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3.7
53%
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86%
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Dezan Shira & Associates Founding Partner and Chairman Christopher Devonshire-Ellis
Christopher Devonshire-Ellis
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "working environment nice(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great team working environment, nice colleagues and boss(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes there was some grunt work(in 5 reviews)

  • "lack of communications(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place for fresh graduates

      Oct 9, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Always have chances to take more responsibilities if you have enough abilities and skills. Great team working environment, nice colleagues and boss. You will get to meet loads of interesting and talent people from all over the world. Get to learn and build everything from zero to hundred and have chances to use and learn different company resources such as magazines, internal customer management system etc. Very flexible in work methods and time.

      Cons

      Lack of communications between different departments and offices. Some works are very grunt and boring. Not much tutoring or training. Using intern programme as cheap labor resources

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Aug 7, 2019 - Human Resources &Payroll Project Manager 
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      Pros

      always have chances to take more responsibilities if you have enough abilities and skills. Great team working environment, nice colleagues and boss

      Cons

      Lack of communications between different departments and offices.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Don't waste your time here

      Aug 11, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It was very nice to get free access to all their publications and to be able to say that you worked here, after all that apparently still is worth something on your resume.

      Cons

      Complete lack of coordination within the management, no clear vision or future development. Furthermore I seriously feel that the company is taking advantage over young enthusiastic people who are looking to get more experience in Asia, reality is that this company just wants cheap robots that can speak a foreign language, there is much better companies out there to work for.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great experience

      Jan 14, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Awesome teamwork with other interns as well as associates and partners at the firm. Projects made an impact, but we're not necessarily always the most interesting

      Cons

      Sometimes it seemed like interns were doing grunt work. Should use intern talent more effectively and assign projects that require greater responsibility and critical thinking

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      accounting intern

      Jan 17, 2014 -  
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      Pros

      good company and provide good chances to learn.

      Cons

      busy every day. it would be even more better if the period of intern is more longer.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Solid Internship

      Sep 8, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      The internship was Solid and I enjoyed the experience

      Cons

      Sometimes there was some grunt work

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Internship

      Aug 6, 2021 - Intern 
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      Pros

      Flexible working environment Opportunity to be promoted to a full time position

      Cons

      There are some careless managers who are not work effectively

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best for people who can work independetly

      Nov 14, 2020 - International Business Advisory in Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
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      Pros

      - Good company culture and enjoyable work environment. Managers are approachable and care about their teams. Colleagues are friendly and respectful, better than your avarage accounting/consultancy practice. - Macro-management: Most managers will give you the freedom to perform your work fairly independently if things are going well. - Opportunities to do various things and take on more responsabilities if you wish. - Career advancement opportunities if you're hard working as company is growing and most managers take notice of your achievements. - Interesting colleagues from all over Asian and Europe/US.

      Cons

      - Mid-size company that's still growing: Don't expect too much structure and training. More suitable for someone that can work independently and show initiative. You may be asked to wear several hats so again more suitable for someone that can handle the flexibility in tasks. - As with other similiar firms, the workload can vary from week to week so there may be times when hours are longer and pressure is greater to meet a deadline.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Career Advancement Options in a Growing and Renowned Firm

      Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Associate in Shenzhen, Guangdong, Guangdong
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      Pros

      - International and open-minded team - High growth outlook - High level of interaction with other offices and teams - Great opportunities to move ahead and beyond within the firm (management is willing to accommodate career advancement proposals within other office locations, or departments) - Large room to experiment in and contribute (not something for people who need clear guidelines, oversights, and new daily set of tasks), requires self-discipline and a proactive attitude

      Cons

      - The amount of freedom given to employees can at times, more so in the beginning, be overwhelming, especially when coming from a larger firm with clear instructions regarding all processes and procedures - Self-learning is key at DSA. I've seen a few colleagues struggle because they were used to more guidance at other firms and institutions.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good opportunity to learn

      Jun 21, 2021 - Digital Marketing Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
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      Pros

      Lots of growth and learning opportunities

      Cons

      Organization can sometimes be lacking

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