Novogradac & Company
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Great learning experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Novogradac & Company

ProsThe firm has a really nice laid-back, but busy, atmosphere. I never felt like I was micro-managed nor did I feel I was ever left on my own to complete projects. I never felt like I had to give an explanation to step outside and see the sun for a few minutes (you start to miss it during busy season). I felt like the firm (especially my manager) went above and beyond to let me know that hard work was appreciated and recognized.

I think I might have been the only vegetarian in the entire office, so the fact that they would almost always have a vegetarian option during firm-provided meals says something. It was really nice to have a fully stocked kitchen, especially during busy season when time is short.

Everyone with whom I interacted was competent and knowledgeable, and if someone could not answer a question they could usually tell you who could. The performance feedback was spot on; I had two evaluations in the two months I was there.

ConsI would encourage prospective interns to ask what percentage of interns received offers the past couple years. It seems to have definitely trended down. Many public accounting firms only hire from their pool of interns. Some people will just have one shot to intern. So if your main goal is landing a job where you intern, you could be out of luck if Novogradac is just not hiring, and you might not have the chance to intern somewhere else.

As others have mentioned, it is a niche industry. But for those considering an internship, I would not let that discourage you because the things you will learn in two months are pretty universal (I just took the CPA AUD section and the internship definitely helped.) It might be more of a factor for someone considering long term employment.

I feel a great deal of my positive experience is due to my team placement. Other interns may not have had as good as an experience based on their team, but that is probably true anywhere you go.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve the training for interns. It seems like the training process is still being tweaked, which is a positive sign. Training is one of the most important considerations for potential interns considering an internship here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard working, but fun.

Intern (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Novogradac & Company

ProsCasual work atmosphere. Great fun, enthusiastic, smart co-workers. The fully stocked kitchen during busy season is excellent! They don't pay as much as bigger companies, but it's worth a little pay cut to be around such nice folks. Unlike most other internships, you'll get to do both tax and audit work, which is awesome as most students haven't really figured out which they want to do yet.

ConsNiche company focus on real estate and related credits makes me a little afraid to invest a lot of time there. You'll only do partnership tax returns, for example.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What a fantastic internship!

Intern (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Novogradac & Company

ProsThere was always so much food being served during busy season - they take such great care of their employees' health.

ConsA performance review was given at the end of the internship, and my feedback was good, but I would have liked more during the internship.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Novogradac & Company

ProsGreat pay, amazing employees, generous time off, hires and promotes from within.

ConsBusy during busy season, but overtime and bonuses make it well worth the work!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Novogradac & Company

ProsMuch to learn-great exposure to tax and audit. Many diverse clients to experience. Great management. Great break room with lots of food.

ConsWork to life balance is unrealistic. Balance of work among teams is uneven. tedius work and limited benefits limit competition

Advice to Senior Managementwork smarter not harder. get to know y our employees better...demonstrate u care about the people who work for you.

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great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Novogradac & Company

ProsGreat kitchen, friendly atmosphere, casual environment and dress code.

Conshard work during busy season

Advice to Senior Managementbe more discriminating on taking on new clients

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work

Management (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Novogradac & Company

Prosflexibility, career opportunities, opportunity for challenge

Conslong hours required during busy season

Advice to Senior Managementprovide continuous and consistent feedback

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