EY Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Challenging, interesting work, great colleagues, your career is in your hands at EY.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting work, great colleagues

    Cons

    All the usual issues with working in a federated organisation - but increased exponentially as RY is a global organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you have to speculate to accumulate, and investing in IT is a good speculation that needs to be looked upon as a long term investment.

  2. Assistant tax advisor

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Values, support, training, people, opportunities

    Cons

    Transparency of partnerships, progression restrictions, lack of feedback

  3. Auditing

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

    I worked at EY full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexi working

    Cons

    Can improve on the quality of tarining

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  5. Senior Consultant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of variety and high levels of responsibility. Great colleagues and interesting and engaging clients

    Cons

    consulting lifestyle is not for everyone - difficult to plan, have consistency and certainty

    Advice to Management

    More one-to-one recognition of individuals throughout the business

  6. Financial services - Performance improvement consultant

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

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great partners, nice people, healthy corporate culture, lots of opportunities,

    Cons

    Not a lot of internal mobility, too much project management

  7. Great opportunities/experience and upward mobility

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fairly clear path to promotion, quick upward mobility, global network with the ability to transfer to other countries, some flexible work arrangements, friendly/personable people for a professional services firm

    Cons

    Hours can be fairly high, stress levels can be high, several managers, partners, and clients to please at once

  8. Large company gives security but slow promotion opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities and people. Lots of resources to learn from. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is not as good as in industry. So large takes a long time to get promoted. Very bureaucratic.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Tax Advisor

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

    I have been working at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big brand on your CV

    Cons

    They don't treat their staff very well. They expect them to be available at all hours of the day on quite a meager salary. They set unrealistic targets such as vision 2020 which means that they don't have to pay a bonuses when targets are not met. Partner bonuses have been growing year on year whilst employee pay has fallen consistently in real terms. They are happy to have employees churn through rather than pay well to retain staff.

    Advice to Management

    As the market picks up you will need to pay more to keep good staff and stay competitive. Set realistic targets and award competitive bonuses to retain staff.

  10. EY is perfect if you enjoy putting work above all else in life

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary in regional offices at low grades
    Varied work
    If you like travel and relocation then plenty of opportunities to pursue
    Benefits such as bonuses, expenses, and flashy away days
    Pay for qualifications
    Opportunity to move on to other positions in industry easily with a big 4 firm on your CV

    Cons

    Expectation to work long hours for no additional reward
    You will spend 12 hours a day staring at a computer at the junior level
    Be under no illusion - you are working for a corporate firm so great if status is at the top of your priority list, but not when you get your enjoyment from life outside of work
    Travel is expected at all levels and whilst expenses are covered, lost time and work life balance isn't
    Lots of dull repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    higher salaries or lower working hours to ensure employee retention
    Encouragement for junior employees to adopt flexible working - recognition that it isn't just for working mothers in senior positions
    Where working part-time is an option - ensure this means part time and not just cramming all your hours into a 3 or 4 day week instead of a 5 day week
    Flexible working should not mean spreading 60 hour weeks over 7 days instead of 5
    Output led approach should be followed more and encouraged - if you can get all your work done in a 40 hour week, there should be no expectation to work more

  11. EY Graduate scheme

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Able to specialise with financial services firms from career inception which allows exposure to global financial brands.
    People are generally flexible and happy to support you in pursuing interests.

    Cons

    The performance review process and end of year appraisal can put more emphasis on "extra curricular" rather than work performance which can be disheartening.

    Frequently expected to work 12+ hours with little recognition of the fact.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise effort and give thanks for additional time spent when going above and beyond the requirements of the position.

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