{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "What’s the worst public accounting firm and why is it BDO?", "post_id": "6312eac9f0d83700267d5cf0", "reply_count": 38, "vote_count": 38, "bowl_id": "564a5cdb94887803001dd07c", "bowl_name": "Accounting", "feed_type": "crowd" }

What’s the worst public accounting firm and why is it BDO?

funnylike
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Not trying to s my own D but I remember when the recruiters tried to scare me to take mid sized (was GT) and I liked my internship there but so glad I went b4. It’s really your team that matters on how bad the hours are regardless of firm.

like

Come to Crowe! I love it and have been here for 7 years.

Recent IconRecent

I just got a linkedin message offering a 47% pay increase at BDO and I still won’t consider it 🫣

likefunnyuplifting

Not sure about the benefits cost as my spouse's insurance was a lot better than what BDO offered. As for being the worst firm, it all depends on what office and if you're in the right clique. My office is rife with politics, favoritism and a general lack of empathy for employees that aren't on the "in". Another office may be different. Do yourself a favor...if you hate it get out before you become bitter to the entire industry.

like

Sorry pal, the worst has to be FORVIS

likefunny

To Deloitte 1: Why FORVIS? I had interview with them this week. I should not continue interviewing?

It literally reeks here! I keep asking myself why I turned down B4 offers thinking this would be a little more relaxed…. Nope

likeuplifting

Totally agree

like

I feel like I know you.

-fellow BDOer

like

Will refer for anyone at BDO who wants out.

likefunny

I like it and we have a pension and affordable benefits, which sounded like an issue at BDO.

like

Earlier this summer, I told BDO I'd be willing to come on as a contractor for $120/hour. After they said this was fine and me go through three interviews, they offered $60/hour. I asked if there was a misunderstanding, and they said their offer was just a starting point for negotiation and that I couldn't counter. What a waste of time.

like

This is rough

Kelly Grier checking in to have a word on this.
Conclusion: we are the worst.
Have a great day!

funnylike

Nah, coming from a Big 4…BDO isn’t as bad as people think it is

like

ok KPMG

likefunny

I don't know, I think Plante Moran might be up there.

Related Posts

like

McBee, your work is Omni-platform now….. from insta, to Reddit, to screengrab on Imgur, to Fishbowl. This thing is being reused more than a B4 strategy deck….

Post Photo
likefunny

Anyone here have good slack channels they’ve used to network in to get a job? I’m a B4 Senior Manager that’s looking to move to tech FWIW.

like

Decided that I’m leaving audit today. Trying to understand the full range of opportunities in forensics. Will have my CPA and CFE. So far, I understand that there are client-serving firms like FTI and then the B4 will have forensics arms as well. What are some other forensic accounting roles? Pros and cons? Better than audit? Honestly just looking to learn anything.

like

I have done it. Guys. I have done it. I have done the impossible. I went to industry and I am working longer hours/ more.

likefunnysmarthelpful

Any insights on Accenture Strategy first year MD base and TC? Supply chain practice, coming in from B4. Location NYC or Toronto, if it matters and differs significantly across countries.

like

Anyone in B4 M&A tax left to get a JD? Currently a CPA and considering the jump.

like

A1 (about to be A2) and applied for a Senior at another big 4 that required 3 YOE (advisory). Decided to shoot my shot in case. Got my application selected for a phone screen in less than 12 hours from when I applied. Did they miss the fact that I have 1 YOE or are they really considering me?

like

Virgin here! Finding it hard to break loose with this B4 life. Open to either M or F but dont know how or who?

likefunny

Got recruited from a boutique firm to one of the big 4. How to put in two weeks with grace? Love my manager but not the lack of standard processes or processes in general. Any advice on a bittersweet two weeks notice?

like

Anyone in the Big 4, how stressful is it being a black senior, rather being the only person of color on your team?

like
like

Just came from dinner #meettheparents at my bf's family overheard his mom talking to him in the kitchen b4 we left "you didn't tell us she was colored.." um beyond awkward..they were so nice cont.

like

Have you reached the point where you're satisfied with your job? I've had B4, industry accounting and wealth management jobs and there's always been something I was not satisfied with, leading me to find something else. I've been in my current role (industry) for about a year and am already bored and looking at opportunities. Is it possible to find a job that brings you satisfaction at all levels (pay, hours, the work itself, etc.), or do you have to settle at one point?

like

It looks like a lot of the big four firms are hiring in the human capital/change management practice. I’m currently with a non big four firm as a management consultant focusing on change management. Where would you rank the big 4 in this practice? I am specifically interested to see how Deloitte HC compares with EY PAS?

like

Need 11 likes to start sending DMs.
Meanwhile can one can comment and let me know how much time does Offer Letters get rolled for Big 4 (Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, PwC) typically after submitting documents for background verifications?

like

How is B4 life when you have small kids and a nonworking spouse?

