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EY Reviews in Germany

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
4,915 Reviews
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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.  

    Mixed experience, no work-life balance, extra-hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing Economist in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing Economist in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Contact with different sectors, fast-paced environment. Interesting projects. Lots of educated people you interact with every day.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Long long hours. Extra-hours not calculated in proper way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Super Sonderleistungen in Bezug auf Reisen und Bonus/Leistungsanreize Great company perks in terms of travel and incentives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leitender Wirtschaftsprüfer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender Wirtschaftsprüfer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Super Unternehmen in Bezug auf Reisen und Sonderleistungen

    Great company in terms of travel and incentives

    Cons

    Gleichgewicht zwischen Arbeit und Freizeit wohl nicht gut für wenig produktive Angestellte

    Work life balance will not be good for those under-performing employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Das Motto ist „Work hard, play smart" Work hard, play smart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Der beste Steuerberater Deutschlands

    Germany's best tax advisor

    Cons

    Überstunden werden nicht angemessen bezahlt

    Overtime is not appropriate compensated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Anspruchsvolle Umgebung, aber ein Karriereöffner challenging environment, but career opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Steuerberater in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Steuerberater in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Tür-/ Karriereöffner durch viele Kundenkontakte in der Branche. Bezahlung. Schulungen

    door/career opener through a lot of industry client contact. payment. trainings

    Cons

    Oft sind die Arbeitszeiten lang und der Druck enorm,

    there can be very long working hours under lots of pressure,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Professionell und doch kollegial Professional, yet collegial

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leitender Steuerberater in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender Steuerberater in Düsseldorf (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Interessante Projekte, hochwertige Kunden, exzellente und hilfreiche Kollegen sowie eine gute Arbeitsbeziehung mit den Partnern. Die Zuschüsse sind in der Höhe ähnlich wie die der anderen Big 4. Gute Work-Life-Balance, was aber eher eine Folge deutscher Regeln und Richtlinien am Arbeitsplatz ist.

    Interesting projects, high profile clients, excellent and supportive colleagues, also had a good working relationship with the partners. Benefits are similar to those at the other Big4. Good work-life balance, but that is more a consequence of German workplace rules and regulations.

    Cons

    Die Gehälter könnten besser sein. So wie in jedem niedrigen Level der Big 4, kann man innerhalb von Minuten seine Kündigung erhalten. Ich habe keine wirklich negativen Dinge zu berichten. Manchmal stressig, aber nicht übermäßig oft.

    Salaries could be better. As with any junior level Big 4 position, you can get bogged down in minutiae and admin. Do not have any really negative experiences to report. Stressful at times, but not inordinately so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Kurzes, aber interessantes Praktikum im Finanzbereich. Short, but interesting internship in Financial Services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Großartiges, engagiertes und junges Team, interessante Kunden und Projekte, die Arbeit macht Spaß, als Praktikant fühlte ich mich völlig integriert und konnte Verantwortung übernehmen, klarer Karrierepfad, schnelle Beförderung ist möglich, langfristige Karrieremöglichkeiten. Ich nahm an der International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) von EY in Orlando, Florida teil. Tolle Erfahrung, ich kann jedem internationalen Praktikanten nur empfehlen, sich für das Event zu bewerben.

    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

    Von Männern dominiertes Geschäft. Work-Life-Balance war absolut ok, aber der Stundenlohn ist nicht für den Consulting-Bereich angemessen, insbesondere nicht beim Strategie-Consulting. Ich wollte nachher noch meinen Master machen und mein Vorgesetzer versuchte mich davon abzuhalten. Er empfahl mir, "nur" mit einem Bachelor bei EY anzufangen, aber eine weitere Ausbildung erschien unwahrscheinlich, soweit ich den Karriereweg meiner Kollegen sah, was auch komplett anders ist, als bei anderen strategischen Unternehmensberatungen.

    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
  8.  

    EY EY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sie erschafften eine echte Marke in Deutschland

    gGot a reat brand in Germany

    Cons

    Berater kämpfen sich durch die IT

    advisory is struggeling in IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Gute Basis, um seine Karriere voranzutreiben. Good basis for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior
    Current Employee - Senior

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Es ergeben sich stets viele interessante Möglichkeiten, egal ob es die Arbeit ist, die Menschen, die man trifft oder die Herausforderungen, denen man sich stellt.

    Many interesting opportunities always coming up, whether it's the work, the people you'll meet, where you get to go or the challenges you take on.

    Cons

    Der persönliche Fortschritt ist manchmal an die Launen des Managers gebunden, es gibt ein Risiko, in einem Silo zu enden.

    Your personal growth is at times hitched to the Manager's whims, and there is risk of ending up in a silo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Machen Sie sich bewusst, dass Angestellte nicht nur Zahnräder sind. Es gibt in der Branche eine hohe Fluktuation, aber das Unternehmen verliert zu viele talentierte Leute durch lächerliche Gründe.

    Be aware staff are not cogs, there's a high turnover in the industry, but the firm loses too many talented people for silly reasons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Ich arbeitete im Bereich Geschäftsentwicklung bei EY. Working for the business enablement at EY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Kontinuierliche Möglichkeiten, zu lernen und sich weiterzuentwickeln. Man arbeitet mit hoch motivierten und verantwortungsvollen Kollegen, sehr gut organisierte Abläufe im Unternehmen, erfolgsorientierte Unternehmenskultur.

    Continuous opportunities to learn and develop; working with highly motivated and accountable colleagues; extremly well organized company processes; performance driven culture

    Cons

    Fokussieren Sie sich nicht zu sehr auf ein ausgewogenes Verhältnis zwischen Berufs- und Privatleben, die Arbeitslast ist hoch und kann ausarten; Die Verantwortlichkeiten in einer Rolle können viele verschiedene Rollen beinhalten, die in anderen Firmen auf verschiedene Leute aufgeteilt würden.

    Do not be too focues on work-life balance, workload is high and can be excessive; responsibilities in one role can comprise many different roles that would be different head counts in other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Karrierestart! Career Start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wirtschaftsprüfer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Wirtschaftsprüfer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    * Guter Ruf

    * Erfahrene Angestellte

    * good reputation
    * expirienced staff

    Cons

    * Arbeitszeiten

    *Relativ niedrige Bezahlung

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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