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EY Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
5,121 Reviews
3.7
5,121 Reviews
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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.  

    Lots of pros, lots of cons

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, training, abundance of work, constantly meeting new people, variety of projects

    Cons

    no work/life balance, low pay, demanding deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we are short staffed, help!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You get all the perks of traveling and a relatively good salary.

    Cons

    It's hard being on the road every single week but honestly the perks make it OK in the end =0.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Audit Intern

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great location to work at.

    Cons

    Expensive city to begin career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent learning and growth opportunity; sub-standard compensation.

    • 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

    People culture, flexibility, opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Low pay, challenging to get-things-done, politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the good employe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Its a great place to start your career. Look at it like drinking from a fire house. You get a lot of information at once and all the training you need to do it. You make your career what you want. No set hours- very flexible if you have a doctors appointment or any other thing that prohibits you from working during normal working hours. Managers are always willing to help you with any questions. Good company culture and a lot of drinking at trainings.

    Cons

    Because the hours are flexible, the expectations is that you are always on. There is no such thing as "outside of working hours". Some days are easy and you can leave at 5 and other days you are there till midnight. Until you get up to Senior Manager, you cant really have much control on that since it is based on whoever reviews your work. It is easy to get run over by management so you need to have a good balance of all your billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more compensation= higher morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Endless work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Nice perks and lots of food

    Cons

    Better like your coworkers because you'll see them more than your family, friends, animals and significant others combined

  8.  

    A Good Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to start your career
    Great Flexibility with excellent work from home policies
    Great global experience

    Cons

    In non client facing roles, there is lack of overall development and preparation for long term career growth within the firm
    Lack of diversity in the senior ranks
    Long hours with average pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify opportunities' for employees to optimize skill-sets and experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EY Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Indirect Tax Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Indirect Tax Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Very good place to gain experience.

    Cons

    You can easily get stuck in a job without a mentor to help advance your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work with the talent you have instead of always looking at the "greener grass" of new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large firm with great exit opportunities. Extremely understaffed and lacking in compensation.

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

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

    Pros

    EY provides great opportunities to work on large clients spanning across industries. You will learn business acumen and project management.

    Cons

    The firm is always understaffed. The attrition has been particularly high recently as many dissatisfied employees seek alternative opportunities. Also, compensation and raises are below market which contributes further to the attrition.

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

    good experience, average people

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

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

    Pros

    Automatic esteem from peers and others in the business community. Working at a Big 4 firm is like receiving an official stamp of approval.
    If you don't like where you're at, they do their best to find a better fit within the company.
    Off season can allow for some work/life balance with proper communication.
    Can purchase additional days off and with advance notice you actually can take that vacation.

    Cons

    Long hours mostly because of poor organization and processes. The WORST technology EVER. As a staff, I often feel like an overpaid secretary. I venture to guess that it takes an EY staff, depending on ability, 2-10 hours to do what it takes a PWC or Deloitte staff to do in a moment. Do you love filling out forms and excel spreadsheets, talking about stuff and never actually doing very much until you've almost run out of time to do it? If so, this is the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your mindset, change your life!! Up your ante with your technology, make your firm competitive by utilizing technology, and please, please please train your seniors to do their job as MANAGERS!!! If you can do that, you'll truly be a firm worth your weight in gold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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