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"Great Experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
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Pros

Great learning experience and the management was always very helpful. I would highly encourage to try to work for Elliott Davis.

Cons

Busy season can be stressful. However, this is not limited to Elliott Davis. They do a great job balancing a healthy work/life environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Elliott Davis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to launch a career"

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    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a mid-tier firm in a medium-sized market, Elliott Davis offers new graduates the opportunity to contribute right away and participate in all aspects of the audit process. Job allows great interaction with clients, and plenty of ED staff are subsequently hired away at the 2 and 5 year marks. If you want to really immerse yourself in the community, ED allows plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours during "opportunity season", rigid corporate culture (suits every day when you're in office, promotions are tied more to experience (years) than performance), missing the "big-four" prestige on your resume and big-name client experience.

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing an incentive plan for staff (that isn't solely related to nights spent out of town). Also, stop trying to be a big-four firm and focus on your core-competencies (excellent middle-market firm and community minded)


  2. "OK place to start in public accounting if Big 4 is not for you."

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate

    Pros

    Elliott Davis does strive for audit quality and therefore offers decent CPE opportunities. Benefits are very competitive. Salaries tend to be at or somewhat below market but they also tend to have offices in low-cost of living areas that more than offsets. Busy season for an audit senior really can cap out at 55 to 60 hours per week.

    Cons

    Due to the smaller nature of the firm, complexity of accounting experience will be limited - i.e. you will get alot of clients that are on Quickbooks and are a pain in the rear.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be McGladrey - look at how they're doing right now with that themselves. Focus on your dominant position in the S.C. marketplace and don't try to grow to large - you'll end up competing against firms that faster to the punch.

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