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Elliott Davis Decosimo Internship: Blend of Client Experience and Community Engagement with a focus on Healthy Work Culture

4.4 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best parts were the community service engagements and the ability to work on clients alongside staff. The opportunity to meet upper level management for lunches and to have staff outings were fun as well. The company has a focus to have a healthy work/life balance.

Downers

There are periods of dead time where no one has work to give out.

Advice to Potential Interns

It is the largest regional CPA firm in the Southeast and rated the top internship accounting program.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Comprehensive experience comprised of client work, prof development, volunteering & social activities

4.4 of 5 stars

Charlotte, NC | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Fringe benefits

Downers

Lack of work indicative of that of a first-year staff and a lack of training

Advice to Potential Interns

Growing organization with lots of potential for upward mobility. Culture is employee-friendly.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great learning experience.

4.3 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was able to work on a new client each week. Got to experience many different aspects and segments of the audit.

Downers

I was limited to 40 hours a week.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Advice to Management

Have separate projects for interns to work on when their workload is not at capacity.

Sample Interview Questions

What sparked your interest in our company?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Excellent work environment. Great opportunity for career development.

4.0 of 5 stars

Columbia, SC | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Experiencing real-world public accounting work. Seeing what it is like to work in an office.

Downers

Interns were valued and made to feel important even.

Advice to Potential Interns

If public accounting is an industry you want to work in, this firm provides an excellent opportunity outside of the Big 4.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Such a unique experience.

3.9 of 5 stars

Charlotte, NC | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The week set up. 3 days of client work, 1 day of volunteering and the last day to help around and do group projects.

Downers

Lack of a diverse group of races.

Advice to Potential Interns

It is an awesome experience and I can see myself coming back and working for them.

Advice to Management

diversity needs to increase.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Received real-world experience in the field and learned a great deal

3.6 of 5 stars

Charlotte, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Going out to client sites, after hour company events

Downers

I would have liked to have been out on more client visits

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to learn and be proactive in the learning process

Would You Recommend

Yes

Boring but pays well and everyone is really nice

3.6 of 5 stars

Columbia, SC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people in the office are great to be around

Downers

Very little time spent learning or doing things - lots of filler/fluff activities. However, it wasn't busy season so that is to be expected in this industry.

Advice to Potential Interns

Great culture and atmosphere at this firm

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Quality of Life and Fun People to Work With

4.3 of 5 stars

Charlotte, NC | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The firm made sure that I was not overworked during my internship, even though it was busy season. I was able to see a variety of different types of clients, and work with many different people in the firm. The firm was flexible with me if I had any requests for assignments or different things.

Downers

Overall the internship was a great experience. There were no real cons to my experience.

Advice to Potential Interns

I believe there is a great group of people and a great culture at this firm. The people there are fun to work with and easy to get along with. The work is challenging (as in any public accounting firm) but the culture and people of the firm make it worthwhile.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Gain great experience in the field of public accounting while having fun!

4.4 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people, the audit engagements assigned to me

Downers

Sometimes there was not a ton of work for interns

Advice to Potential Interns

Do not be afraid to ask questions! You will feel clueless on some assignments, but they are very good at answering questions and helping you with assignments.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A very insightful and rewarding internship that provided me the opportunity to see the daily work of professionals in public accounting.

4.4 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the networking opportunities and relationships I created with the people I worked with on a daily basis. Everyone during my internship was very helpful and eager to answer all of my questions, which made me feel very comfortable performing my work.

Downers

I liked least about my internship was the commute I was forced to drive to get to work. This is outside the scope of the employer, however and this aspect was outside their control.

Advice to Potential Interns

I would remind a candidate to keep in mind that public accountants do work hard and there can be, at times, stressful work days and long hours. However, the people who you work with on a daily basis help with this aspect and make the work highly enjoyable.

Advice to Management

I would suggest more diversity in terms of letting interns see different type of projects. However, other than this my internship experience during the "busy season" months was exactly what I wanted to experience.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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