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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
5,121 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, excellent career progression

    Cons

    Can get very busy indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    friendly employees and environment, helpful

    Cons

    tough, long hours can be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    graduate scheme, professional and internal training

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and support, other graduate, good social life

    Cons

    exams! danger of getting specialised early on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Big four Exec

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunities and sense of achievement when you finally make a deadline. Plenty of promotion chances should be in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    The hours, Expect to work way in excess of 35 hours contracted. Busy season you will have to work around every waking minute. Non busy season 11 hour days are no unusual with occasional weekend working.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Perfect place for a graduate

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

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    EY is fun and accessible and challenging without being too intimidating. You are working with clever people constantly but there is room for your own career to take off as well.

    Cons

    There is long hours and challenging work similar to banking, but there is not the paycheck that comes with banking. A salary average being so low is a massive downside of any consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some counselors care about your career growth, and some just do the minimal for their job requirements. Focus on picking people to mentor the youngest members of the firm who actually care and try hard- it could mean the difference between recruiting new talent and letting it slip away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Auditor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Work life balance mutual support

    Cons

    Nothing too bad to complain

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start your career and learn

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

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - High profile clients
    - Great projects if you are a high performer and fight for them
    - Good developmental opportunities and guidance

    Cons

    - Some colleagues are mediocre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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

  11.  

    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 (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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