EY Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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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. associate assurance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Auditor in Temple City, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Auditor in Temple City, CA

    I worked at EY (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience, can learn many business from client.
    best place to work for fresh graduate

    Cons

    working hours, in my first project i have to work 15 hours a day


  2. EY is a great career starting point

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Gain additional experience and training (especially in specialized areas like IT Security, ERP, etc.). Consistent career trajectory if you are a solid performer. Lots of travel and expense perks. Worst compensation of Big 4 (at least in my area).

    Cons

    Expectations are crazy. The performance management process is broken and inconsistent. Succeeding at the highest levels again seems driven by chance and favoritism. Getting due credit for sales can be challenging--and sales are the key driver for promotion from Manager on up. No work life balance, ever.

    Advice to Management

    The industry is what it is, stop trying to spin it as new and improved. Give equal weight to external audit quality factors as growth since PCAOB has everyone scrambling and is a major PR risk to the biggest firms.


  3. Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good teams if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Long hours and work can get tiring.


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  5. Review Title

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Vision 2020 is causing them to lose sight of the people as they focus more on the numbers and metrics.


  6. Tax Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Challenging work, good benefits and few good people

    Cons

    Long hours, mixed messages from management on utilization and revenue. Doing work below your level.


  7. Good experience to start. live, breath, and eat IT audits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, 18 days of vacation, EY stamp on your resume, depending on your team they allow that you work from home

    Cons

    basically work 65 hour weeks including the following per day: hour of lunch, 2 hours of commute round trip, minimum of 9 'chargeable' hours worked, with usually 1 hour of admin and misc.

    Advice to Management

    employee's should be paid more for the hours that we put in. The partners make $400/hr for the services of a staff (depending on the engagement).


  8. Excellent & intensive work environment with a low salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot to learn in one day.
    Friendly staff & management with punctuality.
    Pushing your borders above & beyond

    Cons

    Long hours of work
    social life equals to ZERO
    low salary for the amount of work done.


  9. Great Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    Loved working with this company. They really value hard working people like myself and it feels great to be at a place that rewards hard work!

    Cons

    I really wouldn't find any cons about the company really. Just an overall great company to work for. You should consider working for them .


  10. Good internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Audit Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Audit Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience working at clients, fun activities, lots of networking opportunities, good pay for a 3rd year college student.

    Cons

    Felt a little like I was being fed kool-aid as opposed to a genuine precursor to public accounting

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for overtime


  11. Great place to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People, professional growth, annual promotions, annual raises, and a challenging atmosphere.

    Cons

    The long hours are rough, and the worst part is seeing your manager and sr. manager working late also... as if the long hours will never end. But it's even worse when you are getting 20-25% below market rate outside of public accounting. Executives claim (and I believe them) that if you were to leave at any point, you will make 20 - 25% more. But 2 years later, your salary at EY will surpass that salary outside of public accounting. But once it's late in the evening, you start asking, "Would I be satisfied with less hours and a 20% raise, knowing that my salary will be capped in the ST?"

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving IT, but create a working structure that will reduce the working hours. With the amount of technology we have, we should not be working the hours. Needs to be a solution.



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