EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4,368 Reviews

3.7
4,368 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.  

    No personal life

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Awesome career start with a good package. Big clients to work with. And yes the brand name always helps you.

    Cons

    Very very bad work culture. Bad seniors who doesnt have any sense of soft skills. Absolutely zero work life balance, you will end up working 12 hours plus and 7 days a week. Too much of office politics. High work pressure and stress. Managers will not listen to your concerns. No care for the employee even if they have to stay back quite late in the office

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

    Senior advisory role

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation doing interesting projects mainly in financial services with a risk, regulatory and compliance flavour

    Cons

    The organisation's culture requires people to be superstars from day one. there is no assimilation time. The organisation says it is collegiate but is not remotely so..actions speak loader than words. No work / life balance what so ever. Poor management of people the higher up the organisation one is at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the business using American values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    They suck worst place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None beside ok money there's no pros it's not worth it that's why people don't stay there

    Cons

    They make a habit of giving false information their hiring process is the worst I've been thru.. They gave me the run around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step it up stop playing with peoples live

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    The company has a strong name

    Cons

    too many to speak of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  6.  

    Egan LLP (EY's Immigration Law firm) - Immigration Law Clerk

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    Current Employee - Immigration Law Clerk  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Immigration Law Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    There were great benefits for Egan employees which were associated with working at EY.

    Cons

    Poor training. Low pay. Unreasonable expectations. Disorganized management by the lawyers. Lack of recognition. Extremely high turnover. This is why there are always job postings at Egan LLP. The lawyers at Egan will not hesitate to replace their support staff with a new employee for lower pay. Lack of interest in the professional development of their clerks and support staff. Clerks and other support staff were consistently overworked. Managing lawyers were reluctant to pay for overtime hours, unless they exceeded 50 hours. Managing lawyers used subtle threats to increase competition and to influence clerks to put in long hours. The HR department in this company does not care about its employees, and did not effectively address the issues that were brought up by the support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should really focus on training and retaining their employees. High turnover could be reduced by addressing the concerns of employees. Find more effective ways to motivate your employees. Creating a high level of competition among employees produces a toxic work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a collaborative, team driven place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resource Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The brand recognition, and competitive pay. Access to various technical and soft skill training programs.

    Cons

    On paper they have great work life balance policies etc, however in practice its a work-mill with no appreciation for its employees or any work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Lip service to high sounding concepts like employee well-being and work life balance, should mean something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    EY France Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - School of learning of technical experience

    Cons

    - Compensation largely below what was agreed when entering the company
    - Compensation (on an hourly rate basis as well as on a full-time basis) largely below university-peers at same level of experience
    - No consideration of work/life balance
    - No respect for after-work time (e.g. called by Management at any hour, work on week end with no compensation)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Leaves a lot to be desired

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ESS  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - ESS in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - if you are outside of ESS/support services/CBS there is room for growth and movement
    - meet some good people
    - get to put a big 4 on your resume

    Cons

    - a culture of only doing what YOU have to do to get yourself by - little help from colleagues - things fall between the cracks because no one/no group wants responsibility for them
    - as others have noted, the review process is an utter joke and as much as they deny it revolves around a bell curve
    - top down, very hierarchical. Many of the benefits/networking/training's are only available to certain groups or only to upper management.
    - management in the Support Services division is extremely poor - all the way to the top and down and leaves many employees dissatisfied
    - little to no career growth outside of client-servers (very few training's offered)
    - many of the processes and technology are archaic (source: we are STILL in the process of switching from Lotus Notes to Outlook)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management training/class should be REQUIRED for all management yearly - far too many poor managers are hurting the company and increasing the already high turnover rate of employees
    - focus on all the employees - not just the high earners who make up far less of your company

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

    Hard work but very low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of traning, good place to study

    Cons

    very low salary, a bad attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

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

    Pathetic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate At EY  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate At EY in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great brand name, luxury, feels good to be a part of it !

    Cons

    Extremely bad work culture, politics, poor admin, weak HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider discussing: work culture issues, work place harrassment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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