EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4,376 Reviews

3.7
4,376 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.  

    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

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

    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
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    postive culture and great people

    Cons

    No cons as the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job"!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play harder.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY

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

    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
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  5.  

    Exceptional experience, exposure to big clients and plenty of networking and development opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    compensation, culture, people, clients, management

    Cons

    uneven work load among employees

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Outstanding experiences and continuing flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You can make your career what you want at EY, there are opportunities to grow that a strong performer can create through proper management of their career and by expressing their objectives. EY does an excellent job in assisting growth for employees.

    Cons

    The company is full of strong performers and you will need to be attentive to your career and always working to grow. The environment is supportive but also competitive, be ready to work for your success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging but very rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY as an intern

    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
  9.  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    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
  10.  

    Assurance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY as an intern

    Pros

    good, flexible and good, good good

    Cons

    no idea since i was only there for a summer

  11.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great client, great people, great culture.

    Cons

    Can be long hours and high expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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