EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
4,476 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally happy

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

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and are valued they will do what they can to keep you with the company and satisfied.

    Cons

    Haven't managed to work out how to have a satisfying and challenging working life whilst maintaining sensible hours and work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great and interested one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer Electrical Bias  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer Electrical Bias in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very Friendly People and Management are very Effective

    Cons

    Good on Training and Discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management do give you Bonuses to those who go the extra mile

  3.  

    Opportunities in abundance.

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

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

    Pros

    Variety and opportunities in abundance.

    Cons

    The Hours in busy season - January to April.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic team ethos

    • 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

    Excellent working environment. Friendly co workers and constant support.

    Cons

    Bonuses may not equal the other big 4 companies, however, working atmosphere makes up for this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was an intern for 6 weeks in the London office (HR Advisory team - at the time this was Tax).

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

    I worked at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to absorb and learn from several team members, and my placement manager was considerate in giving one-to-one sessions on a weekly basis to track my goals. I was impressed by the thought and care taken into teaching me organisational structures, how to create documents for clients, etc. There were plenty of social events arranged for interns too, including a ball at the end of the 6 weeks.

    Cons

    The one issue was being pigeon-holed so early on. Understandably, candidates needed to apply to a business unit. Yet as university students who have had little work experience, we didn't fully understand the differences between EY's many departments during application. After being placed in the one team, there was little opportunity to learn what others were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider exposing interns to other areas of EY in addition to their main department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic people and Development opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Associate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Associate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great people & teaming culture
    - Focus on developing talent internally through training courses & exam support
    - Working hours not as bad as other offices/ Big 4

    Cons

    - Audit work in general occasionally quite tedious
    - busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Bonuses please.
    - Align pay to match industry to boost staff retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brilliant environment to thrive

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    The support provided by your seniors is fantastic. There is a wealth of knowledge and opportunity at your fingertips & everyone you meet has a sharp mind. A stimulating place to work and gain great experience.

    The firm also has a great ethic - the values and vision are noble and inform the day to day workings within EY.

    Cons

    This is a minor point but if you are working in Advisory be prepared to travel - a lot. There is an uneven distribution of resources and clients, so you will often find yourself living out of a suitcase for a few weeks. This is a con and a pro in some respects, but the focus of jobs in London places an undue amount of stress on travelling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In line with the 'con' - please consider a better distribution of resources as there is an awful lot of travelling which is neither budget efficient nor green.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great peope, great atmosphere, great opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    The people (collegues and clients)

    Cons

    Long hours at times, un-stimulating work at times

    Recommends
  10.  

    Brilliant place to be!

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to take your capabilities to the next level

    Cons

    Very very competitive and steep learning curve if new to working in the environment of an audit firm as there are many regulations to comply with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage work life balance a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Opens doors

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

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

    Pros

    People you work with are fantastic

    Cons

    I don't mind working hard but the amount of work demanded is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the firm is heading in the right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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