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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 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.  

    Great working atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    A lot of benefits to staff. Working flexibly. A career path to follow.

    Cons

    A lot of people at the same level as you, you need to stand out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked for EY for 5 years. Really valuable experience.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Very people focused. I enjoyed working with most people there.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Limited London work opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, work wasn't difficult and the work-life balance was absolutely fine (9-5 30 every day).

    Cons

    The work was very boring as you'd expect in audit and sometimes I had no work to do whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • 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

    Good and work life balance

    Cons

    No opportunity to learn edging Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn
    Exceptional people and clients
    Well structured and fast paced
    Good opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Promotion is restricted to who you know and being on the right engagement.
    high charge ability targets result in poor opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to Work and the advisory practice is looking to grow so need to find ways to promoted form within as well as bringing external hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well Oiled Machine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition and marketing support

    Cons

    Slow to react to tenders, extreme risk-aversion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience overall, not everyone "lives the values!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience refers to TAS serviceline. People-oriented culture. Exposure to great clients and interesting situations. Great office infstrastructure and pleasant physical environment to work in

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic. The bar to partnership for internal candidates is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are serious about EY values, challenge partners who do not live the values. Bad leaders destroy good will and discourage good employees. Apply the same rigour to direct entry partners as you do to internal candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit associate at ernst & young

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting Selection process, opportunity to work with good clients

    Cons

    Have to travel long distances.frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, very customer focused and keen to develop staff. Recruitment process very efficient and quicker than any other competitor processes.

    Cons

    Can be variances in workload throughout the year, need to be prepared to deal with that. Aside from that, great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience in London

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    People you work with are really good, as you keep going up. Fairly flexible organisation if you know how to manage your time.

    Cons

    Long hours, relatively low pay for the hours done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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