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EY Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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3.7 117 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(17 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company to work for!

    ITRA Senior (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPromotes flexibility, career development opportunities. Really instituted the People First culture. Great team work places. Love the inclusiveness programs. Training programs.

    Conslonger hours, busy season inability to work from home. No gym membership discount. Dealing with tough clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany perks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Building a better working world

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat vacation for kids right out of school. It's a good place to see how different companies and organizations work.

    ConsLong working hours, poor worklife balance. Salary is ok (hostage theory)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The smartest and most helpful people I've ever worked with.

    Forensic Technology and Discovery Services Staff (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe culture is outstanding and they do everything to keep their employees happy.

    ConsSometimes it feels like the company is too big.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore bonding activities!

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    great people culture, collegial

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosbig focus on work-life balance, flexibility. reward hard work and many opportunities to learn and grow

    Consquite bureaucratic at times, review process seems somewhat flawed

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep offering flexibility and rewarding hard work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Place to Launch Your Career

    Assurance Senior (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Working with highly intelligent people who motivate you to improve
    - Flexibility/work-life balance if you are able to earn it
    - Market pay

    Cons- Long hours during busy season
    - Political process for reviews/raises
    - Unclear advancement opportunities at the highest levels

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    Great Company

    Senior SAP FICO Consultant (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat work culture and benefits

    ConsBe prepared to travel Mon-Thursday

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of opportunities but difficult to manage schedule and maintain the high expectations.

    Tax Senior II (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsDiversified opportunities, plenty of vacation and personal days

    ConsDifficult to manage schedule and transition between groups

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to get a LOT of knowledge FAST! (but you have to put in the hours)

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe small teams allow for more autonomy (if you get on a good client). The compensation is very good and the insurance coverage and 401(k) are fantastic. During the non-busy season many of the teams allow for working more hours M-F and taking half-days on Friday. Further, EY is moving forward with a HUGE tech overhaul that will make remote working much more feasible.

    ConsLets be honest....working in public accounting at a "Big 4" firm requires a LOT of your time. But 4 years here is better than starting out in industry. If you start at a staff position in at an "industry" company, you may still be in that position in 4 years. But you definitely would not leave EY after 4 years and start at a staff position (at least not in the current economy).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good transaction experience

    Transaction Advisory Services Senior (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWorked in Valuation and Business Modeling subgroup out of school. Good exposure to high profile clients. Most people are nice to work with and somewhat flexible. Smaller engagement sizes you give you responsibility quickly. Learn valuation fundamentals and a lot of accounting. The rotation program is fantastic and allows you to work in other groups for 3 month periods.

    ConsDoing SAS reviews for audit and tax team are a big pain. Formal structure makes advancement slower. Work can get repetitive. Busy season (Dec-March) can necessitate 70+ hour work weeks and pay will lag skills and hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EY has a great people culture

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThey are very accomidating when it comes to work life balance

    ConsNavigating your career can be difficult here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should utilize your resources more effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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