EY Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger
Mark Weinberger
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Best Place to Start a Career in Accounting (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance (non-existent) (in 701 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't that great as you must work long hours to compensate for the lack of staff during the busy season (in 734 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant culture, mature processes, talented and professional work force. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay scale, hr can be a bit of pain.


  2. Promises a lot but delivers little

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - L&D Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - L&D Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are nice. The work is varied.

    Cons

    It's mostly a popularity contest, with 80% talking, and 20% delivering results. Thoughtful and delivery focused approach is mostly undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that it is not the people who talk the most that necessarily have the most to contribute


  3. Helpful (1)

    Working at EY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great professional preparation, constantly giving resources mandatory learning courses.

    Cons

    Depending on the project you have to work long overtime hour and are not able to report it, at least in Venezuela.


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  5. Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent resources and top notch people - more human and personal than the other Big 4. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Minor point, salaries can lag a little but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - great environment, great people loved by clients.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Place for opportunities but no happiness

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Every day is different environment, learning a lot under pressured environment allows to progress quicker. Opportunities to work in different departments

    Cons

    EY values are not being followed by management, and leadership is not always good. Hard work is not appreciated/rewarded in any way except for quicker career progression. The turnover is very high, most people leave after a couple/few years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more people oriented.


  7. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - London in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - London in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to lead on projects quite early on without being micro-managed. Flexible working is available to everyone and not only on paper, which is a great benefit.

    Cons

    In certain areas of the business, career opportunities can be limited. In terms of compensation, bonus is considerably below the market.


  8. Great place to work but a bit life consuming

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People Training Interesting work assignments Lots of travel

    Cons

    Long hours Lots of travel Lack of recognition of top talent


  9. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great technical work and growing firm. Supports diversity and work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like the workplace is too big for little people to be noticed


  10. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Management in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    EY operates at a truly global level with an exceptionally talented workforce

    Cons

    Working hours can be long


  11. Advisory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and driven people Leadership use the company values and strategy to determine how they act Good clients Great culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard to maintain Poor performance is not effectively managed

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with feedback



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