The teams treat you like a true member of the team, and not an intern. You get first hand work and contribute to the overall audit.
There can be potential for lots of downtime.
Advice to Potential Interns
It comes down to personality with the Big 4 firms. Pick whichever firm fits your personality best, that's what I did, and it was the best decision I've made in my life.
Advice to Management
I think one area of improvement comes with employee recognition. It's very nice to get verbally thanked for your exceptional work, but at a point, with the amount of hours worked during busier times, financial compensation would be appreciated as well.