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How is working at BKD LLP? Are they 100% WFH?

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No, their WFH policies are office specific but expect that you'll be asked to work from the office. The culture is old school. Senior managers are expected to put in 2500 total hours per year and at least 1600 charge hours. If you come from a larger firm it will probably be a shock.

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Director 1’s experience is not isolated - as someone who has worked in multiple BKD offices and has many connections across firm - you will WORK - unless you just don’t care and say f it

BKD employees make way less than Big 4. A buddy of mine spilled the beans of what he made as a newly promoted senior manager and it was what I (currently manager) made as a senior 3 at EY. I was a manager 2 at the time and I was 25k above him…both in same city so cost of living is the same. They don’t really work any less either so I don’t get why people work there.

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As a new staff at BKD I made as much as my big 4 friends, but they slowly started making more than me each year after that. It was within reason through when we first got promoted to senior associate but after that the gap was like the climate change hockey stick graph. I was making 6 figures at BKD as a senior associate with 4 years of experience and on the verge of manager, but I know I was significantly above most of my peers in my department. You also don’t know how his performance ratings compared to yours, if you get low or average ratings at BKD your comp stagnates pretty badly. Maybe you’re a superstar and EY has really taken care of you. If he was a spring promotion he also wouldn’t have gotten his new comp yet, BKD doesn’t align promotions with their October comp adjustments. You can get manager or senior manager in April but won’t see your compensation adjustment until October. They love to promote seniors in December right after comp adjustments so they get a senior for a year without paying them as a senior. I don’t disagree with BKD being cheap, but there’s a lot of factors at play. And we’re not all cut out for the big 4 too, so they know someone will work for those lower wages.

BKD in Houston has been basically 100% since summer/fall 2020

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Dallas too. A friend interviewed there and they said it was optional but it clearly wasn't based on what he saw

For a firm like BKD, 100% WFH is impossible. They will make sure you go to office and watch you work and don’t slack. Their budgeting and utilization will traumatize you.

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BKD has a flexible WFH policy. Every office is encouraging three days in the office and two days at home but if someone wants to WFH 100% they just have to ask. I have friends at B4 who are being told 4 days in the office so it seems like every firm wants people back in the office. If you want to WFH ,BKD will make it work. I would take the advice of someone who works at BKD and not others who don’t even work there.

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BKD Nashville regional offices are in office

Def not work from home and never will be. Forced people back to the office in the height of the pandemic. Very very old school.

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