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Poor management, inadequate training, and disrespect are the order of the day.
Auditing Department (Former Employee) –  Waco, TXJuly 18, 2018
It was a real shame to leave an organization with above average health/dental/vision benefits. However, my departure was inevitable as management wasn't genuinely interested in correcting bad behaviors so employees possessing a strong work ethic could thrive. It was incredibly difficult to witness daily the disinterest of a management audit team with a "Do as I say" versus "Do as I do" mentality. Shareholders on the audit side seemed to delight in treating subordinates as nonpersons and/or idiots. Honestly, this was the absolute worst experience of my 30+ years as a productive member of the workforce. Moreover, BKDs workplace culture is entirely antithetical to the culture demonstrated in the audit department. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving it behind at 5:00 pm. The hardest part of the job was having no discernable support and inadequate training. Management personnel disparaged staff behind their respective backs recurrently and did not concern themselves with building up employees. It was nothing short of deplorable! In such an adversative environment it is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to learn, grow, and advance. The audit department was simply despicable; too many duplicitous managers/supervisors. The entire experience leaves a perpetually BAD taste in my mouth although it occurred only a few years ago.
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Generous health/dental benefits and compensation.
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Management behavior in the auditing department was both despicable and hypocritical.
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Beautiful New Office Space
CPA Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Des Moines, IAJuly 9, 2018
Overall it seems that everyone enjoys working together. The hardest part of the job was finding things to do to keep myself busy outside of the busy tax season,
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Great Company
Bookkeeper (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJune 29, 2018
BKD treats their employees well. They seem to really treasure what skills and talent they have. I would have loved to stay with this company, however they do not have any locations near my new living location.
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Great Place to Work
Senior Audit Associate 1 (Current Employee) –  Erie, PAJune 26, 2018
BKD is a great place to work. The company offers great experience and competitive compensation and benefits. The company operates many offices across the country.
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Great culture, close-knit work environment
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSJune 24, 2018
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at BKD. It is a great place to work for aspiring CPA's or really anyone looking to start out in the accounting field. Hours and pay are above average in my opinion compared to most other firms. No complaints.
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BKD, LLP is a great organization that allows employees the potential for growth
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 21, 2018
Great organization to work for. It may be a little difficult to balance work and life outside of work, however, that's the nature of public accounting.
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Great benefits, competitive salary
Cons
work and family life balance
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Bad Working Environment
Audit Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJune 13, 2018
I would not recommend working at the OKC office to anyone. There is no onboarding for new employees. There is no support from the partner group. There is no way to make management happy. There is no way you would want to work here.
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Terrible culture and work environment
TAX MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Jackson, MSJune 12, 2018
Management is absolutely horrible in Jackson, MS office. The culture and work-life balance is non-existent, very high turnover, old-school and stuffy work environment. Not willing to see the future of accounting profession and how it's changing.
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As cold coporate environment as it gets
Health Care Consultant (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJune 11, 2018
It is a CPA firm so I maybe it goes with the territory but this is as cold of an environment as I ever thought corporate America could be My advice would be get in and get your experience and then get out and go work with human beings ASAP. Or if you are a cold hearted corporate person then welcome home.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Pressure cooker of negative energy
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Good experience but lots of politics
Audit Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 24, 2018
Audits are for smaller companies, so you have the opportunity to be involved in the audit process from planning to completion. Hard worker employees are not usually rewarded for their effort.
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Great learning experience and fantastic coworkers and leaders
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 22, 2018
BKD was a fantastic experience. There is a real opportunity to expand technical skills as well as plenty of opportunities to expand soft skills. Exposure to various industries and leadership is very helpful.
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Great place to learn
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 8, 2018
Great place to learn because of the volume of work. Advancement however seems to be restricted to people working over 80 hours a week. Work/life balance nonexistent. Employees are highly motivated.
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Great culture that provides opportunities to grow
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYMay 7, 2018
Partners and managers take the time to invest in associates. Overall a great place to work. Typical public accounting hours, deadlines, etc. but the firm does a good job of showing support.
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Audit & Tax Intern (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOApril 25, 2018
Great public accounting firm. Provides good training and challenges you to grow as a professional. They have a fast-paced environment that puts an emphasis on time management and meeting deadlines. Overall, a great place to work.
Pros
Competitive compensation. Good work culture.
Cons
Lack of job security. Constantly laying people off.
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Good Atmosphere
Tax Intern (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOApril 18, 2018
People are friendly and always available to help. They are flexible with your schedule as long as you meet the required weekly hours. They will allow you time to study for the CPA.
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Great place to work for the right fit
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOApril 16, 2018
It is probably typical of any CPA firm and they may actually be more forgiving than the big guys but it is about as cold and corporate of an environment as I ever expected. There is plenty of room to advance if you perform but often the time expectations feel unrealistic and it is a hard balance not to rush to meet them. Overall it is a very negative and overly critical environment however if you can navigate all of that then there is plenty of opportunity.
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Schedule flexibility and room for growth
Cons
Cold corporate environment devoid of empathy
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It's public accounting
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKApril 13, 2018
The hours are long and the travel is often. This is common with the industry of public accounting and busy season. Travel was also not spread evenly among associates.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
travel
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Engaging place to work
Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MOMarch 23, 2018
Fast paced work environment, where you are given the chance to learn quickly and work in teams. You are given a lot of opportunity to work with many different types of clients and the work changes daily. The hardest part is maintaining a life/work balance.
Pros
Opportunity for promotion
Cons
Long hours
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Professional Work Environment with a fast paced business driven atmosphere
Technology Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Evansville, INFebruary 22, 2018
A typical day at work is a fast paced high volume work environment, but its fair and you are equally rewarded for good work as you are disciplined for slacking off. Very good and friendly culture, an overall good place to work.
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Great Place to Work
Senior National Marketing Proposal Writer (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MOFebruary 18, 2018
Awesome place to work. Stressful environment at times. Expectation of excellence. Management is excellent. Benefits are great. Fun co-workers, the teams make the jobs worth it.
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