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EY Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
4,313 Reviews

3.7
4,313 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 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 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on great clients. Interesting projects. Inspiring work environment with lots of professional well educated people you interact with every day

    Cons

    Long long hours. Office politics in promotion decisions and plenty of favoritism ( like what school you went to) upper management should be more visible - walking the halls and interacting with people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People with diverse backgrounds get overlooked in promotion or pipeline discussions yet upper management is blind to what is going on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Audit Staff

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great work environment and teaming culture

    Cons

    Long hours. You have to fight for flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    EY is a strong, stable company. Yes, work/life balance may be a challenge at times, but I am always proud to say that I work for this firm. I believe EY truly cares about its people, and the culture is overall very positive and inclusive. If you work hard and have a positive outlook, your efforts will be rewarded and/or recognized. As an entry level employee, I am consistently treated with respect by coworkers of all levels.

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy work load, environment can feel overly competitve at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging but very rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay; great people; get to know your intern class

    Cons

    could get monotonous during slow days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when not busy, it'd be nice to have some sort of golf room to wake you up during slow days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    FSO Tax Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSO Tax Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - FSO Tax Staff in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great people, decent pay ( but this gets much better as you go up in the ranks), good benefits, and emphasis on growth / training.

    Cons

    Long hours, and even worse is that your schedule is sometimes unknown. As in, it can be hard to make plans because you won't know if something urgent comes up and needs to be done ASAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training and investment in your staff!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play harder.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    You want challenges? You will be pushed to the very limits. Interesting and varied consulting projects, working with some of the smartest and the best and travel to far flung places in consultant level comfort. If you are willing to make an effort, what you gain in a year of consulting will be equivalent to 3 years in industry.

    Cons

    Demanding customers (external and internal), pressure to produce work at sometimes unrealistic high levels, if you let it you will be leveraged to the breaking point (multiple projects, practice development, sales opportunities at the same time), heavy travel requirement upto 100% travel to the nicest places on earth (Minneapolis in January, ouch). Competitive work culture where everyone is your frenemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What can you say, it is the nature of the beast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience as an audit intern.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff FSO  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff FSO in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    As an audit intern, the pay is equivalent to an audit staff. Friendly, young people.

    Cons

    Be prepared to travel to the client site often. You may have to commute more than an hour to the client site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company Overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Advisor Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Advisor Staff in New York, NY

    Pros

    People are great! Work-life balance is awesome, but sometimes wish we were paid overtime on long days. There are many opportunities for training as well.

    Cons

    Deployment. It's almost impossible to get staffed on a project you want as a staff, which doesn't really help when engagement managers ask for relevant experience within your desired practice upon senior promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better way to staff entry level employees. The AML projects are in high demand and some staff get stuck on them without any say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Amazing client lineup and access to client management. Hard work is recognized by senior management.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult if not impossible. Transferring across departments is filled with politics and red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a premium when you hire personnel from other firms, but don't forget to take care of your own people. It'll go along way in employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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