EY Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Best Place to Start a Career in Accounting (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance (non-existent) (in 701 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't that great as you must work long hours to compensate for the lack of staff during the busy season (in 734 reviews)

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  1. Great place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    -Great company, very well organized with an emphasis on making a tough job easier on the employees -Great benefits -Young environment -Great experience: A lot of different types of work, great training, you really do learn a lot in a short period of time

    Cons

    -The hours. Unavoidable in the industry, but busy season hours are as brutal as everyone says they are. 70+ hour weeks, working until 3 am sometimes during the week...that's no way to live -Pressure to stay utilized: Even if you happen to not be busy, there's always a lot of pressure to stay busy, so you can't even enjoy the downtime. -Along the same lines, while the compensation is above average compared to most jobs, you are not at all fairly compensated for the amount of work you do. No OT catches up to you real quick.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to better balance teams. Some people wind up consistently working brutal hours year round, while others struggle to find work sometimes. There's a better balance somewhere, and it'd benefit all the employees if it could be figured out.


  2. Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Spotfire Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Spotfire Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EY as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, company treats employees well

    Cons

    Heavy work, stress, work/life balance is hard to maintain

    Advice to Management

    Less work for employees


  3. LOVE EY

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. The people always want to help. Benefits are great. Flexibility is found in every team. Opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    EY doesn't have too many cons. If anything, one con would be that you work long hours, but you should expect that.


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  5. Assurance Staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rowley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rowley, MA

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of young people to start with. Start out making decent money for your first job.

    Cons

    Long hours, not alot of flexibility. Be prepared for busy season.


  6. Great Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff - Audit in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff - Audit in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours were long, but I learned a lot. I find myself getting bored in a corporate accounting role after the fast-paced atmosphere of auditing. It was fun working with different teams and different clients.

    Cons

    Hard to find work-life balance sometimes.


  7. Tax staff 1

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, great client base

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company, little guidance, learn a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EY has the resources and experience there to start a fulfilling and rewarding career. Just be make sure you find your mentor and stick by them. You need people on your side to stick there neck out for you.

    Cons

    Little guidance and direction for experienced hires

    Advice to Management

    Better acclimate experienced hires


  9. Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    It's a very good, helpful, collaborative culture. Coworkers are great. Great focus on flexibility and employee happiness. Expense account.

    Cons

    Salary is competitive for intern, but not for other consulting companies, especially given how many hours you work.


  10. Senior Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of learning opportunities and the ability move around within the company. Good brand; well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Long hours; broken down on a per hour basis the pay isn't all that great. Management can be very demanding; expectations can sometimes be unrealistic.


  11. Launch Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Launch Interrn in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Launch Interrn in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone talks about the people all the time. Everyone is very welcoming and looks forward to new people joining the community.

    Cons

    If you work for advisory or assurance you usually have to travel a lot. This might be good for some people who like it.

    Advice to Management

    Be as personable as possible.



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