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EY Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
4,926 Reviews
3.7
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning and growth opportunity.

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and you get to work with talented individuals.

    Cons

    Not much work life balance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of employees
    Nice management environment
    People are generally very friendly

    Cons

    Low salary compared to competition
    open space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries in order to be competitive compared to the rest consulting firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best of the BIG 4

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is definitely far above industry average
    All meals reimbursed
    Great projects
    Great exposure to clients
    Amazing people to work with!

    Cons

    Very very long hours and competitive work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentives and in-house activities for interns to enjoy and relax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting point of your career

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    There are many high performing individuals in this organization and they build a great supportive community. I love the group dynamics - many people are out there to help you succeed. The training program is enjoyable and really aimed at having you network. Teams are understanding to your situations and changing circumstances.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a little skewed - as with any big auditing firm. It's not just a simple act of "going through the motions" - you must push yourself hard. That being said, this company is very much "what you put in you'll get out". Making a good brand for yourself is vital in your future opportunities and performance with the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience and opportunity

    Current Employee - Tax Senior
    Current Employee - Tax Senior

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    I have had plenty of opportunities to pursue the type of work I'm intersted in, with the client engagements that I'm interested in. I work with great teams and appreciate the coaching and support.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't bad, but not great when you take into account the number of busy season hours worked. Communication between partners and staff can be minimal to seemingly nonexistant at times, though this has been acknowledged and progress has been made towards it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more generous with performance based bonuses. More partner to staff dialouge, as well.

  7.  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are very Smart people to work with. great benefits, great flexibility, great training. Reward those who work hard and deserve it.

    Cons

    There can be very long hours. Work/ life balance can be tough. Pay could be higher. More bonuses should be given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience with high expectations

    • 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

    The experience you will receive is fantastic.

    Cons

    Low pay and high stress

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    decade of experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    If you put in the hard work the first few years, you can see tremendous payoffs (eventually). Its not for everyone, but there is good room for advancement.

    Cons

    The new bonus program feel completely flat, and demotivated employees. Management should have seen this coming, but lowering salary increases and providing only a small bonus to all is NOT what the people were looking for.

  10.  

    Great company to begin career

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth in different areas, high name brand and the ability to work on differen't areas. Young culture with motivated people.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of hours. Corporate red tape, surrounded by people who can cruise to just get by. Pay is low compared to others but they rationale because they have more quality people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    EY interview for international kdis

    • 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

    If you are girls, very easy to get in as long as you get a decent GPA grade.

    Cons

    International guys, change your major. Big 4 hire way more female accountatns

    Recommends

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