EY Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
4,359 Reviews

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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much opportunities!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great place to start your career. A lot of online learning modules you can take to broaden your knowledge in almost any accounting area. So many opportunities and I have never ever seen a company that actually want their employees to succeed. EY truly do care about it's employees. It's a great culture to be in.

    Cons

    Time tracking is a pain, but for public it's expected. Busy season is no joke. Client's can be a pain, but that's almost something that you will deal with no matter where you go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot that will help you throughout your career after you leave public accounting. It is a great place to start a career

    Cons

    Busy season is rough because it doesn't leave you a lot of time to spend with family. Busy season is also synonymous with eating out every night. Get ready to put on some pounds.

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    Great place to launch a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff I  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Audit Staff I in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience, resume builder and opens a lot of doors and opportunities in the future

    Cons

    long hours and work weeks during busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ernst & Young's core concepts are people development, client service, and professional excellence.

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    E&Y offers an enormous amount of opprotunity for talented people. E&Y believes in devloping the professional abilities of their employees and, at the same time, maintaining balance in their personal lives. E&Y is very generous with its holiday and vacation time allotments. E&Y provides excellent interal and external training opprotunities.

    Cons

    E&Y could do a better job offering more opprotunity to those individuals who want to engage in other aspects of the tax practice, besides tax return compliance. The firm should build into its business model more opprotunity for its employees to engage in cross-regional functions so as to obtain better exposure with a wide variety of people who can strengthen the others' career, and not be so limited by regional business unit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opprotunity to interact with the employees. Office leadership should engage in offering more teaming among projects and building into budgets growth and learning of new areas of tax for junior employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Beyond good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Name recognition, good resume, big 4 experience

    Cons

    work life not necessarily balanced, pressure, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More candid communication, fair & timely recognition, and back to the baselines.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your direction...

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    - Is a global firm with multi-national locations
    - Has a solid brand name and infrastructure
    - Provides opportunity to choose location of work
    - Provides opportunity to choose career options (Audit, Tax, Advisory)
    - People First culture with strong initiative towards not just diversity but also inclusiveness

    Cons

    - Slow in responding to needs due to several layers of approvals required
    - Inter-office transfer to another location is difficult
    - Translates several years of industry experience into fewer years of experience within the firm
    - Recruits highly experienced professionals at lower ranks causing inequities
    - People First culture and inclusiveness mentality still not prevalent in the upper echelons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve inclusiveness mentality in the upper echelons
    - Improve recruiting and training for experienced professionals
    - Do not treat experienced professionals the same as straight-out-of-college candidate even though both are of the same rank
    - Do not compete internally with other office locations in a region for the same clients/ projects.
    - Work in a more integrated manner with other locations - nationally and internationally - to leverage opportunities and talent

    Recommends
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