GradAustralia surveyed 44 graduates working at BDO. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 44 responses.
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.
BDO is a workplace that encourages team bonding and work/life balance. We very frequently have service line catch-ups, firm-wide social events and more often than not enjoy after-hours team socialising. The culture at BDO is fantastic!
Location is in CBD and easily accessible via tram. Dress code is corporate, though there is 'casual Fridays'. There are many facilities - kitchen, seating area, hot desks, toilets etc. They're kept clean and tidy.