EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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EY Global Chairman and CEO 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. Helpful (4)

    Say good-bye to your life!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance, when you're sick you don't have to feel like you're using sick days. The events were pretty good. They did take care of you when you had to travel.

    Cons

    no life, terrible management. I felt I was in competition with every coworker for a promotion and who would looked best in front of management. Management rarely cared how their employees felt as long as they were making the big bucks. There was a complete lack of respect for coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Gets lives


  2. Underpaid and Overworked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It will look good on your resume. They offer unlimited sick leave and an extra day off for most national holidays.

    Cons

    A lot of weekends and late nights spent working without compensation or expression of gratitude. You will not be asked for your opinion or for your ideas on how to improve the work process. Insensitive managers. Everyone is just looking out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees as slaves. Even slaves have feelings. Hire people with legitimate bachelors degrees and promote the people who deserve it.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Bloodsuckers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and brand name on your resume.

    Cons

    Since EY has expanded their advisory services practice their retention and work satisfaction in that practice has been horrible. People are being over worked under served and under payed. The partners are cleaning up. It has turned into a chop shop for consulting services.

    Advice to Management

    Completely rethink your advisory expansion and how it impacts your overall culture and the health and life of your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    People First?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job keeps you motivated and challenged.

    Cons

    Worked in Tax....they continually talk about people first and work life balance....let's just say this company has no clue what this means...maybe that's why they continuously talk about it?

    Advice to Management

    Talk is cheap.....


  6. Helpful (1)

    It is what it is

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good learning experience for young professionals. It's a give and take, you get the experience, but you will get worked. You will be exposed to really smart individuals and you also get to learn about the business.

    Cons

    one major downside is being overworked and underpaid, and work/life balance is not great.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on performance. If you are good at what you do, you should be awarded.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a good reputation and will look on good on your resume. Your experience depends on the projects you get put on, so everyone has a different experience in the firm.

    Cons

    There is a lot of office politics that you can't avoid even if you try. These politics cause major biases against you even if you haven't worked on a project for someone, they might already have a negative opinion of you.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not fair in reviews as they give good reviews to people they like based on "cliques" you're in.


  8. Helpful (1)

    EY is a great company to work for if you are in the right group.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice coworkers. Great place to list on your resume.

    Cons

    It only takes one bad leader to destroy a group. People sit around and are afraid to leave at night because the group leader is a workaholic. No respect for work life balance. People are rewarded only for long hours and not for results. Those that don't adopt this way of working are labled poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and quit working people to death. People do have lives outside of work. Reward efficiency by letting people leave when their work is done. Lead by example.


  9. Helpful (1)

    If you can keep your head down you'll do fine

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Different clients and industries keep things interesting, depending on your team it can be fun and you'll make some good friends, 3 weeks vacation which is more than most places plus the option to buy more vacation (but remember it'll cost you)

    Cons

    Of course, no work life balance, blame game is everywhere all the time, unrealistic expectations and very little help as you progress in the firm. Management does not care to hear anything negative though like most corporate cultures they'll say they do. Very little support from upper management so hard to feel like a team.

    Advice to Management

    Other than the obvious "hire more people", stop having such a chip on your shoulders to think that you don't have to get your hands dirty in the detail and help out with the actual onsite audit work. It is supposed to be a team after all. Just because it's the way it was done when you were a senior doesn't mean it was done right or needs to stay that way.


  10. Not rewarding experience for my career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name on resume

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from managers Low salary Lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Show that you want to develop people


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good pay but no good work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good base salary 2. Good infrastructure to support the work environment 3. Steady inflow of business 4. Large number of peers

    Cons

    1. Noncompetitive bonus 2. High workforce attrition 3. Lack of entry-level job education/training 4. Poor work/life balance 5. Diluted culture due to increasing hiring



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