EY Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
4,663 Reviews
3.7
4,663 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 234 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 105 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 673 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 711 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Many resources and able to complete larger scale projects

    Cons

    long hours working, high turnover rate

  2.  

    Excellent company with very nice corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    EY is a really fun place to work. Somehow, the company knows how to recruit people who work very well together as a team. I have met a lot of great people here--people I will probably remain friends with for life, even if I leave the firm. I observe very little conflict, nastiness, or bad behavior in the office. The work is very interesting and challenging, the continuing education opportunities are excellent, and the compensation and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    In some offices, particularly New York, there is a dire need for better office space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great growth opportunities on mgmt consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    -mgmt consulting business is growing rapidly, feels very entrepreneurial right now
    -promotions have been abundant and not limited by caps
    -great people culture, most consultants I have met are down to earth and genuine
    -a lot of opportunity for senior/staff consultants to gain exposure to business development
    -senior consultants are encouraged to contribute to firm in addition to completing project work
    -infrastructure support from the larger firm

    Cons

    -mgmt consulting (PI) culture integration with rest of firm is not that great, I don't know anyone in my office except for people in my functional area
    -project pipeline is not very steady - seasonal peaks and valleys
    -performance bonus are not competitive vs other consulting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management need to continue to reinforce the positive culture at EY-Advisory. The firm has been hiring a lot of new consultants so the culture could easily dilute.

    Consultants have limited exposure to other associates due to the heavy travel requirements. Going into the office on Friday is pointless if there is no one from your group that is present. I recommend the firm to take a close look on how to engage consultants when they are off projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment for the non-client facing staff.

    Cons

    Experienced working with CapGemini here. One of the worst consulting companies to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    As an Advisor in the Financial Services

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing balance in work and personal life. Good perks of being a consultant. Excellent understanding between colleagues. One can shape career in the way they want to.

    Cons

    Traveling takes up few hours of the week.
    Not easy to select location of client as per what you wish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better control over utilization of new joiners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Manager

    • 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

    Cutting edge technology and research materials

    Cons

    Work life balance and salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development at the more senior levels

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Services Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Services Staff in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    EY has a lot of opportunities for entry-level staff, including rotational programs and plenty of ways to get involved internally. The people that I trained with in my first month are still some of my closest friends at work. Working day to day with senior managers and even partners is the norm; the frequent exposure to upper management is a great way to see how the company as a whole works.

    Cons

    While the rotational programs claim to provide a wide range of experiences, the responsibility of moving between different types of projects falls largely on the individual's shoulders. This works well for some, but can be challenging for others, depending on the projects where you are initially staffed. Deployment is not much help in getting into new projects, you really have to network your way to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better way to communicate to staff-level employees regarding what project opportunities are available and what types of skillsets are required. Networking is the primary way to find out about different opportunities, which is an important aspect, but is not the optimal way to communicate with and attract internal resources.

  9.  

    High reputation, a lot of fun and flexibility, a lot to learn

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, anyone is approachable. You need help? Just ask - everyone is willing to help/coach you.
    EY is a highly recognized audit company. There are tons of clients from different industries where you can learn and build up your knowledge.

    Cons

    Deadlines are tight
    First 3 months you may have to spend on doing some entry-level work, but after a year you will accelerate and start to have a bigger picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    work life balance is awesome!

    Cons

    Somedays can be very long days

  11.  

    I am satisfied with my experience in EY

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better opportunies, brand value and market presence

    Cons

    time of policies, promotions and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    performance reviews should be more streamlined

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