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4.8 of 5 stars

Experience and character: an internship at Plante Moran
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I liked getting to know the people and culture of the company. Everyone helps and wants you to succeed. The work is challenging. The pay was excellent.


Downers

That it had to end.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be open and actively seek as many different opportunities as you can.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

The best internship experience ever
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The flexibility, the people, the work basically everything.


Downers

The only thing that I didn't like was my commute because I live far from the office.


Advice to Potential Interns

Plante Moran is a great place to be. Always be willing to learn and take on challenges.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

A balance of good work and great people
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The Intern Summit, shadowing managers and partners, the firm conference.


Downers

Sometimes the work would be slow - the summer is not the busiest time in auditing.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great mid-size firm that will give you real world auditing experience without the high turnover and stress of the Big Four accounting firms.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Plante Moran offers a real life work experience, not an internship where you just fetch coffee. You gain valuable, relevant skills.
Detroit, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I jumped in with both feet, after a week of training I was already in the field working on clients.

Being able to see different levels of responsibility in the career path ahead of me.

There was no expectations of me coming in but I gained a valuable base knowledge of day to day activities of a full time accountant.


Downers

Honestly, I had a great internship. If I had to pick one thing that I liked least about the internship it would be... well I've sat here for 10 minutes and can't think of anything so I'll leave it at that.


Advice to Potential Interns

The culture here at Plante Moran, summed up by their motto, relatively "jerk-free" environment, is what we live by.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe in your life one time where you trained somebody.

Did you ever have any obstacles to overcome in the workplace and how did you overcome them?


Advice to Management

The training could be improved a little bit. We were thrown into the field with zero expectations and everything gets reviewed 3 times before so there's not a real reason to learn it all before you get to doing actual accounting work, but just more for an intern's peace of mind.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Amazing opportunity to hone leadership, technical and professional skills.
Cleveland, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with team members to accomplish a common goal. Always treated with respect and felt like my opinion mattered.


Downers

Not being able to see every project through-- only because I did not yet have the skill set/job responsibilities to finish every project.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great culture with a young environment. Easy transition from college to the work world.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to intern at Plante Moran?

What do you expect to gain from your experience at Plante Moran?


Advice to Management

Intern orientation is catered to the masses. Would be nice to have some break out trainings for individuals wanting to work in specific fields.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Excellent experience to life in a full time position
Auburn Hills, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was giving a lot of freedom to complete the tasks. I did not have anyone looking over my shoulder to see what time I was coming into the office/client location or leaving the office/client location. I was given tasks to begin the day and I was responsible for providing my manager with updates on the progress of how I was doing. The manager was not coming into my office every hour to make sure I was staying focused on my work. I was treated not as an intern, but as a full time staff member. Every project I was given was tailored specifically to me, with the idea of trying to grow and advance.


Downers

I was not very busy at times during my internship. I did a summer internship, and it was tough to find work sometimes.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask lots of questions throughout the entire process, and try to soak up as much informatoin as possible during your internship.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe an example of when you showed excellent customer service. Describe a time when you had to deal with a troublesome co-worker. Describe a situation where you were pressed for a strong deadline, and you had to meet it at all costs. What is your biggest weakness, and how do you try to overcome it?


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5.0 of 5 stars

Work for Plante Moran!
Kalamazoo, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The office environment and all my co workers.


Downers

The long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself, get outside your comfort zone and get noticed!


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5.0 of 5 stars

One great moment that changed my life
Detroit, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The workload wasnt that bad and we did alot of fun activities.


Downers

I enjoyed everything about my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

They have a great attitude and promote work-life balance.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you trained or coached someone.


Advice to Management

Nothing that I can think of


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

How I Found the Company I Wanted to Start My Career With in Less Than 2 Months
Flint, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

There are two main highlights of my internship with Plante Moran. First is the people I worked with! As cliche as it is, it feels like you are all one big family. The partners are no exception! With the open door policy I stopped into partners' offices on several occasions and not once did I feel unwelcome. The opportunities available for each staff member to choose their career path is amazing! You're not restricted to either tax or audit upon hire. The industries you will specialize in are up to you as well.


Downers

Choosing to intern during the summer was the worst part about my internship. The summer is the slow time of year for public accounting firms and therefore I didn't get as much exposure to different types of audits and tax returns.


Advice to Potential Interns

The best advice I can give any potential intern in public accounting is to try to get internships with multiple firms. My first internship was with one of the big four accounting firms and I truly believed I would accept their offer for employment before my internship with Plante Moran started. Don't dismiss Plante Moran just because they are a regional firm. They have a lot to offer, the people are great, and they offer the opportunity to find your niche.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Career Changer Given the Opportunity to Use Talents with Exceptional Public Accounting Firm
Columbus, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was doing real work and was able to really contribute to the products we were delivering to our clients.


Downers

I didn't partcularly dislike anything.


Advice to Potential Interns

Plante Moran has an exceptional commitment to making the intern experience a great one. I talked to many classmates that interned at a number of other firms (Big 4 and otherwise) and no one's experience sounded half as good as mine.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you had to handle a number of different responsibilities at once.

Tell me about a time you had to deal with meeting a tight deadline.


Advice to Management

Keep being flexible: be willing to work with career changers.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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