Elliott Davis ENVISION Internship

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4.8 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (74 Intern Reviews)

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4.9 of 5 stars

Great work- life balance, with real world experience and fun mixed in.
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the people that I worked with. Everyone that I worked with so helpful and understanding. They also allowed me to get the most out of every experience.


Downers

I honestly don't have any cons about the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be open to every experience and to every task, you will learn so much even doing the little things and by just listening to what everyone says.


Advice to Management

Training on who reports to who, who the interns should specifically report to and who should answer your specific questions.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

Get experience in accounting with a firm that has great people, huge growth potential, and a great work-life balance.
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting quality hands-on experience with real clients while working around friendly people. The activities planned for interns that included social events and community service events were terrific.


Downers

One thing that would strengthen the internship program is to have more formal feedback throughout. For example, having each intern meet with someone to learn how they are doing as a whole would be good.


Advice to Potential Interns

Absorb as much as you can. Be friendly and introduce yourself to people around the office.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Want the salary and client experiences of the Big-4 employees with the community of a smaller firm? Check out Elliott Davis!
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay, team building activities, happy hours, mentorship programs, community service.


Downers

Sometimes there wasn't work for us to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

Elliott Davis actually upholds the promises it makes, such as competitive salaries, career development and mentoring, work/life balance, etc.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me three things you do outside of the business school.


Advice to Management

Training for the interns needs to be revamped. The days spent in Greenville were pretty much useless because it was too much technical information all at once. Technical training should be done on the office level so that interns can learn the procedures of various offices while working on actual clients. Additionally, each office should think harder about what work they have available for interns to do. If you only have enough work for 2 interns, don't hire 5!


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

Incredible Learning Experience
Charlotte, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The high level clients I was allowed to work on with the full time staff members. The year end trip to Charleston. The philanthropy projects we were allowed to do throughout the summer.


Downers

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Advice to Potential Interns

Get involved, meet new people, and have fun!


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who is not thought of as "easy to get along with".


Advice to Management

I enjoyed all aspects of the program, I am not sure I can say there is a specific area that needed attention or could improve.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Learning filled and fun
Greenville, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Just the right amount of work, volunteering, intern activities,


Downers

nothing really


Advice to Potential Interns

the culture is different here


Sample Interview Questions

How do you work with others


Advice to Management

better training in beginning


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

A wonderful summer, learning more than I thought possible and having a great time doing it.
Greenville, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All the really fun summer activities that made me feel like I wasn't missing out on my summer. Being given challenging work that kept me interested.


Downers

Research was my least favorite part of the internship although I understand that in the field of accountancy research is required in order to keep up with new rules and be able to solve all the different issues you are confronted with on a daily basis.


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn as much as you can, stay organized, work hard, and don't be afraid to ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

So what made you want to work for Elliott Davis?

Why do you think Elliott Davis would be a good place to work for you?

What will you bring to the company?

What opportunities can the company provide for you?


Advice to Management

Management of the company could not have treated me better this summer.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Transformative
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the people I worked with, flexibility with my hours (especially during school), the amount of information I learned, one on one guidance, accessibility to high ranking coworkers, and of course, wonderful pay.


Downers

The only negative I can say about the internship was the lack of work at certain points in the internship. Some days I didn`t have work to do, but I was able to study for the CPA exam or my classes, which isn`t a bad deal at all. More or less grasping at straws with this one.


Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people as you can, develop relationships with these people, and pick their brains as much as you can. There are so many people at this office who relish the opportunity to help mentor you and guide you.


Sample Interview Questions

I was actually told to ask them questions, which is often more useful in learning about a potential employee. Students are trained on what to say more often than not. Having the potential employee ask questions is more revealing than a cookie-cutter answer supplied to them by an institution.


Advice to Management

Keep doing what you`re doing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

#1 Internship Experience
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to know everyone and seeing so many things that I learned in school be put into practice.


Downers

That it didn't last longer.


Advice to Potential Interns

The people and culture at Elliott Davis are great. The work experience is fun, but also challenging, which creates the perfect combination.


Sample Interview Questions

My interview consisted of getting to know several of the employers at Elliott Davis. In conversation, they asked questions, such as:

"What are your plans for the future, over the next year, 5 years, 10 years."

"What type of organizations are you involved in and what do you do within those organizations."


Advice to Management

My experience was great.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Progessive, family culture, values work-life balance, great experince
Charlotte, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Variety of work, culture of office, lots of things planned


Downers

The lack of accouting work avalible to the interns and lack of training materials


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great internship if you want to be able to really experince all that an Accounting firm has to offer. They present you with numerous oppurtunities to really feel out what it is like to work at an accounting firm. Everyone at Elliott Davis is super helpful and really cares about and takes interest in their interns.


Advice to Management

Better understanding of the specility groups as an intern


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

It was perfect. The perfect balance of fun and learning.
Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people we got to work with.


Downers

It was too short


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't judge Elliott Davis because they aren't big four. It's a great place to work


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Yes


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