Senior PA for Head of Private Equity Partner (Former Employee) – London – 13 April 2018
• 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
Good for learning and sits nicely on cv. Very low salary and management doesnt care about your progression. I dont know about other departments but central hubs are not recommended as you are used on very low wages and next to zero progression opurtunities.
PA to Audit Partner (Former Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 17 January 2018
The environment in the Nottingham office was one of fear and uncertainty. Certain managers behaved in a way where staff were shouted at in front of the whole office, spoken down to and at times made to feel embarrassed due to the vociferous manner in which they were spoken to on a daily basis. I would not recommend this office as a good place to work.
Administrator (Former Employee) – London – 17 October 2017
Working in BDO was amazing it was so educational and I found it helped me a lot to further my skills. My overall experience was good, I got to learn how the office environment works and working with different people.
Work Placements & Internship (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 9 August 2017
I took this internship in the Glasgow branch but we were taken for induction to the firm down in London. this gave us a great insight into the culture on a much larger level while working in Glasgow gave me an understanding of the kind of day-to-day tasks involved in accountancy.
Executive (Former Employee) – Reading, Berkshire – 18 June 2017
I truly enjoyed working at BDO, all colleagues were supportive and positive. Management are very professional and at the same time friendly towards others.A great atmosphere at work, definitely a good company to work for.
Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 May 2017
pro- good work life balance, good benefits
con- salary is not very competitive, no bonus so very little incentive to go above and beyond expectations to get rewarded, overall focus on coaching & development program does not compare to big 4 (much worse)