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Why do the Big 4 think they are so much better?

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This is hilarious! Well BDO is the step brother the big 4 never know. I've been to both world, I will say I love the BDO's down to earth approachable vibe, whoever started this thread is not a representative of who we are, we are as confident and secure as the big four, we just opt to have balanced life.

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I worked at BDO. EY is the winner! While at BDO, there was always constant daily pressure on eating hours, absolutely no coaching, the expense reimbursement and PTO policy was a joke, training was non-existent and nothing compared to EY. They charge lowest fees possible to win the client, but expect to do the same PCAOB quality work with less hours to beat the budget. Do not recommend BDO at all.

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Because I just had to Google "BDO"

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I spent my first 3 years at Deloitte and I have been at BDO for a year now. The work is just as complex and the hours are just as long. Perks are better at Deloitte, but more autonomy and less "red tape" at BDO, so pros and cons to both in my opinion. But to my BDO colleague, whoever you may be, that started this thread and made an utter ass of yourself, you, my friend, are an embarrassment to BDO. Word of advice for you in your professional and personal life, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool thank to speak and remove all doubt"

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Go to bed, you're drunk

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Okay but seriously...what the hell is BDO?

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I worked @ BDO b4 Deloitte. Deloitte is better.

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Numbers don't lie

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Except I didn't discount your experience.. I'm getting a whiff of bitterness

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There is a reason why they are the big 4. Plus, the exposure and experience is invaluable, because when you want to leave there is more opportunities. You have to earn your stripes (work the long hours, be understaffed, etc). You can't be a general without being in the field young padawon

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I have an uncle who is a partner at Grant Thornton, and when I got offers from both GT and PwC he told me to go Big4.

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Says the person who cannot speak to my experience.. That's like saying "I hate chocolate ice cream, but I've never eaten it."

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But really, why is BDO even allowed on fishbowl?

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It's our insecurity if you must really know 😉

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I still don't know who BDO is...

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Guys, end of the day, we are all accountants and we are all miserable, let's move on.

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That's nice

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Why do you care what they think? Just do your job.

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#rude

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I'm offended by your comment about fat dudes with short dicks. We have feelings you know.

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Nice Deloitte 4 that was an old article, I'm sure big 4 has some too😄😏😏

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@Deloitte 5 you must be one of those fat dudes with short dick whose only bragging rights is being in big 4, get a life

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