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EY Reviews in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.5 37 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Eye opening

    Audit Staff (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsI learn the most when working here

    ConsThe need to meet very tight deadlines in the banking industry might tire one out if done on a continuous basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more for your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Advisory - Performance Improvement

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Prosa. Work Exposure - Opportunity to be in engagements for big name clients.
    b. Time-off - Depends on engagement budget
    c. Perks - Standard ones e.g. Mileage claims to client sites, medical, annual leave, study leave, professional membership claims.
    d. People and culture- Generally quite helpful. However it would be better if you are good in research skills, powerpoint and excel skills. As you would then be a useful member of the team.

    Consa. Hours - Unpredictable. Sometimes unable to plan after work activities.
    b. Need to accept that the nature of work can be administrative and tedious e.g. arranging client meetings, taking meeting minutes, preparing status updates for client updates is part and parcel of the job.
    c.Work opportunities very much depends on timing and your availability when a particular engagement starts.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Provide clear direction to team in engagements from the start to minimise frequent change in deliverables which will translate to more unnecessary hours at work
    2. Manage client expectations well and understand teams' capabilities to avoid over-promising the client.
    2. Would be good if regular technical and skill trainings e.g. industry or functional trainings are made available to staff more frequently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very fruitful and a great learning experience

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsExcellent learning ground, good work life balance and ability to grow.

    ConsBad working culture and loads of politics between all levels of management and staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the office culture to be more inclusive for all and to address issues/conflicts between management and staff as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic learning opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsI've developed my technical and industry knowledge immensely due to the exposure and support that I have received.

    ConsNot performance based promotion - You have to wait your turn.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great to have more performance based appraisal and promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tax Staff (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsFantastic exposure, good learning environment, autonomy given at a junior level, big clients and fast progression if you are capable, very good colleagues, minimal office politics as progression is based on individual merit and not how many vacancies are in the level above you, One of the few big 4s that actually "tries" (at least on paper) to give employees a work-life balance e.g. EY 5-at-5

    ConsTerrible working hours, minimal benefits, partners/seniors often too busy to teach you, learning is trial-by-fire so if you are not a very quick learner you could be in for a "sink-or-swim" situation

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould give more thought to talent retention, many good seniors and managers transfer to other departments/firms due to bad salary and benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    (Advisory - Performance Improvement) An overall fulfilling experience - but with limited shelf life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsPeople, people, people - amazing people. Great team spirit and support. Varied exposure to different industries and levels of management. If you are lucky, you get to be on a meaningful engagement. Great working culture.

    ConsOften repetitive - and mundane - jobs that really doesn't require any form of thinking, especially at lower levels.
    Often bid for - and win - jobs that require low skill but hire over-qualified staff for the job.
    Very, very slow (or practically non-existent) learning curve for the first 1-2 years.
    Oversell and under-deliver. to clients and staff alike.
    Very low exposure to presentation skills, or ownership to own work. Do not get to present your own work to client until manager level.
    Highly dependent on luck, how close you are to the resource manager to get on meaningful jobs.
    Only lip service about matching skills / interest / passion to jobs.
    Work life balance is a buzzword thrown around every 3 months during townhall meetings, and nothing more.
    Often ambitious plans and exciting internal improvements ideas but little to no execution. After a year, you'll heard and seen all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess lip service, more execution.
    Stop overselling and especially don't give in to the client's every whim and change of mind.
    Appreciate your staff more than the once-off dinner at the end of the engagement.
    Relook at learning curve of junior staff. If staff isn't learning, or engaging a new challenge daily, they will leave you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start your career.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsIt is a good steeping stone to start your career in accounting industry. Good working culture, Great team culture - helpful colleagues.

    ConsLong working hour, lack of work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work with great opportunities

    Tax Manager (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsThere are many opportunities to develop and grow

    ConsAs with any place of employment, at the end of the day, you have to look out for your best interest. You don't get what you don't ask for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries could be more competitive with the market, especially for individuals who stay with the firm longer as compared to lateral hiring from other firms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start career as you will learn from A to Z on how company works in financial term .

    Audit Assistant (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsLearn a lot in technical and soft skills as well in a short period of time, provided good training to the staff.

    ConsLong hours with small wadges

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the wadges

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great, young and dynamic peers

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGreat exposure to various industries

    ConsWorking hours and work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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