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EY Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
4,904 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 Working Experience at EY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior III in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Audit Senior III in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good company culture and working environment

    Cons

    Long working hours and heavy workloads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Define Flexible, Define Patient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Working at EY is a great opportunity to learn. You see a lot of different companies, you learn how they operate, and you learn how to work with people in a variety of environments and cultures.

    Cons

    The hours are terrible
    The work is tedious and repetitive
    Management plans poorly for overlapping projects and blame staff for the resulting problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to employees when they come to them with problems. EY prides itself on hiring driven, intelligent people. That kind of person doesn't go to their boss saying they can't handle the workload they have unless they really can't.
    be more transparent about internal processes, specifically transfers. establish a clear process and a way to guide those employees that do transfer through it. teach that to the people consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, very pleasant place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    people focus, lots of opportunities to work on large engagements, challenging work makes everyday a unique experience

    Cons

    long hours like all the other big 4s. some office politics nothing out of the ordinary. leadership doesn't convey business strategy clearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on a consistent and achievable business strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tax Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth and education, variety of work, traveling all over the world, great benefits, team atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a problem typically for interns, but public accounting in general works very long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ernst & Young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides flexibility and good benefits

    Cons

    Requires dedication and sacrifice of personal time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees regarding office issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    • Great salary and benefits
    • Heavy focus on learning

    Cons

    • Constant uncertainty about next assignment
    • Limited ability to pick and choose projects
    • Lack of transparency
    • Pigeonholed into a competency or sector
    • Siloed tools and antiquated technology
    • Travel every week for most projects
    • Typical corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology, increase business transparency

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and empowering work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Personal development opportunities are endless. Management and company culture really geared towards personal development and people first. Experience gained is significant. Project opportunities uncommon for peer group at other companies.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very unpredictable. Travel schedule and project assignment is normally out of your hands. Local management attempts to be flexible given personal circumstances, but only so much they can do based on regional utilization requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue down the path of Benefits and Master Plan transparency. This area has really improved over the past 2 years, and I would like to continue seeing the positive tone at the top and the respective effort.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Beware of the good old boys club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, excellent training opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance, good old boys network, no teaming, and lack of diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a teaming environment with an open mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company (I guess), but not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities within the firm to work in different practices, on different clients and with/for different people. I didn't enjoy my work, but I did enjoy the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The culture is so focused on billable hours. Employees take a real sense of pride in how much they work. I'm more concerned with outcome than effort, so this always rubbed me the wrong way. Working late is fine, but working late for the sake of working late was not for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a value-added way to bill clients and let that be your focus instead of utilization.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great place to work with qualified motivated people and advance your career. Great advancement opportunities, competitive wages. You end up advancing quickly, and rarely doing the same thing more than twice - - which can be uneasy, but I think is good because you end up moving on to learn other things.

    Cons

    Transient population - so you're not sure you'll be working with the same people next year, which can be a good thing though, since it means that you aren't waiting for someone to be promoted for you to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the career planning is well set for the employees - - there can be a tendancy to manage 6-12 months out, only.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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