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EY Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
4,926 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Good Work Culture

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

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

    Pros

    They are a good employer

    Cons

    The culture is conservative so does not work well for getting feedback and improving on your failures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up and create a 360 degree feedback open process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool firm and good opportunities . Good training and great environment. Good chance of moving up in company. They are very nice. Good culture

    Cons

    nothing bad to really say. work on helping your employees to learn more. Sometimes its hard to keep up with everyone. But otherwise it a good environment and I would recommend to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    EY - TAS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TAS - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - TAS - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Fast paced - get exposure to a lot of projects in a short time frame
    Friendly peers

    Cons

    Toxic work environment - very negative
    Senior Management is very old school
    VERY HIERARCHICAL environment
    Very long hours
    Lot of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having an informal discussion on compensation before the final discussion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Risk Advisory (ITRA/Business Risk) Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Advisory in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Within ITRA, you will be exposed to a variety of IT control tests. A lot of interns also get the opportunity to connect with the clients and lead certain procedures. EY within the southwest region is also going through tremendous growth so there's a lot of opportunity to be seized.

    Cons

    You switch from client to client very often, which is both a pro and con, depending on if you want more exposure to different clients or more of a in depth experience of one client's entire timeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps share some of the specific tasks that ITRA and Risk interns would work on during recruiting. For example, a template, flowchart, etc. Opportunities to learn about other service lines would also be beneficial to interns now having a better idea of what questions to ask and wanting to learn more about what the company offers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They don't appreciate their employees

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

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

    Pros

    Full benefits package
    Relocation to a major city is usually easy
    highly paid internship
    They pay market rate more or less

    Cons

    Work Life balance is lacking
    Management is not impressed by how many hours you put in last week they want to see more hours this week
    They don't care about high turnover
    They have you work as a level above your title to fill in for the people who quit but don't compensate you for the added responsibilites.
    They rate even our hardest workers as 3's, in what may be an effort to avoid paying higher bonuses.
    They blame their employees for going over budget however the budgets are destroyed by lack of continuity on engagements. Everyone is always new to the client and the paper trail from last year can be more like bread crumbs.
    No parking allowance or paid parking only free parking after 5, which leaves their most budget sensitive (staff and seniors) scrambling to move cars or walking late at night to their cars.
    Up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain good employees.
    Don't promote people who lack social/ leadership skills
    Hire more people/ retain more people to help work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Busy Season literally never stops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -Nice People for the most part
    - lots of time off
    -Opens doors to a lot of opportunity outside of public

    Cons

    -Long Hours, was told that busy season was January to March, but have been working at least 55-60 hours every week since i started in September 2013
    - A lot of lies relating to flexibility, work follows you everywhere, and it never stops because you can take you work home at any given moment. Was told to "make up the time" any time i had a doctors appointment or illness, meaning i would have to work from home
    -No career path direction. Was asked which kind of clients would I like to be on on day one, and was never put on any of those jobs, even when space was available.
    -Upper management does not know how to manage a budget, leads to extra workloads and stress, and people not charging time for specific tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Took more bite than it could chew

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance, training, some leaders

    Cons

    low utilization over which you have limited control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Audit staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -the people you work with.
    -decent benefits, compensated for gas
    EY connect days, in which you can give back to the community

    Cons

    -Work life balance is poor,
    -not fairly compensated for the work you do
    -You are just another number,
    -Some senior Manager dont understand what it means for people to have a life and do things outside of work.
    -Not supportive of you changing to another role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get your employees great benefits
    -pay employees by the hour, since most of us on average work 60 hours a week or more, NO ONE wants to work for free

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Experience

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is great as long as you can meet deadlines; flexibility is encouraged for all employees

    Cons

    Working hours can be strenous based on projects and deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company is working hard to create a better work-life balance. Training is always helpful, and the people I've worked with make me want to try harder for them. Executives make themselves available at times, depending on the season.

    Cons

    The company is failing at creating that better work-life balance (see above). A lot of employees complain about the job making it harder for others. Know what you're getting into; this is not a job for those who want to ease through a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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