EY Reviews in London, UK

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
4,642 Reviews
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 232 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 671 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 704 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes hours are too long.

  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance even when working in deal environment. Good people and culture - good focus on training and development.

    Cons

    Compensation below market. Benefits are OK - probably not as good as key competitors. Feedback process is not effective resulting in unfair promotions/ratings in many instances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining good people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly organisation with great opportunities if you go out and take them

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employer Brand Marketing Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employer Brand Marketing Officer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Culture and values are very strong at EY. Overall it is a good place to work and would definitely recommend EY as an employer of choice.

    Cons

    Can be hard to progress quickly, promotions etc are done yearly and conducted by a round table team so someone else fights your corner for you. There are lots of opportunities but they are sometimes hidden and you need to really put in the effort to take advantage of these.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Manager, IT Advisory London

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

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

    Pros

    Big projects, blue chip clients, good training opportunities, good company if you have ambition and drive. EMEA travel if you enjoy this.

    Cons

    Long hours, side of desk/after hours work needed to get a head at senior levels. No pay rises without progression through bands or promotion. Progression and promotion is competitive and difficult. No bonus structure of note.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start your career and learn

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

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

    Pros

    - High profile clients
    - Great projects if you are a high performer and fight for them
    - Good developmental opportunities and guidance

    Cons

    - Some colleagues are mediocre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    First professional services role

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

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

    Pros

    Big organization so great for networking

    Cons

    Support function went through too many restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply the same talent management ideal for client-facing staff to support staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Overall ok

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment. Everyone is friendly. Good learning opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance. Need to be more competitive in terms renumeration

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed bag, heavily dependent upon immediate management

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

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

    Pros

    Global reach, diverse workforce, great remuneration and benefits, good opportunities for progression.

    Cons

    Politics, slow decision-making, highly risk averse (heavily regulated industry), can be unhelpfully hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people before you go running to external consultants. You have some extremely talented individuals and there's nothing more frustrating than hearing an external consultant say the same thing to senior management that you've been saying for months... but not getting heard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally happy

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

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and are valued they will do what they can to keep you with the company and satisfied.

    Cons

    Haven't managed to work out how to have a satisfying and challenging working life whilst maintaining sensible hours and work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting insight into working for a big four firm in a regional office. Wasn't as challenging as I'd have liked.

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, always happy to help and going above and beyond to make me feel welcome and to give me exposure to different aspects of work, buddy and counsellor system worked well, very good summer internship team, who organised some very good socials

    Cons

    Not enough work, often found myself lacking a task, the city wasn't great, a little too friendly, not enough ambition, audit work can be dull, all the regional intern events were in Manchester, which is too far away, perhaps UK regional should be organised separately from Scotland so that the events can be run in the Midlands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the internship in a way that allows interns enough work to do (possible take on less interns if needs be)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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