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EY Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
4,828 Reviews
3.7
4,828 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very inefficient company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Extremely inflexible and inefficient way of doing projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    audit associate

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    look at stuff from high level

    Cons

    super long long hours super long

  3.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work arrangements, work abroad opportunities

    Cons

    Reactive management, terrible raises/bonuses, bureaucratic methods, little proactive steps taken, too much admin work for professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in giving your people incentives to stay, listen to people's complaints, share the wealth, stop hiding behind "market rate studies".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    EY - TAS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TAS - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - TAS - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced - get exposure to a lot of projects in a short time frame
    Friendly peers

    Cons

    Toxic work environment - very negative
    Senior Management is very old school
    VERY HIERARCHICAL environment
    Very long hours
    Lot of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having an informal discussion on compensation before the final discussion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Once the company went Global the HR Leadership team became political wimps. The company is not very ethical at times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director Human Resources in Dallas, TX

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People and good benefits, excellent vacation. Flexible work assignment are available to some employees but not all.

    Cons

    HR Leaders are stepping stones for the rest of the companies and must play games. The whole company is outsourcing all work to India because the cost of labor is cheap but they are not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics that are running the company. The Global HR leaders are clueless and I recommend you move the work back to the USA and other local countries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Accounting Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity afterwards, good networking

    Cons

    long hours, terrible pay, unsatisfying work

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Accounting majors beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    I will say, you learn a lot in a short span of time. However, this is done at the expense of your social life and sanity.

    Cons

    Comp is artificially low, work-life balance is very poor. There are a lot of people at the manager-partner levels who don't look out for the team or their staff and are solely concerned with operating within budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    They don't appreciate their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Houston, TX

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits package
    Relocation to a major city is usually easy
    highly paid internship
    They pay market rate more or less

    Cons

    Work Life balance is lacking
    Management is not impressed by how many hours you put in last week they want to see more hours this week
    They don't care about high turnover
    They have you work as a level above your title to fill in for the people who quit but don't compensate you for the added responsibilites.
    They rate even our hardest workers as 3's, in what may be an effort to avoid paying higher bonuses.
    They blame their employees for going over budget however the budgets are destroyed by lack of continuity on engagements. Everyone is always new to the client and the paper trail from last year can be more like bread crumbs.
    No parking allowance or paid parking only free parking after 5, which leaves their most budget sensitive (staff and seniors) scrambling to move cars or walking late at night to their cars.
    Up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain good employees.
    Don't promote people who lack social/ leadership skills
    Hire more people/ retain more people to help work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a good place for Staff Consultants or what they call ACP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive and encouraging project teams

    Cons

    Experience Manager does not care about our career interests. They staff us just for the case of filling up the spots for jobs requiring human machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take our career interests for entry level staff and don't just make use of qualified people for crappy work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Administrative management needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people to work with and get to know. Depending what department you support, depends on what your personality will fit with. Unfortunately, I can't say too much here.

    Cons

    Administrative salary needs revamping, so that it is competitive to other administrative positions held in other companies. EY does not invest in the promotion or growth in their non-client serving staff. Location Manager is controlling and underhanded. Too many office politics where promotions are concerned - if you make the wrong person (especially your location manager), then you can pretty much say goodbye to any future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . Listen to your non-client serving staff. Allow them to develop in venues outside of the company. Find management people who actually know how to manage and know how to communicate with their staff. Show your staff you appreciate them and don't treat non-client serving like children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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