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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
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.  

    Great experience and learning opportunity but it could pay a bit better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    - Great clients and exposure to the industry
    - Structured and fast career progression! Though it can get tricky at more senior levels, if you are willing to put in the effort and time you will find yourself moving up the ladder fast
    - Good training opportunities, a lot of scope to take part in additional training and networking events for those who wish to put in more time.
    - Good team culture - Most people are friendly, approachable and easy to work with .
    - If you are asked to work a weekend or a bank holiday you can take this time back later will vary by client and department!
    - Lots of socials! Get to know your graduate intake better

    Cons

    - Salary and bonus has started to lag behind other firms in the big 4,this need to be adjusted if the firm expect to attract the best talent.
    - Work/life balance deteriorates quickly when exams are on and during busy season. For the rest of time usually a few months in the year it's a 9-6 job.
    - My department mostly has clients in London, although other departments have client mostly based outside the M25 and you could find yourself spending more time in a hotel then at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Adjust the pay to make it competitive again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Recruitment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Recruitment Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good development culture and supportive environment

    Cons

    Poor work life balance - not managed wel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous with pay reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Working at EY has been challenging but very rewarding and there are lots of opportunities to allow diversity in work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for development and career progression, within a few years you can get promoted.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travelling and quite a lot of hotel stays which can sometimes impact on your work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Flexible Working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you work in IT, flexible working is promoted

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Had to negotiate a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great working atmosphere

    • 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

    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
  7.  

    Worked for EY for 5 years. Really valuable experience.

    • 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

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

    Cons

    Too much travel. Limited London work opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience overall, not everyone "lives the values!

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

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit associate at ernst & young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (less than a 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

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