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BDO

4.1
  • #5 in Accountancy & advisory
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

BDO Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 44 graduates working at BDO. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.1
Based on 44 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The culture is the best thing. The people I work with are kind, supportive and motivating.
  • Great support and feedback from fellow employees
  • Everyone is very friendly and good to work with. The work culture and work-life balance is one of the best things about working for my company.
  • The working atmosphere is great, everybody is friendly and willing to help, and make you feel part of the team
  • The supportive and friendly working conditions and ability to climb the corporate ladder
  • Not so much my company but my current position. I feel like I am being pigeon-holed and would like to seek further experience in other divisions
  • Due to the area of my job, there is a block-out period from July to November which I am unable to take any annual leave
  • Our office is going through a period of change, so processes and procedures are not uniform
  • Can be demanding due to time frames and time management needs to be managed
  • The travel, which is unfortunately unavoidable especially for a mid-tier firm who will have lots of smaller clients. You spend a lot of time out of the office and at clients, which can be draining at times, particularly when they're located far away from where you live. They do their best to put you on clients close to your home, but having to travel eventually is unavoidable.

What Insiders Say

6.2
Career Prospects
6.2
Career Prospects
From what I am aware, there are possibilities of promotions, but they are quite difficult to obtain
7.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.6
Corporate Social Responsibility
The firm is active in promoting healthy lifestyles, community initiatives and environmental sustainability.
8.6
Culture
8.6
Culture
Fun and supportive. Lots of laughter around the office. There's lots of socialising during work hours but not a huge amount after.
8.2
Diversity
8.2
Diversity
We accept applications from all applicants regardless of their background
8.3
Satisfaction
8.3
Satisfaction
I process compliance work for superannuation funds and audit SMSFs from external associates
8.1
Management
8.1
Management
Managers and partners are always available and I have a great mentoring relationship with my partner.
8.9
Office Work Environment
8.9
Office Work Environment
We recently moved to a more corporate location enabling us to purchase new equipment, enhancing the professionalism of the company. We are provided with every facility needed to effectively perform our role, and it is a great environment to work in.
6.8
Recruitment
6.8
Recruitment
Once you prove you have the technical abilities (i.e. in your CV), the interview process from my experience is all about team fit and being personable. Also show enthusiasm, drive and commitment to the role you are applying for
6.4
Salary
6.4
Salary
I was not given any indication that there will be any bonuses for outstanding client work nor for the extra hours worked outside the normal working hours. Employees can use the office car park after business hours and over the weekend
7.9
Training
7.9
Training
National soft-skills programs in self-development and writing were great starting points and technical programs are offered from outside providers
7.9
Work Hours
7.9
Work Hours
My contractual work hours are 8.30am to 5pm. However, I am choosing to come in earlier and finish after 5pm to further my learning as a graduate. Also, my team actually discourages me from working overtime as the firm is very focused on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
6.3
Sustainability
6.3
Sustainability
There is a massive initiative to go paperless