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Stressful, and over worked
Management top heavy.
No progression, as everyone was either a student/junior or manager

Expected to work over and above your hours but if you needed any time off then they were unreasonable.
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terrible, would not recommend for a Service Desk role
The place is a shambles with power hungry, ignorant and selfish senior management. No progression...failing systems....no accountability.....4 managers left within the space of 9 months which tells you everything......Avoid! No backing from HR when the whole team raised points of bully tactics and stress from poor working conditions....
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pathetic place
overtime
learned good audit techniques

mngmnt is pathetic and frequent fights with managers and trainees

culture is pathetic

overtime frequent

secondments often
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Productive , relaxed work place.
BDO was a great place to work, with a relaxed atmosphere. Training provided when needed and friendly staff.
Open work environment , hot desk working.
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Worse experience of my life
I experienced favoritism , bullying and indirect racism. I also saw so many women always in tears there. People walking out. I still feel very upset. The worse experience of my life.
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Free Coffee and Fruit
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Favoritism, bullying and indirect racism
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Alright
it is an ok place to work. they are not to keep on truing and do not give a lot of second chance when mistakes are made.

but it depends on what team you fall in.
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Great place to get your intial work experience
Typical day 9am till 5pm, Depending on the task you would usually work in teams of 4 to 5. It was a relaxed culture most of the times until the busy times happen which can get a bit hectic. Overall good job for people wanting experience.
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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.
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Free Drink: Fridays! sometimes other freebies
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Great team, lots of opportunities for growth.
Fast paced and intense environment, great team, lots of responsibility
and opportunities to develop skills e.g. client visits. Good management, always supportive.
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Too regimented
Very stressful play to work and really poorly paid. If your face fits you’ll do well but it’s too regimented to be a comfortable working environment. People friendly but again your face has to fit
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flexible working environment
flexible working environment. Very poor career progression though. Nice work place culture and good maternity package.

Good name to have on the CV..
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Lots of opportunities to learn and exceed.
Goal posts change a lot and a huge staff turnover in HR. HR is not respected across the firm but you can build your own personal PR and brand with your client group/
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Fun workplace too relaxed
Nice workplace although at times I spent days doing nothing and being extremely bored. The first three months I did not do much it was very boring and stressful.
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Stuck in the past
This company is stuck in the past, no flexible working, no talking, no eating at your desk. No PC’s you have to plug your laptop in every day and cannot even leave a paper clip on your desk or you are in trouble.
You cannot leave your desk before your finish time to even wash your cup.

Cramped space - 4 or 5 people to a bank of desks meant for 3 people.

Salary is awful
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Difficult Manager made life difficult
Working via a third party contractor at BDO we were tasked with providing switchboard services for all UK Offices. However, a very difficult and insecure manager in the department made life very very difficult and morale was very very low. Glad to relocate when I did
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BDO Business
Nice place to work if you know the right people. Very fast paced at times but can be sure there is no drag. It was enjoyable at the time of working and nice
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Great culture
The culture is something I have always liked along with the people. There are times when you would not know which way is up and I look after two Partners and 8 others in my team.
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Poor pay for a highly skilled stressful job.
Make out when you are taken on people have been promoted to a higher roll within 6 months.
This is lies it is company policy to be there 12months before promotion.

If they come up there is a LONG queue of others and its who you know instead of your skill.

Highly skilled job with stressful targets and high attention to detail required.

No pay review as promised unless you have been there a year when it comes through to July.

Treated like a separate company to the rest of the offices in BDO.
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Boring
The job is just literally making sure numbers add up in a set of accounts/reports.

Management is helpful when needed.


There is no longer any advancement within the business anymore
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No worklife balance
Quite gruelling and management have no regard for the health of their employees. You learn a lot but there is a price to your personal lie and health as you get little support.
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Tough traineeship
Difficult culture to work in while training. Nice people but very strict exam policy for trainees
Lots of travel as an audit trainee but opportunity to learn from others.
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