Anyone know how working for the IRS would compare to Big 4?

AWS vs Salesforce in Big 4 consulting? Which would pay more and have more growth?

like

What schools would you recommend I apply to?

Indian male, 31, LGBT
7 YOE (FAANG, big-4, NGOs)
BA and masters from top-10 universities
3.7 GPA, 164 V/Q
Interested in VC, social entrepreneurship, or MBB.

like

Additional Posts in Accounting

Anyone invest in tax free muni bonds? Thinking of buying VTEAX that holds a portfolio of bonds. At what income tax bracket would you consider buying tax free bonds?

I'm clueless on how to switch jobs while on H1b. Have i140. Anyone willing to provide high level steps?

like

I’m trying to DM people but I can’t because I’m new here!! 😭 Please help a girl out here get a few likes! 🥹🐠

likesmart
like
likehelpful

I LOVE it when film production companies hide easter eggs in their projects. One great example is Pixar and how it all seems to be a part of the same universe. Can anyone share some other similar examples?

like

what can we as employees take from this 50% Sez news?
has wipro communication is released?

like

Disappointed!!

16% With Progression to Senior 2

Gotta look for more job offers

like

AFS Tech Strategy Manager - 4.5YOE, TS clearance- what to expect in terms of salary?

like

I find it so hard to connect with patients with things like chronic pain or fatigue. Disease just feels so obscure and multifactorial to me

like

Hi. I am a senior L6 / early L7 at Amazon. Have prior consulting experience. What level should I aim for at Doordash?

like

Hey fishes :
Got an offer from Deloitte and joining date in this month end. BGV in process and I have got an access to Dstart portal. Just wanted to know. Is there still chance that they can withhold my offer ? My last date in current org is tomorrow and have another offer whose joining date is immediate ;

like
like

Anyone have a local accountant they like? Especially one who is familiar with freelance needs?

Every company wants good employees until the employees challenge you to become better management!

like

LTI hiring below ORACLE roles and plz dm me for referral

Post Photo
like

Anyone need a referral for CohnReznick feel free to reach out! Great teams and a really good learning work environment. For anyone looking to change things up! ☺️

funnyhelpful

Hey guys! Went to college with full intention of getting into medical school. Graduated right before the pandemic which gave time to think long and hard about going to med school. Decided I was doing it for all the wrong reasons, and am trying to pivot into consulting. I’ve reached out to hundreds on LinkedIn, which lead to a few referrals, but have heard nothing back from any firms. Anyone willing to help me out with some advice and guidance?

like

Folks - Which is a better option .. Deloitte MD or ZS Partner? Similar comp.

like

Hi Fishes,
Just wanted to check How is PayTm company for QA profile. What's is its sustainability in market. If anyone working there please elaborate work culture there.

YOE:- 5 yrs
Skills:- Java, Selenium, Automation, API Testing

like

Additional Posts (overall)

Should I be working more than the senior on a job?

like

If I obtained my CPA license in my current state via reciprocity with my old state, do I need to maintain (keep active) my license in my old state? Or can I let my old state license expire and keep the one in my new state obtained through reciprocity?

like

Hilton night #90 this year. Still going strong

like

How’s tattoos policies in your companies? Are your companies more lenient with visible tattoos?

like

Talk me off the ledge/ out of quitting as an experienced associate. I'm so frustrated with this tax season, always getting notices on things that I need to be on top of. Having to stay inline with the billable hours when there are hours spent waiting on replies for client work so much time spent not counted as billable work. I understand not everyone is cut out for this, but I am so fed up. Can I get decent opportunities getting out as an associate?

like

Is it a common feeling or that diversity hires at big 4 are less qualified than individuals hired through general channels? Can anyone in HR support or refute?

like

Do you feel like you constantly have to prove yourself? I'm an experienced senior. Thoughts

like

Are SM and director titles the same at some of the PA firms? e.g. GT, KPMG

likehelpful

Left the office last night at about midnight only to come back at 5:15 am. The night security guard's shift didn't end while I was gone...

like

Does anyone actually charge actual hours?? The budget is so unrealistic...

like

Anyone work in tax at the LA offices for Baker Tilly? Looking for some feedback on the culture and how you like it there.

like

Will we ever get EY Mercury? The world will never know

likefunny

anyone here ever work at a fund administrator? Trying to find out if it's any better then big 4 or is it just as miserable?

like