Teamwork and Collaboration as a Graduate Analyst – Arush

How did you find your student experience joining BDO?

Joining BDO as a Graduate, I have been surrounded by a community which has supported me through the steep learning curve. BDO’s overall culture fosters a positive environment, making it easy to connect with individuals from different teams and gain insights into their experiences. Overall, I am glad I chose BDO and enthusiastically recommend it as an excellent workplace for any student!

What was your biggest surprise coming to BDO and what makes you stay?

I was pleasantly surprised by the team-oriented culture at BDO, where everyone has your back, whether it's work-related or personal. This inspires me to do better and feel assured in my work, given the strong support all around.

What have you enjoyed about your service line and what didn’t you expect?

Corporate Finance is a technically demanding service line. The team consistently prioritise knowledge development, with regular trainings as well as providing substantial exposure to different types of work. I particularly enjoy the non-repetitive nature of the work as well as the frequent technical discussions within the team.

How have your experienced the BDO values in the workplace?

ONE – There have been times where my teammates have actively offered to help meet project deadlines and discuss any work-related issues with the shared objective of providing our clients with the best service possible.

How would you describe BDO’s culture?

From my time here, I would characterise BDO's culture as a reflection of its values, with teamwork, innovation, and the human aspect at the forefront of everything we do.

What makes working at BDO rewarding for you?

Working hard at BDO is rewarding particularly because we embrace a culture that acknowledges merit. The consistent recognition and rewards for hard work are ingrained throughout the firm. This fosters client satisfaction and leads to positive feedback, which drives me even further.

How have you been supported by leaders/managers in the firm?

My managers consistently strive to ensure that my workload is manageable, extending assistance for any queries. They maintain a personal level of engagement, regularly checking in and offering necessary support. The transparency in terms of rewards and recognition, coupled with the promotion of a healthy working environment, is something I genuinely value.

How has joining BDO supported you to achieve your personal aspirations and/or career goals? 

Being part of BDO has deepened my existing enthusiasm for corporate finance. I am inspired to strive for excellence and achieve my career goals.

The team culture at BDO motivates me to work harder with the knowledge that I have the support of my entire team.

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