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4.9 of 5 stars

Culture, Personal Growth Prevail in Eide Bailly Internship Program
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Mentorship is immediately given, both structured and unstructured.

Interns are given on-the-job training and responsibility immediately, without micromanagement or lengthy training sessions.

Culture is inclusive, and honest opinions/advice are always available (from every level of management)

Get to create a relationship with ever level of management from Partners to Associates. No 'chain of command' requirements.


Downers

Because I was only able to intern in the summer, I was only able to participate in Benefit Plan and non-profit audits rather than many financial statement audits. However, this is more a function of the industry than the internship itself; they do offer internships in different seasons that would allow students to see other types of audits.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to be given responsibility. Your coworkers will always make sure your comfortable with the tasks you are given, but be willing to go out on a limb and mess up. On each job, you might be asked to go outside your comfort zone.

Be accepting of honest criticism and advice; Manager review isn't about scolding, it's about correcting your mistakes. Even if it takes a few tries!


Sample Interview Questions

What kind of feedback do you like to receive?



Describe a time you had to work in a difficult team, and how you handled the situation?



What are your plans for the future, what kind of a firm do you want to work for?


Advice to Management

With the new CPA requirements to have 150 hours of education, many of us are going back to school for our Master's; while Eide Bailly offers a fair amount in tuition assistance, it might be time to look into an increase in this benefit now that requirements are changing and making it more costly to enter the profession. Besides that, don't change a thing!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Accounting for people, laughter, and numbers
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

My coworkers attitude both inside and outside of the workplace was wonderful. They were always inviting and kind even though I was just an intern. I never felt demeaned or made to do work because it was not good enough for others. Every project that was given to me was given to me for a purpose.


Downers

Some of the down time. When things got slow I was sometimes unsure of how I should be spending my time.


Advice to Potential Interns

As an intern you really get the chance to dive into auditing and experience real client interaction. Ever person in the organization treated me like a valuable team member and I felt included instantly.


Sample Interview Questions

Where do you see yourself in five years?


Advice to Management

Possible projects or educational training when work is low.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Awesome
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The pay was great and learned a lot about taxation


Downers

The beginning was tough because I didn't know a lot. Not a great job of explaining at the beginning.


Advice to Potential Interns

Awesome place to work. I would 100% recommend.


Sample Interview Questions

What makes you a great candidate. What skills do you bring to the job as an intern.


Advice to Management

Just teaching how to training in the beginning. More examples would help but I understand time constraints.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

The opportunity to utilize my accounting skills, grow with Eide Bailly as a firm, and contribute to the organization.
Dubuque, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was taking a full load of classes along with playing a college sport and Eide Bailly allowed me to put my hours in whenever I was able to.


Downers

I wish I would have taken a full semester off of classes and worked full time at Eide Bailly instead of taking a full load of classes and still working part-time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Eide Bailly is an excellent organization and everyone I met was extremely hardworking, yet still knew how to have fun in the office when it was acceptable.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Learn to apply to the knowledge of academic into real life through personable, professional, and thoughtful indivduals
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- Quality of life

- The culture

- Flexibility with schedule

- Training and development

- Felt a part of audits and the process


Downers

I wish I could have gained more experience/training in financial audits (even though it was the summer).


Advice to Potential Interns

My experience was a great one from day one. They took the time and energy to train and develop me so I was comfortable with technical aspects of the auditing process. They allowed me to work right away with audit processes and planning and provided the support to help me when I had questions. Nobody was as too high of position to dedicate some time to making sure I understood what I was doing. Overall, this lead to a good experience with a company that had an amazing culture to where you felt comfortable with everyone you worked with.


Sample Interview Questions

- Describe a time you were challenged, and how did you overcome the challenge?

- What makes you the right fit in our culture?


Advice to Management

The only recommendation I would make is for summer interns to receive more training/experience in financial audits. We mostly did benefit plans which is a result of the season I was able to do the internship, so I'm not sure exactly how this training can occur. Maybe training on how employee benefit plan audits connect to financial audits?


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

Best way to experience what an audit associate does, while getting paid
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexible schedule

Great pay

Quality training

Great culture/people

Ability to work with clients from all industries


Downers

In order to experience working with clients from every industry, time spent working on each client was often limited to one week. Typically client engagements would exceed one week, and therefore there were times in which it was difficult to experience wrapping up an engagement.


Advice to Potential Interns

This internship program is great way to experience what working at Eide Bailly LLP is all about and the ideal recruiting process of choice by the company.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great experience
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to do so many different things. I got to work with tax, audit and accounting services and getting the opportunity to learn a bunch of things is really interesting.


Downers

Nothing really. Everyone was great and I felt very comfortable with the work I was doing.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would tell another candidate to definitely consider Eide Bailly as an employer because they value their employees and it shows around the office. Everyone is very friendly and is always willing to answer questions from new employees.


Advice to Management

I thought compensation, hours, and training were great.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Extremely Beneficial Real-World Experience
Fargo, ND | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working alongside extremely intelligent employees and clients and learning from them every step of the way


Downers

Eating fast food while travelling


Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of internship opportunities. You will be surprised by how much different the public accounting industry is from the material you learn in school


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

I Experienced the Eide Bailly Difference.
Fargo, ND | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The flexibility of the firm to let you move your schedule around in order to take care of personal obligations - within reason, of course. The opportunity to learn from the vastly experienced staff. Being able to perform real world audit work, and gain experience with client interaction. Eide Bailly's culture is second to none.


Downers

There were a lot of hours (55 a week), but that is expected at any CPA firm during the beginning of the year.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are lucky enough to earn an internship with Eide Bailly, you will not regret taking the opportunity. Eide Bailly is a great firm - it is large enough to give opportunities for growth and advancement, but still small enought to maintain the sense of camaraderie and all other parts of Eide Bailly's culture.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work in public accounting? Why audit or tax? Give me an example of time that you had to overcome an obstacle, and how you did it. How do you balance your work life, school life, and personal life?


Advice to Management

I honestly don't know if I can think of any advice. It is easy to say that more compensation would be nice - everyone wants that, regardless of where they work. The long hours during busy season is simply the way things are at a CPA firm during busy season. I can't think of anything to improve on.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Unique work culture
Oklahoma City, OK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Eide Bailly offers a unique working environment. Every one works together and feels like a team.


Downers

There were sometimes where we had no work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Eide Bailly is an excellent opportunity. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

"Describe a situation where something did not go as you expected, or you experienced conflict, etc."


Advice to Management

n/a


Would You Recommend

Yes


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