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Dezan Shira & Associates Reviews

Updated December 26, 2017
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  • Lots of grunt work; not very intellectually stimulating (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover as lack of career potential (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for fresh graduates"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

    Advice to Management

    More internal employee trainings and investment


  2. "Limited opportunity and career potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dezan Shira & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about regulations in China
    Exposure to different businesses looking for market entry to Asia
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Position and salary is set from day 1 with limited potential
    The more you learn about the company, the more disappointed you'll be

  3. "Solid Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The internship was Solid and I enjoyed the experience

    Cons

    Sometimes there was some grunt work


  4. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps have interns rotate amongst different departments. It would be nice to see what everyone at the firm does


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Don't waste your time here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dezan Shira & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people with respect and decency, they deserve it. Furthermore for a consultancy company they should do an internal audit and restructure and set strategy or they will vanish in Asia like so many other foreign companies.


  6. "accounting intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  7. "Marketing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning experience: was given a lot of opportunities to lead projects of different varieties.
    Great team environment

    Cons

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there, no cons on my side

  8. "Senior Associate Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dezan Shira & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn about regulations and taxes. The partner in the office and local employees are knowledgeable of accounting, tax, and doing business in China.

    Cons

    The information is not interesting unless you have an interest in tax rates and Chinese accounting.
    High turnover as lack of career potential

    Advice to Management

    Recommend they try to find a competitive edge in their services


  9. "Digital Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience for the people who does not have any working experience before.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefit, no contract with company.


  10. "Good opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good experience opportunities for interns and associates
    - Many locations around Asia

    Cons

    - Interns aren't paid enough
    - You may work in offices not popular as Shanghai or Beijing but also in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Vietnam or India (it's also an upside)

    Advice to Management

    - Pay interns more
    - More flexibility in projects


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