each others consultants in the completion of our individual assignments. Indeed, it was a challenging job in that we needed to deliver even under pressure. But at t
ProsTraveling, free food and accomodation
ConsLong hours of work
4.0
Senior Auditor | Mozambique | 19 Apr 2016
BDO is a firm at which you can grow a career and express your abilities comfortably.
Work begins at 8.00 am. Everyone wears a bright smile as you enter the office. We get to work immediately and take a short break at 10:30 am, we continue with our work which is highly intereactive as we work in teams. At 12:30 pm we go out for lunch and return at 2:00 pm. Usually we go out with colleagues. We continue our work until 17:30 pm unless if there are key assignments that require overtime for completion.We work at clients' premises as well as our premises which gives a good switch in environment. I have learnt to interact with people from various cultural backgroungs and different languages as we use English and Portuguese officially and we have workmates from all aver the world. Management is very welcoming. We have an open door policy and a good platform to comunicate effectively. Management paarticipate in the work giving a good impression of teamwork. Co-workers are generally friendly, they are keen to learn about new stuff and they help a new person settle in smoothly. In simpler words, they make one feel at home. The hardest part of the job is when the clients are not prepared for the audit and information is everchanging during the audit as they try to update their financial statements. That may imply that as auditors we have to redo some tests, change our extent of testing and be very vigilant to avoid errors. The most enjoyable part of the job is we travel a lot, we get to interact with many different people and we are exposed to various ind
ProsFree breakfast, Free lunch (when at clients), Free medical care, Communication Incentve
ConsLong Hours when there is a busy schedule
4.0
Administrative Assistant | Namibia | 2 Apr 2015
Wonderful company to grow with
I started with BDO with little administrative experience but was able to show them what I am capable of doing via a temp position I had. As each year progressed, more responsibilities were given to me as they saw that I am a self-starter, able to complete projects with minimum or obscure directions and multi-task. Like any professional services company, BDO is not an organization that will hold hands. They will patiently work with you as you navigate through your responsibilities. However, you have to take personal ownership for your job. Despite being an admin, I've been able to talk to partners and managers about career concerns. Cannot promise that this is the norm but a lot of people in the company are approachable. Not everyone, so you have to be wise in who and how you manage professional relationships in the company. Also, the company offers work life balance to their support staff as well. Although a lot of people frown on it, as long as you can show that you can perform you work load without putting undue strain on the company, they are open to some flex arrangements. For me, the downside was that a lot of admins perform some tasks that seem to be more along housekeeping than in just maintaining the look of the office. Then there are some people who see the administrative staff as second-class but that is on an individual basis rather than the whole office or company.
ProsAllows you to grow, a good number of people in management are approachable, benefits, work/life balance
ConsSome of the client facing professionals treat the administrative staff as second class citizens
4.0
Senior Auditor | Madrid, Madrid provincia | 20 Aug 2015
Assistant and Senior
During these three years, I started to work in an assistant position and after two years I became Senior in that company and I learnt this skills: I have learnt a lot about teamwork, leadership, responsibilities and meeting set deadlines. I am self-motivated and analytical and I have excellent communication skills and capacity to work with multidisciplinary teams. I am able to assume multiple tasks and to take responsibility of the issues with a minimum of supervision. I show ability to work in a target driven environment, under tight deadlines and on my own initiative. I have developed leadership and coaching skills and a strong capacity of effort and overcoming. I demonstrate commitment and professional behaviour. As of today, I have acquired a general overview of the day-to-day operations of companies of different industries (Services, production and tertiary sector) as I have been in charge of developing the audit strategy for all of them. Cash and short term deposits; Fixed assets and Intangible assets; Investments; Prepayments and deferred charges; Inventories; Trade receivables; Trade payables; Debts due within one year or within more than one year; Equity; Taxes; Provisions; Income (interest and dividend income) and Expenses (interest expense, Dividend expense on securities sold, Management fees, Administration fees, Audit fees, Professional fees, Performance fees and Directors’ fees).
Prosbig progress, new knowledges, work in a team.
ConsLong hours, a lot of responsabilty.
2.0
Technician | Manitoba | 14 Aug 2014
Poor training; no communication
When you start you're promised the world - training, room to grow, opportunity for education. What I got was not entry level, but a full-on corporate account with no training on the software nor explanation on what information is needed. There is no manual, no formal training, just dive right in and fend for yourself. The first person helping me was patient and could explain well, but he quit because the company screwed him after writing his UFE, and didn't offer the raise nor promotion he was promised. The next manager who was hired from the outside couldn't train nor had any patience. The software was not always smooth and needed tweaking, or remapping, but the manager would do it quickly in front of you "you won't need to know this" - but eventually you do or else you're always asking for help. Time is money, so you can't ask questions as you go, because you're taking time away from someone else who is charging time on a client. The partner that came in a couple times a week does not chat, nor even say hello as he walked by. There are peaks and valleys - the hours you work overtime at tax time can be taken during the summer as flex time which is terrific, but when there is no work there is nothing to do but file, read. There was no work for weeks and they wouldn't train me on anything new. I got laid off for lack of progress. But there were no files to do. I hope all their business leaves for bad service.
ProsExcellent benefits, RRSP matching after a year; Flexible hours
ConsNo training, no communication

Questions and answers about BDO

What is the dress code at BDO?
Asked 2 Jan 2019
Asbestos Jacket
Answered 19 Mar 2020
Strictly formal
Answered 17 Mar 2020
What advice would you give the CEO of BDO about how to improve it?
Asked 4 Apr 2019
Sort your hr out. Train your managers in how to deal with people with disabilities
Answered 5 May 2022
Promote secondment between member firms.
Answered 17 Mar 2020
How does someone get hired at BDO? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 28 Nov 2018
I had a telephone interview before having two formal interviews.
Answered 31 Jan 2021
Getting the right education and qualifications and to be presentable and people person.
Answered 15 Aug 2019
What is the BDO employee discount?
Asked 2 Jun 2017
Was not entitled as worked through agency. BDO take on staff through agencies on temp contracts initially.
Answered 16 May 2019
There is an employee benefit plan that allows you to choose various benefits/discounts in line with your salary such as your pension, private health care, vehicle scheme.
Answered 21 Feb 2018
Is there really a bad toxic environment at bdo (Baker street branch)
Asked 11 Dec 2021
I wouldn't say there is a toxic work environment. Team members mean well but there can instances of over leveraging staff due to matrix team structures.
Answered 2 May 2022
No real environments now as offices are hot desked and most people are only in occasionally.
Answered 18 Mar 2022