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Tax Manager – National Tax – Performance & Reward – Global HR Transactions – new

EY Chicago, IL

Ernst & Young's National Tax Department (NTD) serves high-profile, national and multinational clients and is led by nationally recognized tax… EY

17 days ago

Tax Senior Manager – National Tax – Human Capital - Talent & Reward – Global HR

EY Chicago, IL

Within our National Tax Department, we currently have a career opportunity for a Manager to participate in HR Mergers and Acquisitions – Financial… EY

5 days ago

Advisory Services Manager - Financial Services Office - Performance Improvement

EY Chicago, IL

Our Performance Improvement team is focused on helping clients improve business performance and operational efficiency while managing risk. We help… EY

27 days ago

Tax Senior - International Tax

EY Chicago, IL

One of the benefits of being aligned with one of these functional groups is that you will have the technical proficiency and connectivity to address… EY

3 days ago

Assurance Experienced Staff - EBP – new

EY Chicago, IL

· Recognize potential audit issues or unusual relationships from basic analysis of the financial statements and communicate them to the assurance… EY

2 days ago

National Tax Department - Exempt Organizations - Tax Senior – new

Ernst & Young Chicago, IL

Tax is an inescapable dimension of almost every business activity, in every jurisdiction where a company does business. To optimize the financial… Ernst & Young

29 days ago

Tax Senior Manager - Quantitative Services

EY Chicago, IL

One of the benefits of being aligned with one of these functional groups is that you will have the technical proficiency and connectivity to address… EY

2 days ago

Tax Experienced Staff - Transfer Pricing – new

Ernst & Young Chicago, IL

Demonstrate a basic understanding of economic principles and effectively apply economic/finance knowledge to clients. Assist… Ernst & Young

21 days ago

Financial Services Office - Assurance Manager - Asset Management

EY Chicago, IL

Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management throughout… EY

22 days ago

Resource Management Supervising Associate - Chicago / Detroit / Pittsburgh

EY Chicago, IL

• Support sub-Areas' fiscal planning activities with planning and analysis • Working with the Shared Service Center, integrate graduates and… EY

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    Good pay, stressful environment and very long hours

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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    Good pay. Few perks. Respected firm. Interesting work and projects on some major accounts. If you work very hard and do well, usually you get recognized for it. Can get extra money ($50-$250) for doing well on specific project. Very diverse group of people, with interesting backgrounds.


    Stressful environment. Some middle management takes their stress and frustration on lower ranking staff/seniors. Overtime is EXPECTED! The idea of utilization is a total bogus. You have to work a lot of overtime to meet the requirements and hit your utilization goals. There is a lot of work that is not "chargeable" or project development which is not included in utilization calculations and therefore how busy you really are is not truly illustrated. There is a lot of politics and some managers, that have been with the firm a long time, have a lot of say, even if they are not professional/honest, just b/u they have connections. There is some favoritism. Lotus Notes is used as e-mail and it is very inefficient and you end up waisting time looking through it constantly (not easy way to search, etc.). Some management thinks you should put EY above all else. You are rated on a scale 1-5, 5 being "significantly above expectations", 4 "exceeded expectations," 3 "meet expectations", 2 "below expectations," 1"did not meet expectations." Most of the time you are at 3 and they tell you that the expectations are so high as a firm that you are at 3 and should be happy working with such as firm that expects so much (great writer/ great technically, works hard and gets things done, meets deadlines, brings ideeas…etc.). Although, the higher management rates themselves higher (4) as of course they know each other well and…politics. Many of the managers/sr. managers are definitely not 4/5. Many staff/seniors work a lot of overtime and they are rated 3. After a while you don't care b/u it is not realistic but at first it is a shocker that even if you try very hard, give everything you can, you can still get 2/3. When you get rated 4 overall (during a year), you get a bonus.

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    Management should try to be fair-minded and treat people in lower ranks with respect. They should only accept promotions when they learn how to deal with stress and stressful situations without taking it on others and behaving unprofessionally. Personal things should not be brought to the office (moodiness). You should be more accessible and more approachable to people who are working for you. You should review people on time so that you don’t forget how hard/stressful the project was.

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