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EY Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 4,167 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(578 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance(in 197 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family(in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political(in 577 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours(in 625 reviews)

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    So much opportunities!

    Tax Staff II (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsA great place to start your career. A lot of online learning modules you can take to broaden your knowledge in almost any accounting area. So many opportunities and I have never ever seen a company that actually want their employees to succeed. EY truly do care about it's employees. It's a great culture to be in.

    ConsTime tracking is a pain, but for public it's expected. Busy season is no joke. Client's can be a pain, but that's almost something that you will deal with no matter where you go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job description

    Audit Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexibility when you are in a senior position

    ConsLow pay, limited work like balance during busy season, a lot of travel

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The grass is greener at EY

    Tax Senior (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsAbility to work a standard workday and leave at a decent hour and feel a sense of accomplishment. This allows people to spend time with their families and focus on family at home and work at work.
    The health insurance benefits and other benefits, such as vacation at EY, have far outweighed any I have had elsewhere
    Continuous learning and technology implementation are points I recall were very strong
    Salary is reasonable and even generous at times

    ConsFeeling of inability to learn more - "Hitting a brick wall" - while option of promotion are limited or not conducive
    I really don't have much to add to this section

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of learning opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschallenging assignments result in a lot of learning opportunities

    Conscould be very long hours sometimes depending on projects, but not always the case. Sometimes got to put in the hard-work to get somewhere though!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun people and very smart

    Audit Senior (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFlexible time, fun office culture

    ConsBusy seasons can get crazy, easily burnt out

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are spread too thin.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Proswork life balance is great as long as you can meet deadlines; flexibility is encouraged for all employees

    ConsWorking hours can be strenous based on projects and deadlines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat working environment, good career path

    Constoo busy, always working, and have no personal life

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    great, challenging

    IT Audit Senior (Current Employee)

    Prosease of working with diferent people, flexible and understanding team, challenges

    Constravel, time contraints, work life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementneed better work life balance

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    EY

    Audit Staff (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat company perks in terms of travel, flexibility, and incentives (especially as a consultant in Advisory). Over 60% of your team will be in their 20's and 30's. Majority of the firm is pretty young in age.

    ConsI've experienced consulting and auditing. Cons mostly rely in auditing with long extensive hours with little help from staffing/deployment. Compensation is OK.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote and exercise flexibility in audit. Create better retention plans to keep practice well staffed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's all relative

    Audit Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsEY is an amazing workplace, but only for those who are committed to constantly learning. The Company fosters a setting where diversity is actually welcomed, and is an excellent work environment for women in comparison to many other highly structured corporate entities. It's a true meritocracy at higher levels of the organization (for the most part) so you're not burdened with the feeling that you're working under for people less "intelligent" or "experienced" that often exists at smaller tier firms. Good benefits packages as well.

    ConsSalary is not the best when you consider the stress you will put up with at times (internally and externally) or the amount of knowledge required to function at the executive level. It's a highly structured corporate environment when it comes to ranks and titles, which in turn leads to a politically charged environment at times. The firms emphasis on training and developing its people can often stray too far into "coddling" territory and failure to weed out under-performers can be a turn off to high-performers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecommend forced ranking and termination for Staff & Senior level associates and termination of lowest ranked employees. The firm often focuses their recruiting efforts on quantity at the sacrifice of quality, which only manifest into performance issues 2/3 years down the line when the stress level increases.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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