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Elliott Davis Reviews

Updated December 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is phenomenal with the unlimited PTO that the firm offers (in 11 reviews)

  • I worked for Elliott Davis Decosimo for about a year and really enjoyed my time there (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Struggle with work/life balance, understaffed (in 5 reviews)

  • Pressure to conform, communication not too great between managers and staff, long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elliott Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Unlimited time away and obvious trust among teams to make it work
    - Opportunities to learn new things
    - Commitment to community service
    - Most leadership is engaged, approachable, constructive
    - The firm is full of passionate, intelligent professionals who also know how to have fun

    Cons

    - Lack of diversity and no apparent plans to address it
    - Actions contradictory to the words being spoken by leadership
    - High turnover

    Advice to Management

    - Actions speak louder than words.


  2. "Elliott Davis Decosimo"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Elliott Davis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients interesting work.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Take care of staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elliott Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Elliott Davis is fun and relaxed yet still professional. Work life balance is phenomenal with the unlimited PTO that the firm offers.

    Cons

    The firm advertise the opportunity to transfer offices as needed; however, this may not always be an option due to over capacity in certain offices.


  4. "Fantastic Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elliott Davis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Truly do care for their employees. Best place I have every worked.

    Cons

    Support staff is somewhat overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Help support staff grow and treat them as fairly as other staff.


  5. "Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elliott Davis full-time

    Pros

    Great people, tons of opportunities to grow, great perks with unlimited Time Away, 12 week paid maternity leave and lots of company sponsored meals and gatherings.

    Cons

    Definitely need to be ready to drive your career and pick up slack occasionally from others to stay on top.


  6. "Former Full-Time Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elliott Davis full-time

    Pros

    -Most of the clients are local so not much long distance travel.
    -Hours are somewhat predictable
    -Pay is average

    Cons

    -Client portfolio smaller than larger firms. Few public clients.
    -Differentiates from larger firms with larger clients by promoting the "culture" of being friendly and laid back although all firms focus on "work-life balance" (or lack thereof given the nature of the business)
    -Bonuses and pay raises are discretionary and unpredictable. A lot of subjectivity based on whoever likes you.
    -Industry specialization hard to obtain by juggling smaller, less complex clients
    -Basic audit software and methodology (again, mostly smaller businesses, not for profits, again, few public clients)
    -Basically the same amount of work as a big firm would require less the bigger brand name firms to put on your resume which would give you SOX experience.

    Advice to Management

    -Be honest. Recruiting, focus on the type of industry and clients and strive to show the value of the work that is required from each person. Having one of the "best" internship programs isn't everything.


  7. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elliott Davis full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and interesting clients

    Cons

    Struggle with work/life balance, understaffed

  8. "Audit senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elliott Davis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Charlotte office has a lot of managers and shareholders that care about developing the team. There's a lot of time spent in training and they want feedback. Lots of happy hours and treats. Each office has its own culture though. But it feels like a team in Charlotte. When not in busy season, schedule is fairly flexible. Good benefits, lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Some managers are pretty critical. Long days including Saturdays during parts of the year.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company that I enjoyed Working For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hixson, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hixson, TN

    I worked at Elliott Davis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for Elliott Davis Decosimo for about a year and really enjoyed my time there. My team was very supportive and encouraging. They gave me opportunities to grow with challenging and interesting projects.

    Cons

    You don't get the same consideration as an employee if you don't work billable hours.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Admin to CPA firm"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a friendly office, great company perks and benefits, gives back to community.

    Cons

    Pressure to conform, communication not too great between managers and staff, long hours.


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