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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    People First?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job keeps you motivated and challenged.

    Cons

    Worked in Tax....they continually talk about people first and work life balance....let's just say this company has no clue what this means...maybe that's why they continuously talk about it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a collaborative, team driven place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leaves a lot to be desired

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (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
  6.  

    Disappointing, a company that is has lost track of the values it promotes and is mired in mediocrity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Vacation days, maternity/paternity benefits, supposed flexability

    Cons

    Too many to list. Flexability is not true to company promoted ideals. Burn-and-turn. Lengthy tenure of employees contributes to poor management due to less talented employees ultimately outlasting premium talent who leave for better opportunities. Annual bonus promoted, but virtually impossible to attain unless receiving a 5 rating. 4 ratings are bonus eligible but seldom receive one, 3 ratings are not eligible for bonus. Annual salary increases are minimal and prorated based on performance rating. 4-5 ratings are curtailed, Average 3 rating salary increase is 2% or less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talent specific to the industry experience need for a role and allow those hires to actually leverage the experience they bring to the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    FSO advisory senior

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

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

    Pros

    Once you stop believing the bull they force down your throats, it can be a decent job based on tour project

    Cons

    - inconsistent management (mostly horrible)
    - "driving your own career" is bull, you go where they need you and it turns into project after project of things you don't have any interest in
    - Mich of your year end rating is bases on how much internal work you spend your free the doing aka they pay you for one job and get you to do two
    - much of advisory work are projects no one with a brain would be interested in (testing, document reviews, ect)
    - reviews are drastically different from project to project and lower level employees can get easily screwed by circumstances beyond their control
    - many projects have unnecessary travel requirements. Pretty hard to stay motivated travelling every week to do work a monkey could do and that you could do from your bed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review system is seriously flawed, have known many hard working, smart people leave who got screwed during reviews

    Fix this scenario: a staff from the LA office flies to charolette every week to do work anyone with a brain could do. At the same time you send someone from charolette to LA at the same time to do work anyone with a brain could do. Horrible system. Horrible deployment placing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Experience is great for career path.

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible.

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

    Toxic environment

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

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

    Pros

    Managers are usually flexible around vacation and any time you need off.
    If you work 40 hours a week, you don't need to take vacation if you take a Friday off.
    Compensation is decent, but might be slightly lower than their competitors.

    Cons

    Resource managers don't give you an option for roles, if you are available, you go to whatever project needs to be filled, regardless of skill set, location preference, etc. You get no say in the matter.
    Only 15 days of PTO until you hit manager, then it jumps up to 25.
    Since EY is primarily an audit firm, you and your family aren't allowed to own any stock that EY audits, regardless if you are on the account or not.
    Work/life balance is almost non-existent. Many senior managers and partners in the firm travel so often, they don't see their kids grow up. I'm not sure why anybody decides to do that, but if you want to get high up in this company, you'll need to sacrifice your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Attrition is high because people are getting burned out, but partners only care about selling more work, so everybody is spread so thin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy to have left

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

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

    Pros

    Getting to see various different clients and industries. Great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance that is only continuing to get worse with the increasing turnover. Severely underpaid for the amount of work performed. Much less flexible than they lead on, and really show a lack of appreciation and caring for the well being of their employees in the NESA Assurance practice.

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

    Security Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Security Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Security Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Zero work life balance but good travel perks

    Cons

    Zero work life balance, and has absolutely no regard for someone's personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get your act together and work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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