Based on 44 surveyed graduates working at BDO. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
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
From what I am aware, there are possibilities of promotions, but they are quite difficult to obtain
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.
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
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