BDO USA Named One of the 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads

April 2015

Jerry Walsh

Chicago, IL – April 28, 2015 – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of 2015's 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads by Symplicity, the leading provider of career services management solutions.  Symplicity describes the 2015 list of honorees as organizations that offer fun and supportive company cultures, sweet paychecks, and extraordinary opportunities for rapid career growth.  Accenture, General Motors, Nationwide, Nestle, Protiviti and SAS were among the other winners.  Visit Best Places to Work for Recent Grads for a complete list of this year's winners.
“As the fastest growing national accounting firm and an active recruiter of new college graduates, BDO is thrilled to be among this prestigious list of organizations cited for their positive culture and career opportunities,” said Stephanie Polon, Director of Campus Recruiting and Generational Strategy Advisor at BDO USA. “This award demonstrates our commitment to providing a supportive culture, professional training and outstanding career paths for our employees.”
In addition to this recognition from Symplicity, BDO USA has been named a Best Company by Working Mother magazine for four consecutive years and has been a recipient of the prestigious When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) for six consecutive years.  BDO is also featured in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan,, as a leading innovator of how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices. 
“Millions of students and alumni are turning to Symplicity each year to find their best match for employment. It is our core mission to help those job seekers find a clear career path and the best-fit employer. This initiative allows us to identify those employers who succeed in providing an outstanding environment for recent college grads,” said Bill Gerety, CEO of Symplicity. “We’re proud to celebrate the 2015 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads winners in earning this recognition.”
In February, Symplicity invited employers to participate in a survey that collected specific information regarding opportunities for new hires, training programs, benefits and other areas most attractive to new grads. The survey gathered employer answers on some of the best reasons to work for their companies, including company culture, perks, annual bonuses and more. Employers were asked specific questions pertaining to benefits, training, culture, values and work-life balance. The 2015 awards honor companies who ranked highest in overall score in five different categories: opportunity, culture, benefits, balance and Glassdoor rating.
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.  The firm serves clients through 58 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,328 offices in 151 countries. 
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.
About Symplicity
Currently powering more than 1,100 career centers worldwide, Symplicity is the market leader in career services management solutions. Since 1996, Symplicity has helped prepare more than 26 million students and alumni for their future careers and connected them to millions of employers worldwide.