EY Reviews in Frankfurt, Germany

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
4,376 Reviews

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4,376 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Short, but interesting internship in Financial Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great, committed, young team, interesting clients and project, fun to work, as intern I felt fully integrated and responsible, clear career path and fast promotion seemed possible, long-term possibilities to develop a steep career path. I participated in the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) of EY in Orlanda, Florida. Great experience, so I can just recommend an international intern to apply for that event!

    Cons

    man-dominated business, work-life balance was absolutely ok, but the wage per hour (compensation in general) is not consulting-adequate, in particular not with strategy consulting. I wanted to study a M.Sc. afterwards, and my Senior Manager tried to stop me from doing so and instead he told me I should enter EY "only" with a B.Sc, but later education seemed unlikely, concerning the career paths of my colleagues, which is also completely different to other strategy consulting firms.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Career Start!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * good reputation
    * expirienced staff

    Cons

    * working hours
    * relatively low salary (compared to the working hours)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Student  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Work Student in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is always willing to help. There are great job opportunities. There's a non-hierarchical organization. The learning curve is impressive. In a short time you learn about many industries and many companies.

    Cons

    often long hours and lower pay than big consultancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove chargeability from the performance evaluation. How chargeable someone is depends on the manager, not himself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    TAS

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Eschborn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Eschborn (Germany)

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

    Pros

    - learning
    - colleagues
    - access to a big network of people
    - good promotion-persepectives (you will be promoted till senior consultant if you do a good job)

    Cons

    - low salery
    - promotions just once a year
    - rating(which determines your promotion and bonus) depends on a few people
    - overtime wont be compensated (even if they tell that the bonus will take account of that - it doesnt)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - more flexibel HR-policy
    - open communication
    - better internal controlling of chargeable time vs inefficency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    It is a good place to start a career because the variety of clients to be served as an employee of the firm and the support of further studies.

    Cons

    There is continuous pressure on people to make things done by the deadline. Furthermore, the job can result in lot of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult to advice anything on improvement because cons relate to the nature of business (consultancy) which cannot be easily changed.

    Recommends
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    none

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    people, culture, interesting projects, career booster

    Cons

    payment, bonus, education, management, time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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